Clinical oral healthcare research

Section edited by Anton Sculean and Alpdogan Kantarci

This section looks to publish studies done in a clinical setting that evaluate either existing or new treatments or preventative techniques for oral disease; randomised clinical trials and systematic reviews are especially encouraged

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  1. Research article

    Comparing the effect of 0.06% -, 0.12% and 0.2% Chlorhexidine on plaque, bleeding and side effects in an experimental gingivitis model: a parallel group, double masked randomized clinical trial

    Chlorhexidine is the gold standard of dental plaque prevention. The aim of the present study was to compare the plaque and gingivitis inhibiting effect of commercial products containing 0.2%, 0.12% and 0.06% c...

    Maliha Haydari, Ayse Gul Bardakci, Odd Carsten Koldsland, Anne Merete Aass, Leiv Sandvik and Hans R. Preus

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:118

    Published on: 18 August 2017

  2. Research article

    Is histologic esophagitis associated with dental erosion: a cross-sectional observational study?

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects 15–25% of children and adolescents in the United States. The diagnosis of GERD in children is complex as reported symptoms or symptom profiles have been found to ...

    Lynn Roosa Friesen, Brenda Bohaty, Robin Onikul, Mary P. Walker, Caren Abraham, Karen B. Williams, Jose T. Cocjin, Eileen L. Cocjin and Craig A. Friesen

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:116

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Oral symptoms and salivary findings in oral lichen planus, oral lichenoid lesions and stomatitis

    To examine if patients with oral lichen planus, oral lichenoid lesions and generalised stomatitis and concomitant contact allergy have more frequent and severe xerostomia, lower unstimulated and chewing-stimul...

    Kristine Roen Larsen, Jeanne Duus Johansen, Jesper Reibel, Claus Zachariae, Kasper Rosing and Anne Marie Lynge Pedersen

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:103

    Published on: 29 June 2017

  4. Research article

    Effects of periodontal treatment on the medical status of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a pilot study

    Studies have demonstrated that periodontal disease is associated with the development of systemic complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The purpose of this pilot study was to investig...

    Joichiro Hayashi, Akihiko Hasegawa, Kohei Hayashi, Takafumi Suzuki, Makiko Ishii, Hideharu Otsuka, Kazuhiro Yatabe, Seiichi Goto, Junichi Tatsumi and Kitetsu Shin

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:77

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Satisfaction with dental care among patients who receive invasive or non-invasive treatment for non-cavitated early dental caries: findings from one region of the National Dental PBRN

    The objectives were to: (1) quantify patient satisfaction with treatment for early dental caries overall, and according to whether or not (2a) the patient received invasive treatment; (2b) was high-risk for de...

    Sonya T. Mitchell, Ellen Funkhouser, Valeria V. Gordan, Joseph L. Riley III, Sonia K. Makhija, Mark S. Litaker and Gregg H. Gilbert

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:70

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Profiling intraoral neuropathic disturbances following lingual nerve injury and in burning mouth syndrome

    The aim of the study was to analyse intraoral neurophysiological changes in patients with unilateral lingual nerve lesions as well as patients with Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) by applying a standardized Quant...

    Amely Hartmann, Robin Seeberger, Malte Bittner, Roman Rolke, Claudia Welte-Jzyk and Monika Daubländer

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:68

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  7. Study protocol

    Clinical registry of dental outcomes in head and neck cancer patients (OraRad): rationale, methods, and recruitment considerations

    Most head and neck (H&N) cancer patients receive high-dose external beam radiation therapy (RT), often in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy. Unfortunately, high-dose RT has significant adverse effec...

    Rajesh V. Lalla, Leslie Long-Simpson, James S. Hodges, Nathaniel Treister, Thomas Sollecito, Brian Schmidt, Lauren L. Patton and Michael T. Brennan

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:59

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Effect of removable functional appliances on mandibular length in patients with class II with retrognathism: systematic review and meta-analysis

    Orthopedic functional devices, are used to improve mandibular length in skeletal class II patients. However, the orthopedic functional device with the best effect to increasing the mandibular length, has not b...

    Adriana Santamaría-Villegas, Rubén Manrique-Hernandez, Emery Alvarez-Varela and Claudia Restrepo-Serna

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:52

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Assessing the progression of chronic periodontitis using subgingival pathogen levels: a 24-month prospective multicenter cohort study

    The diagnosis of the progression of periodontitis presently depends on the use of clinical symptoms (such as attachment loss) and radiographic imaging. The aim of the multicenter study described here was to ev...

    E. Kakuta, Y. Nomura, T. Morozumi, T. Nakagawa, T. Nakamura, K. Noguchi, A. Yoshimura, Y. Hara, O. Fujise, F. Nishimura, T. Kono, M. Umeda, M. Fukuda, T. Noguchi, N. Yoshinari, C. Fukaya…

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:46

    Published on: 16 January 2017

  10. Research article

    A comparison of the shaping ability of three nickel-titanium rotary instruments: a micro-computed tomography study via a contrast radiopaque technique in vitro

    Micro-CT (μCT) studies that combine simulated canals with meglucamine diatrizoate to evaluate the shaping ability of nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary instruments are lacking in the literature. The purpose of this...

    Zhao Wei, Zhi Cui, Ping Yan and Han Jiang

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:39

    Published on: 9 January 2017

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