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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. Content type: Case report

    Molar-root incisor malformation (MRIM) is a novel dental phenotype likely related to a patient’s past medical history. This case aimed to confirm MRIM by histological and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) exa...

    Authors: Alenka Pavlič, Milka Vrecl, Janja Jan, Milan Bizjak and Ana Nemec

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:49

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The diagnostic criteria and tools used in caries lesion detection have been shown to affect the decision-making for caries treatment. Compared to other diagnostic criteria/classifications, ICDAS has been shown...

    Authors: Muawia A. Qudeimat, Yacoub Altarakemah, Qasem Alomari, Nour Alshawaf and Eino Honkala

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:41

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  3. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate gingival inflammation from fixed-dose combinations of vitamin C, vitamin E, lysozyme and carbazochrome (CELC) in the treatment of chronic periodontitis following scaling and root planing.

    Authors: Ji-Youn Hong, Jung-Seok Lee, Seong-Ho Choi, Hyun-Seung Shin, Jung-Chul Park, Seung-Il Shin and Jong-Hyuk Chung

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:40

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Oral diseases, such as early childhood caries (ECC), have a complex etiology with common, behaviour-related risk factors. Appropriately targeted behavioural intervention using effective tools can help to elimi...

    Authors: Michaela Bartosova, Miroslav Svetlak, Martina Kukletova, Petra Borilova Linhartova, Ladislav Dusek and Lydie Izakovicova Holla

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:33

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Extracellular matrix secretion and odontoblastic differentiation in human dental pulp stem cells (hDPSCs) are the cellular bases for reparative dentinogenesis. Osteomodulin (OMD) is a member of the small leuci...

    Authors: Wenzhen Lin, Li Gao, Wenxin Jiang, Chenguang Niu, Keyong Yuan, Xuchen Hu, Rui Ma and Zhengwei Huang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:22

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  6. Content type: Research article

    While associations between salivary characteristics and dental caries have been well studied, we are not aware of this being assessed in a remote Indigenous child population, where lifestyles may be different ...

    Authors: R. Lalloo, S. K. Tadakamadla, J. Kroon, O. Tut, S. Kularatna, R. Boase, K. Kapellas, D. Gilchrist, E. Cobbledick, J. Rogers and N. W. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:21

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Supportive periodontal therapy (SPT) must take individual patient risk factors into account. We conducted a multicenter joint retrospective cohort study to investigate the value of modified periodontal risk as...

    Authors: Takahisa Hirata, Shinya Fuchida, Tatsuo Yamamoto, Chieko Kudo and Masato Minabe

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:19

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-based tooth bleaching reagents have recently increased in popularity and controversy. H2O2 gel (3%) is used in a Nightguard for vital bleaching; transient tooth sensitivity and oral mucos...

    Authors: Kuan-Yu Lin, Ching-Hung Chung, Jheng-Sian Ciou, Pei-Fang Su, Pei-Wen Wang, Dar-Bin Shieh and Tzu-Chueh Wang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:10

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this clinical study was to prospectively compare the clinical and radiographic success rates of BiodentineTM pulpotomies versus formocresol pulpotomies in children vital primary molars.

    Authors: Omar Abd El Sadek El Meligy, Najlaa Mohamed Alamoudi, Sulaiman Mohamed Allazzam and Azza Abdel Mohsen El-Housseiny

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:3

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Psychological problems might play important roles in oral mucosal diseases such as recurrent aphthous ulcers (RAU), oral lichen planus (OLP), burning mouth syndrome (BMS), but the relevance to patients’ qualit...

    Authors: Chao Yang, Lina Liu, Huijie Shi and Yuanyuan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:226

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  11. Content type: Research article

    An aesthetic smile has a number of components, and people generally equate a good dental appearance with success in many areas of life. The features that determine smile aesthetics could provide significant in...

    Authors: Juste Armalaite, Monika Jarutiene, Arunas Vasiliauskas, Antanas Sidlauskas, Vilma Svalkauskiene, Mantas Sidlauskas and Grazvydas Skarbalius

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:225

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Increased amount of tongue coating has been reported to be associated with increased bacteria count in the saliva and aspiration pneumonia in elderly people. However, the implications of tongue coating for pre...

    Authors: Madoka Funahara, Souichi Yanamoto, Sakiko Soutome, Saki Hayashida and Masahiro Umeda

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:223

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  13. Content type: Research article

    When mouth breathing becomes habitual, it can cause sleep disorders and abnormal maxillofacial growth, thus early detection of habitual mouth breathing is important. We created a questionnaire for early detect...

    Authors: Masahiro Sano, Sayaka Sano, Hiromasa Kato, Ken Arakawa and Masaaki Arai

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:216

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Inappropriate prescribing of antimicrobials is a significant threat to global public health. In England, approximately 5% of all antimicrobial items are prescribed by dentists, despite the limited indications ...

    Authors: A. Sturrock, D. Landes, T. Robson, L. Bird, A. Ojelabi and J. Ling

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:206

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  15. Content type: Case report

    The estimated number of people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (PLHIV) in Uganda is 1.5 million (7.3%). As of June 2016, 60% (898,197) of PLHIV were enrolled and receiving antiretroviral therapy...

    Authors: Dunstan Kalanzi, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Damalie Nakanjako and Nelson K. Sewankambo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:205

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM) have poor glycemic control owing to extreme impairments in glucose tolerance. There are few reports regarding dental implant surgery in patients with type 1 DM. We d...

    Authors: Hajime Shimoda and Tetsu Takahashi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:204

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Recombinant amelogenin protein (RAP) is reported to induce complete root apex formation in dog model when used as apexification therapy. It also induces pulp regeneration in 85% of the treated group. Thus, the...

    Authors: Maha M. F. Mounir, Jamila M. A. Farsi, Turki Y. Alhazzazi, Moustafa A. Matar and Azza A. El-Housseiny

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:201

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory oral mucosal disease in which comprehensive inflammation-related cytokines are involved. These cytokines are commonly produced by immune cells and specific no...

    Authors: Liping Wang, Yinshen Yang, Xiaoqin Xiong, Ting Yu, Xinhong Wang, Wenxia Meng, Haiyan Wang, Gang Luo and Linhu Ge

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:197

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to analyze the correlation between the dental plaque indices measured using quantitative light-induced fluorescence-digital (QLF-D) and conventional clinical indices that assess gingi...

    Authors: Jong-Bin Lee, Da-Hye Choi, Yon-Joo Mah and Eun-Kyoung Pang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:187

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Lower serum vitamin D levels, a major public health problem worldwide, has been found to be associated with various infectious diseases, cancers, autoimmune and dermatological diseases. The serum levels of vitami...

    Authors: Aynure Öztekin and Coşkun Öztekin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:186

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Phobic patients avoid dental treatment impairing their oral health and making it challenging to offer them prosthetic rehabilitation. This study evaluated patients’ experience of implant-supported prosthetic t...

    Authors: Louise Sidenö, Rim Hmaidouch, Jan Brandt, Nadine von Krockow and Paul Weigl

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:182

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is the most prevalent monogenic hereditary pathology associated with the presence of hemoglobin SS in the world. It can affect individuals, leading to changes in the face and body, ca...

    Authors: Carla Figueiredo Brandão, Viviane Maia Barreto Oliveira, Ada Rocha Ramony Martins Santos, Taísa Midlej Martins da Silva, Verônica Queiroz Cruz Vilella, Gleice Glenda Prata Pimentel Simas, Laura Regina Santos Carvalho, Raissa Aires Costa Carvalho and Ana Marice Teixeira Ladeia

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:169

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Weaknesses in toothbrushing performance can be seen when young adults are instructed to perform habitual toothbrushing. Nothing is known about toothbrushing behavior when instructed to perform to the best abil...

    Authors: Renate Deinzer, Stefanie Ebel, Helen Blättermann, Ulrike Weik and Jutta Margraf-Stiksrud

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:167

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  24. Content type: Case report

    Perioperativemanagement of hemodialysis patients involves many difficulties. High mortality rate and circulatory or respiratory complications in these patients were reported. However, in such reports, there is...

    Authors: Yumi Mochizuki, Hiroyuki Harada, Misaki Yokokawa, Naoya Kinoshita, Kazumasa Kubota, Tomokazu Okado and Haruhisa Fukayama

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:166

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the study was to assess the effect of corticotomy–assisted orthodontic treatment on soft tissue clinical parameters in patients with malocclusions with transverse maxillary deficiency.

    Authors: Magdalena Sulewska, Ewa Duraj, Beata Bugała-Musiatowicz, Emilia Waszkiewicz-Sewastianik, Robert Milewski, Jan K. Pietruski, Eugeniusz Sajewicz and Małgorzata Pietruska

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:162

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The assumption of a link between common symptoms such as febrile illness, diarrhea and the eruption of primary teeth has been established over many centuries. According to traditional beliefs in Ethiopia, diar...

    Authors: Addis Getaneh, Fikirte Derseh, Michael Abreha and Tewodros Yirtaw

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:159

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The assessment of oral heath related quality of life (OHRQoL) for complete denture wearers according to a participant’s subjective perception may provide an indication of the adaptive capacity of the individua...

    Authors: Sarah M. Osman, Nadia Khalifa and Mohammed Nasser Alhajj

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:157

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The goal of this study was to investigate in patients with unilateral palatally displaced canine (PDC) the morphology of maxillary teeth from cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans both on the PDC side and...

    Authors: Rosalia Leonardi, Simone Muraglie, Salvatore Crimi, Marco Pirroni, Giuseppe Musumeci and Rosario Perrotta

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:156

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Maintaining oral health is a continuous and dynamic process that also involves the immune system. Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) migrate from blood circulation and become apparent in the oral fluid. Cont...

    Authors: Elena A. Nicu, Patrick Rijkschroeff, Eva Wartewig, Kamran Nazmi and Bruno G. Loos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:149

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Odontogenic Ameloblast-Associated Protein (ODAM) in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) can provide evidence of the detachment of junctional epithelium from the tooth surface by periodontitis. This study sought to...

    Authors: Hye-Kyung Lee, Soo Jin Kim, Young Ho Kim, Youngkyung Ko, Suk Ji and Joo-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:148

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  31. Content type: Research article

    There are different and inconsistent conclusions regarding the genetic relationship between the human tumor suppressor p53 (TP53) rs1042522 polymorphism and the risk of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) and ora...

    Authors: Zhen Sun, Wei Gao and Jiang-Tao Cui

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:143

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  32. Content type: Case report

    Drug-induced gingival enlargement is a common condition which can be observed in patients taking immunosuppressive medications following organ transplant surgery. The disfiguring excessive tissue often hinders...

    Authors: Chi-Ching Chang, Tai-Min Lin, Chiu-Po Chan and Whei-Lin Pan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:140

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    Traditionally, patients at low risk and high risk of developing dental disease have been encouraged to attend dental recall appointments at regular intervals of six months between appointments. The lack of evi...

    Authors: Jan E. Clarkson, Nigel B. Pitts, Debbie Bonetti, Dwayne Boyers, Hazel Braid, Robert Elford, Patrick A. Fee, Ruth Floate, Beatriz Goulão, Gerry Humphris, Ian Needleman, John D. T. Norrie, Fiona Ord, Marjon van der Pol, Craig R. Ramsay, David N. J. Ricketts…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:135

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Many adolescents have poor plaque control and sub-optimal toothbrushing behavior. Therefore, we compared the efficacy of an interactive power toothbrush (IPT) to a manual toothbrush (MT) for reducing dental pl...

    Authors: Christina Erbe, Violetta Klees, Priscila Ferrari-Peron, Renzo A. Ccahuana-Vasquez, Hans Timm, Julie Grender, Pamela Cunningham, Ralf Adam, Svetlana Farrell and Heinrich Wehrbein

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:130

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Various mandibular indices have been developed to detect osteoporosis on panoramic radiographs. Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) is a low-cost, radiation-free method to assess bone status. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Katarzyna Grocholewicz, Joanna Janiszewska-Olszowska, Magda Aniko-Włodarczyk, Olga Preuss, Grzegorz Trybek, Ewa Sobolewska and Mariusz Lipski

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:127

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Interleukin 1 (IL-1) is involved in bone resorption. However, the role of IL-1 in periapical lesions characterized by periapical bone destruction in primary teeth has not yet been fully elucidated. This study ...

    Authors: Ning-Yan Yang, Yan Zhou, Huan-Ying Zhao, Xiao-Yong Liu, Zheng Sun and Jia-Jian Shang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:124

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Orthodontic treatment can result in root resorption (RR). Traditional two-dimensional (2D) data exhibit magnification, deformation and positioning problems. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) contains more a...

    Authors: Yaqi Deng, Yannan Sun and Tianmin Xu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:116

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study is to assess the agreement between orthodontist’s and Chinese young adult’s self-perceived aesthetics, the normative treatment need based on the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN)...

    Authors: Ying Cai, Wulong Du, Feiou Lin, Shengjia Ye and Yanling Ye

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:113

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  39. Content type: Case report

    Hereditary enamel defect diseases are regrouped under the name “Amelogenesis Imperfecta” (AIH). Both dentitions are affected. Clinical expression is heterogeneous and varies between patients. Mutations respons...

    Authors: Steve Toupenay, Benjamin Philippe Fournier, Marie-Cécile Manière, Chantal Ifi-Naulin, Ariane Berdal and Muriel de La Dure– Molla

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:108

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2018 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    2.048 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.393 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.436 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.923 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


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