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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

    Bone necrosis of the jaw is a serious condition with a broad differential diagnosis of pathologies such as cutaneous histiocytosis, bone metastases or malignant tumours. In addition to the most common cause, m...

    Authors: Julia Luz, Daniel Zweifel, Martin Hüllner, Marco Bühler, Martin Rücker and Bernd Stadlinger

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:106

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Diagnostic meta-analyses on caries detection methods should assist practitioners in their daily practice. However, conventional meta-analysis estimates may be inapplicable due to differences in test conduct, a...

    Authors: Falk Schwendicke, Karim Elhennawy, Osama El Shahawy, Reham Maher, Thais Gimenez, Fausto M. Mendes and Brian H. Willis

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:105

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to use three-dimensional datasets to identify associations between treatment for adult crowding, using Invisalign aligner and interproximal enamel reduction (IER), and changes in the ...

    Authors: Andreas Hellak, Nicola Schmidt, Michael Schauseil, Steffen Stein, Thomas Drechsler and Heike Maria Korbmacher-Steiner

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:103

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  4. Content type: Case report

    Cases of diverticula of the buccal mucosa are extremely rare. Literature searches of databases such as PubMed/MEDLINE for this condition have revealed only 10 case reports. In this case report, we describe our...

    Authors: Akihiro Miyazaki, Sho Miyamoto, Hiromi Nakai, Koyo Nishiyama, Kei Tsuchihashi, Jun-ichi Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Ogi, Hironari Dehari, Tadashi Hasegawa and Hiroyoshi Hiratsuka

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:102

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Urease is an enzyme produced by plaque bacteria hydrolysing urea from saliva and gingival exudate into ammonia in order to regulate the pH in the dental biofilm. The aim of this study was to assess the urease ...

    Authors: Gunnar Dahlén, Haidar Hassan, Susanne Blomqvist and Anette Carlén

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:89

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and cigarette smoking are both risk factors for periodontal disease (PD). Previous research suggests that systemic inflammatory conditions and cigarette smoking may act in synergy, an...

    Authors: Márk Antal, Emese Battancs, Márta Bocskai, Gábor Braunitzer and László Kovács

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:82

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Dental calculi formation on dentures can worsen the oral cavity environment by complicating oral hygiene. However, few studies have investigated the effect of how patients use and manage their dentures, dentur...

    Authors: Keisuke Matsumura, Yuji Sato, Noboru Kitagawa, Toshiharu Shichita, Daisuke Kawata and Mariko Ishikawa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:78

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Oral hygiene instruction is an intervention widely practiced but increased knowledge about oral health does not necessarily dramatically impact oral disease prevalence in populations. We aimed to measure plaqu...

    Authors: Felice Amoo-Achampong, David E. Vitunac, Kathleen Deeley, Adriana Modesto and Alexandre R. Vieira

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:72

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Bacterial biofilms that develop on root surfaces outside apical foramens have been found to be associated with refractory periapical periodontitis. However, several other factors cause endodontic failures apar...

    Authors: Mikiyo Yamaguchi, Yuichiro Noiri, Yoshihiro Itoh, Shungo Komichi, Kyoko Yagi, Reo Uemura, Haruna Naruse, Saori Matsui, Nanako Kuriki, Mikako Hayashi and Shigeyuki Ebisu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:70

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  10. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to evaluate the survival rate of glass hybrid restorations placed under the atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) technique in first permanent molars affected by molar incisor hypomineralizat...

    Authors: Juliana de Aguiar Grossi, Renata Nunes Cabral, Ana Paula Dias Ribeiro and Soraya Coelho Leal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:65

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Iron disorder and abnormal expression of hepcidin play important roles in many diseases, but it is still unclear in chronic periodontitis (CP) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We aimed to assess ferritin a...

    Authors: Lin-Na Guo, Yan-Zong Yang and Yun-Zhi Feng

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:63

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  12. Content type: Research article

    For periodontal treatment, the full mouth disinfection approach suggests disinfection of oral soft tissues, such as tongue and tonsils concomitant to scaling and root planning since patients might benefit from...

    Authors: V. N. Diener, A. Gay, M. B. Soyka, T. Attin, P. R. Schmidlin and P. Sahrmann

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:62

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature to determine the sequelae of early extraction of compromised first permanent molars (FPMs) with regard to the skeletal and dental development o...

    Authors: Afnan M. Saber, Doua H. Altoukhi, Mariam F. Horaib, Azza A. El-Housseiny, Najlaa M. Alamoudi and Heba J. Sabbagh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:59

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Third molars are the most commonly impacted teeth, and their extraction is the most commonly performed procedure in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The aim of the present study is to describe the pattern of ma...

    Authors: Soukaina Ryalat, Saif Aldeen AlRyalat, Zaid Kassob, Yazan Hassona, Mohammad H. Al-Shayyab and Faleh Sawair

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:58

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Clinical evaluation of periodontal inflammation does not fully reflect the disease activity. Extensive studies have been conducted out on gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) components that might serve as potentia...

    Authors: Chao Yuan, Xiaochen Liu and Shuguo Zheng

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:51

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  16. Content type: Research article

    This cross-sectional study investigates the potential association between active periodontal disease and high HbA1c levels in type-2-diabetes mellitus subjects under physical training.

    Authors: Katharina Wernicke, Sven Zeissler, Frank C. Mooren, Torsten Frech, Stephanie Hellmann, Meike Stiesch, Jasmin Grischke, Silvia Linnenweber, Bernhard Schmidt, Jan Menne, Anette Melk, Pascal Bauer, Andree Hillebrecht and Jörg Eberhard

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:46

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of several variants of essential oil mouthrinses has been studied extensively. This is the first study to compare the anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis efficacy of two marketed essential oil mouthri...

    Authors: Michael C. Lynch, Sheila Cavalca Cortelli, James A. McGuire, Jane Zhang, Danette Ricci-Nittel, Carolyn J. Mordas, Davi Romeiro Aquino and Jose Roberto Cortelli

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:6

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Oral functional ability decreases with age, and systemic immunological ability and quality of life can also deteriorate. Continuous moderate whole-body exercise for older people is known to improve oral functi...

    Authors: Mitsue Sato, Masahiro Sugimoto, Yuko Yamamoto, Juri Saruta and Keiichi Tsukinoki

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:4

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is an ulcerative disease of the oral mucosa without a clearly defined etiology. The aim of the study was to evaluate the serum zinc levels in patients with RAS in comparison...

    Authors: Zuzanna Ślebioda, Ewa Krawiecka, Elżbieta Szponar and Barbara Dorocka-Bobkowska

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:158

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:118

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:116

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:103

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Fixed orthodontic appliances render teeth cleaning arduous, thus when orthodontic treatment is associated with inadequate oral hygiene practice, development of white spot lesions (WSLs) imposes a significant r...

    Authors: Maha Kamal Eltayeb, Yahia Eltayeb Ibrahim, Ikhlas Ali El Karim and Nada Mirghani Sanhouri

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:88

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  24. Content type: Research article

    In endodontic therapy, continuous rotary instrumentation reduced debris compared to reciprocal instrumentation, which might affect the incidence of post-endodontic pain (PP). The aim of our study was to assess...

    Authors: Xiao-Mei Hou, Zheng Su and Ben-Xiang Hou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:86

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  25. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:77

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  26. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:70

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  27. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:68

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:59

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  29. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:52

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Oral complications may be observed during chemotherapy and are important side effects that may directly affect the anticancer treatment, even causing septicaemia in some cases. This research was done in order ...

    Authors: Deise Berger Velten, Eliana Zandonade and Maria Helena Monteiro de Barros Miotto

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:49

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  31. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:46

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Debris extrusion from the apical foramen can be problematic in severely curved canals. This study aimed to assess the use of Twisted Files (TF) at different rotational speeds during retreatment, compared with ...

    Authors: Mengdong Liu, Shijiang Xiong, Fei Tan and Yi Liu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:45

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Zhao Wei, Zhi Cui, Ping Yan and Han Jiang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:39

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Successful pulp regeneration depends on identification of pulp stem cells capable of differentiation under odontoblastic lineage and producing pulp-dentinal like structure. Recent studies demonstrate that plat...

    Authors: Shiwei Cai, Wenjian Zhang and Wei Chen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:113

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Oral complications may be observed during chemotherapy and are important side effects that may directly affect the anticancer treatment, even causing septicaemia in some cases. This research was done in order ...

    Authors: Deise Berger Velten, Eliana Zandonade and Maria Helena Monteiro de Barros Miotto

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:107

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Using photographs of occlusal surfaces instead of extracted teeth for the detection of caries can be useful in multicenter studies or education. Using a panel of observers, ICDAS scores on teeth or photographs...

    Authors: P. Bottenberg, W. Jacquet, C. Behrens, V. Stachniss and A. Jablonski-Momeni

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:93

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  37. Content type: Case report

    Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a rare acquired inflammatory skeletal disorder of unknown origin. CRMO was first described by Gideon in 1972 and mainly affects children and young adults of...

    Authors: Matthias Christian Wurm, Ines Brecht, Michael Lell, Kathrin Brunner, Konstantinos Theodorou Mitsimponas, Martin Chada, Julia Jahn, Friedrich-Wilhelm Neukam and Cornelius von Wilmowsky

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:85

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to use three-dimensional datasets to identify associations between treatment for adult crowding using Invisalign and interproximal enamel reduction (IER) and changes in the bone volume.

    Authors: Andreas Hellak, Nicola Schmidt, Michael Schauseil, Steffen Stein, Thomas Drechsler and Heike Maria Korbmacher-Steiner

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:83

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Gingivitis can develop as a reaction to dental plaque. It can be limited by curtailing plaque build-up through actions including tooth brushing and the use of medicinal mouthwashes, such as those containing ch...

    Authors: Ivy Akwagyiram, Andrew Butler, Robert Maclure, Patrick Colgan, Nicole Yan and Mary Lynn Bosma

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:79

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a premalignant mucocutaneous disease in which genetic factors and immune responses play a major role. Cytokines play an important role in the pathogenesis and disease progression of...

    Authors: Maha Ali M. Al-Mohaya, Lubna Al-Otaibi, Fahad Al-Harthi, Ebtissam Al Bakr, Misbahul Arfin and Abdulrahman Al-Asmari

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:76

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  41. Content type: Case report

    Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), formerly referred to as Wegener’s granulomatosis, is a rare systemic disease of unknown etiology which can affect all areas of the body, including the oral cavity. The t...

    Authors: Marcel Hanisch, Leopold F. Fröhlich and Johannes Kleinheinz

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:33

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to determine the success of psychotherapeutic treatment for dental phobia by measurement of anxiety using the dental anxiety score (DAS), the state trait anxiety score (STAI state), s...

    Authors: E. A. Naumova, S. Faber, P. Lindner, A. Wannemueller., T. Sandulescu, P. Joehren and W. H. Arnold

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:32

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