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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: Research article

    Mixed dentition space analysis forms an important part of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. Regression equations are widely used for mixed dentition analysis which can vary among races. This study ...

    Authors: Rajesh Gyawali, Basanta Kumar Shrestha and Rajiv Yadav

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:36

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Diabetic mellitus and periodontal disease have bilateral associations. However, there is a dilemma on the effect of periodontal therapy on glycemic control and/or fasting plasma glucose level in type 2 diabeti...

    Authors: Amare Teshome and Asmare Yitayeh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:31

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Acceptable short-term survival rates (>90 %) of mini-implants (diameter < 3.0 mm) are only documented for mandibular overdentures. Sound data for mini-implants as strategic abutments for a better retention of ...

    Authors: Torsten Mundt, Ahmad Al Jaghsi, Bernd Schwahn, Janina Hilgert, Christian Lucas, Reiner Biffar, Christian Schwahn and Friedhelm Heinemann

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:30

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the effects of four weeks of an oral health optimized diet on periodontal clinical parameters in a randomized controlled trial.

    Authors: J. P. Woelber, K. Bremer, K. Vach, D. König, E. Hellwig, P. Ratka-Krüger, A. Al-Ahmad and C. Tennert

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:28

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2016 16:109

  5. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this pilot study was to test whether diagnostic agreement of aggressive and chronic periodontitis amongst Board Certified Periodontists, is influenced by knowledge of a patient’s age. In 1999 at the...

    Authors: Sarah Oshman, Edgard El Chaar, Yoonjung Nicole Lee and Steven Engebretson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:27

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The authors conducted a study aimed to assess the awareness and attitude among dental students and residents at King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Dentistry (KAUFD) toward using dental magnification.

    Authors: Turki Y. Alhazzazi, Nouran A. Alzebiani, Samaher K. Alotaibi, Dania F. Bogari, Ghaida T. Bakalka, Loai W. Hazzazi, Ahmed M. Jan and Neville J. McDonald

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:21

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  7. Content type: Research article

    To selectively review the existing literature on post-interventional maintenance protocols in patients with periodontal disease receiving either non-surgical or surgical periodontal treatment.

    Authors: Stefanie J. Gartenmann, Iris Dörig, Philipp Sahrmann, Ulrike Held, Clemens Walter and Patrick R. Schmidlin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:19

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Predicting future risk for oral diseases, treatment need and prognosis are tasks performed daily in clinical practice. A large variety of methods have been reported, ranging from clinical judgement or “gut fee...

    Authors: Gunnel Hänsel Petersson, Sigvard Åkerman, Per-Erik Isberg and Dan Ericson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:13

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Based on the hypothesis that biological and social risks accumulate during life, it is important to identify possible dental caries risk indicators from the life course of early childhood and assess their asso...

    Authors: Migle Zemaitiene, Ruta Grigalauskiene, Vilija Andruskeviciene, Zivile Kristina Matulaitiene, Jurate Zubiene, Julija Narbutaite and Egle Slabsinskiene

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:2

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  10. Content type: Research article

    One of the main causes of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is thought to be aspiration of oropharyngeal fluid containing pathogenic microorganisms. The aim of this study was to examine the effects of vari...

    Authors: Saki Hayashida, Madoka Funahara, Motohiro Sekino, Noriko Yamaguchi, Kosuke Kosai, Souichi Yanamoto, Katsunori Yanagihara and Masahiro Umeda

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:67

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Periodontal screening plays an important role in the prevention of periodontal disease and promotes an improvement in oral health-related quality of life. The World Health Organization’s Community Periodontal ...

    Authors: Yoshiaki Nomura, Ayako Okada, Erika Kakuta, Takahide Gunji, Seiji Kajiura and Nobuhiro Hanada

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:64

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  12. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to identify key symptoms that could be associated with the diagnosis of acute forms of symptomatic apical periodontitis (SAP) and symptomatic irreversible pulpitis (SIP), and to identify a dia...

    Authors: Dan-Krister Rechenberg, Ulrike Held, Jakob M. Burgstaller, Gabriel Bosch and Thomas Attin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:61

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this prospective placebo-controlled pilot study was to evaluate short-term effects of a mouthrinse containing aluminium triformate (ATF) on gingival inflammation and plaque formation in periodontal ...

    Authors: Adriano Azaripour, Jens Weusmann, Carl Eschig, Irene Schmidtmann, Cornelis J. F. Van Noorden and Brita Willershausen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:57

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  14. Content type: Research article

    It was the aim of this study to evaluate the antibacterial impact of two silver(I) carbohydrate complexes with tripodal thioglycosides, namely tris[2-(β-D-thio-glucopyranosyl)ethyl]-amine-silver(I)-nitrate (3) an...

    Authors: Markus Reise, Michael Gottschaldt, Carina Matz, Andrea Völpel, Klaus D. Jandt, Ulrich S. Schubert and Bernd W. Sigusch

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:42

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The main components of oral malodor have been identified as volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) including hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and methyl mercaptan (CH3SH). VSCs also play an important role in the progression of p...

    Authors: Manabu Nakano, Eiju Shimizu, Hiroyuki Wakabayashi, Koji Yamauchi and Fumiaki Abe

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:37

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Recurrent Aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a prevalent ulcerative and painful disorder of the oral cavity with unknown etiology and for which no efficient treatment is currently available.

    Authors: Amina Sakly, Bart De Wever, Balraj Jutla, Milan Satia and Jean Pierre Bogaert

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:17

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  17. Content type: Research article

    As a low-cost and easily operated treatment, the use of professionally applied topical fluoride was approved for preventing dental caries and remineralising early enamel caries or white spot lesions. It is als...

    Authors: Sherry Shiqian Gao, Shinan Zhang, May Lei Mei, Edward Chin-Man Lo and Chun-Hung Chu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:12

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this longitudinal study was to compare caries incidence in sound approximal surfaces adjacent to newly placed composite restorations with the caries incidence in corresponding surfaces in contralate...

    Authors: Rasa Skudutyte-Rysstad, Anne Bjørg Tveit, Ivar Espelid and Simen E. Kopperud

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:11

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Sjögren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune exocrinopathy characterised by lymphocytic infiltration of exocrine glands in multiple sites, with dry mouth as a primary presenting symptom. Although quantitative studies h...

    Authors: Di Ying J. Ngo, William M. Thomson, Anita Nolan and Shelagh Ferguson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:7

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The absence of sufficient bone volume is the most relevant problem in implant dentistry. Grafting from exogenous sources may provide a limited gain but exhibits poor performance in large bone defects. Autogeno...

    Authors: Selim Ersanli, Volkan Arısan and Elçin Bedeloğlu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:4

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Numerous strategies have been proposed to decrease orthodontic treatment time. Photobiomodulation (PBM) has previously been demonstrated to assist in this objective. The aim of this study was to test if intrao...

    Authors: Timothy Shaughnessy, Alpdogan Kantarci, Chung How Kau, Darya Skrenes, Sanjar Skrenes and Dennis Ma

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:3

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Sarcoidosis is a granulomatous disease that may affect any organ of the body. The most frequent loci of manifestation are the lungs. However, there are individual cases where bones are affected. The literature...

    Authors: Matthias Guido Wiesli, Katrin E. Hostettler, Michael Tamm and Claude Jaquiéry

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:168

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Dentin dysplasia type I (DD-I) is a rare autosomal dominant hereditary disorder which seriously affects the root development of teeth, causing spontaneous tooth loss (in teenagers). At present, the study of DD...

    Authors: Xin Ye, Kunyang Li, Ling Liu, Fangfang Yu, Fu Xiong, Yun Fan, Xiangmin Xu, Chunran Zuo and Dong Chen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:163

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    The Scottish Government set out its policy on addressing the poor oral health of Scottish children in 2005. This led to the establishment of Childsmile, a national programme designed to improve the oral health...

    Authors: William Wright, Stephen Turner, Yulia Anopa, Emma McIntosh, Olivia Wu, David I. Conway, Lorna M. D. Macpherson and Alex D. McMahon

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:160

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  25. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate in patients with aggressive periodontitis (AgP) the effect of nonsurgical periodontal treatment in conjunction with either additional administration of systemic antibiotics (AB) or application of p...

    Authors: Anna Skurska, Ewa Dolinska, Małgorzata Pietruska, Jan K. Pietruski, Violetta Dymicka, Halina Kemona, Nicole B. Arweiler, Robert Milewski and Anton Sculean

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:63

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Most periodontal intervention studies have focused on biomedical qualities like change in pocket depth and clinical attachment levels. Very few studies have described patient response in terms of how patients'...

    Authors: Jon F Vatne, Per Gjermo, Leiv Sandvik and Hans R Preus

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:61

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Plasminogen deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disease, which is associated with aggressive periodontitis and gingival enlargement. Previously described treatments of plasminogen deficiency associated pe...

    Authors: Sarah H Neering, Sabine Adyani-Fard, Astrid Klocke, Stefan Rüttermann, Thomas F Flemmig and Thomas Beikler

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:59

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Due to the world-wide increase in treatments involving implant placement, the incidence of peri-implant disease is increasing. Late implant failure is the result of the inability to maintain osseointegration, ...

    Authors: Javier Ata-Ali, Antonio Juan Flichy-Fernández, Teresa Alegre-Domingo, Fadi Ata-Ali, Jose Palacio and Miguel Peñarrocha-Diago

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:43

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Obesity, a well-known risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), is associated with chronic periodontitis in adults. This cross-sectional pilot study on obese adolescents was designed to investig...

    Authors: Cecilia C Zeigler, Biniyam Wondimu, Claude Marcus and Thomas Modéer

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:41

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Use of magnifying loupe may increase the efficiency of dental care. This clinical trial compared the time in performing non-surgical endodontic therapy with or without the use of a magnifying loupe.

    Authors: Amy Wai-yee Wong, Xiaofei Zhu, Shinan Zhang, Samantha Ka-yan Li, Chengfei Zhang and Chun-Hung Chu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:40

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  31. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to identify the prevalence of oral co-morbidities in 8 to 16 years old children with Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) and compare this with the prevalence of same oral lesions in childre...

    Authors: Titus Ayodeji Oyedele, Morenike O Folayan, Comfort A Adekoya-Sofowora and Elizabeth O Oziegbe

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:37

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Peri-implantitis is a chronic inflammation, resulting in loss of supporting bone around implants. Chronic periodontitis is a risk indicator for implant failure. Both diseases have a common etiology regarding i...

    Authors: Priscila L Casado, Diego P Aguiar, Lucas C Costa, Marcos A Fonseca, Thays CS Vieira, Claudia CK Alvim-Pereira, Fabiano Alvim-Pereira, Kathleen Deeley, José M Granjeiro, Paula C Trevilatto and Alexandre R Vieira

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:33

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The importance of oral health care in the management of patients with systemic diseases including chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been affirmed. Many CKD patients have related oral lesions, however, attention...

    Authors: Elijah O Oyetola, Foluso J Owotade, Gbemisola A Agbelusi, Olawumi A Fatusi and Abubarkar A Sanusi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:24

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  34. Content type: Case report

    The Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) frequently metastasizes lymphogenously. Haematogenous dissemination is less common. This report describes a rare case of a metastatic OSCC of the floor of the mouth to t...

    Authors: Matthias Christian Wurm, Emeka Nkenke, Friedrich-Wilhelm Neukam, Tobias Möst, Rainer Lutz, Falk Wehrhan, Kathrin Brunner, Konstantinos Theodorou Mitsimponas, Philipp Schlechtweg and Cornelius von Wilmowsky

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:22

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Anecdotal reports assert a relationship between weather and lunar activity and the odontogenic abscess (OA) incidence, but this relationship has not been validated. Therefore, the present study investigated th...

    Authors: Oliver Ristow, Steffen Koerdt, Ruben Stelzner, Matthias Stelzner, Christoph Johannes, Melanie Ristow, Bettina Hohlweg-Majert and Christoph Pautke

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:21

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  36. Content type: Case report

    Amelogenesis imperfecta represents a group of developmental conditions, clinically and genetically heterogeneous, that affect the structure and clinical appearance of enamel. Amelogenesis imperfecta occurred a...

    Authors: Imane Cherkaoui Jaouad, Mustapha El Alloussi, Siham Chafai El alaoui, Fatima Zahra Laarabi, Jaber Lyahyai and Abdelaziz Sefiani

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:14

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Associations between temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and psychological variables, pain conditions, and daily activities have been reported more commonly in middle-aged individuals than in children. However, t...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Karibe, Kisaki Shimazu, Ayuko Okamoto, Tomomi Kawakami, Yuichi Kato and Sachie Warita-Naoi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:8

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the survival of dental implants placed after ablative surgery, in patients affected by oral cancer treated with or without radiotherapy.

    Authors: Giorgio Pompa, Matteo Saccucci, Gabriele Di Carlo, Edoardo Brauner, Valentino Valentini, Stefano Di Carlo, Tina Gentile, Giorgio Guarino and Antonella Polimeni

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:5

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Relevant benefits of adjunctive medication of antibiotica after conventional root surface debridement in terms of enhanced pocket depth (PD) reduction have been shown. However, means and standard deviations of...

    Authors: Mirela Kolakovic, Ulrike Held, Patrick R Schmidlin and Philipp Sahrmann

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:159

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Oral care is important for oral and systemic health, especially for elderly institutionalized individuals and compromised patients. However, conventional mechanical plaque control is often difficult for these ...

    Authors: Akiko Ichinose-Tsuno, Akira Aoki, Yasuo Takeuchi, Teruo Kirikae, Takuro Shimbo, Masaichi-Chang-il Lee, Fumihiko Yoshino, Yutaka Maruoka, Toshiyuki Itoh, Isao Ishikawa and Yuichi Izumi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:152

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study were to investigate the immunolocalization of ezrin and its relationship with the podoplanin expression in keratocystic odontogenic tumors.

    Authors: Denise Tostes Oliveira, Laís Priscila de Santis, Agnes Assao, Kellen Cristine Tjioe, Suely Nonogaki, José Roberto Pereira Lauris and Fernando Augusto Soares

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:150

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Human Immune Virus (HIV) related oral lesions and their association with Cluster of Differentiation 4 (CD4+) count among treatment naïve HIV positive patie...

    Authors: Martina Nanteza, Jayne B Tusiime, Joan Kalyango and Arabat Kasangaki

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:143

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The Liverpool Oral Rehabilitation Questionnaire version 3 (LORQv3) is a measure assessing the impact of oral rehabilitation on patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQOL).The aims of the study were to ada...

    Authors: Kadriye Peker, Meltem Ozdemir-Karatas, Ali Balık, Esma Kürklü, Ömer Uysal and Simon N Rogers

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:129

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The Public Dental Service of Västerbotten County (Sweden) recommends using population-based prevention strategies combined with an individual strategy for high-risk patients to manage caries. To facilitate thi...

    Authors: Ulf Söderström, Ingegerd Johansson and Karin Sunnegårdh-Grönberg

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:126

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Dental caries is the most common microbial disease affecting mankind. Caries risk assessment methods, identification of biomarkers and vaccine development strategies are being emphasized to control the inciden...

    Authors: Alyssa Zhao, Corinne Blackburn, Judith Chin and Mythily Srinivasan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:108

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