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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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

  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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