Delivery, management and promotion of oral health and dental care

Section edited by Rodrigo Jose Marino

This section aims to publish research on the costs, policies and regulations affecting dental care, the effectiveness of oral health promotion, the experience of vulnerable groups and the psychological aspects of dental care (e.g. dental fear)

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  1. Study protocol

    Professional identity, career choices, and working conditions of future and young dentists in Germany – study design and methods of a nationwide comprehensive survey

    Little is known regarding young and future dentists’ career choices, professional identity, and working conditions in Germany. While the dental healthcare environment and demands in treatment are changing, it ...

    Nele Kettler, Nicolas Frenzel Baudisch, Wolfgang Micheelis, David Klingenberger and A. Rainer Jordan

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:127

    Published on: 18 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Outcome measures for oral health based on clinical assessments and claims data: feasibility evaluation in practice

    It is well known that treatment variation exists in oral healthcare, but the consequences for oral health are unknown as the development of outcome measures is still in its infancy. The aim of this study was t...

    Riët Hummel, Josef Bruers, Onno van der Galiën, Wil van der Sanden and Geert van der Heijden

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:125

    Published on: 5 October 2017

  3. Research article

    Socioeconomic disparities in orthodontic treatment outcomes and expenditure on orthodontics in England’s state-funded National Health Service: a retrospective observational study

    This study aimed to assess whether there are potential areas for efficiency improvements in the National Health Service (NHS) orthodontic service in North West England and to assess the socioeconomic status (S...

    Juliet Price, William Whittaker, Stephen Birch, Paul Brocklehurst and Martin Tickle

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:123

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  4. Research article

    Lessons learned on recruitment and retention in hard-to-reach families in a phase III randomised controlled trial of preparatory information for children undergoing general anaesthesia

    Recruitment and retention are documented as two of the most difficult elements of conducting clinical trials. These issues are even more challenging in paediatric trials, particularly when the families being r...

    C. Huntington, J. Timothy Newton, N. Donaldson, C. Liossi, P. A. Reynolds, R. Alharatani and M. T. Hosey

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:122

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  5. Research article

    Competence profiles in undergraduate dental education: a comparison between theory and reality

    Competence profiles are purposed to provide a blueprint in support to develop and/or benchmark the learning outcomes of undergraduate dental curricula. This study aims to investigate whether a competence profi...

    Sebastiaan Koole, Shani Van Den Brulle, Véronique Christiaens, Wolfgang Jacquet, Jan Cosyn and Hugo De Bruyn

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:109

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Relationships between dental personnel and non-dental primary health care providers in rural and remote Queensland, Australia: dental perspectives

    Collaboration between dental practitioners and non-dental primary care providers has the potential to improve oral health care for people in rural and remote communities, where access to oral health services i...

    Jackie Stuart, Ha Hoang, Len Crocombe and Tony Barnett

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:99

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  7. Research article

    The basic research factors questionnaire for studying early childhood caries

    We describe development of the Early Childhood Caries (ECC) Basic Research Factors Questionnaire (BRFQ), a battery of measures assessing common potential predictors, mediators, and moderators of ECC. Individua...

    Judith Albino, Tamanna Tiwari, Stuart A. Gansky, Michelle M. Henshaw, Judith C. Barker, Angela G. Brega, Steven E. Gregorich, Brenda Heaton, Terrence S. Batliner, Belinda Borrelli, Paul Geltman, Nancy R. Kressin, Jane A. Weintraub, Tracy L. Finlayson and Raul I. Garcia

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:83

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Effects of an educational intervention on oral hygiene and self-care among people with mental illness in Japan: a longitudinal study

    The oral hygiene of patients with a mental illness is an important concern in psychiatric care, and it is necessary to increase the level of self-care among these patients. In this study, we administered an or...

    Hatsumi Yoshii, Nobutaka Kitamura, Kouhei Akazawa and Hidemitsu Saito

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:81

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Inequality in unmet dental care needs among South Korean adults

    The current public health research agenda was to identify the means to reduce oral health inequalities internationally. The objectives of this study were to provide evidence of inequality in unmet dental needs...

    Nayoung Kim, Chang-yup Kim and Hosung Shin

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:80

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  10. Research article

    Use of oral health care services in Finnish adults – results from the cross-sectional Health 2000 and 2011 Surveys

    During the 2000s, two major legislative reforms concerning oral health care have been implemented in Finland. One entitled the whole population to subsidized care and the other regulated the timeframes of acce...

    Anna L. Suominen, Sari Helminen, Satu Lahti, Miira M. Vehkalahti, Matti Knuuttila, Sinikka Varsio and Anne Nordblad

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:78

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  11. Research article

    Higher education in Gerodontology in European Universities

    The rapid aging of the European population and the subsequent increase in the oral care needs in older adults necessitates adequate training of dental professionals in Gerodontology (Geriatric Dentistry). This...

    Anastassia Kossioni, Gerry McKenna, Frauke Müller, Martin Schimmel and Jacques Vanobbergen

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:71

    Published on: 28 March 2017

  12. Research article

    Oral Cancer Awareness Among Dental Patients in Omdurman, Sudan: a cross-sectional Study

    Oral cancer is a preventable disease. Its occurrence is mostly due to lifestyle. In Sudan, the use of smokeless tobacco (Toombak) has long been linked to oral cancer. Knowledge of the signs and symptoms of ora...

    Tasneem Mohammed Babiker, Khansa Awad Alkareem Osman, Safa Abdelrawf Mohamed, Matab Abdalrhaman Mohamed and Hatim Mohammed Almahdi

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:69

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Midwestern Latino caregivers’ knowledge, attitudes and sense making of the oral health etiology, prevention and barriers that inhibit their children’s oral health: a CBPR approach

    Using community-based participatory research, the Health Protection Model was used to understand the cultural experiences, attitudes, knowledge and behaviors surrounding caries etiology, its prevention and bar...

    Kimberly K. Walker, E. Angeles Martínez-Mier, Armando E. Soto-Rojas, Richard D. Jackson, Sarah M. Stelzner, Lorena C. Galvez, Gabriela J. Smith, Miriam Acevedo, Laura Dandelet and Dulce Vega

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:61

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  14. Research article

    National dental policies and socio-demographic factors affecting changes in the incidence of periodontal treatments in Korean: A nationwide population-based retrospective cohort study from 2002–2013

    Dental insurance coverage has recently expanded in Korea. The number of patients diagnosed with periodontal disease (PD), and the actual number of periodontally compromised patients has increased. However, few...

    Jae-Hong Lee, Jung-Seok Lee, Jung-Kyu Choi, Hye-In Kweon, Young-Taek Kim and Seong-Ho Choi

    BMC Oral Health 2016 16:118

    Published on: 5 November 2016

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