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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. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluated the relationship between enrolment in a school-based oral health prevention program (SOHP) and: 1) children’s dental health status and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), and 2) ...

    Authors: Aishah Alsumait, Mohamed ElSalhy, Sahar Behzadi, Kim D. Raine, Rebecca Gokiert, Ken Cor, Sabiha Almutawa and Maryam Amin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:202

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease in which pathogenic infections trigger a series of inflammatory responses and redox regulation. The hypothesis of this study was that a host’s redox regulation, a...

    Authors: Chang-Yu Lee, Chia-Huang Chang, Nai-Chia Teng, Hung-Ming Chang, Wan-Ting Huang and Yung-Kai Huang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:201

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Antibiotic prophylaxis before invasive treatments, including dental extractions, is still recommended for patients at high risk of infective endocarditis. However, the risk from self-extraction of teeth in dai...

    Authors: Soichiro Kawase, Yoshiyuki Okada, Kazushige Isono, Hitoshi Iwasaki, Takashi Kuno, Kohei Matsumura, Yiwen Fu, Yorikazu Harada and Tadashi Ogasawara

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:200

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Radioiodine (RI) treatments can destroy the cellular components of salivary glands (SG) and disrupt their function. This study investigated whether fucoidan could attenuate radioiodine-induced SG dysfunction i...

    Authors: Young-Mo Kim, Jeong Mi Kim, Ji Won Kim, Mi Eun Choi, Seok-Ki Kim and Jeong-Seok Choi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:198

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  5. Content type: Research article

    More than 90% of all infections in the head and neck region can be traced back to an odontogenic origin. In rare cases they can lead to sepsis, which may pose a vital threat to the patient. The purpose of this...

    Authors: H. Weise, A. Naros, C. Weise, S. Reinert and S. Hoefert

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:173

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Early childhood caries is a common chronic childhood disease and maternal oral health is a risk factor. Improving the oral health behaviours of pregnant women/young mothers can positively influence the oral he...

    Authors: Ajesh George, Mariana S. Sousa, Ariana C. Kong, Anthony Blinkhorn, Tiffany Patterson Norrie, Jann Foster, Hannah G. Dahlen, Shilpi Ajwani and Maree Johnson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:172

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of human papilloma virus (HPV)-related oral cancer has recently increased worldwide. The role of dentists is of prime importance in the early detection of oral cancer which would result in a favo...

    Authors: Malik Sallam, Esraa Al-Fraihat, Deema Dababseh, Alaa’ Yaseen, Duaa Taim, Seraj Zabadi, Ahmad A. Hamdan, Yazan Hassona, Azmi Mahafzah and Gülşen Özkaya Şahin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:171

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Interprofessional education (IPE) is an important part of the landscape of modern education. However, there is a significant deficiency of studies that evaluate IPE in dentistry. The aim of this article is to ...

    Authors: Azita Khanbodaghi, Zuhair S. Natto, Martha Forero and Cheen Y. Loo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:170

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Individual child-level risk factors for Early Childhood Caries (ECC) have been studied, but broader family- and community-level influences on child oral hygiene behaviors are less well understood. This study e...

    Authors: Tracy L. Finlayson, MarkJason Cabudol, Jenny X. Liu, Jeremiah R. Garza, Stuart A. Gansky and Francisco Ramos-Gomez

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:166

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The present study investigated and evaluated the efficacy and safety of platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) in patients during bilateral mandibular third molars extraction by systematic review and meta-analysis.

    Authors: Xu Xiang, Ping Shi, Ping Zhang, Jun Shen and Jian Kang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:163

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  11. Content type: Research article

    There is a paucity of research concerning paediatric dental consultations in primary care. This is potentially due to the difficulty of measuring the communication behaviours in the complex triadic consultatio...

    Authors: Siyang Yuan, Gerry Humphris, Lorna MacPherson, Al Ross and Ruth Freeman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:162

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Medical-dental collaboration expands patients’ access to health services, improves healthcare outcomes, and reduces the burden and cost of care, especially for those with chronic diseases. The aim of the prese...

    Authors: Diah Ayu Maharani, Stacia Ariella, Intan Detrianis Syafaaturrachma, Indriasti Indah Wardhany, Armasastra Bahar, Shinan Zhang, Sherry Shiqian Gao, Chun Hung Chu and Anton Rahardjo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:147

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The direct and indirect bonding techniques are commonly used in orthodontic treatment. The differences of the two techniques deserve evidence-based study.

    Authors: Yanxi Li, Li Mei, Jieya Wei, Xinyu Yan, Xu Zhang, Wei Zheng and Yu Li

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:137

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The present study evaluated the effect of two educational interventions on the knowledge and self-reported practice of primary school teachers regarding emergency management of traumatic dental injuries (TDIs).

    Authors: Samaneh Razeghi, Simin Zahra Mohebbi, Mahdia Gholami, Mahgol Mashayekhi, Bita Maraghehpour and Ebrahim Rahnama

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:130

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  15. Content type: Research article

    User satisfaction represents a patient-centered measure that should be used to assess the quality of oral health services. This study investigated the differences in user satisfaction with public oral health s...

    Authors: Leonardo de Paula Amorim, Maria Inês Barreiros Senna, Gizelton Pereira Alencar, Lorrany Gabriela Rodrigues, Janice Simpson de Paula and Raquel Conceição Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:126

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2019 19:221

  16. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to assess the efficacy of a 980-nm diode and 10.6-μm CO2 laser accompanied by tricalcium phosphate-5% sodium fluoride (fTCP) and casein phosphopeptide amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) for th...

    Authors: Elham Soltanimehr, Ehsan Bahrampour and Zeynab Yousefvand

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:121

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Bioactive glasses which degrade in aqueous solutions may release bioactive ions such as fluoride (F-) and support fluoride bioavailability in saliva. We investigated how these effects would be apparent in an in v...

    Authors: Ella A. Naumova, Moritz Staiger, Ouafaa Kouji, Jakov Modric, Thessa Pierchalla, Maya Rybka, Robert G. Hill and Wolfgang H. Arnold

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:119

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Dentists, who advocate for Community Water Fluoridation (CWF), can help decrease the dental caries disparity gap between low and high socioeconomic groups. Advocating for CWF, a cause that promotes oral health...

    Authors: Vinodh Bhoopathi, Anna Vishnevetsky and Jennifer Mirman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:115

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the current study was to explore the factors influencing dental caries among 3–5-year-old children in Sichuan Province and the interrelationship between these factors using structural equation model...

    Authors: Yuandong Qin, Rui Zhang, Bo Yuan, Ting Xu, Hong Chen, Yingming Yang and Tao Hu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:102

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In Iowa from 2014 to 2017, there were 2 separate public dental benefit programs for Medicaid-enrolled adults: one for the Medicaid expansion population called the Dental Wellness Plan (DWP), and one for the tr...

    Authors: Julie C. Reynolds, Susan C. McKernan, Peter C. Damiano and Raymond A. Kuthy

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:89

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Visual impairment is an important disability affecting a substantial proportion of people globally. The aim of this study was to assess the oral health status of visually impaired schoolchildren in northeast C...

    Authors: Lu Liu, Ying Zhang, Wei Wu, Mu He, Zhenfu Lu, Kaiqiang Zhang, Jian Li, Shuang Lei, Shibo Guo and Yuyu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:63

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Dental anxiety is one of the most common fears that can eventually lead to avoidance of dental care. Knowing how students will respond to dental treatment will aid in increasing their awareness of oral health ...

    Authors: Reham AL Jasser, Ghaida Almashaan, Haya Alwaalan, Najla Alkhzim and Abdulrhman Albougami

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:56

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  23. Content type: Case report

    Whereas the incidence of cancers increases, overall survival of cancerous patients improves. Preventing the onset of second primary cancer is a new public health challenge and requires a special attention from...

    Authors: Elyette Broly, Philippe Barthélémy, Saïd Ciftci, Christian Borel, Martin Broly, Catherine-Isabelle Gros, Luc Marcellin and Fabien Bornert

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:54

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  24. Content type: Research article

    In the Republic of Ireland (RoI), fluoridation has been effective and efficient for caries prevention at population level, regardless of income status; however, at individual level it still has limitations. Th...

    Authors: Makiko Nishi, Virginia Kelleher, Michael Cronin and Finbarr Allen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:44

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Oral health inequalities are profound worldwide. Despite major improvements in oral health, inequalities exist for many racial and ethnic groups, by socioeconomic status, gender, age, and geographic location. ...

    Authors: Akram Hernández-Vásquez, Guido Bendezu-Quispe, Diego Azañedo and Marilina Santero

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:39

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  26. Content type: Debate

    In recent years, several state dental programs, researchers and the Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) have sought to develop baseline quality measures for dentistry as a way to improve health outcomes, reduce cost...

    Authors: Enihomo M. Obadan-Udoh, Jean M. Calvo, Sapna Panwar, Kristen Simmons, Joel M. White, Muhammad F. Walji and Elsbeth Kalenderian

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:38

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Most studies of tooth brushing behaviors rely on self-report or demonstrations of behaviors conducted in clinical settings. This study aimed to determine the feasibility of objective assessment of tooth brushi...

    Authors: Molly Martin, Genesis Rosales, Anna Sandoval, Helen Lee, Oksana Pugach, David Avenetti, Gizelle Alvarez and Anabelen Diaz

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:35

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Oral health is one of the greatest unmet health needs of migrant farmworkers and many migrant workers lack basic oral health knowledge. This paper presents evaluation results for an oral health education progr...

    Authors: Ileana Ponce-Gonzalez, Allen Cheadle, Gino Aisenberg and Laura Flores Cantrell

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:30

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  29. Content type: Research article

    It is widely accepted that oral health plays an important role in overall health. Both dental and medical students are expected to possess good oral health awareness and work together for public oral health pr...

    Authors: Ke Yao, Yufei Yao, Xin Shen, Changqing Lu and Qiang Guo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:26

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Periodontal disease is a risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and it is recommended internationally that patients with cardiovascular disease should engage in preventative oral health practic...

    Authors: Paula Sanchez, Bronwyn Everett, Yenna Salamonson, Julie Redfern, Shilpi Ajwani, Sameer Bhole, Joshua Bishop, Karen Lintern, Samantha Nolan, Rohan Rajaratnam, Maria Sheehan, Fiona Skarligos, Lissa Spencer, Ravi Srinivas and Ajesh George

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:12

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The increase in nitric oxide (NO) levels in the oral cavity and saliva have been associated with various oral diseases; however, the gastro-salivary interaction of NO remains controversial. Thus, the aim of th...

    Authors: Damla Aksit-Bicak, Ebru Emekli-Alturfan, Unsal Veli Ustundag and Serap Akyuz

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:11

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Infection is one of the most crucial problems in health care services worldwide. It is considered one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality associated with clinical, diagnostic and therapeuti...

    Authors: Ghada Alharbi, Noura Shono, Lamya Alballaa and Alaa Aloufi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:7

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    Due to the lack of evidence to determine the best treatment for deep cavitated caries lesions in primary molars, the search for an effective restorative technique, which results in a minimal discomfort to pati...

    Authors: Gabriela Seabra Quennehen da Silva, Daniela Prócida Raggio, Gabriela Fernanda Ribeiro Machado, Anna Carolina Volpi Mello-Moura, Thais Gimenez, Isabela Floriano and Tamara Kerber Tedesco

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:6

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Gingival enlargement due to calcium channel blockers is a common complaint reported by patients. It can be localized or generalized and can range from mild to severe, affecting patients appearance and function...

    Authors: Shaik Mohammed Asif, Naheeda Shaik, Bhavna Barthunia, Sultan Mohammed Kaleem, M Zakirulla, Mohammed Zahir Kota and Fawaz Abdul Hamid Baig

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:227

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare workers including physicians, dentists, nurses and laboratory workers are considered to be among the groups at the risk of blood-borne pathogen transmission. Thus, it is necessary to evaluate the Kn...

    Authors: Masomeh Rostamzadeh, Abdorrahim Afkhamzadeh, Sirus Afrooz, Kaveh Mohamadi and Mohammad Aziz Rasouli

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:220

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  36. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluated full-arch rehabilitation of patients with immediately placed implants in terms of the cumulative implant survival rate, risk factors for implant failure, and patient satisfaction.

    Authors: Hye-sung Kim, Han-A Cho, Young youn Kim and Hosung Shin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:219

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Family physicians are in frequent contact with patients, and their contribution to oral health promotion programs could be utilized more effectively. We implemented an oral health care (OHC) educational semina...

    Authors: Simin Z. Mohebbi, Sepideh Rabiei, Reza Yazdani, Pentti Nieminen and Jorma I. Virtanen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:218

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) is an alarming problem with considerable challenges in management. This study aimed to evaluate and compare the knowledge, perceptions, and clinical experiences of molar ...

    Authors: Gianina Camille Sicangco Gamboa, Gillian Hiu Man Lee, Manikandan Ekambaram and Cynthia Kar Yung Yiu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:217

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  39. Content type: Debate

    To achieve optimal health and oral health, the system of care must place a person and their social well-being at the center of decision making and understand factors spent outside the clinical settings, includ...

    Authors: Hyewon Lee, Natalia I. Chalmers, Avery Brow, Sean Boynes, Michael Monopoli, Mark Doherty, Olivia Croom and Lilly Engineer

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:198

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Link workers (lay health workers, health support workers) based in the community provide additional support to individuals and families to facilitate engagement with primary care and other services and resourc...

    Authors: Faith Hodgins, Andrea Sherriff, Wendy Gnich, Alastair J. Ross and Lorna M. D. Macpherson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:191

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Smokers are at increased risk of oral disease. While routine dental care can help prevent and treat oral health problems, smokers have far lower rates of dental care utilization compared with non-smokers. We s...

    Authors: Paula R. Blasi, Chloe Krakauer, Melissa L. Anderson, Jennifer Nelson, Terry Bush, Sheryl L. Catz and Jennifer B. McClure

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:183

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    A community-led oral health service for Aboriginal people in Central Northern NSW identified the need for oral health promotion, as well as dental treatment; in three remote communities with limited access to ...

    Authors: Yvonne Dimitropoulos, Alexander Holden, Kylie Gwynne, Michelle Irving, Norma Binge and Anthony Blinkhorn

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:177

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Dental general anaesthetics undertaken on young children are amongst the most common of all potentially preventable hospitalisations of children in Australia. They are costly for families and the community and...

    Authors: John Rogers, Clare Delany, Clive Wright, Kaye Roberts-Thomson and Mike Morgan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:174

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The development of primary dentition can be affected by oral sucking habits. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the association of nutritive and non-nutritive sucking habits with primary dentition devel...

    Authors: Hiu Tung Bonnie Ling, Fung Hou Kumoi Mineaki Howard Sum, Linkun Zhang, Cindy Po Wan Yeung, Kar Yan Li, Hai Ming Wong and Yanqi Yang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:145

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  45. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluates the cost-effectiveness of implants (Implant), insurance fixed dental prosthesis (IFDP) and private fixed dental prosthesis (PFDP) for a single intermediate missing tooth in the molar regio...

    Authors: Arai Korenori, Kawakami Koji, Teranishi Yuki, Tatsunori Murata, Tanaka-Mizuno Sachiko and Baba Shunsuke

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:141

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Radiography is a regularly used and accepted adjunct to visual examination in the diagnosis of dental caries. It is assumed that not using radiographs can lead to underestimation of dental caries experience wi...

    Authors: L. A. Foster Page, D. Boyd, K. Fuge, A. Stevenson, K. Goad, D. Sim and W. M. Thomson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:137

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