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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. Although largely preventable through diet management and topical fluoride use, early childhood caries (ECC) often progresses to severity that necessitates surgical repair. Yet repair often fails to mitigate ca...

    Authors: Christie L. Lumsden, Burton L. Edelstein, Charles E. Basch, Randi L. Wolf, Pamela A. Koch, Ian McKeague, Cheng-Shiun Leu and Howard Andrews

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:246

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. Virtual reality (VR) has been used successfully in medicine both as a distraction tool during procedures, and as an acclimatisation tool to prepare for a procedure or experience. It has not yet become widely u...

    Authors: Andrea Cunningham, Orlagh McPolin, Richard Fallis, Catherine Coyle, Paul Best and Gerald McKenna

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:244

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) in China has influenced every aspect of life worldwide. Given the unique characteristics of the dental setting, the risk of cross-infection between dental practitioners and ...

    Authors: Hams Abdelrahman, Sara Atteya, Merna Ihab, Myat Nyan, Diah A Maharani, Anton Rahardjo, Mohammed Shaath, Khalid Aboalshamat, Syeda Butool, Anas Shamala, Lubna Baig and Maha El Tantawi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:243

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Women tend to delay dental treatment due to misconceptions regarding the safety of dental procedures during pregnancy which may negatively affect their quality of life. Minimally invasive restorative technique...

    Authors: May M. Adham, Mona K. El Kashlan, Wafaa E. Abdelaziz and Ahmed S. Rashad

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:221

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Oral diseases place a significant burden on individual and population health. These diseases are largely preventable; health promotion initiatives have been shown to decrease the disease rates. However, there ...

    Authors: Stacey Bracksley-O’Grady, Karen Anderson and Mohd Masood

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:165

    Content type: Research article

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  6. It is necessary for dental students and freshly graduated dentists to apply their education and practice to different clinical and preclinical procedures. The implant success rate and durability are high. Ther...

    Authors: Islam Saad and Suzan Salem

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:161

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Community water fluoridation (CWF), the controlled addition of fluoride to the water supply for the prevention of dental caries (tooth decay), is considered a safe and effective public health intervention. The...

    Authors: Jodi Cronin, Stephen Moore, Máiréad Harding, Helen Whelton and Noel Woods

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:158

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The main aim of the present study was to examine the relationships among work environment, job satisfaction and burnout in dentists and to analyse the way in which certain sociodemographic variables, such as g...

    Authors: Javier Molina-Hernández, Lucía Fernández-Estevan, Javier Montero and Lorena González-García

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:156

    Content type: Research article

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  9. There are very few studies comparing dentists' knowledge in relation to their clinical approach despite the existence of a possible gap between what they know and what they do.

    Authors: Rua S. Babaier and Sumaya O. Basudan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:110

    Content type: Research article

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  10. This study aimed to evaluate the associations among oral health-related knowledge, attitudes, practice (KAP), self-rated oral health and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) among Chinese college stude...

    Authors: Suge Zheng, Lili Zhao, Nianting Ju, Tiantian Hua, Shunhua Zhang and Shengkai Liao

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:99

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Tonsilloliths are related clinically to halitosis and tonsillar abscess. However, the dynamics of tonsilloliths over time are unknown. The aim of the study was to evaluate change in the characteristics of tons...

    Authors: Kouhei Yamashita, Masafumi Oda, Tatsurou Tanaka, Ikuko Nishida, Nao Wakasugi-Sato, Shinobu Matsumoto-Takeda, Manabu Habu, Teppei Sago, Osamu Takahashi, Hiroki Tsurushima, Shiro Tabe, Taishi Otani, Daigo Yoshiga, Masaaki Sasaguri, Takaaki Joujima, Yuichi Miyamura…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:72

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Early childhood caries (ECC) is prevalent in Thailand, but no appropriate tool has been available to measure its impact on children’s quality of life. This study translated the Early Childhood Oral Health Impa...

    Authors: Pattarawadee Leelataweewud, Varangkanar Jirarattanasopha, Chantana Ungchusak and Warangkana Vejvithee

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:64

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2021 21:164

  13. Several studies have demonstrated that mental (MH) and oral health (OH) of displaced children are negatively affected during the wartime. This may be a result of general self-neglect and psychological sufferin...

    Authors: Sulaf Hamid, Mayssoon Dashash and Youssef Latifeh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:58

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a minimally-invasive preventive service used in the U.S. to avert and arrest caries since 2014. No studies document survival outcomes based in real world delivery. We analyzed ...

    Authors: Sarah E. Raskin, Eric P. Tranby, Sharity Ludwig, Ilya Okunev, Julie Frantsve-Hawley and Sean Boynes

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:35

    Content type: Research article

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  15. High quality lymph node (LN) yield could increase survival, however strategies to improve LN yield have been seldom reported. This study aimed to assess the multiple-step action to promote quality of neck diss...

    Authors: Ching-Chieh Yang, Bor-Hwang Kang, Wen-Shan Liu, Chun-Hao Yin and Ching-Chih Lee

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:29

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The growth of the internet has increased its use to obtain health information including oral health information (OHI). This study assessed Indonesian adolescents’ use of different internet platforms to obtain ...

    Authors: Diah Ayu Maharani, Maha El Tantawi, Marsha Griselda Yoseph and Anton Rahardjo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:22

    Content type: Research article

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  17. This study aimed to design a gamified smartphone application (app) and assess its efficacy for education of mothers regarding oral healthcare of their children.

    Authors: Mitra Zolfaghari, Mina Shirmohammadi, Houra Shahhosseini, Mehrshad Mokhtaran and Simin Z. Mohebbi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:18

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Oral diseases are common and widespread around the world. The most common oral diseases are preventable, and early onset is reversible. Myanmar faces many challenges in rendering oral health services, because ...

    Authors: Kyu Kyu Swe, Aung Kyaw Soe, Saw Htun Aung and Htin Zaw Soe

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:2

    Content type: Research article

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  19. This study aimed to assess the knowledge of dental professionals in Saudi Arabia regarding severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

    Authors: Suliman Y. Shahin, Amr S. Bugshan, Khalid S. Almulhim, Mishali S. AlSharief, Yousif A. Al-Dulaijan, Intisar Siddiqui and Faisal D. al-Qarni

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:363

    Content type: Research article

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  20. To achieve good and equal oral health in children, interdisciplinary preventive oral health actions, directed toward disadvantaged areas, can be an important means. Staff play a crucial role in the implementat...

    Authors: C. Blomma and B. Krevers

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:362

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is impacting the way in which dental services are provided. The aim of this narrative review was twofold: to summarize key areas from the Canadian proto...

    Authors: Mario Brondani, Denise Cua, Tala Maragha, Melody Shayanfar, Kavita Mathu-Muju, HsingChi von Bergmann, Fernanda Almeida, Jeannie Villanueva, Alexis Armando Vides Alvarado, Stephen Learey and Leeann Donnelly

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:352

    Content type: Review

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  22. The patients’ acceptance of a treatment plan and their subsequent cooperation play a crucial role in achieving the best results in orthodontic treatments. Evidences show some personality traits such as general...

    Authors: Navid Naseri, Tahereh Baherimoghadam, Niloofar Bassagh, Shahram Hamedani, Elmira Bassagh and Zahra Hashemi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:344

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Dental diseases are prevalent among asylum seekers and refugees (ASRs). Despite significant treatment needs, access to dental care in host countries is often limited. The aim of this systematic review was to i...

    Authors: Martha Paisi, Rebecca Baines, Lorna Burns, Anastasios Plessas, Philip Radford, Jill Shawe and Robert Witton

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:337

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Self-care and professional care of implants may prove difficult for elderly people who require nursing care. However, the actual state of care and problems remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the a...

    Authors: Yuji Sato, Shigeto Koyama, Chikahiro Ohkubo, Shin Ogura, Ryutaro Kamijo, Soh Sato, Jun Aida, Yuichi Izumi, Mihoko Atsumi, Akio Isobe, Shunsuke Baba, Noriharu Ikumi and Fumihiko Watanabe

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:335

    Content type: Research article

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  25. A rapid growth in private dentistry in China has been observed during recent years. Promoting the entrepreneurship of dentists has increasingly received attention in both dentistry and dental education worldwi...

    Authors: Jiabi Wang, Bin Peng, Hongzhi Zhou and Jing Hua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:334

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Data on barriers and facilitators to prenatal oral health care among low-income US women are lacking. The objective of this study was to understand barriers/facilitators and patient-centered mitigation strateg...

    Authors: Lin Wang, Johana Ren, Kevin A. Fiscella, Sherita Bullock, Mechelle R. Sanders, Elizabeth L. Loomis, Eli Eliav, Michael Mendoza, Rita Cacciato, Marie Thomas, Dorota T. Kopycka-Kedzierawski, Ronald J. Billings and Jin Xiao

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:333

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Demands for dental services seem to be beyond the capacities of most healthcare systems these days. Patient preferences have been increasingly emphasized to be considered in the joint decision-making process. ...

    Authors: Navid Saadatfar and Mohammad Pooyan Jadidfard

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:323

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Utilization of oral health services has been low among rural populations in Thailand, especially for minority ethnicity populations living along the borders. The aim of this study was to increase understanding...

    Authors: Sai Wai Yan Myint Thu, Yaowaluk Ngeonwiwatkul, Pannamas Maneekan and Suparat Phuanukoonnon

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:322

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Fixed prosthodontics require an accurate impression for the teeth and the area to be restored for the laboratory to fabricate the desired restoration without mistakes. This study evaluated the quality of impre...

    Authors: Nusaiba M. Al-Odinee, Mohsen Al-Hamzi, Ibrahim Z. Al-shami, Ahmed Madfa, Abdulwahab I. Al-Kholani and Yazeed M. Al-Olofi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:304

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a new option for oral lichen planus (OLP) management; however, there are different opinions on the efficacy of PDT for OLP. The aim of this study was to comprehensively assess the...

    Authors: Yuqing He, Jiaxin Deng, Yi Zhao, Huiqian Tao, Hongxia Dan, Hao Xu and Qianming Chen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:302

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The present study aimed to assess dental professionals’ attitudes and experiences related to the dental treatment of drug users and to interprofessional collaboration with the rehabilitation institutions (RIs).

    Authors: Ewa S. Hovden, Vibeke E. Ansteinsson, Ingrid Volden Klepaker, Eeva Widström and Rasa Skudutyte-Rysstad

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:299

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Recurrent herpes labialis (RHL) is a common recurrent infective vesiculoulcerative disease. Topical and systemic administration of Zinc compounds has been indicated to have preventive and therapeutic effects. ...

    Authors: Zahra Ranjbar, Maryam Zahed, Mohammad Ali Ranjbar and Zahra Shirmardan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:296

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Complex psychological and physiological changes occur in women’s body during pregnancy. These changes affect both oral health status and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). In almost all of the previ...

    Authors: Omid Fakheran, Mahmoud Keyvanara, Zahra Saied-Moallemi and Abbasali Khademi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:294

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Severe Early Childhood Caries (S-ECC) is an aggressive form of tooth decay that often requires pediatric dental rehabilitative surgery. The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) measures oral healt...

    Authors: Victor H. K. Lee, Cameron G. Grant, Betty-Anne Mittermuller, Sarbjeet Singh, Brenda Weiss, Jeanette M. Edwards and Robert J. Schroth

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:285

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Poor oral hygiene and high hormone levels during pregnancy can lead to a deterioration in periodontal health. This study assessed the effectiveness of a family-centered behavioral and educational counselling p...

    Authors: Pei Liu, Weiye Wen, Ka Fung Yu, Xiaoli Gao, Edward Chin Man Lo and May Chun Mei Wong

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:284

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Among several potential transmission sources in the spreading of the COVID-19, dental services have received a high volume of attention. Several reports, papers, guidelines, and suggestions have been released ...

    Authors: Morteza Banakar, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Dana Jafarpour, Sedigheh Moayedi, Mohammad Hasan Banakar and Ashkan MohammadSadeghi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:275

    Content type: Research article

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  37. General dentists are often the first healthcare professionals to see patients with orofacial pain (OFP). OFP conditions associated with the temporomandibular joint are often confused with dentoalveolar disorde...

    Authors: Haila A. Al-Huraishi, Dalia E. Meisha, Wafa A. Algheriri, Wejdan F. Alasmari, Abdulmalik S. Alsuhaim and Amal A. Al-Khotani

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:272

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14) questionnaire assesses quality of life related to people’s perception of oral disorders on their well-being. However, a translated and validated Danish version of OH...

    Authors: Arwa Gera, Paolo M. Cattaneo and Marie A. Cornelis

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:254

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Based on a national survey in 2015, people’s oral health behaviour (OHB) has not kept up with the pace of knowledge and attitudes in China after decades of oral health education (OHE). Thus, we need to improve...

    Authors: Mingming Li, Zhiwu Wu, Rui Zhang, Lei Lei, Siqi Ye, Ran Cheng and Tao Hu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:249

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Saliva plays a significant role in maintaining oral health and oral bacterial milieu. Difference in oxidative stress (OS) levels in saliva in conjunction with bacterial load between pregnant and non-pregnant w...

    Authors: Madhu Wagle, Purusotam Basnet, Åse Vartun, Tordis A. Trovik and Ganesh Acharya

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:245

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The changes in bone homeostasis observed during pregnancy and lactation could result in alterations in the rate of orthodontic tooth movement, but research in human subjects presents significant ethical and pr...

    Authors: Moaza Omar and Eleftherios G. Kaklamanos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:237

    Content type: Research article

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  42. There is a need for effective behavioural interventions in dentistry. This paper presents an innovative behavioural intervention for young adults with dental caries, in an interdisciplinary collaboration betwe...

    Authors: Helene Werner, Celia Young, Magnus Hakeberg and Ulla Wide

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:233

    Content type: Technical advance

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  43. This systematic review of the literature was carried out to assess parental acceptance for silver diamine fluoride (SDF) application and esthetic outcome on their children primary dentition and evaluate factor...

    Authors: Heba Sabbagh, Mashael Othman, Layla Khogeer, Haifa Al-harbi, Amjad Al harthi and Asmaa Abdulgader Yaseen Abdulgader

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:227

    Content type: Research article

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