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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

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Content type: Research article

    The aim is to investigate the prevalence of dental anxiety and its association with pain and other related factors in adult patients with irreversible pulpitis.

    Authors: Lei Dou, Margaret Maria Vanschaayk, Yan Zhang, Xiaoming Fu, Ping Ji and Deqin Yang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:101

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The findings that not only dental caries but also systemic disease can exert a negative effect on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), and that dental treatment can improve OHRQoL have been confirmed ...

    Authors: Ji-Soo Song, Hong-Keun Hyun, Teo Jeon Shin and Young-Jae Kim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:92

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Currently, many risk assessment tools are available for clinicians to assess a patient’s periodontal disease risk. Numerous studies demonstrate the potential of these tools to promote preventive management and...

    Authors: Thankam Thyvalikakath, Mei Song and Titus Schleyer

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:90

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  27. Content type: Research article

    One of the control tools for periodontal disease besides individual home care is professional oral prophylaxis that is, Scaling and Polishing (S&P).The aim of this study is to assess the effect of oral health ...

    Authors: Ezi A. Akaji, Nkolika P. Uguru, Sam N. Maduakor and Etisiobi M. Ndiokwelu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:80

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  28. Content type: Debate

    Across the European Union costs for the treatment of oral disease is expected to rise to €93 Billion by 2020 and be higher than those for stroke and dementia combined. A significant proportion of these costs w...

    Authors: Paul R. Brocklehurst, Gerald McKenna, Martin Schimmel, Anastassia Kossioni, Katarina Jerković-Ćosić, Martina Hayes, Cristiane da Mata and Frauke Müller

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:61

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  29. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated the expectations and experiences of a sample of new patients visiting an Australian regional university Student Dental Clinic with regard to anxiety provoking and alleviating stimuli in...

    Authors: Marie L. Caltabiano, Felicity Croker, Lauren Page, Anton Sklavos, Jade Spiteri, Louise Hanrahan and Richard Choi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:48

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Modification of health literacy (HL) is an important factor for improving and maintaining oral health. The aim of the study is to examine the association of HL with oral health-promoting behaviour (OHPB) and a...

    Authors: Eva Cepova, Martina Cicvakova, Peter Kolarcik, Neda Markovska and Andrea Madarasova Geckova

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:44

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Mexican immigrants in the United States suffer from poor oral health. The objective of the current study was to explore the utility of applying theory-based factors associated with seeking preventive dental ca...

    Authors: Jonathan T. Macy, Elizabeth A. S. Moser, Adam T. Hirsh, Patrick O. Monahan, George J. Eckert and Gerardo Maupomé

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:37

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Molar-incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) is considered as a global dental problem. There is little knowledge of general dental practitioners (GDPs) and dental specialists (DSs) about this condition in different ...

    Authors: Abrar Alanzi, Anfal Faridoun, Katerina Kavvadia and Aghareed Ghanim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:34

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Dental fear (DF) is a challenging problem in dentistry. It is multifactorial in origin and many contributing factors have been identified. The aim of the study was to assess dental fear among 12–15 years old A...

    Authors: Mohammad A. Alshoraim, Azza A. El-Housseiny, Najat M. Farsi, Osama M. Felemban, Najlaa M. Alamoudi and Amani A. Alandejani

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:33

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  34. Content type: Research article

    To prevent child maltreatment, the identification of vulnerable children is essential. In Norway, public dental health personnel (PDHP) report suspicion of child maltreatment to child welfare services (CWS) at...

    Authors: Ingfrid Vaksdal Brattabø, Ragnhild Bjørknes and Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:29

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  35. Content type: Research article

    There is a burglar association between diabetes and periodontitis. Many studies has shown that periodontitis treatment can help improving glycemic control in diabetes patients but little evidence of non-surgic...

    Authors: Nadia-Flore Tsobgny-Tsague, Eric Lontchi-Yimagou, Arnel Redon Nana Nana, Aurel T. Tankeu, Jean Claude Katte, Mesmin Y. Dehayem, Charles Messanga Bengondo and Eugene Sobngwi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:28

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  36. Content type: Research article

    This study modelled the cost-effectiveness, from a societal perspective, of a program that used fluoridated milk to prevent dental caries in children who were 6 years old at the beginning of the program, versu...

    Authors: Rodrigo Mariño, Fernando Traub, Puangtong Lekfuangfu and Kornkamol Niyomsilp

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:24

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Despite its importance, the integration of oral health into primary care is still an emerging practice in the field of health care services. This scoping review aims to map the literature and provide a summary...

    Authors: Hermina Harnagea, Lise Lamothe, Yves Couturier, Shahrokh Esfandiari, René Voyer, Anne Charbonneau and Elham Emami

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:23

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Adolescents with fixed orthodontic appliances are at high risk of developing dental caries. To date, new smartphone technologies have seldom been used to support them in the preventive behavior that can help p...

    Authors: Janneke F. M. Scheerman, Berno van Meijel, Pepijn van Empelen, Gem J. C. Kramer, Gijsbert H. W. Verrips, Amir H. Pakpour, Matheus C. T. Van den Braak and Cor van Loveren

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:19

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