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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.481 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.667 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.079 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.643 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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