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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

    There is rising concern about how preterm birth affects long-term health later in life. The various effects that preterm birth have on developmental outcomes, cognitive profiles and medical health may also aff...

    Authors: Susanne Brogårdh-Roth, Johanna Månsson, Karin Ridell, Lubna Alward, Kristina Hellén-Halme and EwaCarin Ekberg

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:145

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Implementing community water fluoridation involves costs, but these need to be considered against the likely benefits. We aimed to assess the cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness of water fluoridation in New Ze...

    Authors: David Moore, Matthew Poynton, Jonathan M. Broadbent and W. Murray Thomson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:134

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  3. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate longitudinally examination and visiting patterns in the Finnish Public Dental Service (PDS) and to relate these to patients’ treatment needs and international recommendations on...

    Authors: Jari Linden, Kim Josefsson and Eeva Widström

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:138

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:127

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:125

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:123

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:122

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:109

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Dental professionals are uniquely positioned to discourage smoking among their patients. However, little is known about the role of cultural background and attitudes towards smoking in the education of these p...

    Authors: Apolinaras Zaborskis, Aiste Volkyte, Julija Narbutaite and Jorma I. Virtanen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:106

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Jackie Stuart, Ha Hoang, Len Crocombe and Tony Barnett

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:99

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:83

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Dental fear accounts for 41% of the non-habitual dental attendance such as visiting only when in pain among adult Finns. Dentists should be able to recognize patients in risk for irregular attendance due to de...

    Authors: Mimmi Tolvanen, Katri Puijola, Jason M. Armfield and Satu Lahti

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:85

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Migrants in many European countries including Germany tend to utilize preventive measures less frequently than the majority population. Little is known about the dental health of migrants as well as about thei...

    Authors: Fabian Erdsiek, Dorothee Waury and Patrick Brzoska

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:84

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Hatsumi Yoshii, Nobutaka Kitamura, Kouhei Akazawa and Hidemitsu Saito

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:81

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Nayoung Kim, Chang-yup Kim and Hosung Shin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:80

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:78

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:71

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:69

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:61

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