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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. Oral cancer is often preceded by a mucosal lesion called an oral potentially malignant disorder (OPMD). Many plant-derived compounds are of value in medicine. The objectives of this study were to develop a sol...

    Authors: Piyawat Tangsuksan, Jureeporn Chuerduangphui, Chutha Takahashi Yupanqui, Teerapol Srichana, Ekarat Hitakomate, Chamsai Pientong, Tipaya Ekalaksananan and Wipawee Nittayananta

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:512

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Access to oral health services remains a challenge in the Brazilian healthcare system, especially in the primary health care setting, where the use of a risk stratification tool that could identify individuals...

    Authors: Danielle da Costa Palacio, Flavio Rebustini, Daniele Boina de Oliveira, João Peres Neto, Wander Barbieri, Thais Paragis Sanchez, Ana Carolina Cintra Nunes Mafra, Daiana Bonfim, Camila Nascimento Monteiro, Valmir Vanderlei Gomes Filho, Danielle Viana Ribeiro, Leandro Marsico Loschiavo, João Luiz Miraglia and Antonio Carlos Pereira

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:421

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2021 21:439

  3. Among the methods currently available to provide fluoride in population levels, fluoridated water is the most successful for presenting high efficacy, safety and good cost–benefit. However, recent studies on e...

    Authors: Bárbara Souza Martins Rosário, Henrique Damian Rosário, Walbert de Andrade Vieira, Graziela Oro Cericato, Diego Figueiredo Nóbrega, Cauane Blumenberg, Fernando Neves Hugo, Márcio Magno Costa and Luiz Renato Paranhos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:410

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Improving access to health services is a way towards achieving universal health coverage (UHC) in oral health. The purpose of this review was to map the determinants of access to dental services within a UHC f...

    Authors: Arash Ghanbarzadegan, Madhan Balasubramanian, Liana Luzzi, David Brennan and Peivand Bastani

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:404

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Lyme disease is the most frequent tick-borne infectious disease in Europe. It often presents with a wide variety of symptoms. For this reason, affection of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) caused by Lyme dise...

    Authors: Christina Weise, Matthias C. Schulz, Karin Frank, Marcel Cetindis, Bernd Koos and Hannes Weise

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:400

    Content type: Case report

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  6. The Malaysian School Dental Service (SDS) was introduced to provide systematic and comprehensive dental care to school students. The service encompasses promotive, preventive, and, curative dental care. This s...

    Authors: Nazirah Ab Mumin, Zamros Yuzadi Mohd Yusof, Jamaludin Marhazlinda and Unaizah Obaidellah

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:394

    Content type: Research article

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  7. In order to prevent oral diseases, the use of appropriate oral health education at childhood is one of the most important strategies for improving oral health knowledge and by extension positive oral health ha...

    Authors: Zahra Sadat Hashemi, Mahboobeh Khorsandi, Mohsen Shamsi and Rahmatollah Moradzadeh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:342

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Secukinumab is a human monoclonal antibody immunoglobulin that neutralises interleukin (IL)-17A, and as such, is effective in the treatment of psoriasis. However, as IL-17A is essential in protection against f...

    Authors: Bruna Lavinas Sayed Picciani, Arkadiusz Dziedzic, Juliana Tristão Werneck, Marcello Alves Marinho, Thaylla Núñez Amin Dick, Nara Regina Quintanilha and Eliane Pedra Dias

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:292

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Tooth decay (caries) is a significant health burden in young children. There is strong evidence for the benefits of establishing appropriate home-based oral health behaviours in early childhood. Dental teams a...

    Authors: Erin Giles, K. A. Gray-Burrows, A. Bhatti, L. Rutter, J. Purdy, T. Zoltie, S. Pavitt, Z. Marshman, R. West and P. F. Day

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:267

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Few studies have addressed the clinical parameters' predictive power related to caries lesion associated with their progression. This study assessed the predictive validity and proposed simplified models to pr...

    Authors: Isabela Floriano, Elizabeth Souza Rocha, Ronilza Matos, Juliana Mattos-Silveira, Kim Rud Ekstrand, Fausto Medeiros Mendes and Mariana Minatel Braga

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:255

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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

  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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