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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. 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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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. Mobile and trailer home (MTHs) residents are an understudied group. In this study we determined the cigarette smoking status, dental visits in the past 12 months, and receipt of tobacco counseling in adolescen...

    Authors: Vinodh Bhoopathi, Huaqing Zhao and Shannon Myers Virtue

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:121

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  18. There were some debates about the water fluoridation program in South Korea, even if the program had generally substantial effectiveness. Because the out-of-pocket expenditures for dental care were higher in S...

    Authors: Myung-Soo Cho, Kyu-Tae Han, Sohee Park, Ki Tae Moon and Eun-Cheol Park

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:119

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  19. Dental insurance coverage has recently expanded in Korea. The number of patients diagnosed with periodontal disease (PD), and the actual number of periodontally compromised patients has increased. However, few...

    Authors: Jae-Hong Lee, Jung-Seok Lee, Jung-Kyu Choi, Hye-In Kweon, Young-Taek Kim and Seong-Ho Choi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:118

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  20. To determine the factors associated with child care center directors’ (CCCDs) intention to implement oral health promotion practices (OHPPs) in licensed childcare centers (CCCs) within the next year, and their...

    Authors: Ajay Joshi, Romer Ocanto, Robin J. Jacobs and Vinodh Bhoopathi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:100

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  21. Oral health is an important component of daily functioning and well-being. A comprehensive patient-reported oral health measure is needed to gauge the impact of oral health status on children and adolescents. ...

    Authors: Honghu Liu, Ron D. Hays, Marvin Marcus, Ian Coulter, Carl Maida, Francisco Ramos-Gomez, Jie Shen, Yan Wang, Vladimir Spolsky, Steve Lee, Li Cai and James Crall

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:95

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  22. Molar-Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) is a prevalent developmental defect of tooth enamel associated with a high burden of disease. The present study aimed to survey Australian and Chilean oral health care pr...

    Authors: K. Gambetta-Tessini, R. Mariño, A. Ghanim, H. Calache and D. J. Manton

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:75

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  23. Dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease in early childhood in most communities worldwide. Several studies conducted in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries have documented a high prevalence of ea...

    Authors: Asmaa Alkhtib, Aghareed Ghanim, Meredith Temple-Smith, Louise Brearley Messer, Marie Pirotta and Michael Morgan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:73

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  24. This study aimed to evaluate whether television-based dental health promotion initiatives in General Practice waiting rooms would increase patients’ knowledge of and intentions to seek dental services.

    Authors: Mohammed Jawad, Sam Ingram, Imran Choudhury, Anne Airebamen, Kostakis Christodoulou and Amanda Wilson Sharma

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 17:24

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  25. Although initial periodontal therapy can ease some physical and psychological discomforts from periodontitis and improve patients’ oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), it is also vital to find positiv...

    Authors: Lei Miao, Jingwen Feng, Liuzhong Wu, Shuwei Zhang, Ziming Ge and Yaping Pan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:68

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  26. Clinical practice guidelines on ‘Dental caries prevention and management by caries risk assessment for pre-school children in Hong Kong’ were developed using ADAPTE process and Delphi consensus technique. This st...

    Authors: Gillian H. M. Lee, Colman McGrath and Cynthia K. Y. Yiu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:58

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  27. Early childhood caries affects nearly half the population of Australian children aged 5 years and has the potential to negatively impact their growth and development. To address this issue, an Early Childhood ...

    Authors: Maxine Veale, Shilpi Ajwani, Maree Johnson, Linda Nash, Tiffany Patterson and Ajesh George

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:56

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  28. Despite the consensus regarding the existence of a relationship between “impacts on oral health” and “health-related quality of life”, this relationship, considering the latent nature of these variables, is st...

    Authors: Miriane Lucindo Zucoloto, João Maroco and Juliana Alvares Duarte Bonini Campos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:55

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  29. Leadership and leaders have important roles today, possibly even more so in the future, since major organizational changes will occur throughout the health care sector. Tomorrow’s leaders will need to be compe...

    Authors: Tiina Tuononen, Anna Liisa Suominen and Johanna Lammintakanen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:50

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  30. Early recognition of dental fear is essential for the effective delivery of dental care. This study aimed to test the reliability and validity of the Arabic version of the Children’s Fear Survey Schedule-Denta...

    Authors: Azza A. El-Housseiny, Farah A. Alsadat, Najlaa M. Alamoudi, Douaa A. El Derwi, Najat M. Farsi, Moaz H. Attar and Basil M. Andijani

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:49

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  31. Continued periodontal maintenance after active therapy is highly important for maintaining a healthy oral function. In Japan, the rate of consultation for periodontal maintenance is remarkably low compared to ...

    Authors: Tomotaka Kato, Seiichi Sugiyama, Michiko Makino and Toru Naito

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:46

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  32. Poor oral health is a chronic condition that can be extremely costly to manage. In Australia, publicly funded dental services are provided to community members deemed to be eligible—those who are socio-economi...

    Authors: Andrea M. de Silva, Panagiota Gkolia, Lauren Carpenter and Deborah Cole

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:45

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  33. There is a dearth of published literature that demonstrates the impact and effectiveness of school-based oral health education (OHE) program in Bangladesh and it is one of the most neglected activities in the ...

    Authors: Syed Emdadul Haque, Mosiur Rahman, Kawashima Itsuko, Mahmuda Mutahara, Sakisaka Kayako, Atsuro Tsutsumi, Md. Jahirul Islam and Md. Golam Mostofa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:44

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  34. The aim of this study was to analyse the prevalence and severity of dental caries among Korean children aged 8 and 12 years over a period of 12 years by determining the number of decayed, missing, and filled t...

    Authors: Han-Na Kim, Dong-Hun Han, Eun-Joo Jun, Se-Yeon Kim, Seung-Hwa Jeong and Jin-Bom Kim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:38

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  35. Studies suggest that poor oral health during pregnancy can lead to perinatal complications, such as low birth weight and preterm delivery as well as poor oral health in children. Aim of this study was to asses...

    Authors: Yvonne Wagner and Roswitha Heinrich-Weltzien

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:36

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  36. The effectiveness of print-based health promotion materials is dependent on their readability. This study aimed to assess the characteristics of print-based oral health information literature publically availa...

    Authors: Tony Barnett, Ha Hoang and Ashlea Furlan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:35

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  37. The frequency of dental trauma in schools is secondary only to accidents at home. The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge of first aid in the avulsion of permanent teeth presented by Polish school ...

    Authors: Joanna Baginska, Ewa Rodakowska, Robert Milewski, Magdalena Wilczynska-Borawska and Anna Kierklo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:30

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  38. First-year university students are in a new, independent life situation, which may affect health behaviour, including oral health habits. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between dental fe...

    Authors: Vesa Pohjola, Aino Rekola, Kristina Kunttu and Jorma I. Virtanen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:26

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  39. Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) is found to be a promising and a viable alternative for in vivo exposure in the treatment of specific phobias. However, its usefulness for treating dental phobia is unex...

    Authors: Kumar Raghav, AJ Van Wijk, Fawzia Abdullah, Md. Nurul Islam, Marc Bernatchez and Ad De Jongh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:25

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  40. What patients expect to happen during treatment or benefit from the treatment might influence the subsequent factors such as treatment outcome, patient satisfaction, patient’s cooperation as well as compliance...

    Authors: Jie Yao, Dan-Dan Li, Yan-Qi Yang, Colman Patrick Joseph McGrath and Nikos Mattheos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:19

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  41. Inadequate functional health literacy is a common problem in immigrant populations. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between oral (dental) health literacy (OHL) and participation in ora...

    Authors: Paola Calvasina, Herenia P. Lawrence, Laurie Hoffman-Goetz and Cameron D. Norman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:18

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