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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. The purpose of this study was to identify barriers frequently endorsed by dentists in a large, multi-site dental practice to implementing the American Dental Association’s recommendation for sealing noncavitat...

    Authors: Deborah E. Polk, Robert J. Weyant, Nilesh H. Shah, Jeffrey L. Fellows, Daniel J. Pihlstrom and Julie Frantsve-Hawley

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:17

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Tooth filling treatment is utilized at low levels in many low and middle-income countries (LMICs), further, little is known about the prevailing attitudes towards such treatment. This study aimed to assess att...

    Authors: Kasusu K. Nyamuryekung’e, Satu M. Lahti and Risto J. Tuominen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:12

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The purpose of this study was to gain an in-depth understanding of Arabic-speaking mothers views on the usefulness of existing oral health education leaflets aimed at young children and also to record their vi...

    Authors: Amit Arora, Ibrahim Al-Salti, Hussam Murad, Quang Tran, Rhonda Itaoui, Sameer Bhole, Shilpi Ajwani, Charlotte Jones and Narendar Manohar

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:10

    Content type: Research article

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  16. To describe, with aid of geo-mapping, the effects of a risk-based capitation model linked to caries-preventive guidelines on the polarization of caries in preschool children living in the Halland region of Swe...

    Authors: Anders Holmén, Ulf Strömberg, Gunnel Håkansson and Svante Twetman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:3

    Content type: Research article

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  17. To prove that Caries Management by Risk Assessment (CAMBRA) can be successfully implemented in dental practices outside of the university setting, dentists in the San Francisco Bay Area (CA) were approached to...

    Authors: Peter Rechmann, Bonnie Jue, William Santo, Beate M. T. Rechmann and John D. B. Featherstone

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:2

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The Internet is one of the most popular resources for people to obtain medical information; however, only a limited number of studies have reported the quality of the available health information related to or...

    Authors: Xiaosheng Hu, Hui Pan, Wenxiu He, Hong Hua and Zhimin Yan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:170

    Content type: Research article

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  19. As part of a long-standing line of research regarding how peer density affects health, researchers have sought to understand the multifaceted ways that the density of contemporaries living and interacting in p...

    Authors: Bibhas Chakraborty, Michael J. Widener, Sedigheh Mirzaei Salehabadi, Mary E. Northridge, Susan S. Kum, Zhu Jin, Carol Kunzel, Harvey D. Palmer and Sara S. Metcalf

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:166

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Despite the availability of contemporary research advances, only a limited fraction is implemented into dental practice. One possible way to facilitate this process is to stimulate the research and development...

    Authors: Helena Morténius and Svante Twetman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:164

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Toombak is a form of smokeless tobacco (SLT) that is locally made and consumed in Sudan and contains several carcinogenic elements. Use of Toombak has been etiologically linked to various oral diseases includi...

    Authors: Hatim Mohammed Almahdi, Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm, Raouf Wahab Ali and Elwalid Fadul Nasir

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:160

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Dental care delivery systems in the United States are consolidating and large practice organizations are becoming more common. At the same time, greater accountability for addressing disparities in access to c...

    Authors: Joana Cunha-Cruz, Peter Milgrom, Colleen E. Huebner, JoAnna Scott, Sharity Ludwig, Jeanne Dysert, Melissa Mitchell, Gary Allen and R. Mike Shirtcliff

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:157

    Content type: Research article

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  23. To evaluate oral cancer-related screening practices of Oral Health Professionals (OHPs - dentists, dental hygienists, dental therapists, and oral health therapists) practising in Victoria, Australia.

    Authors: Rodrigo Mariño, Satoru Haresaku, Roisin McGrath, Denise Bailey, Michael Mccullough, Ross Musolino, Boaz Kim, Alagesan Chinnassamy and Michael Morgan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:151

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  28. 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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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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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  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research article

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