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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

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Content type: Research article

    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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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  10. Content type: Research article

    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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  11. Content type: Research article

    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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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  14. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. Content type: Research article

    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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  16. Content type: Research article

    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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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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  19. Content type: Research article

    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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  20. Content type: Research article

    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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  21. Content type: Research article

    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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  22. Content type: Research article

    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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  23. Content type: Research article

    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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  24. Content type: Research article

    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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  25. Content type: Research article

    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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  26. Content type: Research article

    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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  27. Content type: Research article

    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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  28. Content type: Research article

    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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  29. Content type: Research article

    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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  30. Content type: Study protocol

    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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  31. Content type: Research article

    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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  32. Content type: Research article

    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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  33. Content type: Research article

    Periodontal disease is a significant public health issue worldwide. Motivational techniques in combination with financial incentives are shown to lead to effective behavior change. The current study sought to ...

    Authors: Pempa Lhakhang, Kyra Hamilton, Nayantara Sud, Shonali Sud, Jeroen Kroon, Nina Knoll and Ralf Schwarzer

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:6

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  34. Content type: Research article

    On July 1st 2013 the Mandatory Reporting Code Act came into force in the Netherlands, making it compulsory for health professionals to adhere to a reporting code when they suspect patients to be victims of domest...

    Authors: Brigitte A. F. M. van Dam, Wil J. M. van der Sanden and Josef J. M. Bruers

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:159

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  35. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Morenike O Folayan, Kikelomo A Kolawole, Titus Oyedele, Nneka M Chukwumah, Nneka Onyejaka, Hakeem Agbaje, Elizabeth O Oziegbe and Olusegun V Oshomoji

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:62

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    The original article was published in BMC Oral Health 2014 14:156

  36. Content type: Research article

    In Nigeria, there is a high burden of oral health diseases, poor coordination of health services and human resources for delivery of oral health services. Previous attempts to develop an Oral Health Policy (OH...

    Authors: Enyi Etiaba, Nkoli Uguru, Bassey Ebenso, Giuliano Russo, Nkoli Ezumah, Benjamin Uzochukwu and Obinna Onwujekwe

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:56

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Medical-dental collaboration is essential for improving resource efficiency and standards of care. However, few studies have been conducted on it. This study aimed to investigate the attitude and awareness of ...

    Authors: Shinan Zhang, Edward CM Lo and Chun-Hung Chu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:53

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  38. Content type: Research article

    School based oral health education through traditional lecturing has been found successful only in improving oral health knowledge, while has low effectiveness in oral hygiene and gingival health. The aim of t...

    Authors: Matina V Angelopoulou, Katerina Kavvadia, Konstantina Taoufik and Constantine J Oulis

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:51

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Extensive caries in children can result in a referral for tooth extraction under General Anaesthesia (GA). While there are guidelines for the use of GA within paediatric dentistry this process is ultimately de...

    Authors: Michaela Goodwin, Caroline Sanders and Iain A Pretty

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:50

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Breastfeeding is a gift from mother to child and has a wide range of positive health, social and cultural impacts on infants. The link between bottle feeding and the prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC) ...

    Authors: Jaime Cidro, Lynelle Zahayko, Herenia P Lawrence, Samantha Folster, Margaret McGregor and Kristen McKay

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:49

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Patterns of service delivery and the organisation of Dental General Anaesthesia (DGA) have been found to differ across hospitals. This paper reports on qualitative research aimed to understand the impact of su...

    Authors: Michaela Goodwin, Iain A Pretty and Caroline Sanders

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:47

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