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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Erratum

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

  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Despite overall improvements in oral health, a large number of children in United Kingdom (UK) are affected by dental caries; and the implementation of oral health promotion in some families remains a challeng...

    Authors: Ahmad K Aljafari, Jennifer Elizabeth Gallagher and Marie Therese Hosey

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:45

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The traditional measure for assessing dental treatment needs and workforce requirements based solely on normative need (NN) has major shortcomings. The sociodental approach (SDA) to assess needs overcomes some...

    Authors: Norintan Ab-Murat, Aubrey Sheiham, Richard Watt and Georgios Tsakos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:36

    Content type: Research article

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  17. According to the World Health Organization, one in every 10 people has a disability, and more than two-thirds of them do not receive any type of oral dental care. The Brazilian Constitution of 1988 guarantees ...

    Authors: Lyana Leal Rocha, Maria Vieira de Lima Saintrain and Anya Pimentel Gomes Fernandes Vieira-Meyer

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:35

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The objective of this study was to evaluate the convergent validity between the domains of the Autoquestionnaire Qualité de Vie Enfant image (AUQUEI) and the Child Perceptions Questionnaire instrument (CPQ11–14) ...

    Authors: Janice S Paula, Marcelo C Meneghim, Antônio C Pereira and Fábio L Mialhe

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:26

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Objectives were to: (1) determine whether and how often general dentists (GDs) provide specific dental procedures; and (2) test the hypothesis that provision is associated with key dentist, practice, and patie...

    Authors: Gregg H Gilbert, Valeria V Gordan, James J Korelitz, Jeffrey L Fellows, Cyril Meyerowitz, Thomas W Oates, D Brad Rindal and Randall J Gregory

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:11

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Untreated caries in young children can result in a referral for extraction in hospital under general anaesthetic (GA). This study aims to explore the impact of caries during the ensuing wait for GA on children...

    Authors: Michaela Goodwin, Caroline Sanders, Gill Davies, Tanya Walsh and Iain A Pretty

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:3

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Evidence is emerging that women’s poor oral health and health practices during pregnancy are associated with poor oral health in their children and potentially an increased risk of pre-term or low-birth weight...

    Authors: Maree Johnson, Ajesh George, Hannah Dahlen, Shilpi Ajwani, Sameer Bhole, Anthony Blinkhorn, Sharon Ellis and Anthony Yeo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:2

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Although the use of removable dentures can improve oral function and esthetics for elderly people, compared to those who do not wear removable dentures, those wearing removable dentures could have worse oral h...

    Authors: Yea-Yin Yen, Huey-Er Lee, Yi-Min Wu, Shou-Jen Lan, Wen-Chen Wang, Je-Kang Du, Shun-Te Huang and Kun-Jung Hsu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:1

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The objectives of this study were to assess the association between children and parents’ knowledge of caries preventive practices, the parents’ caries preventive oral health behaviours and children’s caries p...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:156

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2015 15:62

  24. This article presents findings from a scoping review of tools used to measure oral health literacy. Internationally, interest in oral health literacy is driven by oral health disparities, particularly for disa...

    Authors: Virginia Dickson-Swift, Amanda Kenny, Jane Farmer, Mark Gussy and Sarah Larkins

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:148

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Immigrants are often considered to have poorer oral health than native born-populations. One possible explanation for immigrants’ poor oral health is lack of access to dental care. There is very little informa...

    Authors: Paola Calvasina, Carles Muntaner and Carlos Quiñonez

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:145

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists (Therapists) working in the New South Wales (NSW) Public Oral Health Service are charged with providing clinical dental treatment including preventive care for all ...

    Authors: Angela V Masoe, Anthony S Blinkhorn, Jane Taylor and Fiona A Blinkhorn

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:142

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Childsmile is Scotland’s national child oral health improvement programme. To support the delivery of prevention in general dental practice in keeping with clinical guidelines, Childsmile sought accreditation ...

    Authors: Wendy Gnich, Leigh Deas, Sarah Mackenzie, Jacqueline Burns and David I Conway

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:137

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Oral health literacy is important to oral health outcomes. Very little has been established on comparing word recognition to comprehension in oral health literacy especially in older adults. Our goal was to co...

    Authors: Khadija Khan, Brendan Ruby, Ruth S Goldblatt, Jean J Schensul and Susan Reisine

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:135

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The objective of this paper is to draw attention to the oral health needs of children in Nigeria, and promote the use of appropriate interventions for disease prevention in the population. It also evaluates th...

    Authors: Morenike O Folayan, Abiola A Adeniyi, Nneka M Chukwumah, Nneka Onyejaka, Ayodeji O Esan, Oyinkan O Sofola and Omolola O Orenuga

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:128

    Content type: Debate

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  30. The aims of this study are to assess the influences of demographic and personal factors on Jordanian adults’ abilities to use dental services and the barriers to regular attendance.

    Authors: Suhair Ref’at Obeidat, Amani Ghassan Alsa’di and Dafi Sultan Taani

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:127

    Content type: Research article

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  31. While oral health is part of general health and well-being, oral health disparities nevertheless persist. Potential mechanisms include socioeconomic factors that may influence access to dental care in the abse...

    Authors: Idris Guessous, Jean-Marc Theler, Claire Durosier Izart, Silvia Stringhini, Patrick Bodenmann, Jean-Michel Gaspoz and Hans Wolff

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:121

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Dental fear has not only been linked to poor dental health in children but also persists across the lifespan, if unaddressed, and can continue to affect oral, systemic, and psychological health. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Azza A El-Housseiny, Najlaa M Alamoudi, Najat M Farsi and Douaa A El Derwi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:118

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Preventive dental care use remains relatively low in Japan, especially among working-age adults. Universal health insurance in Japan covers curative dental care with an out-of-pocket payment limit, though its ...

    Authors: Keiko Murakami, Jun Aida, Takayoshi Ohkubo and Hideki Hashimoto

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:117

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Dental professionals are among the occupational groups that experience ocular injuries and problems as they perform their daily dental works. The purpose of the study was to determine the ocular health practic...

    Authors: Clement Chinedu Azodo and Ejike B Ezeja

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:115

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Many patients with disability require orthodontic treatment (OT) to achieve adequate oral function and aesthetic appearance. The cooperation of disabled patients and of their parents is central to the success ...

    Authors: María Teresa Abeleira, Elisabeth Pazos, Isabel Ramos, Mercedes Outumuro, Jacobo Limeres, Juan Seoane-Romero, Marcio Diniz and Pedro Diz

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:98

    Content type: Research article

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  36. One of the goals of the World Health Organisation goal is to ensure increased uptake of preventive oral self-care by 2020. This would require the design public health programmes that will ensure children place...

    Authors: Morenike O Folayan, Mohammad R Khami, Nneka Onyejaka, Bamidele O Popoola and Yewande Isabella Adeyemo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:83

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Many young paediatric patients with severe dental caries receive dental treatment under general anaesthesia. Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) can be evaluated to assess the outcome of dental genera...

    Authors: Birute Jankauskiene, Jorma I Virtanen, Ricardas Kubilius and Julija Narbutaite

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:81

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Prior to the 2007/09 Canadian Health Measures Survey, there was no nationally representative clinical data on the oral health of Canadians experiencing cost barriers to dental care. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Brandy Thompson, Peter Cooney, Herenia Lawrence, Vahid Ravaghi and Carlos Quiñonez

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:78

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Pre-school children in families of recently settled refugees often have very high rates of early childhood caries (ECC). ECC is associated with a high level of morbidity and is largely preventable, however eff...

    Authors: Pam Nicol, Arwa Al-Hanbali, Nigel King, Linda Slack-Smith and Sarah Cherian

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:69

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The objective of this paper is to quantify the cost of periodontitis management at public sector specialist periodontal clinic settings and analyse the distribution of cost components.

    Authors: Tuti Mohd-Dom, Rasidah Ayob, Amrizal Mohd-Nur, Mohd R Abdul-Manaf, Noorlin Ishak, Khairiyah Abdul-Muttalib, Syed M Aljunid, Yuhaniz Ahmad-Yaziz, Hanizah Abdul-Aziz, Noordin Kasan and Ahmad S Mohd-Asari

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:56

    Content type: Research article

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