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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

    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

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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

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  3. Content type: Research article

    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

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  4. Content type: Research article

    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

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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

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

  10. Content type: Research article

    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

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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

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  15. Content type: Debate

    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

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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

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  23. Content type: Research article

    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

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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

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  25. Content type: Research article

    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

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  26. Content type: Research article

    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

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Endemic dental fluorosis has already been described in some regions of the world. The aim of this study was to evaluate the functional and psychosocial impact of direct aesthetic restorative treatments in ende...

    Authors: Thalita Thyrza De Almeida Santa-Rosa, Raquel Conceição Ferreira, Andréia Maria Araújo Drummond, Cláudia Silami De Magalhães, Andréa Maria Duarte Vargas and Efigênia Ferreira E Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:52

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  28. Content type: Research article

    German societies of pediatricians and dentists disagree about oral health-related preventive recommendations (use of fluoride supplements, fluoride-containing toothpaste) for children aged 0–3 years. After fai...

    Authors: Yvonne Wagner and Roswitha Heinrich-Weltzien

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:44

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Structured quality management is an important aspect for improving patient dental care outcomes, but reliable evidence to validate effects is lacking. We aimed to examine the effectiveness of a quality managem...

    Authors: Katja Goetz, Stephen M Campbell, Björn Broge, Marc Brodowski, Michel Wensing and Joachim Szecsenyi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:41

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Care coordination between physicians and dentists remains a challenge. This study of dentists providing pediatric dental care examined their opinions about physicians’ role in oral health and identified factor...

    Authors: Rocio B Quinonez, Ashley M Kranz, Marshall Long and R Gary Rozier

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:33

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Oral health promotion can be achieved through education using various approaches including mass media health education campaigns. Mass media campaigns might increase oral health knowledge and perhaps could lea...

    Authors: Mahdia Gholami, Afsaneh Pakdaman, Ali Montazeri, Ahmad Jafari and Jorma I Virtanen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:31

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The majority of young children receive no early dental examination while attending primary health care for routine check-ups. Our aim was to study primary care nurses’ knowledge of oral health care (OHC) and t...

    Authors: Sepideh Rabiei, Simin Z Mohebbi, Reza Yazdani and Jorma I Virtanen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:26

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Existing research about the influence of educational debt on students’ decision to enter general practice immediately after graduation is conflicting. Other potential factors that could affect this decision in...

    Authors: Benjamin M Nashleanas, Susan C McKernan, Raymond A Kuthy and Fang Qian

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:18

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  34. Content type: Research article

    To identify barriers to participation in a primary oral health care programme aimed at preventing early childhood caries, as perceived by nurses.

    Authors: Eraldo Pesaressi, Rita S Villena, Wil JM van der Sanden, Jan Mulder and Jo E Frencken

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:17

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Fidelity assessments are integral to intervention research but few published trials report these processes in detail. We included plans for fidelity monitoring in the design of a community-based intervention t...

    Authors: Philip Weinstein, Peter Milgrom, Christine A Riedy, Lloyd A Mancl, Gayle Garson, Colleen E Huebner, Darlene Smolen, Marilynn Sutherland and Ann Nykamp

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:15

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Chronic orofacial pain (OFP) is common in general adult populations worldwide. High levels of psychological distress and impaired coping abilities are common among Western people with chronic OFP but limited i...

    Authors: Teresa SY Au, May CM Wong, Anne S McMillan, Susan Bridges and Colman McGrath

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:8

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Pain affecting the face or mouth and lasting longer than three months (“chronic orofacial pain”, COFP) is relatively common in the UK. This study aims to describe and model current care pathways for COFP patie...

    Authors: Justin Durham, Matthew Breckons, Vera Araujo-Soares, Catherine Exley, Jimmy Steele and Luke Vale

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:6

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  38. Content type: Research article

    With the growing number of transnational marriages in Taiwan, oral health disparities have become a public health issue. This study assessed immigrant-native differences in oral health behaviors of urban mothe...

    Authors: Chih-Chang Chen, Shang-Jyh Chiou, Chun-Chan Ting, Ying-Chun Lin, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Fu-Li Chen, Chien-Hung Lee, Ted Chen, Chin-Shun Chang, Ya-Ying Lin and Hsiao-Ling Huang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:3

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Globally, dental caries is categorized in the list of public health problems in preschool children. In India, lack of availability and affordability of oral health enhances the cost of treatment and care. Empo...

    Authors: Sonika Raj, Sonu Goel, Vijay Lakshmi Sharma and Naveen Krishan Goel

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:67

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Dentists in the US see an increasing number of patients with systemic conditions. These patients are challenging to care for when the relationship between oral and systemic disease is not well understood. The ...

    Authors: Mei Song, Jean A O’Donnell, Tanja Bekhuis and Heiko Spallek

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:65

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