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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Role-substitution describes a model of dental care where Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) provide some of the clinical activity previously undertaken by General Dental Practitioners. This has the potential to ...

    Authors: Paul Brocklehurst, Stephen Birch, Ruth McDonald and Martin Tickle

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:46

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. The bulk of service delivery in dentistry is delivered by general dental practitioners, when a large proportion of patients who attend regularly are asymptomatic and do not require treatment. This represents a...

    Authors: Richard Macey, Tanya Walsh, Anne-Marie Glenny, Helen Worthington, Martin Tickle, James Ashley and Paul Brocklehurst

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:45

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. New dental schools have been established to train dentists in many parts of the world. This study examines the future dental workforce from the first dental school in the United Arab Emirates [UAE]; the aim of...

    Authors: Hazim H Rashid, Swapnil G Ghotane, Salem H Abufanas and Jennifer E Gallagher

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:39

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Rural, low-income pregnant women and their children are at high risk for poor oral health and have low utilization rates of dental care. The Baby Smiles study was designed to increase low-income pregnant women...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:38

    Content type: Study protocol

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