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BMC Oral Health

Epidemiology of oral health

Section edited by Morenike Folayan

This section aims to publish research on the social determinants of oral health, and the environmental, behavioral, and occupational correlates of oral health, oral health related quality of life and disease

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Assessing the need for prosthodontic care previously included older age groups. There is less information about younger populations who may need this care because of high disease levels. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Fahad Al-Harbi and Maha El Tantawi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:128

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a multidimensional construct that refers to an individual’s self-perceived well-being. This study used the revised Wilson and Cleary HRQOL model to investigate the ass...

    Authors: Nurulasmak Mohamed, Norkhafizah Saddki, Azizah Yusoff and Anilawati Mat Jelani

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:119

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    Dental esthetics, chewing and speech should be preserved in a dentition denominated functional and are closely related to satisfaction with oral health (SOH), impacts caused by oral problems and have a possible a...

    Authors: Loliza Luiz Figueiredo Houri Chalub, Raquel Conceição Ferreira and Andréa Maria Duarte Vargas

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:112

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Periodontal disease associates with systemic diseases but corresponding links regarding apical periodontitis (AP) are not so clear. Hence our aim was to study association between AP and the prevalence of syste...

    Authors: Eunice Virtanen, Tapio Nurmi, Per-Östen Söder, Stella Airila-Månsson, Birgitta Söder and Jukka H. Meurman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:107

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In the present study, we explored the link between vitamin D receptor (VDR) BsmI, TaqI, ApaI and FokI gene polymorphisms with deciduous tooth decay in Chinese children.

    Authors: Yuan-yuan Kong, Jian-mao Zheng, Wen-juan Zhang, Qian-zhou Jiang, Xue-chao Yang, Miao Yu and Su-juan Zeng

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:111

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and clinical effects of untreated dental caries in Pakistani children residing in orphanages using the DMFT and PUFA index; association of decay and un...

    Authors: Ramsha Kamran, Warda Farooq, Mehreen Riaz Faisal and Faisal Jahangir

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:108

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  7. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to assess the difference in serum levels of leptin and adiponectin in patients with periodontitis and in periodontally healthy individuals and evaluate the changes in circulating leptin and ad...

    Authors: Junfei Zhu, Bin Guo, Xueqi Gan, Ling Zhang, Yuting He, Beilei Liu, Xin Chen, Suhan Zhang and Haiyang Yu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:104

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Oral health greatly affects well-being throughout the different stages of life from childhood to late adulthood. Loss of teeth due to poor oral health hinders mastication, leading to poor nutrition absorption,...

    Authors: Young Sun Kim, Han-Na Kim, Jung-Ha Lee, Se-Yeon Kim, Eun-Joo Jun and Jin-Bom Kim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:101

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Dentists’ and dental healthcare providers’ professional knowledge and attitude towards the prevention of oral diseases may have an impact on the oral health of the general population. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Madhu Wagle, Ganesh Acharya, Purusotam Basnet and Tordis A. Trovik

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:76

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  10. Content type: Research article

    China has undergone a rapid demographic and epidemiological transition with fast ecomonic development since the 1980s. Oral health is becoming a major public health problem as the prevalence of non-communicabl...

    Authors: Qi Zhang, Zhixin Li, Chunxiao Wang, Yunning Liu, Yang Yang, Scottie Bussell, Maigeng Zhou and Linhong Wang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:74

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Previous surveys have indicated that a majority of Indonesian children have poor oral health. However, little detailed information is available on underlying causation and none that examine impacts of oral hea...

    Authors: Diah Ayu Maharani, Melissa Adiatman, Anton Rahardjo, Girvan Burnside and Cynthia Pine

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:65

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Assessment of the adverse effects of oral health problems on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) is essential to ensure the well-being of children. The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS...

    Authors: Nada J. Farsi, Azza A. El-Housseiny, Deema J. Farsi and Najat M. Farsi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:60

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  13. Content type: Research article

    A previous study has shown deficient knowledge of caries risk factors/indicators in a Japanese adult population regarded to have a high interest in preventive dentistry. No prior research has investigated cari...

    Authors: Makiko Nishi, Máiréad Harding, Virginia Kelleher, Helen Whelton and Finbarr Allen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:55

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Odontogenic tumor (OT) comprises a large heterogeneous group of lesions arising from tooth producing tissues or its remnants. Studies on OTs are scarce in Ethiopia. Thus, the present study aimed to assess the ...

    Authors: Bruktawit Kebede, Dawit Tare, Birke Bogale and Fessahaye Alemseged

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:54

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Numerous studies have reported a relationship between depression and temporomandibular disorders (TMD), but the conclusions remain undefined. The aim of this article was to examine the temporal relationship be...

    Authors: Shang-Lun Lin, Shang-Liang Wu, Shun-Yao Ko, Ching-Yu Yen, Wei-Fan Chiang and Jung-Wu Yang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:50

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Body mass index (BMI) has been found to associate with different parameters of chronic periodontal disease in previous studies. It is reasonable to expect that central adiposity measures, such as waist circumf...

    Authors: Sanna Kangas, Petra Timonen, Matti Knuuttila, Antti Jula, Pekka Ylöstalo and Anna-Maija Hannele Syrjälä

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:48

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) has been used to describe the consequences of oral health conditions and treatments in children. A better understanding of OHRQoL and its relationship with dental f...

    Authors: Leena Merdad and Azza A. El-Housseiny

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:47

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  18. Content type: Research article

    There have been inconsistent conclusions regarding the levels of inflammatory mediators in saliva and serum among people with or without periodontal disease. Although pre-conception has been put forward as the...

    Authors: Hong Jiang, Yiming Zhang, Xu Xiong, Emily W. Harville, Karmin O and Xu Qian

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2016 16:131

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