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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

    Dental caries and type 1 diabetes are responsible for a large burden of global disease; however, the exact prevalence of dental caries among children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes remains controversial,...

    Authors: Yan Wang, Lin Xing, Hui Yu and LiJuan Zhao

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:213

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    The oral flagellated protozoan Trichomonas tenax has been associated with patients with periodontal disease. However, no recent studies have been conducted on the prevalence of T. tenax in Chile. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Casandra Bracamonte-Wolf, Patricio R. Orrego, Christian Muñoz, Daniel Herrera, Joel Bravo, Jorge Gonzalez, Héctor Varela, Alejandro Catalán and Jorge E. Araya

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:207

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Ebiino, a form of Infant Oral Mutilation (IOM), involves the gauging or enucleation of primary canine tooth buds in infants, and is believed to be a form of remedy to a range of childhood diseases. The effects of...

    Authors: Norman Musinguzi, Arthur Kemoli and Isaac Okullo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:204

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    The aim of this study is to use data representative of the U.S. population to determine if households (HHs) age, birth country, and marital status, are strong predictors as HHs education for dental sealants, r...

    Authors: Victor Alos-Rullan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:195

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  5. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of tooth wear among preschool children in Jakarta, Indonesia, and examine the risk factors associated with its occurrence.

    Authors: Diah Ayu Maharani, Alisa Novianty Pratiwi, Febriana Setiawati, Shinan Zhang, Sherry Shiqian Gao, Chun Hung Chu and Anton Rahardjo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:192

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    Studies in high-income countries have reported associations between oral health and diabetes. There is however a lack of evidence on this association from low and middle-income countries, especially India. The...

    Authors: Ishita Rawal, Shreeparna Ghosh, Safraj Shahul Hameed, Roopa Shivashankar, Vamadevan S. Ajay, Shivani Anil Patel, Michael Goodman, Mohammed K. Ali, K. M. Venkat Narayan, Nikhil Tandon and Dorairaj Prabhakaran

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:191

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Dental caries remains a common and expensive disease for both society and affected individuals. Furthermore, caries often affect individuals’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Health economic evaluations...

    Authors: Lisa Kastenbom, Alexandra Falsen, Pernilla Larsson, Karin Sunnegårdh-Grönberg and Thomas Davidson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:187

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  8. Content type: Research article

    There is a paucity of population-based surveys on oral health conditions in Ecuador. Thus, the aim of this study was to conduct an epidemiological survey with a representative sample of children aged 12 years ...

    Authors: Edgard Michel-Crosato, Daniela Prócida Raggio, Alba Narcisa de Jesus Coloma-Valverde, Edisson Fernando Lopez, Patricia Lourdes Alvarez-Velasco, Marco Vinicio Medina, Mariela Cumanda Balseca, Maritza Del Carmen Quezada-Conde, Fernanda Campos de Almeida Carrer, Giuseppe Alexandre Romito, Maria Ercilia Araujo, Maria Gabriela Haye Biazevic, Mariana Minatel Braga, Maristela Vilas Boas Fratucci, Fausto Medeiros Mendes, Antonio Carlos Frias…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:184

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Factors associated with increases in dental caries and changes in the family socioeconomic profile were investigated in a paediatric primary health care (PHC) cohort in Northeast Brazil during the implementati...

    Authors: Márcia Maria Dantas Cabral de Melo, Wayner Vieira de Souza and Paulo Sávio Angeiras de Goes

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:183

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The changed disease landscape in Japan because of an increasing aging population has contributed to an increase in convalescent inpatients, warranting important considerations of their oral care needs. However...

    Authors: Kanako Hayashi, Maya Izumi, Ayaka Isobe, Yuhei Mastuda and Sumio Akifusa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:177

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Lichen planus (LP) is a chronic inflammatory mucocutaneous disease that commonly affects the oral cavity. Previous reports have suggested a possible association between LP and thyroid gland diseases (TGDs). Th...

    Authors: Lazar Kats, Yuli Goldman, Adrian Kahn, Victoria Goldman and Meir Gorsky

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:169

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Syrian crisis has started eight years ago and has, directly and indirectly, affected all the aspects of the Syrians lives. A lot of new war-related factors contributed to change the socio-economic status, ...

    Authors: Bahaa Aldin Alhaffar, Raeed Alawabdi, Leen Barakat and Chaza Kouchaji

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:165

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Chronic Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is associated with reduced saliva flow rate due to infiltration of HIV and proliferation of CD8 lymphocytes in salivary glands. It is unclear whether HIV in...

    Authors: Dunstan Kalanzi, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Damalie Nakanjako, Catherine Lutalo Mwesigwa, Ronald Ssenyonga and Bennett T. Amaechi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:159

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In 2016 the United Nation Relief and Work Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) commissioned a survey on oral health among 12-year-old students at UNRWA schools in five fields of operation (Jo...

    Authors: Lilia Biscaglia, Patrizia di Caccamo, Irene Terrenato, Maria Antonietta Arrica, Akihiro Seita and Guglielmo Campus

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:157

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Analyses of the effects of pit and fissure sealant have been based on small samples and lack large-scale field evaluation data in China. The aim of this study was to understand the effect of pit and fissure se...

    Authors: Weijia Liu, Lihua Xiong, Jianbo Li, Chongshan Guo, Weihua Fan and Shaohong Huang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:156

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge of the risk indicators of aggressive periodontitis (AgP) will help clinicians to better diagnose the disease, put a treatment plan that involves modification of modifiable risk indicators, understand...

    Authors: Khansa T. Ababneh, Manal J. Maslamani, Muna S. Abbadi, Anas H. Taha, Jumana A. Karasneh, Amani G. Sa’di and Yousef S. Khader

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:155

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and periodontal disease in postmenopausal women using data from the 4th and 5th Korea National Health and...

    Authors: Yunhee Lee, Inah Kim, Jaechul Song, Kyung-Gyun Hwang, Boyoul Choi and Seung-Sik Hwang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:151

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  18. Content type: Research article

    While adult women show greater dental anxiety than adult men, few studies have examined gender differences in adolescent perceptions of dentists. Therefore, this cross-sectional study aimed to evaluate the gen...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Karibe, Yuichi Kato, Kisaki Shimazu, Ayuko Okamoto and Masahiro Heima

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:144

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  19. Content type: Correspondence

    As part of our study, we reviewed the report published in BMC-Oral Health, titled “An assessment of the impacts of child oral health in Indonesia and associations with self-esteem, school performance and perceive...

    Authors: Mir Faeq Ali Quadri and Basaruddin Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:143

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    The original article was published in BMC Oral Health 2017 17:65

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    Determine the impact of poor oral health on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in community-dwelling older adults.

    Authors: Lyzbeth Beatriz Ortíz-Barrios, Víctor Granados-García, Pablo Cruz-Hervert, Karla Moreno-Tamayo, Erika Heredia-Ponce and Sergio Sánchez-García

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:141

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Oral health of women during pregnancy is an important issue. Not only it can compromise pregnancy outcomes, but also it may affect their newborn’s overall health. The aim of this study was to assess the oral h...

    Authors: Marzie Deghatipour, Zahra Ghorbani, Shahla Ghanbari, Shahnam Arshi, Farnaz Ehdayivand, Mahshid Namdari and Mina Pakkhesal

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:117

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Oral problems, known as a neglected epidemic, have become prevalent in Brazil, the Russian Federation, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) countries in last decade. The objective of the study is to examine ...

    Authors: Rahul Bawankule, Abhishek Singh, Kaushalendra Kumar and Sarang Pedgaonkar

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:114

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Low masticatory ability and the resulting decrease in intake of masticable foods can result in undernutrition. The present study investigated the relationship between tooth loss, low masticatory ability, and n...

    Authors: Nozomi Okamoto, Nobuko Amano, Tomiyo Nakamura and Motokazu Yanagi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:110

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The Southeast Asian Forum for Early Childhood Caries identified the need for more epidemiological surveys involving preschool children. To date, the only data on Early Childhood Caries in Cambodia come from co...

    Authors: Bathsheba Turton, Tepirou Chher, Wael Sabbah, Callum Durward, Sithan Hak and Arnaud Lailou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:107

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Clinical dental evaluations are considered complex and costly measurements that epidemiological surveillance studies of multiple simultaneous chronic diseases currently require, for example National Health Sur...

    Authors: Paula Margozzini, Rodrigo Berríos, Cynthia Cantarutti, Claudia Veliz and Duniel Ortuno

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:99

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Following implementation in 2009–2010 to the oral health component for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a full-mouth periodontal examination was continued during 2011–2014. Additi...

    Authors: Bruce A. Dye, Joseph Afful, Gina Thornton-Evans and Timothy Iafolla

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:95

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The goal of this study was to determine the distribution of periodontal disease in a population seeking oral rehabilitation in a Romanian prosthodontics department and to identify the factors associated with e...

    Authors: Simona Ioana Hategan, Angela Ruth Kamer, Cosmin Sinescu, Ronald George Craig, Anca Jivanescu, Andrei Mihai Gavrilovici and Meda-Lavinia Negrutiu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:94

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Self-perceived health is an essential measure of health status and even a paramount predictor of mortality. So long as it is said that oral health (OH) and general health (GH) are mirrors to each other. This s...

    Authors: Mohammed Nasser Alhajj, Esam Halboub, Abdullah G. Amran, Abdulaziz A. Alkheraif, Fuad A. Al-Sanabani, Bandar M. Al-Makramani, Abdulghani A. Al-Basmi and Fawaz A. Al-Ghabri

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:93

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Studies suggest association between low serum 25-OH-Vitamin D3 (VitD) and chronic destructive periodontal diseases. The main sources of VitD is sun exposure and fat fish. Subjects with dark skin will therefore ge...

    Authors: Vimalan Ketharanathan, Gerald R. Torgersen, Beáta Éva Petrovski and Hans R. Preus

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:83

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    Biomarkers can aid in detecting and preventing clinical disease through the recognition of change in biological samples. The objective of this case-control study was to further the knowledge on the use of big ...

    Authors: Selma Elekdag-Turk, Mohammed Almuzian, Tamer Turk, Marilia Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf, Ali Alnuaimi, Oyku Dalci and M. Ali Darendeliler

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:82

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Ontario is home to the largest number of immigrants in Canada. However, very little is known about their dental care utilization patterns. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of poor denta...

    Authors: Vrati M. Mehra, Christy Costanian, Siya Khanna and Hala Tamim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:78

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    There is a need to comprehensively investigate the relationship between tooth eruption and infant growth to explain the theory of tooth emergence. This study aimed to investigate the association between infant...

    Authors: Hai Ming Wong, Si-Min Peng and Colman P. J. McGrath

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:47

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  33. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to identify anxiety in dental patients visiting a dental clinic using the Dental Anxiety Scale, their level of psychological distress using the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 and therefore identif...

    Authors: Alexander Zinke, Christian Hannig and Hendrik Berth

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:27

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Oral functions are known to decline with aging. However, there is limited evidence that supports the relationship between oral health and frailty. This study aimed to clarify the relationship between oral hygi...

    Authors: Yoko Hasegawa, Ayumi Sakuramoto, Hideyuki Sugita, Kana Hasegawa, Nobuhide Horii, Takashi Sawada, Ken Shinmura and Hiromitsu Kishimoto

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:23

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The index of Caries Assessment Spectrum and Treatment (CAST) reveals a range of caries development from a non-cavitated status to advanced lesions. The aim of the present study was to explore the oral health s...

    Authors: Azadeh Babaei, Afsaneh Pakdaman, Hossein Hessari and Ahmad R. Shamshiri

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:20

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Dental caries is still considered a major public health concern for human beings, especially minority groups and those living in disadvantaged communities. The Lisu is a minority group in China of more than 70...

    Authors: Shinan Zhang, Yuexiao Li, Juan Liu, Weiqi Wang, Leticia Ito, Samamtha Kar Yan Li and Yanhong Li

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:17

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  37. Content type: Research article

    There was an immense need for studies evaluating the dental health status in Syrian children, especially under the current circumstances of the Syrian crisis. No contemporary data was available. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Muhammed Al-Huda Ballouk and Mayssoon Dashash

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:16

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Children with complex neurodevelopmental disabilities such as cerebral palsy (CP), have a higher risk of dental disease related at least in part to greater difficulties in performing and maintaining effective ...

    Authors: Rahena Akhter, Nur Mohammad Monsur Hassan, Elizabeth F. Martin, Mohammad Muhit, Hayley Smithers-sheedy, Nadia Badawi and Gulam Khandaker

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:15

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Dental caries in preschool children is prevalent worldwide, but data regarding its magnitude and associated factors were not available for preschool children in Zhejiang Province, China. This study examines th...

    Authors: Na Zhou, Haihua Zhu, Yadong Chen, Wen Jiang, Xiaolong Lin, Yan Tu, Dingwan Chen and Hui Chen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:9

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    The tribes of India have poor periodontal health status due to their isolation, awareness and less accessibility to dental resources. They follow traditional methods of oral hygiene practice, which are found t...

    Authors: Shaik Mohammed Asif, Shaik Naheeda, Khalil Ibrahim Assiri, Hussain Mohammed Almubarak, Sultan Mohammed Kaleem, M. Zakirulla, Fawaz Abdul Hamid Baig and Mohammed Zahir Kota

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:8

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  41. Content type: Research article

    In addition to numerous general health problems, drug dependents manifest various oral health disorders. Our aim was to investigate the oral health status and its determinants among in-treatment opiate depende...

    Authors: Hajar Shekarchizadeh, Mohammad R. Khami, Simin Z. Mohebbi, Hamed Ekhtiari and Jorma I. Virtanen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:5

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Dental caries are a significant public health problem. It is a disease with multifactorial causes. In Sub-Sahara Africa, Ethiopia is one of the countries with a high record of dental caries. This study was to ...

    Authors: Mekuanint Simeneh Workie and Denekew Bitew Belay

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2019 19:4

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