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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. Studies suggest that using a denture/bridge may prevent disability in older people. However, not all older people with few remaining teeth use a denture/bridge. This cross-sectional study aimed to examine the ...

    Authors: Tatsuo Yamamoto, Katsunori Kondo, Jun Aida, Kayo Suzuki, Jimpei Misawa, Miyo Nakade, Shinya Fuchida and Yukio Hirata

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:63

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  2. Despite the fact that betel-quid is one of the most commonly used psychoactive substances worldwide and a major risk-factor for head-and-neck cancer incidence and mortality globally, currently no standardized ...

    Authors: Melissa A Little, Pallav Pokhrel, Kelle L Murphy, Crissy T Kawamoto, Gil S Suguitan and Thaddeus A Herzog

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:62

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  3. Oral health-related quality of life, OHRQoL, among elderly is an important concern for the health and welfare policy in Norway and Sweden. The aim of the study was to assess reproducibility, longitudinal valid...

    Authors: Ferda Gülcan, Elwalid Nasir, Gunnar Ekbäck, Sven Ordell and Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:59

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2015 15:58

  4. The aims of this study were to (1) investigate to what extent the generic and condition specific (CS) forms of the oral impact of daily performance (OIDP) inventory discriminate between a group of patients wit...

    Authors: Christina L Hvaring, Kari Birkeland and Anne N Åstrøm

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:57

    Content type: Research article

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  5. A low level of education and the migration background of parents are associated with the development of caries in children. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a higher educational level of parents c...

    Authors: Barbara Cvikl, Gertraud Haubenberger-Praml, Petra Drabo, Michael Hagmann, Reinhard Gruber, Andreas Moritz and Andrea Nell

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:51

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  6. Socioeconomic, perinatal and other life cycle events can be important determinants of the health status of the individual and populations. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of early childhood caries (E...

    Authors: Valdeci Elias dos Santos Junior, Rebeca Maria Brasileiro de Sousa, Maria Cecília Oliveira, Arnaldo França de Caldas Junior and Aronita Rosenblatt

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:47

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  7. Studies evaluating dental assistants’ knowledge about tooth avulsion and its management are rare. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the level of knowledge about tooth avulsion and its management among ...

    Authors: Hassan Suliman Halawany, Yousra Hussain AlJazairy, Nawaf Sulaiman Alhussainan, Nassr AlMaflehi, Vimal Jacob and Nimmi Biju Abraham

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:46

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  8. Demand for complete denture treatment is expected to rise over several decades. However, to date, no questionnaire on complete dentures, as evaluated by edentulous patients, has been shown to be reliable and v...

    Authors: Yuriko Komagamine, Manabu Kanazawa, Yoshinori Kaiba, Yusuke Sato and Shunsuke Minakuchi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:45

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Recording reliable oral health data is a challenge. The aims were a) to outline different Scandinavian systems of oral health monitoring, b) to evaluate the quality and utility of the collected data in the lig...

    Authors: Marit S Skeie and Kristin S Klock

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:43

    Content type: Commentary

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  10. Literature reports have indicated an increase in research evidence suggesting association between periodontal disease and the risk of pre-term birth (PTB) and low birth weight (LBW). Periodontal diseases in Ug...

    Authors: Louis Muwazi, Charles Mugisha Rwenyonyi, Moses Nkamba, Annet Kutesa, Mike Kagawa, Godfrey Mugyenyi, Godfrey Kwizera and Isaac Okullo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:42

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  11. Low birth weight (LBW) continues to increase and is a major public health problem in Japan. In the present cross-sectional study, we examined the associations between LBW, preterm birth and small-for-gestation...

    Authors: Keiko Tanaka and Yoshihiro Miyake

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:38

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  12. There is some research on taste disorder/hyposensitivity in special groups such as the elderly or patients presenting with specific taste problems, however few studies have been conducted among young populatio...

    Authors: Mari Ohnuki, Masayuki Ueno, Takashi Zaitsu and Yoko Kawaguchi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:36

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  13. Self-efficacy plays an important role in oral health-related behaviours. There is little known about associations between self-efficacy and subjective oral health among populations at heightened risk of dental...

    Authors: Lisa M Jamieson, Eleanor J Parker, Kaye F Roberts-Thomson, Herenia P Lawrence and John Broughton

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:29

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  14. Dentists are considered role models by the general population in regards to oral hygiene and oral health behavior. This study aimed to access the oral health status of dentists and laypersons, and compare the ...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:23

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  15. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated to the pathogenesis of various cancers, such as oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, which has a high incidence in Puerto Rican men. Despite the burden of oral cancer...

    Authors: Vivian Colon-López, Valerie Quiñones-Avila, Lizbeth M Del Toro-Mejías, Keysha Reyes, Manuel E Rivera, Kathleen Nieves, María M Sánchez-Vazquez, Magaly Martínez-Ferrer and Ana P Ortiz

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:7

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  16. Diet is a major modifiable contributing factor in the etiology of dental caries. The purpose of this paper is to examine the reliability and cross-cultural validity of the Japanese version of the Food Frequenc...

    Authors: Chikako Shinga-Ishihara, Yukie Nakai, Peter Milgrom, Kaori Murakami and Michiyo Matsumoto-Nakano

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:1

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  17. One of the dental health goals of Health Japan 21, in which the Japanese government clarified its health policy, was to ensure the use of fluoride toothpaste in 90% or more of schoolchildren. This goal was not...

    Authors: Junko Ota, Tatsuo Yamamoto, Yuichi Ando, Jun Aida, Yukio Hirata and Seishiro Arai

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:74

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  18. Pemphigus is a rare group of life-threatening mucocutaneous autoimmune blistering diseases. Frequently, oral lesions precede the cutaneous ones. This study aimed to describe clinical and histological features ...

    Authors: Nada M Suliman, Anne N Åstrøm, Raouf W Ali, Hussein Salman and Anne C Johannessen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:66

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  19. Evidence consistently shows that diabetes is a risk factor for increased prevalence of gingivitis and periodontitis. But there is a controversy about the relationship between diabetes related factors and perio...

    Authors: Eun-Kyong Kim, Sang Gyu Lee, Youn-Hee Choi, Kyu-Chang Won, Jun Sung Moon, Anwar T Merchant and Hee-Kyung Lee

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:64

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  20. Oral diseases are a health problem worldwide. Differences in oral health status may vary with geographical locations, but also within the same country and between groups with different social backgrounds. The ...

    Authors: Anette Wennström, Margareta Ahlqwist, Ulrika Stenman, Cecilia Björkelund and Magnus Hakeberg

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:63

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  21. Self-rated oral health is a valid and useful summary indicator of overall oral health status and quality of life. However, few studies on perception of oral health have been conducted among Japanese young adul...

    Authors: Azusa Kojima, Daisuke Ekuni, Shinsuke Mizutani, Michiko Furuta, Koichiro Irie, Tetsuji Azuma, Takaaki Tomofuji, Yoshiaki Iwasaki and Manabu Morita

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:62

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  22. Disparities in utilization of oral healthcare services have been attributed to socioeconomic and individual behavioral factors. Parents’ socioeconomic status, demographics, schooling, and perceptions of oral h...

    Authors: Rômulo Vaz Machry, Simone Tuchtenhagen, Bernardo Antonio Agostini, Carlos Roberto da Silva Teixeira, Chaiana Piovesan, Fausto Medeiros Mendes and Thiago Machado Ardenghi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:60

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  23. The objective of this study was to compare the socioeconomic and family characteristics of underprivileged schoolchildren with and without curative dental needs participating in a dental health program.

    Authors: Cristina Martins Lisboa, Janice Simpson de Paula, Glaucia Maria Bovi Ambrosano, Antonio Carlos Pereira, Marcelo de Castro Meneghim, Karine Laura Cortellazzi, Fabiana Lima Vazquez and Fábio Luiz Mialhe

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:56

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  24. The Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ11-14) is the most commonly used indicator of child oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), and its validity and reliability have been studied both in English and in ...

    Authors: Armando Olivieri, Roberto Ferro, Luca Benacchio, Alberto Besostri and Edoardo Stellini

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:55

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  25. Anecdotal evidence suggests that low-income preschoolers with developmental delays are at increased risk for dental caries and poor oral health, but there are no published studies based on empirical data. The ...

    Authors: Donald L Chi, Katharine C Rossitch and Elizabeth M Beeles

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:53

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  26. Limited information on oral health status for young adults aged 18 year-olds is known, and no available data exists in Hong Kong. The aims of this study were to investigate the oral health status and its risk ...

    Authors: Hai-Xia Lu, May Chun Mei Wong, Edward Chin Man Lo and Colman McGrath

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:40

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  27. Impacted teeth predispose to periodontal disease and dental caries of adjacent teeth resulting in pain, discomfort and loss of function. This study analyzed the pattern of occurrence of impacted teeth, associa...

    Authors: Farizana Msagati, Elison NM Simon and Sira Owibingire

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:37

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  28. Studies emphasizing toothache in adulthood are scarce in Brazil. A greater understanding of both the prevalence and the self-perception of pain among individuals in this age group (35 to 44 years old) is impor...

    Authors: Maylu Botta Hafner, Juliana Zanatta, Vera Lucia Rasera Zotelli, Marília Jesus Batista and Maria da Luz Rosário Sousa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:35

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  29. Early childhood caries (ECC) is a public health problem due to its impact on children’s health, development and well being. Little is known about early childhood oral health in the West Indies or the influence...

    Authors: Rahul Naidu, June Nunn and Alan Kelly

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:30

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  30. Recently, increasing importance has been placed on the social determinants of health and disease. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of periodontal disease in Brazilian adults and identify pos...

    Authors: Maria de Lourdes Carvalho Bonfim, Flavio Freitas Mattos, Efigênia Ferreira e Ferreira, Ana Cristina Viana Campos and Andréa Maria Duarte Vargas

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:22

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  31. Children with low birth weight show an increased prevalence of developmental defects of enamel in the primary dentition that subsequently may predispose to early childhood caries (ECC).

    Authors: Ray Masumo, Asgeir Bårdsen and Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:21

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  32. Chepang communities are one of the most deprived ethnic communities in Nepal. According to the National Pathfinder Survey, dental caries is a highly prevalent childhood disease in Nepal. There is no data conce...

    Authors: Lonim Prasai Dixit, Ajay Shakya, Manash Shrestha and Ayush Shrestha

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:20

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  33. Dental caries is one of the most common chronic childhood diseases affecting a large portion of children in the United States. The prevalence of childhood dental caries in Kentucky is among the highest in the ...

    Authors: Erika Dawkins, Akihiko Michimi, Gregory Ellis-Griffith, Tina Peterson, Daniel Carter and Gary English

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:19

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