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  1. The immunological response occurring during periapical inflammation includes expression of nucleotide binding oligomerization domain containing 2 and hepcidin. Nucleotide binding oligomerization domain contain...

    Authors: Jing Hu, Marie Aimee Dusenge, Qin Ye, Ya-Qiong Zhao, Li Tan, Yao Feng, Jie Zhao, Zheng-Rong Gao, Shao-Hui Zhang, Yun Chen, Ying-Hui Zhou, Yue Guo and Yun-Zhi Feng
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:263
  2. Health literacy is a main factor in health for its improvement, allowing the individuals to have a greater capacity to engage and participate in collective health promotion actions. The evaluation of functiona...

    Authors: Helder Costa, Odete Amaral, João Duarte, Maria José Correia, Nélio Jorge Veiga and Joaquin Francisco López-Marcos
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:262
  3. A brain abscess is a focal infection in which abscesses form in the brain. A brain abscess is a rare but fatal disease when rupture occurs into the ventricles. We report a case of multiple brain abscesses caus...

    Authors: Shizuka Takahashi, Hisato Segoe, Takashi Kikuiri, Yuji Maruo, Tomonobu Sato, Yutaka Watanabe, Zhao Jimei, Yoshitaka Yoshimura, Misa Ishiyama, Atsuhito Takeda, Yasutaka Yawaka and Tetsuo Shirakawa
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:261
  4. The establishment of symbiotic microbiota in pregnant women is important for both the mother and her offspring. Little is known about the salivary symbiotic bacteria in pregnancy, and analysis of composition o...

    Authors: Satsuki Kato, Toshiyuki Nagasawa, Osamu Uehara, Shintaro Shimizu, Nodoka Sugiyama, Kozue Hasegawa-Nakamura, Kazuyuki Noguchi, Masayuki Hatae, Hiroshige Kakinoki and Yasushi Furuichi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:260
  5. As the need for care increases with higher age, so does the need for assistance with oral hygiene. A recent study analyzed the clinical effectiveness of oral hygiene assistance provided by caregivers. The curr...

    Authors: Anna Greta Barbe, Aya Al-Barwari, Ulrike Weik, Michael J. Noack and Renate Deinzer
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:259
  6. It has been demonstrated that dental restorations with rough surfaces can have several disadvantages such as pigment retention or plaque accumulation, which can facilitate caries formation, color variation, lo...

    Authors: Andrea Gaviria-Martinez, Leonor Castro-Ramirez, Marysela Ladera-Castañeda, Luis Cervantes-Ganoza, Hernán Cachay-Criado, María Alvino-Vales, Goretty Garcia-Luna, Carlos López-Gurreonero, Alberto Cornejo-Pinto and César F. Cayo-Rojas
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:258
  7. Some female adults who received orthodontic treatment often complain about thinner faces, protruding cheekbones and sunken temples, even at the beginning of treatment. The present research aimed to explore fac...

    Authors: Jie Gao, Xian Wang, Zaixiu Qin, Hao Zhang, Donghui Guo, Yuerong Xu and Zuolin Jin
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:257
  8. Although wisdom-tooth extraction is a routine intervention, the postoperative period remains marked by local inflammation classically manifesting as pain, edema and trismus. Furthermore, there is no consensus ...

    Authors: Sarah Takadoum, Grégory Douilly, Marie de Boutray, Sarah Kabani, Eric Maladière, Christophe Demattei and Philippe Lapeyrie
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:256
  9. Debonding of ball attachments is one of the complications that annoy teeth supported overdenture wearers. The polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) polymers are widely applied in the den...

    Authors: Ahmed Mostafa Abdelfattah Mohamed, Mahmoud El-Moutassem Bellah El Homossany, Sarah Mohamed Abdelmoniem and Tariq Yehia Abdelrahman
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:254
  10. Some head and neck cancer surgeons found that many patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LA-HNSCC) without postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) also have a good prognosis. The purp...

    Authors: Zhen-Hu Ren, Jing-Shi Lei, Zhi-Min Yang, Sheng Zhang, Jian-Jun Yu and Han-Jiang Wu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:253
  11. Secondary alveolar bone grafting (SABG) is an integral part of the treatment for cleft lip and alveolus and cleft lip and palate. However, the outcome of SABG was not satisfactory as expected, factors that aff...

    Authors: Xinlei Yu, Yiping Huang and Weiran Li
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:251
  12. Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) is a prevalent oral health condition whose knowledge by dentists is key to the best clinical outcome. This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, perceptions and clinical...

    Authors: Rita Maria Delgado, João Botelho, Vanessa Machado, José João Mendes and Luísa Bandeira Lopes
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:250
  13. Older adults are a highly vulnerable group in their general health condition, including oral health that can be influenced by different factors, among them, changes in oral tissues inherent to the physiologica...

    Authors: Guillermo Alfonso Aguirre Escobar, Ruth Fernández de Quezada, Wendy Yesenia Escobar de González, Katleen Argentina Aguirre de Rodríguez, Ángel Gil de Miguel and Francisco José Rivas Cartagena
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:247
  14. The aims of this cross-sectional study were to describe the prevalence and severity of periodontal disease in a 65-year-old population in Oslo, Norway, and to investigate to what extent the radiographic bone l...

    Authors: Anne Thea Tveit Sødal, Lene Hystad Hove, My Tien Diep, Rasa Skudutyte-Rysstad and Odd Carsten Koldsland
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:246
  15. The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of experience with traumatic dental injuries (TDI) on paediatric dentists’ performance and self-assessed confidence when radiodiagnosing traumatic dental injurie...

    Authors: Gertrude Van Gorp, Marjan Lambrechts, Reinhilde Jacobs and Dominique Declerck
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:245
  16. Professionally applied topical fluoride preparations have been commonly used and have proven to prevent dental decay. Alternative preparations that provide further benefits may be of interest to investigate. T...

    Authors: Dina I. El-Desouky, Azza Hanno, Yasmine Elhamouly, Sara A. Hamza, Lubna M. El-Desouky and Karin M. L. Dowidar
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:244
  17. Globally, occupational stress is a common finding among dentists. The present study aimed to assess prevalence of perceived stress among practicing dentists of Karachi, Pakistan, and assess the perceived stres...

    Authors: Maria Khadija Siddiqui, Muhammad Taqi, Shagufta Naqvi, Syed Ali Raza, Hajra Bawany and Zainab Hasan
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:243
  18. Untreated dental caries negatively impacts a child's quality of life including overall health and wellbeing, growth and development, social interaction ability, and school attendance. School-based toothbrushin...

    Authors: Navira Chandio, Sowbhagya Micheal, Santosh Kumar Tadakmadla, Woosung Sohn, Susan Cartwright, Rhiannon White, Prathyusha Sanagavarapu, Jinal Shashin Parmar and Amit Arora
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:242
  19. This study aimed to evaluate the complementarity of surgical therapy, photobiomodulation (PBM), advanced platelet-rich fibrin (A-PRF), and Leukocyte and platelet-rich fibrin (L-PRF) for the management of medic...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Jamalpour, Shiva Shahabi, Mehdi Baghestani, Abbas Shokri, Shokoofeh Jamshidi and Salman Khazaei
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:241
  20. This study was to evaluate the predictors of xerostomia and Grade 3 xerostomia in locoregionally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients receiving radical radiotherapy and establish prediction models ...

    Authors: Minying Li, Jingjing Zhang, Yawen Zha, Yani Li, Bingshuang Hu, Siming Zheng and Jiaxiong Zhou
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:239
  21. Root debridement procedures for the treatment of periodontal diseases, produces root surface irregularities and smear layer on the root surface that can adversely affect the healing of periodontal tissues. The...

    Authors: Sania Riaz, Shahbaz Ahmed, Sumaiya Shabbir, Ziaur Rahman Khan, Syed Jaffar Abbas Zaidi, Meshal Muhammad Naeem and Waqas Ahmed Farooqui
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:237
  22. Computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) zirconia post-cores is one of the options of post crown restoration materials due to their esthetic properties and superior mechanical strength. How...

    Authors: Shunv Ying, Song Chen, Siyuan Wang, Lingli Xu, Xiaofeng Wang, Fuming He and Wei Liu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:236
  23. The use of herbal medicines to treat common oral diseases increases rapidly. Recurrent aphthous stomatitis is one of the most common oral mucosal diseases, which has an unclear etiology and could lead to sever...

    Authors: Tahere Molania, Ali Malekzadeh Shafaroudi, Majid Saeedi, Mahmood Moosazadeh, Faeze Valipour, Seyyed Sohrab Rostamkalaei, Negareh Salehabadi and Maede Salehi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:235
  24. Post-stroke inpatients are at risk of poor oral health for a number of reasons. The aim of this study was to assess the oral health status of post-stroke patients and also to explore the factors that may influ...

    Authors: Júlia Moldvai, Mercédesz Orsós, Eszter Herczeg, Eszter Uhrin, Márton Kivovics and Orsolya Németh
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:234
  25. Implant installation with conventional drilling can create buccal bone defects in areas of limited ridge thickness. Implant installation with osseodensification may aid in preventing buccal bone defects in the...

    Authors: Fausto Frizzera, Rubens Spin-Neto, Victor Padilha, Nicolas Nicchio, Bruna Ghiraldini, Fábio Bezerra and Elcio Marcantonio Jr
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:233
  26. The choice of the restorative resin material to be used in pediatric dentistry is of a great importance due to the cytotoxic effects caused by residual monomers. In this study, it was aimed to investigate the ...

    Authors: Gülsüm Duruk, Sibel Akküç and Yılmaz Uğur
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:232
  27. Oral diseases are estimated to affect half of people living with HIV in the western world, and are often marked by pain, discomfort, disfigurement and reduced quality of life. Both HIV-specific and antiretrovi...

    Authors: Wilfred Arubaku, Godfrey Kwizera, Deusdedit Tusubira, Michael Kanyesigye, Steffany Chamut, Brittany Anne Seymour, Mark J. Siedner, Vallence Niyonzima, Josephine N. Najjuma and Samuel Maling
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:231
  28. Preventive measures are essential during the length of orthodontic treatment to reduce the risk of decalcification and white spot lesions formation. With the evolution of procedures that enable coating of the ...

    Authors: Noha K. Zeidan, Nagwa M. Enany, Gehad Genidy Mohamed and Eiman S. Marzouk
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:230
  29. Previous studies have described and recorded abnormal root morphology; however, most of these studies were based on two-dimensional periapical or panoramic radiographs, and only a few studies have quantified i...

    Authors: Jian Liu, Xiao Xu, Xian-E. Wang, Peng-Cheng Jia, Meng-Qiao Pan and Li Xu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:229
  30. This retrospective study investigated the effect of breathing pattern, skeletal class (Class I, Class II), and age on the hyoid bone position (HBP) in normodivergent subjects.

    Authors: Amin S. Mohamed, Janvier Habumugisha, Bo Cheng, Minyue Zhao, Yucheng Guo, Rui Zou and Fei Wang
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:228
  31. Toothbrushes require flexibility to access all dental surfaces and remove plaque effectively, but they should also aim to prevent or limit overbrushing and consequent damage to teeth and gums. In two studies, ...

    Authors: Amina Acherkouk, Marco Götze, Andreas Kiesow, Anantha Ramakrishnan, Sandra Sarembe, Tomas Lang and Peter Gaengler
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:225
  32. This study aimed to investigate the effect of enamel-surface modifications on the shear bond strength between ceramic brackets bonded using different adhesive materials and the enamel surface and to identify t...

    Authors: Bo-wen Zheng, Shan Cao, Majedh Abdo Ali Al-Somairi, Jia He and Yi Liu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:224
  33. In Japan, oral hypofunction has been recognized as a disease since 2018. An alternative to occlusal force testing for assessing oral hypofunction is the evaluation of the number of natural teeth. Subjective ma...

    Authors: Yoshiki Uchida, Yuji Sato, Noboru Kitagawa, Junichi Furuya, Tokiko Osawa, Akio Isobe, Mayumi Terazawa, Yukiko Hatanaka and Toshiharu Shichita
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:223
  34. The high-speed hand-piece bur is one of the methods to perform tooth sectioning during the minimally traumatic extraction of impacted mandibular third molars. During tooth sectioning, the breakage of the bur m...

    Authors: Kuncai Li, Bingqing Xie, Junliang Chen and Yun He
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:222
  35. Controversial results have been reported regarding the impact of photobiomodulation (PBM) on orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption (OIIRR). The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of...

    Authors: Farah Y. Eid, Walid A. El-Kenany, Mohamed I. Mowafy and Ahmed R. El-Kalza
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:221
  36. This study aimed to evaluate three-dimensionally the factors associated with adjacent teeth root resorption of palatally impacted canines.

    Authors: Hana’a A. Al-Kyssi, Naela M. Al-Mogahed, Zainab M. Altawili, Faiz N. Dahan, Abeer A. Almashraqi, Khalid Aldhorae and Maged S. Alhammadi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:220
  37. With the increasing exchange of domestic and international personnel, local infections of tropical infectious diseases are continuing in tropics and imported infections are emerging in non-tropics, some of whi...

    Authors: Yi Shuai, Wenyin Zhu, Bingyao Liu, Ping Li and Lei Jin
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:219
  38. Precise orthognathic surgical splints are important in surgical-orthodontic treatment. This study aimed to propose a standardized protocol for three-dimensional (3D)-printed splints and assess the precision of...

    Authors: Yipeng Wang, Peiqi Wang, Xiang Xiang, Hui Xu, Yuting Tang, Yumeng Zhou, Ding Bai and Chaoran Xue
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:218
  39. Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) is the main cause of non-dental pain in orofacial area. The most common symptoms of TMD are joint pain, joint sound and limitation of jaw function. Botulinum toxin (BTX) inject...

    Authors: Fahimeh Rezazadeh, Negin Esnaashari, Azita Azad and Sara Emad
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:217
  40. Periodontitis has been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Little is known about the burden and risk factors for periodontitis among reproductive age women in sub-Saharan Africa. This analysis aimed to...

    Authors: Brenda Oyaro, Erica Lokken, Hudson Alumera, Shahid Hussein, Barbra Richardson, Kishorchandra Mandaliya, Walter Jaoko, John Kinuthia, Elizabeth Dimba, Arthur Kemoli and R. Scott McClelland
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:216
  41. The aim of this study was to assess the income-related inequality of edentulism among the aged in China and identify the contributing factors.

    Authors: Shuo Du, Menglin Cheng, Chunzi Zhang, Mengru Xu, Sisi Wang, Wenhui Wang, Xing Wang, Xiping Feng, Baojun Tai, Deyu Hu, Huancai Lin, Bo Wang, Chunxiao Wang, Shuguo Zheng, Xuenan Liu, Wensheng Rong…
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:215
  42. This in vitro study aims to compare rotary files (Fanta and Zuanba) with manual K files according to the amount of dentin removed and canal transportation in primary mandibular second molars by CBCT images.

    Authors: Yasmine Ahmed Mortada Abd El fatah, Nagwa Mohamed Ali Khattab, Yasser Fathi Gomaa and Ahmad Abdel Hamid Elheeny
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:214

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