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  1. Research article

    Effects of platelet rich plasma (PRP) on human gingival fibroblast, osteoblast and periodontal ligament cell behaviour

    The use of platelet rich plasma (PRP, GLO) has been used as an adjunct to various regenerative dental procedures. The aim of the present study was to characterize the influence of PRP on human gingival fibrobl...

    Eizaburo Kobayashi, Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, Anton Sculean, Vivianne Chappuis, Daniel Buser, Benoit Schaller, Ferenc Dőri and Richard J. Miron

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:91

    Published on: 2 June 2017

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2017 17:98

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    Unstimulated salivary flow, pH, proteins and oral health in patients with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

    There have been inconsistent conclusions regarding salivary abnormalities and their effect on oral health of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) patients. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the flow rate...

    Agnieszka Kobus, Anna Kierklo, Anna Zalewska, Anna Kuźmiuk, Sławomir Dariusz Szajda, Sławomir Ławicki and Joanna Bagińska

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:94

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    Accuracy of four intraoral scanners in oral implantology: a comparative in vitro study

    Until now, only a few studies have compared the ability of different intraoral scanners (IOS) to capture high-quality impressions in patients with dental implants. Hence, the aim of this study was to compare t...

    Mario Imburgia, Silvia Logozzo, Uli Hauschild, Giovanni Veronesi, Carlo Mangano and Francesco Guido Mangano

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:92

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    The effect of chlormadinone acetate on odontogenic differentiation of human dental pulp cells: in vitro study

    Chlormadinone acetate (CMA) is a derivative of progesterone and is used as an oral contraceptive. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of CMA on odontogenic differentiation and mineralization o...

    Se-Min Kim, Bin-Na Lee, Jeong-Tae Koh, Hoon-Sang Chang, In-Nam Hwang, Won-Mann Oh, Kyung-San Min and Yun-Chan Hwang

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:89

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  5. Research article

    The basic research factors questionnaire for studying early childhood caries

    We describe development of the Early Childhood Caries (ECC) Basic Research Factors Questionnaire (BRFQ), a battery of measures assessing common potential predictors, mediators, and moderators of ECC. Individua...

    Judith Albino, Tamanna Tiwari, Stuart A. Gansky, Michelle M. Henshaw, Judith C. Barker, Angela G. Brega, Steven E. Gregorich, Brenda Heaton, Terrence S. Batliner, Belinda Borrelli, Paul Geltman, Nancy R. Kressin, Jane A. Weintraub, Tracy L. Finlayson and Raul I. Garcia

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:83

    Published on: 19 May 2017

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    Effects of an educational intervention on oral hygiene and self-care among people with mental illness in Japan: a longitudinal study

    The oral hygiene of patients with a mental illness is an important concern in psychiatric care, and it is necessary to increase the level of self-care among these patients. In this study, we administered an or...

    Hatsumi Yoshii, Nobutaka Kitamura, Kouhei Akazawa and Hidemitsu Saito

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:81

    Published on: 27 April 2017

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    Inequality in unmet dental care needs among South Korean adults

    The current public health research agenda was to identify the means to reduce oral health inequalities internationally. The objectives of this study were to provide evidence of inequality in unmet dental needs...

    Nayoung Kim, Chang-yup Kim and Hosung Shin

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:80

    Published on: 26 April 2017

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    Use of oral health care services in Finnish adults – results from the cross-sectional Health 2000 and 2011 Surveys

    During the 2000s, two major legislative reforms concerning oral health care have been implemented in Finland. One entitled the whole population to subsidized care and the other regulated the timeframes of acce...

    Anna L. Suominen, Sari Helminen, Satu Lahti, Miira M. Vehkalahti, Matti Knuuttila, Sinikka Varsio and Anne Nordblad

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:78

    Published on: 24 April 2017

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    Effects of periodontal treatment on the medical status of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a pilot study

    Studies have demonstrated that periodontal disease is associated with the development of systemic complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The purpose of this pilot study was to investig...

    Joichiro Hayashi, Akihiko Hasegawa, Kohei Hayashi, Takafumi Suzuki, Makiko Ishii, Hideharu Otsuka, Kazuhiro Yatabe, Seiichi Goto, Junichi Tatsumi and Kitetsu Shin

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:77

    Published on: 21 April 2017

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    Knowledge about preventive dentistry versus self-reported competence in providing preventive oral healthcare – a study among Nepalese dentists

    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...

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

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:76

    Published on: 12 April 2017

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    Psychometric characteristics of the “General Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI) » in a French representative sample of patients with schizophrenia

    The “General Oral Health Assessment Index” (GOHAI) was widely used in clinical or epidemiological studies worldwide, as it was available for use in different languages. Therefore, the aim of this study was to ...

    Frederic Denis, Mohamad Hamad, Benoit Trojak, Stéphanie Tubert-Jeannin, Corinne Rat, Jean-François Pelletier and Nathalie Rude

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:75

    Published on: 11 April 2017

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    A comparison of DALYs for periodontal disease in China between 1990 and 2013: insights from the 2013 global burden of disease study

    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...

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

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:74

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  13. Research article

    Effect of patient anxiety on image motion artefacts in CBCT

    Artefacts in images related to patient movement decrease image quality, potentially necessitating re-scanning, which leads to an extra radiation dose for the patient. Thus, avoiding patient motion reduces pati...

    Elif Yıldızer Keriş

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:73

    Published on: 4 April 2017

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    Effect of vulcanization temperature and dental stone colour on colour degradation of maxillofacial silicone elastomers

    Colour degradation is a major problem in maxillofacial silicone elastomers. Recent studies have focused on colour stability and the mechanical properties of the silicone elastomers. A colour match is also esse...

    Ebru Demet Cifter, Meltem Ozdemir – Karatas, Emrah Baca, Adem Cinarli, Ali Balik, Erkan Sancakli and Bilge Gokcen-Rohlig

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:72

    Published on: 31 March 2017

  15. Research article

    Higher education in Gerodontology in European Universities

    The rapid aging of the European population and the subsequent increase in the oral care needs in older adults necessitates adequate training of dental professionals in Gerodontology (Geriatric Dentistry). This...

    Anastassia Kossioni, Gerry McKenna, Frauke Müller, Martin Schimmel and Jacques Vanobbergen

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:71

    Published on: 28 March 2017

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    Satisfaction with dental care among patients who receive invasive or non-invasive treatment for non-cavitated early dental caries: findings from one region of the National Dental PBRN

    The objectives were to: (1) quantify patient satisfaction with treatment for early dental caries overall, and according to whether or not (2a) the patient received invasive treatment; (2b) was high-risk for de...

    Sonya T. Mitchell, Ellen Funkhouser, Valeria V. Gordan, Joseph L. Riley III, Sonia K. Makhija, Mark S. Litaker and Gregg H. Gilbert

    BMC Oral Health 2017 17:70

    Published on: 27 March 2017

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