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  1. Oral mucositis (OM) is a severe complication cancer patients undergo when treated with chemoradiotherapy. Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy also known as low-level laser therapy has been increasingly used for t...

    Authors: Elodie Courtois, Wafa Bouleftour, Jean-Baptiste Guy, Safa Louati, René-Jean Bensadoun, Claire Rodriguez-Lafrasse and Nicolas Magné

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:220

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Preventive strategies targeting Streptococcus mutans may be effective in reducing the global burden of caries. The aim of the current systematic review of published literature was to determine the difference in l...

    Authors: Melanie Nasseripour, Jonathon Timothy Newton, Fiona Warburton, Oluwatunmise Awojobi, Sonya Di Giorgio, Jennifer Elizabeth Gallagher and Avijit Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:217

    Content type: Research article

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  3. There are currently 370 million persons identifying as indigenous across 90 countries globally. Indigenous peoples generally face substantial exclusion/marginalization and poorer health status compared with no...

    Authors: Lisa Jamieson, Joanne Hedges, Marco A. Peres, Carol C. Guarnizo-Herreño and João L. Bastos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:216

    Content type: Review

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  4. Periodontal disease is one of the most common pathologies in the population. Self-reporting has been used as a diagnostic tool in large populations, among other reasons, to detect the needs of potentially vuln...

    Authors: Diego Gómez-Costa, Jesús San-Roman-Montero, Rosa Rojo, Ángel Gil, Rafael Gómez de Diego and Antonio F. López-Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:215

    Content type: Research

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  5. The influence of different hypoglycemic agents on peri-implant variables among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients is still unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the radiographic marginal bone ...

    Authors: Shaojie Shi, Feng Ding, Xiangdong Liu, Lei Wang, Xingxing Wang, Sijia Zhang, Guoqiang Zhao and Yingliang Song

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:214

    Content type: Research

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  6. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Aitziber Fernández-Jiménez, Ana-María García-De-La-Fuente, Ruth Estefanía-Fresco, Xabier Marichalar-Mendia, José-Manuel Aguirre-Urizar and Luis-Antonio Aguirre-Zorzano

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:213

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Oral Health 2021 21:145

  7. Between March and June 2020, closing dental clinics during the COVID-19 pandemic except for emergency dental care was recommended. It is documented that health-seeking behaviors change during pandemics. The ob...

    Authors: Dalia E. Meisha, Ahad Mosallem Alsolami and Ghaliah Muslih Alharbi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:212

    Content type: Research

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  8. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a broad category of conditions arising from the various components of the temporomandibular joint complex. Bio-psychosocial model is the most accepted theory describing th...

    Authors: Kumar Chandan Srivastava, Deepti Shrivastava, Zafar Ali Khan, Anil Kumar Nagarajappa, Mohammed Assayed Mousa, May Othman Hamza, Khalid Al-Johani and Mohammad Khursheed Alam

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:211

    Content type: Research

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  9. Tooth decay has a significant impact on children, their families and wider society. The dental consultation provides an opportunity to prevent tooth decay by engaging in an effective oral health conversation w...

    Authors: Amrit Bhatti, Karen Vinall-Collier, Raginie Duara, Jenny Owen, Kara A. Gray-Burrows and Peter F. Day

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:210

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Direct pulp capping is a vital pulp therapy for a pin-point dental pulp exposure. Applying a pulp capping material leads to the formation of a dentin bridge and protects pulp vitality. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Chawan Manaspon, Chavin Jongwannasiri, Sujin Chumprasert, Noppadol Sa-Ard-Iam, Rangsini Mahanonda, Prasit Pavasant, Thantrira Porntaveetus and Thanaphum Osathanon

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:209

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Protection of the palatal wound is an essential step following harvesting a palatal soft tissue graft. The aim of the current pilot randomized clinical study was to assess the efficacy of using propylene mesh ...

    Authors: Nermin Yussif, Rasha Wagih and Khaled Selim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:208

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Various surface treatment options have been adopted with the aim to improve osseointegration, reducing the overall treatment time. Implant stability of early loaded implants with different modified surfaces wa...

    Authors: Kinga Körmöczi, György Komlós, Petra Papócsi, Ferenc Horváth and Árpád Joób-Fancsaly

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:207

    Content type: Research article

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  13. In individuals with nasal septal deviation (NSD), compensatory hypertrophy of the nasal turbinates occurs as a protective mechanism of the nasal passage from dry and cold air. NSD associated nasal turbinate hy...

    Authors: Shishir Ram Shetty, Saad Wahby Al Bayatti, Natheer Hashim Al-Rawi, Hesham Marei, Sesha Reddy, Hossam Abdelatty Abdelmagyd, Sangeetha Narasimhan, Sausan Al Kawas and Asok Mathew

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:206

    Content type: Research

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  14. Oral squamous cell carcinoma is a global threat and accounts for approximately 90% of malignant oral lesions. The emergence of oral carcinoma is linked to precancerous lesions, which act as precursors of the d...

    Authors: Zohra Saleem, Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Uzma Zaman, Shaheen Ahmed, Muhammad Mansoor Majeed, Anum Kazmi and Waqas Ahmed Farooqui

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:205

    Content type: Research

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  15. The aim of the present investigation was to evaluate the literature recurrence of peripheral giant cell granuloma and pyogenic granuloma associated with dental implants. It’s important to know the characterist...

    Authors: Nieves Román-Quesada, Beatriz González-Navarro, Keila Izquierdo-Gómez, Enric Jané-Salas, Antonio Marí-Roig, Albert Estrugo-Devesa and José López-López

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:204

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The purpose of the cross sectional study was to investigate the distal extension of the rugae area in a Jordanian (Middle Eastern) population, as an anatomical limitation influencing the surgical decision of h...

    Authors: Khalid Nazmi Said, Areej Sulaiman Abu Khalid and Fathima Fazrina Farook

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:203

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Clinical evidence indicates that there are various risk factors of tooth loss. However, the degree of this risk among other risk factors remains unclear. In this retrospective cohort study, the authors evaluat...

    Authors: Tomotaka Kato, Natsuki Fujiwara, Tomohisa Ogawa and Yukihiro Numabe

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:202

    Content type: Research

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  18. We previously reported similar efficacies of alveolar ridge preservation (ARP) on single extraction socket with two different E. coli derived recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) delivery s...

    Authors: Hyeong-Jin Baek, Il-hyung Kim, Pil-Young Yun and Young-Kyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:201

    Content type: Research

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  19. The purpose was to analyse the associations between dental and trait anxiety, fear of COVID-19 and the duration and frequency of spontaneous hand-to-face contact (self-contact).

    Authors: María Carrillo-Diaz, Laura Lacomba-Trejo, Antonio del Valle-González, Martín Romero-Maroto and María José González-Olmo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:200

    Content type: Research

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  20. The aim of the study was to compare the amount of interproximal enamel reduction (IPR) provided on ClinCheck software with the amount of IPR carried out by the orthodontist during treatment with clear aligners.

    Authors: Giuseppina Laganà, Arianna Malara, Roberta Lione, Carlotta Danesi, Simonetta Meuli and Paola Cozza

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:199

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Microvascular tissue transfer (MTT) has been established as the gold standard in oral- and maxillofacial reconstruction. However, free flap surgery may be critical in multimorbid elderly patients and after sur...

    Authors: J. K. Meier, S. Spoerl, G. Spanier, M. Wunschel, M. J. Gottsauner, J. Schuderer, T. E. Reichert and T. Ettl

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:198

    Content type: Research

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  22. Candida’s potential association with dental caries has previously been reported in children. This research aimed at investigating the associations between Candida species in whole saliva and dental and periodonta...

    Authors: Suhail H. Al-Amad, Betul Rahman, Nadia Khalifa and Manal A. Awad

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:197

    Content type: Research

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  23. Sexual and oral health are important areas of focus for adolescent wellbeing. We assessed for the prevalence of sexual abuse among adolescents, oral health factors associated with this history, and investigate...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Maha El Tantawi, Nourhan M. Aly, Abiola Adetokunbo Adeniyi, Elizabeth Oziegbe, Olaniyi Arowolo, Michael Alade, Boladale Mapayi, Nneka Maureen Chukwumah, Olakunle Oginni and Nadia A. Sam-Agudu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:196

    Content type: Research

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  24. This study compares two different cell collectors, the Orcellex Brush (rigid brush) and the Cytobrush GT (nylon brush), using liquid-based cytology. A comparison of their obtainment procedures was also conside...

    Authors: Kristin Gaida, Lena Deuerling, Heinrich Neumann and Torsten W. Remmerbach

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:195

    Content type: Research

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  25. Interdental brushes (IDB) are according to the actual evidence the first choice for cleaning interdental areas (IDR). Their size should be chosen individually according to the IDR morphology. However, interden...

    Authors: Christian Graetz, Kristina Schoepke, Johanna Rabe, Susanne Schorr, Antje Geiken, David Christofzik, Thomas Rinder, Christof E. Dörfer and Sonja Sälzer

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:194

    Content type: Research

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  26. Research studies indicate that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may increase susceptibility to periodontal disease. The mechanisms that link both conditions are not entirely understood. Thus, the study aimed t...

    Authors: Natalia Wendland, Justyna Opydo-Szymaczek, Dorota Formanowicz, Anna Blacha, Grażyna Jarząbek-Bielecka and Małgorzata Mizgier

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:193

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The biocompatibility of NeoMTA Plus® (Avlon BioMed Inc., Bradenton, Fl) as a furcal perforation repair material is not fully understood. This study compares the biocompatibility of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (...

    Authors: Khaled M. Abboud, Ashraf M. Abu-Seida, Ehab E. Hassanien and Hossam M. Tawfik

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:192

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Dry mouth currently affects roughly 20% of the population and is a condition characterized by chronic hyposalivation and/or subjective reports of xerostomia. Low saliva flow can be indicative of other undiagno...

    Authors: Braden S. Fallon, Trevor J. Chase, Elaine M. Cooke, Amir Ghazitabatabaei, Nathan O. Naylor, Jordan J. Cutshall, Bryan G. Trump and Melodie L. Weller

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:191

    Content type: Technical advance

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  29. Stainless-steel crowns (SSCs) are recommended for restorative treatment of young teeth severely affected by caries, fractures or dental developmental disorders (DDDs). However, despite recommendations and clin...

    Authors: M. M. Uhlen, B. Tseveenjav, E. Wuollet, J. Furuholm, V. Ansteinsson, A. Mulic and H. Valen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:190

    Content type: Research

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  30. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emerged in China in December 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic hindered dental education, as school buildings were closed. Online dental teaching provided an alternative teaching ...

    Authors: Zhiwei Jiang, Danji Zhu, Jialu Li, Lingfei Ren, Rui Pu and Guoli Yang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:189

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Oral healthcare education for health professional students is important to promote collaborative oral healthcare practice among health professionals. The purpose of this follow-up, cross-sectional study was to...

    Authors: Satoru Haresaku, Yojiro Umezaki, Rui Egashira, Toru Naito, Keiko Kubota, Hidechika Iino, Hisae Aoki and Fuyuko Nakashima

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:188

    Content type: Research

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  32. Behaviour management strategies involving pharmacological or non-pharmacological interventions during dental procedures should be considered to attain safe and successful treatment outcomes. This study compare...

    Authors: Rania A. Baakdah, Jihan M. Turkistani, Amjad M. Al-Qarni, Asuf N. Al-Abdali, Heba A. Alharbi, Joud A. Bafaqih and Zaina S. Alshehri

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:186

    Content type: Research

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  33. High-resolution micro-computed tomography is a powerful tool to analyze and visualize the internal morphology of human permanent teeth. It is increasingly used for investigation of epidemiological questions to...

    Authors: David Haberthür, Ruslan Hlushchuk and Thomas Gerhard Wolf

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:185

    Content type: Research

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  34. Information regarding the reaction of bone augmentation in terms to sinus mucosa thickness of periodontally compromised molar extraction sites is limited. This retrospective study aimed to analyze the effect o...

    Authors: Yiping Wei, Bo Zhang, Gang Yang, Tao Xu, Wenjie Hu and Kwok-Hung Chung

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:184

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Occlusal stress from oral parafunctional habits is one of the causes of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and mandibular torus (MT). Although some studies have investigated the correlation between TMD and MT, ...

    Authors: Hee-Min Lee, Dong-Woo Kang, Pil-Young Yun, Il-hyung Kim and Young-Kyun Kim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:182

    Content type: Research article

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  36. A dentigerous cyst (DC) is a pathology embracing the crown of an unerupted tooth at risk of malignant transformation. The causal tooth is usually removed together with the cyst. However, if there are orthodont...

    Authors: Marek Nahajowski, Sylwia Hnitecka, Joanna Antoszewska-Smith, Kornelia Rumin, Magdalena Dubowik and Michał Sarul

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:180

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The aim of this study was to compare the influence of two novel reciprocating movements on the cyclic fatigue resistance of endodontic reciprocating files.

    Authors: Álvaro Zubizarreta-Macho, Alberto Albaladejo Martínez, Carlos Falcão Costa, Norberto Quispe-López, Ruben Agustín-Panadero and Jesús Mena-Álvarez

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:179

    Content type: Research article

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  38. We established an in vivo intraradicular biofilm model of apical periodontitis in pigs in which we compared the efficacy of different irrigant activation techniques for biofilm removal.

    Authors: Toshinori Tanaka, Yoshio Yahata, Keisuke Handa, Suresh V. Venkataiah, Mary M. Njuguna, Masafumi Kanehira, Tatsuya Hasegawa, Yuichiro Noiri and Masahiro Saito

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:177

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Myopericytoma is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm with perivascular myoid differentiation that arises most commonly in middle adulthood. The lesion generally involves the subcutaneous tissue of distal extremities. ...

    Authors: Dalit Porat Ben Amy, Victoria Yaffe, Rawan Kawar, Sharon Akrish and Imad Abu El-Naaj

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:176

    Content type: Case report

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  40. The aim of this study was to determine in vitro the bactericidal potential of 38% silver diamine fluoride (SDF) alone, potassium iodide (PI) alone, and the two in combination (SDF + PI) against three bacterial...

    Authors: Benjamín Briseño-Marroquín, Yasmine Ismael, Angelika Callaway, Christian Tennert and Thomas Gerhard Wolf

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:175

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Further understanding of the distribution and changing characteristics of dental diseases is of great significance for all dental emergency centers for strengthening the medical staff’s treatment knowledge abi...

    Authors: Kan Wu, Chunjie Li, Zheng Yang, Shangchun Yang, Wenbing Yang and Chengge Hua

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:174

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The prevalence of peri-implantitis ranges between 7 and 38.4% depending on risk indicators such as smoking, diabetes mellitus, lack of periodontal maintenance program, and history or presence of periodontitis....

    Authors: Jasmin Grischke, Szymon P. Szafrański, Uthayakumar Muthukumarasamy, Susanne Haeussler and Meike Stiesch

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:173

    Content type: Research article

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  43. There is limited discussion on the influence of psychosocial factors on the oral health of patients with a facial burn injury. This report investigated the relationship between oral health and psychosocial dis...

    Authors: Farooq Ahmad Chaudhary and Basaruddin Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:172

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Excessive biofilm formation on surfaces in the oral cavity is amongst the main reasons for severe infection development like periodontitis and peri-implantitis. Mechanical biofilm removal as well as the use of...

    Authors: Nadine Kommerein, Almut Johanna Weigel, Meike Stiesch and Katharina Doll

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:170

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Studies have questioned the necessity of restoring cavitated carious lesion on primary teeth, once the control of biofilm is the most important factor to arrest these lesions. This randomized clinical trial ai...

    Authors: Renata M. D. Bianchi, Aline M. Pascareli-Carlos, Isabela Floriano, Daniela P. Raggio, Mariana M. Braga, Thais Gimenez, Mariana C. Holanda, Gabriela S. da Silva, Karina H. de Natal and Tamara K. Tedesco

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:167

    Content type: Study protocol

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