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  1. Oral health education (OHE) in schools has largely been imparted by dental professionals. Considering the substantial cost of this expert-led approach, the strategies relying on teachers, peer-leaders and lear...

    Authors: Abdul Haleem, Muhammad Irfanullah Siddiqui and Ayyaz Ali Khan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:54

    Content type: Research article

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  2. There are scarce evidences that evaluated the impact of periodontal disease on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) taking marginal gingival alterations into consideration. Thus, this study aimed to ve...

    Authors: Fabricio Batistin Zanatta, Thiago Machado Ardenghi, Raquel Pippi Antoniazzi, Tatiana Militz Perrone Pinto and Cassiano Kuchenbecker Rösing

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:53

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Dental caries remains a significant public health problem, prevalence being linked to social and economic deprivation. Occlusal surfaces of first permanent molars are the most susceptible site in the developin...

    Authors: Ivor Gordon Chestnutt, Barbara Lesley Chadwick, Simon Hutchings, Rebecca Playle, Timothy Pickles, Catherine Lisles, Nigel Kirkby, Maria Zeta Morgan, Lindsay Hunter, Ceri Hodell, Beverely Withers, Simon Murphy, Sarah Morgan-Trimmer, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Ceri Phillips, Jacqueline Nuttall…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:51

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. In western Sweden, the aim was to study the associations between oral health variables and total and central adiposity, respectively, and to investigate the influence of socio-economic factors (SES), lifestyle...

    Authors: Anna-Lena Östberg, Calle Bengtsson, Lauren Lissner and Magnus Hakeberg

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:50

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Dental caries among young children are a global problem. Scant attention is paid towards primary teeth, leading to high prevalence of dental caries. There are only few studies done in Sri Lanka, addressing ora...

    Authors: Priyantha J Perera, Nishadhi T Abeyweera, Meranthi P Fernando, Tania D Warnakulasuriya and Nayomi Ranathunga

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:49

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The quantification of fluorosis using fluorescence imaging (QLF) hardware and stain analysis software has been demonstrated in selected populations with good correlation between fluorescent image metrics and T...

    Authors: Michael G McGrady, Roger P Ellwood, Andrew Taylor, Anne Maguire, Michaela Goodwin, Nicola Boothman and Iain A Pretty

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:47

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Nationally representative clinical data on the oral health needs of Canadians has not been available since the 1970s. The purpose of this study was to determine the normative treatment needs of a nationally re...

    Authors: Chantel Ramraj, Amir Azarpazhooh, Laura Dempster, Vahid Ravaghi and Carlos Quiñonez

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:46

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Dental general anaesthesia (DGA) is a very efficient treatment modality, but is considered only in the last resort because of the risks posed by general anaesthesia to patients’ overall health. Health services...

    Authors: Nora Savanheimo, Sari A Sundberg, Jorma I Virtanen and Miira M Vehkalahti

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:45

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Human papillomaviruses (HPV) are oncogenic and mainly associated with cervical cancers. Recent evidence has demonstrated HPV infection in other tissues, including oral epithelia and mucosa. Although a recent p...

    Authors: Colton Flake, Jamal Arafa, Alex Hall, Eryn Ence, Katherine Howard and Karl Kingsley

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:43

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Previous reports indicate that worldwide, the technical quality of root canal fillings is poor. There are few reports from sub-Saharan Africa and none yet from Nigeria where most patients access treatment from...

    Authors: Ezekiel Taiwo Adebayo, Lilian Ejije Ahaji, Rita Nneka Nnachetta, Olaitan Nwankwo, Nonye Akabogu-Okpeseyi, Morufu Olasunkanmi Yaya and Nurudeen Ayoola Hussain

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:42

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The standard measurement of oral conditions that are mainly of cosmetic concern can be carried out by a trained clinical professional, or they can be assessed and reported by the individuals who may have the c...

    Authors: Gill M Davies, Iain A Pretty, Janet S Neville and Michaela Goodwin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:41

    Content type: Technical advance

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  12. According to the United States census, there are 28 categories that define “Hispanic/Latinos.” This paper compares differences in oral health status between Mexican immigrants and other Latino immigrant groups.

    Authors: Vladimir W Spolsky, Marvin Marcus, Claudia Der-Martirosian, Ian D Coulter and Carl A Maida

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:39

    Content type: Research article

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  13. According to the UK Adult Dental Health Survey (2009) 15% of adults aged 65–74, 30% aged 75–84 and 47% aged >85 years are edentulous and require complete dentures. Patients’ quality of life and nutrition statu...

    Authors: Janine C Gray, Nuria Navarro-Coy, Sue H Pavitt, Claire Hulme, Mary Godfrey, Helen L Craddock, Paul A Brunton, Sarah Brown, Sean Dillon, Gillian Dukanovic, Catherine Fernandez, Jonathan Wright, Howard Collier, Shirley Swithenbank, Carol Lee and T Paul Hyde

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:37

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Candida albican s is a dimorphic fungus that is part of the commensal microbial flora of the oral cavity. When the host immune defenses are impaired or when the normal microbial flora is disturbed, C. albicans t...

    Authors: Norihiko Kanaguchi, Naoki Narisawa, Tatsuro Ito, Yosuke Kinoshita, Yasuka Kusumoto, Osamu Shinozuka and Hidenobu Senpuku

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:36

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine recently opened an orthodontic treatment clinic to address the needs of the racially and ethnically diverse population of Southern Nevada, primaril...

    Authors: Jay Ericksen Davis, Nicholas Freel, Allison Findley, Keaton Tomlin, Katherine M Howard, Clifford C Seran, Patricia Cruz and Karl Kingsley

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:34

    Content type: Research article

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  16. To assess the ability of fluorescence imaging to detect a dose response relationship between fluorosis severity and different levels of fluoride in water supplies compared to remote photographic scoring in sel...

    Authors: Michael G McGrady, Roger P Ellwood, Patcharawan Srisilapanan, Narumanas Korwanich, Andrew Taylor, Michaela Goodwin and Iain A Pretty

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:33

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Clinical relevance of dental caries is often underestimated in patients with schizophrenia. The objective of this study was to examine dental caries and to identify clinical and demographic variables associate...

    Authors: Hideaki Tani, Hiroyuki Uchida, Takefumi Suzuki, Yumi Shibuya, Hiroshi Shimanuki, Koichiro Watanabe, Ryosuke Den, Masahiko Nishimoto, Jinichi Hirano, Hiroyoshi Takeuchi, Shintaro Nio, Shinichiro Nakajima, Ryosuke Kitahata, Takashi Tsuboi, Kenichi Tsunoda, Toshiaki Kikuchi…

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:32

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Valid estimation of dental treatment needed at population level is important for service planning. In many instances, planning is informed by survey data, which provide epidemiologically estimated need from th...

    Authors: Helena Guiney, Patrick Felicia, Helen Whelton and Noel Woods

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:31

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Although cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images of the maxillofacial region allow the inspection of the entire volume of the maxillary sinus (MS), identifying anatomic variations and abnormalities in the ...

    Authors: Inara Carneiro Costa Rege, Thiago Oliveira Sousa, Cláudio Rodrigues Leles and Elismauro Francisco Mendonça

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:30

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The most advocated clinical method for diagnosing salivary dysfunction is to quantitate unstimulated and stimulated whole saliva (sialometry). Since there is an expected and wide variation in salivary flow rat...

    Authors: Christina Diogo Löfgren, Claes Wickström, Mikael Sonesson, Pablo Tapia Lagunas and Cecilia Christersson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:29

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Dental care is the most common unmet health care need for children with chronic conditions. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that not all children with chronic conditions encounter difficulties accessing d...

    Authors: Donald L Chi and Nicholas A Raklios

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:28

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients might present a number of concurrent clinical diagnoses that may be clustered according to their similarity. Profiling patients’ clinical presentations can be useful f...

    Authors: Luciana Pimenta e Silva Machado, Marianita Batista de Macedo Nery, Cláudio de Góis Nery and Cláudio Rodrigues Leles

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:26

    Content type: Research article

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  23. In recent decades, studies in the field of public health have increasingly focused on social determinants that affect the health-illness process. The epidemiological perspective considers oral health to be a r...

    Authors: Simone M Costa, Mara Vasconcelos, João Paulo A Haddad and Mauro Henrique NG Abreu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:25

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Early childhood caries (ECC) is a serious problem that has remained unexplored in sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed to identify possible socio-behavioral correlates of ECC focusing 6–36 months old children and...

    Authors: Ray Masumo, Asgeir Bardsen, Kijakazi Mashoto and Anne Nordrehaug Astrom

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:24

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Accurate prediction of the space forms an important part of an orthodontic assessment in the mixed dentition. However the most commonly used methods of space analysis are based on data developed on Caucasian p...

    Authors: William Buwembo, Annet Kutesa, Louis Muwazi and Charles Mugisha Rwenyonyi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:23

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Over the past decade, advances in cancer treatments have been counterbalanced by a rising number of immunosuppressed patients with a multitude of new risk factors for infection. Hence, the aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Manju Panghal, Vivek Kaushal, Sangeeta Kadayan and Jaya Parkash Yadav

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:22

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Relative analgesia (RA), defined as the use of inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide and oxygen, is one of the most common pharmacological behavior management techniques used to provide sedation and analgesia...

    Authors: Anelise Daher, Renata Pinheiro Lima Hanna, Luciane Rezende Costa and Cláudio Rodrigues Leles

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:21

    Content type: Research article

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  28. About one-third of adults with diabetes have severe oral complications. However, limited previous research has investigated dental care utilization associated with diabetes. This project had two purposes: to d...

    Authors: Monica Chaudhari, Rebecca Hubbard, Robert J Reid, Ronald Inge, Katherine M Newton, Leslie Spangler and William E Barlow

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:20

    Content type: Research article

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  29. There are only few studies considering the impact of oral mucosal lesions (OML) on the oral quality of life of patients with different dermatological conditions. This study aimed to assess the relationship bet...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:19

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The aim of this investigation was to assess the state of oral health of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and to compare this with that of a provably healthy control group (H).

    Authors: Dirk Ziebolz, Andrea Priegnitz, Gerd Hasenfuß, Hans-Joachim Helms, Else Hornecker and Rainer F Mausberg

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:17

    Content type: Research article

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  31. To determine the severity of dental fluorosis in selected populations in Chiang Mai, Thailand with different exposures to fluoride and to explore possible risk indicators for dental fluorosis.

    Authors: Michael G McGrady, Roger P Ellwood, Patcharawan Srisilapanan, Narumanas Korwanich, Helen V Worthington and Iain A Pretty

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:16

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  32. The severity of physical and mental impairments and oral problems, as well as socioeconomic factors, may have an impact on quality of life of children with cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this research was to ...

    Authors: Jenny Abanto, Thiago S Carvalho, Marcelo Bönecker, Adriana OL Ortega, Ana L Ciamponi and Daniela P Raggio

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:15

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Few publications report on the relationship between salutogenesis, as measured by the concept of sense of coherence, and oral health-related quality of life. Even less information is to be found when the behav...

    Authors: Ulla Wide Boman, Anette Wennström, Ulrika Stenman and Magnus Hakeberg

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:14

    Content type: Research article

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  34. In addition to its general and periodontal health effects smoking causes tooth staining. Smoking cessation support interventions with an added stain removal or tooth whitening effect may increase motivation to...

    Authors: Helen Whelton, Rose Kingston, Denis O’Mullane and Frederick Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:13

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Dental caries is unevenly distributed within populations with a higher burden in low socio-economy groups. Several attempts have been made to allocate resources to those that need them the most; there is a nee...

    Authors: Ulf Strömberg, Anders Holmn, Kerstin Magnusson and Svante Twetman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:9

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare complex multsystemic genetic disorder characterized by severe neonatal hypotonia, endocrine disturbances, hyperphagia and obesity, mild mental retardation, learning disabi...

    Authors: Ronnaug Saeves, Ivar Espelid, Kari Storhaug, Leiv Sandvik and Hilde Nordgarden

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:12

    Content type: Research article

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  37. More than 1 million individuals in the U.S. are infected with HIV; approximately 20% of whom do not know they are infected. Early diagnosis of HIV infection results in earlier access to treatment and reduction...

    Authors: M Katherine Hutchinson, Nancy VanDevanter, Joan Phelan, Daniel Malamud, Anthony Vernillo, Joan Combellick and Donna Shelley

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:11

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The purpose of this study was to compare diagnostic performance for the detection of caries using photographs with an established visual examination method and histological sections as the reference standard.

    Authors: Uriana Boye, Tanya Walsh, Iain A Pretty and Martin Tickle

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:10

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Dental caries is the result of a complex interplay among environmental, behavioral, and genetic factors, with distinct patterns of decay likely due to specific etiologies. Therefore, global measures of decay, ...

    Authors: John R Shaffer, Eleanor Feingold, Xiaojing Wang, Karen TCuenco, Daniel E Weeks, Rebecca S DeSensi, Deborah E Polk, Steve Wendell, Robert J Weyant, Richard Crout, Daniel W McNeil and Mary L Marazita

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:7

    Content type: Research article

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