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  1. The Amazon represents an area of 61% of Brazilian territory and is undergoing major changes resulting from disorderly economic development, especially the advance of agribusiness. Composition of the atmosphere...

    Authors: Herbert Ary Sisenando, Silvia Regina Batistuzzo de Medeiros, Paulo Artaxo, Paulo HN Saldiva and Sandra de Souza Hacon

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:6

    Content type: Research article

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  2. We aimed to assess the oral health status and risk factors for dental caries and periodontal disease among Sudanese adults resident in Khartoum State. To date, this information was not available to health poli...

    Authors: Nadia Khalifa, Patrick F Allen, Neamat H Abu-bakr, Manar E Abdel-Rahman and Khalda O Abdelghafar

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:5

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The use of fluorides for caries prevention is well established but is linked with an increased risk of dental fluorosis, some of which may be considered to be aesthetically objectionable. Patient opinion shoul...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:4

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Different fluoride formulations may have different effects on caries prevention. It was the aim of this clinical study to assess the fluoride content, provided by NaF compared to amine fluoride, in saliva and ...

    Authors: Ella A Naumova, Phillip Kuehnl, Philipp Hertenstein, Ljubisa Markovic, Rainer A Jordan, Peter Gaengler and Wolfgang H Arnold

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:3

    Content type: Research article

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  5. There are limited data about the epidemiology and risk factors/indicators of gingivitis, aggressive periodontitis (AgP) and chronic periodontitis (CP) in Jordan. The aim of this study was to assess the prevale...

    Authors: Khansa Taha Ababneh, Zafer Mohammad Faisal Abu Hwaij and Yousef S Khader

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:1

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Practice-based general dental practitioners routinely provide "scale and polish" or "oral prophylaxis" to patients attending their practices. Despite its routine provision, there is no evidence to support the ...

    Authors: Clare L Jones, Keith M Milsom, Philip Ratcliffe, Annette Wyllie, Tatiana V Macfarlane and Martin Tickle

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:35

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Microbial communities inhabiting human mouth are associated with oral health and disease. Previous studies have indicated the general prevalence of adult gingivitis in China to be high. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Shi Huang, Fang Yang, Xiaowei Zeng, Jie Chen, Rui Li, Ting Wen, Chun Li, Wei Wei, Jiquan Liu, Lan Chen, Catherine Davis and Jian Xu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:33

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Despite numerous studies on the prevalence of apical periodontitis (AP) and endodontic treatment in diverse geographical populations, there are currently no data on the prevalence of these conditions in popula...

    Authors: Blerim Kamberi, Veton Hoxha, Miranda Stavileci, Edmond Dragusha, Astrit Kuçi and Lumnije Kqiku

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:32

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Oral health in later life results from individual's lifelong accumulation of experiences at the personal, community and societal levels. There is little information relating the oral health outcomes to risk fa...

    Authors: Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Tewarit Somkotra, Matthew Kelly, Sam-ang Seubsman and Adrian C Sleigh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:31

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Nursing home residents with dementia are often dependent on others for mouth care, yet will react with care-resistant behavior when receiving assistance. The oral health of these elders deteriorates in the abs...

    Authors: Rita A Jablonski, Ann Kolanowski, Barbara Therrien, Ellen K Mahoney, Cathy Kassab and Douglas L Leslie

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:30

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. Dental decay remains one of the world's most prevalent diseases in childhood. It is unfortunate that the proportion of children suffering from oral disease is so high, given that dental decay is almost entirel...

    Authors: Alex D McMahon, Yvonne Blair, David R McCall and Lorna MD Macpherson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:29

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The human papillomaviruses (HPV) are a large family of non-enveloped DNA viruses, mainly associated with cervical cancers. Recent epidemiologic evidence has suggested that HPV may be an independent risk factor...

    Authors: Deidre O Turner, Shelley J Williams-Cocks, Ryan Bullen, Jeremy Catmull, Jesse Falk, Daniel Martin, Jarom Mauer, Annabel E Barber, Robert C Wang, Shawn L Gerstenberger and Karl Kingsley

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:28

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Dental caries is a persistent public health problem with little change in the prevalence in young children over the last 20 years. Once a child contracts the disease it has a significant impact on their qualit...

    Authors: Martin Tickle, Keith M Milsom, Michael Donaldson, Seamus Killough, Ciaran O'Neill, Grainne Crealey, Matthew Sutton, Solveig Noble, Margaret Greer and Helen V Worthington

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:27

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. Dental caries in children is unevenly distributed within populations with a higher burden in low socio-economy groups. Thus, tools are needed to allocate resources and establish evidence-based programs that me...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:26

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Dentistry in the UK has a number of new graduate-entry programmes. The aim of the study was to explore the motivation, career expectations and experiences of final year students who chose to pursue a dental ca...

    Authors: Paul Newton, Lyndon Cabot, Nairn HF Wilson and Jennifer E Gallagher

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:25

    Content type: Research article

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  16. So far there have been no studies focusing on the prevalence of a wide spectrum of oral mucosal lesions (OML) in patients with dermatologic diseases. This is noteworthy as skin lesions are strongly associated ...

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

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:24

    Content type: Research article

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  17. (i) to describe oral health counselling in Norway to parents with infants and toddlers, ii) to assess existing collaboration and routines in oral health matters between nurses and personnel in the PDS, iii) to...

    Authors: Marit S Skeie, Erik Skaret, Ivar Espelid and Nina Misvær

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:23

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Information bias can occur in epidemiological studies and compromise scientific outcomes, especially when evaluating information given by a patient regarding their own health. The oral habits of children repor...

    Authors: Carolina C Martins, Maria J Oliveira, Isabela A Pordeus and Saul M Paiva

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:22

    Content type: Research article

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  19. To determine the prevalence of periapical lesions in root canal-treated teeth in a rural, male adult, Turkish population and to investigate the influence of the quality of root canal fillings on prevalence of ...

    Authors: Kaan Gündüz, Hakan Avsever, Kaan Orhan and Kadriye Demirkaya

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:20

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Oral disorders can have a negative impact on the functional, social and psychological wellbeing of young children and their families and cause pain/discomfort for the child. Oral health-related quality of life...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Scarpelli, Branca Heloísa Oliveira, Flávia C Tesch, Anna Thereza Leão, Isabela A Pordeus and Saul M Paiva

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:19

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The objective of this study was to measure the validity and reliability of a multifactorial Risk Factor Model developed for use in predicting future caries risk in Nevada adolescents in a public health setting.

    Authors: Marcia M Ditmyer, Georgia Dounis, Katherine M Howard, Connie Mobley and David Cappelli

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:18

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Different methods have been used for detecting developmental defects of enamel (DDE). This study aimed to compare photographic and replication methods with the direct clinical examination method for detecting ...

    Authors: Ali Golkari, Aira Sabokseir, Hamid-Reza Pakshir, M Christopher Dean, Aubrey Sheiham and Richard G Watt

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:16

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The B/B Checker®, a new portable device for detecting odorous compounds in oral, exhaled, and nasal air, is now available. As a single unit, this device is capable of detecting several kinds of gases mixed with v...

    Authors: Naofumi Tamaki, Kenta Kasuyama, Mitsue Esaki, Takara Toshikawa, Shun-Ichi Honda, Daisuke Ekuni, Takaaki Tomofuji and Manabu Morita

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:15

    Content type: Technical advance

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  24. The oral health of military populations is usually not very well characterized compared to civilian populations. The aim of this study was to investigate two physical oral health characteristics and one percei...

    Authors: Yuka Kudo, Mike T John, Yoko Saito, Shachi Sur, Chisako Furuyama, Hiroaki Tsukasaki and Kazuyoshi Baba

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:14

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Hyposalivation is caused by various syndromes, diabetes, drugs, inflammation, infection, or radiotherapy of the salivary glands. Patients with hyposalivation often show an increased caries incidence. Moreover,...

    Authors: Peter Tschoppe, Olivia Wolf, Michael Eichhorn, Peter Martus and Andrej M Kielbassa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:13

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. With the increasingly polarized distribution of dental caries among children and adolescents, the usual DMFT measure has become a less meaningful population descriptor. To re-focus on identifying the high cari...

    Authors: Marcia Ditmyer, Georgia Dounis, Connie Mobley and Eli Schwarz

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:12

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Supervised toothbrushing programs using fluoride dentifrice have reduced caries increment. However there is no information about the effectiveness of the professional cross-brushing technique within a communit...

    Authors: Paulo Frazão

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:11

    Content type: Research article

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  28. To analyze the regular dental care behavior and prevalence of edentulism in adult Danes, reported in sequential cross-sectional oral health surveys by the application of a marginal approach to consider the pos...

    Authors: Kar-Yan Li, May Chun Mei Wong, Kwok-Fai Lam and Eli Schwarz

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:9

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The soft tissue around dental implants forms a barrier between the oral environment and the peri-implant bone and a crucial factor for long-term success of therapy is development of a good abutment/soft-tissue...

    Authors: Victoria Fröjd, Paula Linderbäck, Ann Wennerberg, Luis Chávez de Paz, Gunnel Svensäter and Julia R Davies

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:8

    Content type: Research article

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  30. West Virginia has the worst oral health in the United States, but the reasons for this are unclear. This pilot study explored the etiology of this disparity using culture-independent analyses to identify bacte...

    Authors: Joan C Olson, Christopher F Cuff, Slawomir Lukomski, Ewa Lukomska, Yeremi Canizales, Bei Wu, Richard J Crout, John G Thomas, Daniel W McNeil, Robert J Weyant, Mary L Marazita, Bruce J Paster and Thomas Elliott

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:7

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Clefts of the lip (CL), the palate (CP), or both (CLP) are the most common orofacial congenital malformations found among live births, accounting for 65% of all head and neck anomalies. The frequency and patte...

    Authors: Mange Manyama, Campbell Rolian, Japhet Gilyoma, Cassian C Magori, Kilalo Mjema, Erick Mazyala, Emmanuel Kimwaga and Benedikt Hallgrimsson

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:5

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The Transtheoretical Model suggests that individuals vary according to their readiness to change behavior. Previous work in smoking cessation and other health areas suggests that interventions are more success...

    Authors: Trilby Coolidge, Erik Skaret, Masahiro Heima, Elissa K Johnson, M Blake Hillstead, Nadia Farjo, Oyvind Asmyhr and Philip Weinstein

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:4

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The periodontal screening index (PSI) is an element of the initial dental examination. The PSI provides information on the periodontal situation and allows a first estimation of the treatment required. The den...

    Authors: Dirk Ziebolz, Ivette Szabadi, Sven Rinke, Else Hornecker and Rainer F Mausberg

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:3

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Children with Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) exhibit impaired dental status, which can affect their quality of life. This study assessed the oral health-related quality of life of these patients an...

    Authors: Débora B Massarente, Carina Domaneschi, Heloísa HS Marques, Samantha B Andrade, Daniela Goursand and José LF Antunes

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:2

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Smoking is a risk factor for periodontitis. To clarify the contribution of smoking to periodontitis, it is essential to assess the relationship between smoking and the subgingival microflora. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Michiya Kubota, Mariko Tanno-Nakanishi, Satoru Yamada, Katsuji Okuda and Kazuyuki Ishihara

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:1

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The main purpose of this study was to compare the 30% of Nevada Youth who presented with the highest Decayed Missing and Filled Teeth (DMFT) index to a cohort who were caries free and to national NHANES data. ...

    Authors: Marcia Ditmyer, Georgia Dounis, Connie Mobley and Eli Schwarz

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2010 10:24

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Dental caries is one of the primary causes of tooth loss among adults. It is estimated to affect a majority of Americans aged 55 and older, with a disproportionately higher burden in disadvantaged populations....

    Authors: William M Vollmer, Athena S Papas, James D Bader, Gerardo Maupomé, Christina M Gullion, Jack F Hollis, John J Snyder, Jeffrey L Fellows, Reesa L Laws and B Alexander White

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2010 10:23

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. Dental caries incidence in adults is similar to that in children and adolescents, but few caries preventive agents have been evaluated for effectiveness in adults populations. In addition, dentists direct fewe...

    Authors: James D Bader, Daniel A Shugars, William M Vollmer, Christina M Gullion, Gregg H Gilbert, Bennett T Amaechi and John P Brown

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2010 10:22

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. A growing body of epidemiologic evidence links oral health, obesity, and cardiovascular health, though few studies have reported on these relationships in children. While underlying mechanisms are unclear, adu...

    Authors: Stephanie J Frisbee, Christopher B Chambers, Jefferson C Frisbee, Adam G Goodwill and Richard J Crout

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2010 10:21

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Probiotic bacteria are suggested to play a role in the maintenance of oral health. Such health promoting bacteria are added to different commercial probiotic products. The aim of the study was to investigate t...

    Authors: Pamela Hasslöf, Maria Hedberg, Svante Twetman and Christina Stecksén-Blicks

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2010 10:18

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The increase of the proportion of elderly people has implications for health care services. Advances in oral health care and treatment have resulted in a reduced number of edentulous individuals. An increasing...

    Authors: Gert-Jan van der Putten, Luc De Visschere, Jos Schols, Cees de Baat and Jacques Vanobbergen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2010 10:17

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. The study of potential factors associated with sleep bruxism (SB) may help in determining the etiology of such parafunction. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the quality of life (QoL) of children with SB by ...

    Authors: Paula M Castelo, Taís S Barbosa and Maria Beatriz D Gavião

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2010 10:16

    Content type: Research article

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