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  1. The oral health condition of individuals with special health care needs have been reported in literature to be influenced by various sociodemographic factors, including living conditions and severity of impair...

    Authors: Folakemi A Oredugba and Yinka Akindayomi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:30
  2. A growing body of literature describes the performance of dental fear questionnaires in various countries. We describe the psychometric properties of Greek versions of the Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) ...

    Authors: Trilby Coolidge, Konstantinos Nikolaos Arapostathis, Dimitris Emmanouil, Nikolaos Dabarakis, Antonis Patrikiou, Nikolaos Economides and Nikolaos Kotsanos
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:29
  3. Oral pain has been the major cause of the attendances in the dental clinics in Tanzania. Some patients postpone seeing the dentist for as long as two to five days. This study determines the prevalence of oral ...

    Authors: Emil Namakuka Kikwilu, Joyce Rose Masalu, Febronia Kokulengya Kahabuka and Ahadieli Raphael Senkoro
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:28
  4. Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJD) are multifactor, complex clinical problems affecting approximately 60–70% of the general population, with considerable controversy about the most effective treatment. F...

    Authors: Ricardo V Bessa-Nogueira, Belmiro CE Vasconcelos and Richard Niederman
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:27
  5. Squamous cells carcinoma is the most important malignant tumor with primary site in the oral cavity and, given the great exposure of mucosa and lips to the etiologic factors of this neoplasm, its incidence is ...

    Authors: Fabricio LD Vieira, Beatriz J Vieira, Marco AM Guimaraes and Fernando M Aarestrup
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:25
  6. A prospective Aboriginal Birth Cohort (ABC) study has been underway in Australia's Northern Territory since 1987. Inclusion of oral epidemiological information in a follow-up study required flexible and novel ...

    Authors: Lisa M Jamieson and Susan M Sayers
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:24
  7. Extrinsic staining of teeth may result from the deposition of a variety of pigments into or onto the tooth surface, which originate mainly from diet or from tobacco use. More recently, clinical studies have de...

    Authors: Michael Moore, Nathalie Hasler-Nguyen and Geoffrey Saroea
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:23
  8. The NTI-tss device is an anterior bite stop, which, according to the manufacturer, is indicated for the prevention and treatment of bruxism, temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), tension-type headaches, and migr...

    Authors: Henrike Stapelmann and Jens C Türp
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:22
  9. Habitual consumption of xylitol reduces mutans streptococci (MS) levels but the effect on Lactobacillus spp. is less clear. Reduction is dependent on daily dose and frequency of consumption. For xylitol to be suc...

    Authors: Kiet A Ly, Christine A Riedy, Peter Milgrom, Marilynn Rothen, Marilyn C Roberts and Lingmei Zhou
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:20
  10. People in Appalachia experience some of the worst oral health in the United States. To develop effective intervention and prevention strategies in Appalachia, we must understand the complex relationships among...

    Authors: Deborah E Polk, Robert J Weyant, Richard J Crout, Daniel W McNeil, Ralph E Tarter, John G Thomas and Mary L Marazita
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:18
  11. This study investigated the prevalence of Enterococcus faecalis, its putative virulence factors and antimicrobial susceptibility in individuals with and without dental diseases. A total of 159 oral rinse specimen...

    Authors: Randa Salah, Najla Dar-Odeh, Osama Abu Hammad and Asem A Shehabi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:17
  12. It would be useful to have psychometrically-sound measures of dental fear for Hispanics, who comprise the largest ethnic minority in the United States. We report on the psychometric properties of Spanish-langu...

    Authors: Trilby Coolidge, Mark A Chambers, Laura J Garcia, Lisa J Heaton and Susan E Coldwell
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:15
  13. studies on the relationship between children's malocclusion and its psycho-social impacts are so far largely unexplored in low-income countries. This study aimed to assess the prevalence of malocclusion, repor...

    Authors: Matilda Mtaya, Anne N Astrom and Pongsri Brudvik
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:14
  14. How smokeless tobacco contributes to non-neoplastic oral diseases is unclear. It certainly increases risk of oral mucosal lesions, but reviewers disagree as to other conditions. In some areas, especially South...

    Authors: Gerd Kallischnigg, Rolf Weitkunat and Peter N Lee
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:13
  15. Human bites in the maxillofacial region compromise function and aesthetics, resulting in social and psychological effects. There is paucity of information regarding human bite injuries in Tanzania. The aim of ...

    Authors: Farrid M Shubi, Omar JM Hamza, Boniphace M Kalyanyama and Elison NM Simon
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:12
  16. The purpose of this study was to make a cross-culturally adapted, Dutch version of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP), a 49-item questionnaire measuring oral health-related quality of life, and to examine i...

    Authors: Marylee J van der Meulen, Mike T John, Machiel Naeije and Frank Lobbezoo
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:11
  17. The literature is scarce on the social and geographic inequalities in the access to and implementation of the fluoridation of public water supplies. This study adds knowledge to the Brazilian experience of the...

    Authors: Marilisa CL Gabardo, Wander J da Silva, Marcia Olandoski, Simone T Moysés and Samuel J Moysés
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:9
  18. Latino children experience a higher prevalence of caries than do children in any other racial/ethnic group in the US. This paper examines the intersections among four societal sectors or contexts of care which...

    Authors: Judith C Barker and Sarah B Horton
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:8
  19. Older people are increasingly retaining their natural teeth but at higher risk of oral disease with resultant impact on their quality of life. Socially deprived people are more at risk of oral disease and yet ...

    Authors: Elena Borreani, Desmond Wright, Sasha Scambler and Jennifer E Gallagher
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:7
  20. The physiology of swallowing is characterized by a complex and coordinated activation of many stomatognathic, pharyngeal, and laryngeal muscles. Kinetics and electromyographic studies have widely investigated ...

    Authors: Annalisa Monaco, Ruggero Cattaneo, Alessandro Spadaro and Mario Giannoni
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:6
  21. Xylitol chewing gum has been shown to reduce Streptococcus mutans levels and decay. Two studies examined the presence and time course of salivary xylitol concentrations delivered via xylitol-containing pellet gum...

    Authors: Christine A Riedy, Peter Milgrom, Kiet A Ly, Marilynn Rothen, Gregory Mueller, Mary K Hagstrom, Ernie Tolentino, Lingmei Zhou and Marilyn C Roberts
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:5
  22. Preventive dentistry has traditionally emphasized improvement of oral hygiene. School-based programs, often delivered by dental hygienists or other health educators, are usually limited to dental knowledge pro...

    Authors: Alon Livny, Yuval Vered, Liat Slouk and Harold D Sgan-Cohen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:4
  23. The Cognitive Vulnerability Model proposes that perceptions of certain characteristics of a situation are critical determinants of fear. Although the model is applicable to all animal, natural environment and ...

    Authors: Jason M Armfield, Gary D Slade and A John Spencer
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:2
  24. Exploring the stability of self-reports over time in observational studies may give valuable information for the planning of future interventions. The aims of the present study were: 1) to explore the consiste...

    Authors: Erik Skaret, Ivar Espelid, Marit S Skeie and Ola Haugejorden
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:1
  25. Scotland has high levels of untreated dental caries in primary teeth. The Hall Technique is a simplified method of managing carious primary molars using preformed metal crowns (PMCs) cemented with no local ana...

    Authors: Nicola P Innes, Dafydd JP Evans and David R Stirrups
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2007 7:18
  26. New graduates in the UK presently spend one year in training as Vocational Dental Practitioners (VDPs) in preparation for primary dental care. There is a growing recognition that the emerging workforce has ver...

    Authors: Jennifer E Gallagher, Wendy Clarke, Kenneth A Eaton and Nairn HF Wilson
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2007 7:16
  27. One of the important factors of the demineralization and remineralization equilibrium of enamel is the pH of the surrounding solutions. Effort has been laid in the formulation of different fluoride compounds a...

    Authors: Wolfgang H Arnold, Anabel Haase, Julia Hacklaender, Zeno Gintner, Jolan Bánóczy and Peter Gaengler
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2007 7:14
  28. Dental anxiety is a public health problem but no epidemiological study has been undertaken in France to evaluate its prevalence. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence, severity and associations ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Nicolas, Valérie Collado, Denise Faulks, Brigitte Bullier and Martine Hennequin
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2007 7:12
  29. The oral health status of rural residents in the People's Republic of China has not been extensively studied and the relationship between poor oral health and esophageal cancer (EC) is unclear. We aim to repor...

    Authors: Bruce A Dye, Ru Wang, Ruth Lashley, Wenqiang Wei, Christian C Abnet, Guoqing Wang, Sanford M Dawsey, Wei Cong, Mark J Roth, Xiaojie Li and Youlin Qiao
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2007 7:10
  30. The study examined the relationship between oral health status (periodontal disease and carious pulpal exposure (CPE)) and preterm low-birth-weight (PTLBW) infant deliveries among Tanzanian-African mothers at ...

    Authors: Elifuraha GS Mumghamba and Karim P Manji
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2007 7:8
  31. Dental graduates are joining a profession experiencing changes in systems of care, funding and skill mix. Research into the motivation and expectations of the emerging workforce is vital to inform professional...

    Authors: Jennifer E Gallagher, Resmi Patel, Nora Donaldson and Nairn HF Wilson
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2007 7:7
  32. Tobacco use continues to be a global public health problem. Helping patients to quit is part of the preventive role of all health professionals. There is now increasing interest in the role that the dental tea...

    Authors: Vivian I Binnie, Siobhan McHugh, William Jenkins, William Borland and Lorna M Macpherson
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2007 7:5
  33. A harsh work environment including psychosocial job demands might cause adverse events due to medical mismanagement, but the association has not been explored. The purpose of the study was to investigate wheth...

    Authors: Akizumi Tsutsumi, Katsura Umehara, Hiroshi Ono and Norito Kawakami
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2007 7:3
  34. Measuring the impacts of oral conditions on quality of life is an important part of oral health needs assessment. For this purpose a variety of oral health-related quality of life instruments have been develop...

    Authors: Mojtaba Dorri, Aubrey Sheiham and Georgios Tsakos
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2007 7:2
  35. Based on the hypothesis that a vicious cycle of dental fear exists, whereby the consequences of fear tend to maintain that fear, the relationship between dental fear, self-reported oral health status and the u...

    Authors: Jason M Armfield, Judy F Stewart and A John Spencer
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2007 7:1
  36. Children receive dental general anaesthetic (DGA) care when standard dental treatment is not possible. Receipt of DGA care is resource-intensive and not without risk. This study examines trends in receipt of D...

    Authors: Lisa M Jamieson and Kaye F Roberts-Thomson
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2006 6:16

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