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  1. Dental caries is a common chronic disease among children and adults alike, posing a substantial health burden. Caries is affected by multiple genetic and environmental factors, and prior studies have found tha...

    Authors: Manika Govil, Nandita Mukhopadhyay, Daniel E. Weeks, Eleanor Feingold, John R. Shaffer, Steven M. Levy, Alexandre R. Vieira, Rebecca L. Slayton, Daniel W. McNeil, Robert J. Weyant, Richard J. Crout and Mary L. Marazita
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:98
  2. Oral health behavior and attitudes of pregnant women in low-income countries are rarely examined, yet should be considered when designing preventative or therapeutic studies to reduce burden of oral diseases. ...

    Authors: A. J. Lubon, D. J. Erchick, S. K. Khatry, S. C. LeClerq, N. K. Agrawal, M. A. Reynolds, J. Katz and L. C. Mullany
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:97
  3. Understanding factors that affect dental attendance behavior helps in constructing effective oral health campaigns. A socio-cognitive model that adequately explains variance in regular dental attendance has ye...

    Authors: Anne N. Åstrøm, Stein Atle Lie and Ferda Gülcan
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:95
  4. There is poor knowledge about the extent to which psychological distress influences oral health in older people in Norway. The aim of this study was two-fold: i) to describe the oral health of Norwegian elderl...

    Authors: Kari Elisabeth Dahl, Giovanna Calogiuri and Birgitta Jönsson
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:93
  5. The findings that not only dental caries but also systemic disease can exert a negative effect on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), and that dental treatment can improve OHRQoL have been confirmed ...

    Authors: Ji-Soo Song, Hong-Keun Hyun, Teo Jeon Shin and Young-Jae Kim
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:92
  6. Currently, many risk assessment tools are available for clinicians to assess a patient’s periodontal disease risk. Numerous studies demonstrate the potential of these tools to promote preventive management and...

    Authors: Thankam Thyvalikakath, Mei Song and Titus Schleyer
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:90
  7. Urease is an enzyme produced by plaque bacteria hydrolysing urea from saliva and gingival exudate into ammonia in order to regulate the pH in the dental biofilm. The aim of this study was to assess the urease ...

    Authors: Gunnar Dahlén, Haidar Hassan, Susanne Blomqvist and Anette Carlén
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:89
  8. In implant dentistry, three-dimensional (3D) imaging can be realised by dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), offering volumetric data on jaw bones and teeth with relatively low radiation doses and cost...

    Authors: Reinhilde Jacobs, Benjamin Salmon, Marina Codari, Bassam Hassan and Michael M. Bornstein
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:88
  9. This study was purposed to evaluate palatal width, height, and height index at various stages of dentition in Iranian children and adolescent with normal occlusion.

    Authors: Gholamreza Eslami Amirabadi, Amin Golshah, Sepideh Derakhshan, Shahla Khandan, Mahshid Saeidipour and Nafiseh Nikkerdar
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:87
  10. General anesthesia has been widely used in pediatric dentistry in recent years. However, there remain concerns about potential postoperative dental morbidity. The goal of this study was to identify the frequen...

    Authors: Yu-Hsuan Hu, Aileen Tsai, Li-Wei Ou-Yang, Li-Chuan Chuang and Pei-Ching Chang
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:84
  11. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of ferrule design on the fracture resistance of endodontically treated mandibular first premolars after simulated crown lengthening and orthodontic forced e...

    Authors: Qingfei Meng, Qian Ma, Tianda Wang and Yaming Chen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:83
  12. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and cigarette smoking are both risk factors for periodontal disease (PD). Previous research suggests that systemic inflammatory conditions and cigarette smoking may act in synergy, an...

    Authors: Márk Antal, Emese Battancs, Márta Bocskai, Gábor Braunitzer and László Kovács
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:82
  13. One of the control tools for periodontal disease besides individual home care is professional oral prophylaxis that is, Scaling and Polishing (S&P).The aim of this study is to assess the effect of oral health ...

    Authors: Ezi A. Akaji, Nkolika P. Uguru, Sam N. Maduakor and Etisiobi M. Ndiokwelu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:80
  14. Several studies have reported the harmful effects of lead poisoning. However, the relationship between lead exposure and oral health of children has not been well defined. The aim of this study was to investig...

    Authors: Borany Tort, Youn-Hee Choi, Eun-Kyong Kim, Yun-Sook Jung, Mina Ha, Keun-Bae Song and Young-Eun Lee
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:79
  15. Dental calculi formation on dentures can worsen the oral cavity environment by complicating oral hygiene. However, few studies have investigated the effect of how patients use and manage their dentures, dentur...

    Authors: Keisuke Matsumura, Yuji Sato, Noboru Kitagawa, Toshiharu Shichita, Daisuke Kawata and Mariko Ishikawa
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:78
  16. The association of periodontal bacteria with lipid profile alteration remains largely unknown, although it has been suggested that chronic periodontitis increases the atherosclerotic risk. This cross-sectional...

    Authors: Youn-Hee Choi, Takayuki Kosaka, Miki Ojima, Shinichi Sekine, Yoshihiro Kokubo, Makoto Watanabe, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Takahiro Ono and Atsuo Amano
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:77
  17. Accurate determination of bone loss at the molar furcation region by clinical detection and intraoral radiograph is challenging in many instances. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is expected to open a new...

    Authors: Wenjian Zhang, Keagan Foss and Bing-Yan Wang
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:75
  18. Self-perception of oral health status is a multidimensional construct that includes psychological, psychosocial and functional aspects of oral health. Contemporary concepts suggest that the evaluation of healt...

    Authors: Ancuta Banu, Costela Șerban, Marius Pricop, Horatiu Urechescu and Brigitha Vlaicu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:74
  19. While working on CAD/CAM-customized abutments, the use of standard impression copings with a circular diameter produces inconsistency within the emergence profile. It may begin with a collapse of the supra-imp...

    Authors: Jan K. Pietruski, Anna Skurska, Anna Bernaczyk, Robert Milewski, Maria Julia Pietruska, Peter Gehrke and Małgorzata D. Pietruska
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:73
  20. Oral hygiene instruction is an intervention widely practiced but increased knowledge about oral health does not necessarily dramatically impact oral disease prevalence in populations. We aimed to measure plaqu...

    Authors: Felice Amoo-Achampong, David E. Vitunac, Kathleen Deeley, Adriana Modesto and Alexandre R. Vieira
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:72
  21. To investigate Locker’s multidimensional model of oral health in Japanese edentulous patients with an item weighting method using factor score weights, which is more accurate than the sum scoring method. A pre...

    Authors: Eijiro Yamaga, Yusuke Sato and Shunsuke Minakuchi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:71
  22. Bacterial biofilms that develop on root surfaces outside apical foramens have been found to be associated with refractory periapical periodontitis. However, several other factors cause endodontic failures apar...

    Authors: Mikiyo Yamaguchi, Yuichiro Noiri, Yoshihiro Itoh, Shungo Komichi, Kyoko Yagi, Reo Uemura, Haruna Naruse, Saori Matsui, Nanako Kuriki, Mikako Hayashi and Shigeyuki Ebisu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:70
  23. Digit sucking can represent untreated anxiety or other emotional problems. The aim of this study was to determine if digit sucking is a predictor of general anxiety and dental anxiety; and if general and denta...

    Authors: Morenike O. Folayan, Kikelomo A. Kolawole, Nneka K. Onyejaka, Hakeem O. Agbaje, Nneka M. Chukwumah and Titus A. Oyedele
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:66
  24. This study aimed to evaluate the survival rate of glass hybrid restorations placed under the atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) technique in first permanent molars affected by molar incisor hypomineralizat...

    Authors: Juliana de Aguiar Grossi, Renata Nunes Cabral, Ana Paula Dias Ribeiro and Soraya Coelho Leal
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:65
  25. Recently, dental pulp has been considered a possible source of infection of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in children. We previously developed a novel PCR system for H. pylori detection with high specificity an...

    Authors: Ryota Nomura, Yuko Ogaya, Saaya Matayoshi, Yumiko Morita and Kazuhiko Nakano
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:64
  26. Iron disorder and abnormal expression of hepcidin play important roles in many diseases, but it is still unclear in chronic periodontitis (CP) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We aimed to assess ferritin a...

    Authors: Lin-Na Guo, Yan-Zong Yang and Yun-Zhi Feng
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:63
  27. For periodontal treatment, the full mouth disinfection approach suggests disinfection of oral soft tissues, such as tongue and tonsils concomitant to scaling and root planning since patients might benefit from...

    Authors: V. N. Diener, A. Gay, M. B. Soyka, T. Attin, P. R. Schmidlin and P. Sahrmann
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:62
  28. Across the European Union costs for the treatment of oral disease is expected to rise to €93 Billion by 2020 and be higher than those for stroke and dementia combined. A significant proportion of these costs w...

    Authors: Paul R. Brocklehurst, Gerald McKenna, Martin Schimmel, Anastassia Kossioni, Katarina Jerković-Ćosić, Martina Hayes, Cristiane da Mata and Frauke Müller
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:61
  29. Cathepsin S is a cysteine protease, which is expressed in human periodontal ligament (PDL) cells under inflammatory and infectious conditions. This in vitro study was established to investigate the effect of c...

    Authors: Svenja Memmert, Marjan Nokhbehsaim, Anna Damanaki, Andressa V. B. Nogueira, Alexandra K. Papadopoulou, Christina Piperi, Efthimia K. Basdra, Birgit Rath-Deschner, Werner Götz, Joni A. Cirelli, Andreas Jäger and James Deschner
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:60
  30. The aim of this study was to systematically review the literature to determine the sequelae of early extraction of compromised first permanent molars (FPMs) with regard to the skeletal and dental development o...

    Authors: Afnan M. Saber, Doua H. Altoukhi, Mariam F. Horaib, Azza A. El-Housseiny, Najlaa M. Alamoudi and Heba J. Sabbagh
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:59
  31. Third molars are the most commonly impacted teeth, and their extraction is the most commonly performed procedure in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The aim of the present study is to describe the pattern of ma...

    Authors: Soukaina Ryalat, Saif Aldeen AlRyalat, Zaid Kassob, Yazan Hassona, Mohammad H. Al-Shayyab and Faleh Sawair
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:58
  32. Biomaterials could affect the inflammation reaction and wound healing via the activation and polarization of macrophages. However, the influence of iRoot SP and mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) on macrophage p...

    Authors: Zhenglin Yuan, Xiaodan Zhu, Yuhong Li, Ping Yan and Han Jiang
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:56
  33. Apical periodontitis includes periapical granulomas and radicular cysts, which are histologically distinguished by the absence and the presence of an epithelial lining, respectively. The main cause of apical p...

    Authors: Federico Mussano, Ilario Ferrocino, Natalija Gavrilova, Tullio Genova, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Luca Cocolin and Stefano Carossa
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:55
  34. Pulpotomy is the surgical removal of the entire coronal pulp with preservation of the radicular pulp vitality. The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic success of p...

    Authors: Silvia Caruso, Teresa Dinoi, Giuseppe Marzo, Vincenzo Campanella, Maria Rita Giuca, Roberto Gatto and Marco Pasini
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:54
  35. Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) has been proven to be effective in preventing and controlling biofilm formation. At the same time, an increase in calculus formation is known as one of considerable side effects. ...

    Authors: Yuuki Sakaue, Shoji Takenaka, Tatsuya Ohsumi, Hisanori Domon, Yutaka Terao and Yuichiro Noiri
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:52
  36. Clinical evaluation of periodontal inflammation does not fully reflect the disease activity. Extensive studies have been conducted out on gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) components that might serve as potentia...

    Authors: Chao Yuan, Xiaochen Liu and Shuguo Zheng
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:51
  37. Children with congenital heart defects (CHD) are reported to have poorer oral health compared with healthy children. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an intensive oral health c...

    Authors: Tine B. Sivertsen, Anne N. Åstrøm, Gottfried Greve, Jörg Aßmus and Marit S. Skeie
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2018 18:50

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