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  1. "Pay for performance" is an incentive system that has been gaining acceptance in medicine and is currently being considered for implementation in dentistry. However, it remains unclear whether pay for performa...

    Authors: Andreea Voinea-Griffin, Jeffrey L Fellows, Donald B Rindal, Andrei Barasch, Gregg H Gilbert and Monika M Safford
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2010 10:9
  2. There is a lack of studies considering social disparity in oral health emanating from adolescents in low-income countries. This study aimed to assess socio-demographic disparities in clinical- and self reporte...

    Authors: Kijakazi O Mashoto, Anne N Astrom, Marit S Skeie and Joyce R Masalu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2010 10:7
  3. The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) has recently been developed to assess oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of pre-school children in English speaking communities. This study aimed...

    Authors: Seyed-Ebrahim Jabarifar, Ali Golkari, Mohammad H IJadi, Mehdi Jafarzadeh and Parvin Khadem
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2010 10:4
  4. Before strategies or protocols for oral health care can be advised at population level, epidemiological information on tooth decay patterns and its effects on oral function are indispensable. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Thoa C Nguyen, Dick J Witter, Ewald M Bronkhorst, Nhan B Truong and Nico HJ Creugers
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2010 10:2
  5. Research into the motivation and expectations of the emerging workforce and their short-term expectations has already been reported with a view to informing professional and policy decisions. The objective of ...

    Authors: Jennifer E Gallagher, Resmi Patel and Nairn HF Wilson
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:35
  6. In the period of adolescence physical appearance takes on significant importance in the construction of personal identity, including one's relationship with one's own body. A variety of social, cultural, psych...

    Authors: Leandro S Marques, Isabela A Pordeus, Maria L Ramos-Jorge, Cid A Filogônio, Cintia B Filogônio, Luciano J Pereira and Saul M Paiva
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:34
  7. Gingival overgrowth (GO) is a common side effect of the chronic use of cyclosporine (CsA), an immunosuppressant widely used to prevent rejection in transplant patients. Recent studies have reported elevated le...

    Authors: Simone Aparecida Probst Condé, Marcus Gomes Bastos, Beatriz Julião Vieira and Fernando Monteiro Aarestrup
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:33
  8. HIV infected patients should be expected in the Sudanese dental health care services with an increasing frequency. Dental care utilization in the context of the HIV epidemic is generally poorly understood. Foc...

    Authors: Elwalid Fadul Nasir, Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm, Jamil David and Raouf Wahab Ali
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:30
  9. In recent decades low-income countries experienced an increasing trend in dental caries among children, particularly recorded in 12-year olds, which is the principal WHO indicator age group for children. This ...

    Authors: Nanna Jürgensen and Poul Erik Petersen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:29
  10. Dental caries is a chronic disease with plaque bacteria, diet and saliva modifying disease activity. Here we have used the PLS method to evaluate a multiplicity of such biological variables (n = 88) for abilit...

    Authors: Åke Nordlund, Ingegerd Johansson, Carina Källestål, Thorild Ericson, Michael Sjöström and Nicklas Strömberg
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:28
  11. Oral hygiene education is central to every stage of periodontal treatment. Successful management of periodontal disease depends on the patient's capacity for oral self-care. In the present study, the oral self...

    Authors: Atsushi Saito, Momomi Kikuchi, Fumie Ueshima, Shinya Matsumoto, Hiroki Hayakawa, Hitomi Masuda and Takemi Makiishi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:27
  12. Practice-based research networks offer important opportunities to move recent advances into routine clinical practice. If their findings are not only generalizable to dental practices at large, but can also el...

    Authors: Sonia K Makhija, Gregg H Gilbert, D Brad Rindal, Paul Benjamin, Joshua S Richman, Daniel J Pihlstrom and Vibeke Qvist
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:26
  13. Recent developments in molecular biological techniques have enabled rapid detection of periodontopathic bacterial species in clinical specimens. Accumulated evidence suggests that detection of specific bacteri...

    Authors: Shuhei Naka, Aki Yamana, Kazuhiko Nakano, Rena Okawa, Kazuyo Fujita, Ayuchi Kojima, Hirotoshi Nemoto, Ryota Nomura, Michiyo Matsumoto and Takashi Ooshima
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:24
  14. Betel chewing has been shown to predispose to periodontal disease and oral cancer. Studies show that people with gum disease are more likely to test positive for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). It is not known i...

    Authors: Neluka Fernando, Gnanapragasam Jayakumar, Naomal Perera, Indranee Amarasingha, Fahra Meedin and John Holton
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:23
  15. The oral health education programs which have been organised and delivered in Tanzania were not based on a thorough understanding of behaviours which influence oral health. Therefore, evaluation of these progr...

    Authors: Joyce R Masalu, Emil N Kikwilu, Febronia K Kahabuka, Ahadieli R Senkoro and Irene A Kida
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:22
  16. Human β-defensins (hBDs) are antimicrobial peptides with a role in innate immune defense. Our laboratory previously showed that a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the 5' untranslated region of the hBD1 ...

    Authors: Andrea A Kalus, L Page Fredericks, Beth M Hacker, Henrik Dommisch, Richard B Presland, Janet R Kimball and Beverly A Dale
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:21
  17. The Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) is a brief, self-complete questionnaire consisting of five questions and summed together to produce a total score ranging from 5 to 25. It has reasonable psychometric p...

    Authors: Gerry M Humphris, Tom A Dyer and Peter G Robinson
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:20
  18. Prior to the introduction of the 2006 NHS dental contract in England and Wales, general dental practitioners (GDPs) were responsible for the provision of out-of-hours (OOH) emergency dental services (EDS); how...

    Authors: Rupert Austin, Kate Jones, Desmond Wright, Nora Donaldson and Jennifer E Gallagher
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:19
  19. Information on the socio-behavioral distribution of periodontal status and tooth loss in pregnancy emanating from sub Saharan Africa is sparse. This study examined periodontal status and tooth loss in pregnant...

    Authors: Margaret Wandera, Ingunn MS Engebretsen, Isaac Okullo, James K Tumwine and Anne N Åstrøm
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:18
  20. Socioeconomic differences in oral health have been reported in many countries. Poverty and social exclusion are two commonly used indicators of socioeconomic position in Latin America. The aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Elsa K Delgado-Angulo, Martin H Hobdell and Eduardo Bernabé
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:16
  21. Few studies have investigated the prevalence of dental caries among school children in the past decades in Sudan rendering it difficult to understand the status and pattern of oral health.

    Authors: Nazik Mostafa Nurelhuda, Tordis Agnete Trovik, Raouf Wahab Ali and Mutaz Faisal Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:15
  22. The predominant mode of treatment in government dental clinics in Tanzania has been tooth extraction because the economy could not support the conventional restorative care which depends on expensive equipment...

    Authors: Emil Namakuka Kikwilu, Jo Frencken and Jan Mulder
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:14
  23. The Child Perceptions Questionnaires (CPQ8–10 and CPQ11–14) are indicators of child oral health-related quality of life. The aim of this study was to assess the validity and reliability of the self-applied CPQ8–1...

    Authors: Taís S Barbosa, Maria Claudia M Tureli and Maria Beatriz D Gavião
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:13
  24. The association between periodontal conditions, oral yeast colonisation and salivary proteins in subjects with type 2 diabetes (T2D) is not yet documented. The present study aimed to assess the relationship be...

    Authors: Fawad Javed, Lena Klingspor, Ulf Sundin, Mohammad Altamash, Björn Klinge and Per-Erik Engström
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:12
  25. The Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ) is a self-reported questionnaire developed to measure oral health-related quality of life in children. The CPQ aims to improve the description of children's oral healt...

    Authors: Pia Wogelius, Hans Gjørup, Dorte Haubek, Rodrigo Lopez and Sven Poulsen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:11
  26. A significant increase in the proportion of restorations to the number of tooth extractions was reported after the introduction of ART in an academic mobile dental service in South Africa. The changes were asc...

    Authors: Steffen Mickenautsch and Jo E Frencken
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:10
  27. Recent studies have cast doubt on the effectiveness and efficiency of school based dental screening programmes in improving dental attendance or improving dental health. In 2002 the National Dental Inspection ...

    Authors: Chris J Cunningham, Rob Elton and Gail VA Topping
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:8
  28. Toothache is a dental public health problem and one of the predictors of dental attendance and it is strongly associated with the life quality of individuals. In spite of this, there are few population-based e...

    Authors: Mirian Kuhnen, Marco A Peres, Anelise V Masiero and Karen G Peres
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:7
  29. Review of post-operative morbidity reports for pediatric dental care under general anesthesia (GA) show great variations. Until now, no morbidity data has been available to estimate the safety of pediatric pat...

    Authors: Najat Farsi, Rania Ba'akdah, Abdulaziz Boker and Abdullah Almushayt
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:6
  30. Pit and fissure sealants (sealants) are widely used as a non-operative preventive method in public dental health in Finland. Most children under 19 years of age attend the community-organized dental health ser...

    Authors: Sari Kervanto-Seppälä, Ilpo Pietilä, Jukka H Meurman and Eero Kerosuo
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:5
  31. Oral cancer is as prevalent as cervical and testicular cancer in the United Kingdom. Nursing staff provide the oral health care for the patient population in hospital. Admission to hospital provides a 'window ...

    Authors: Lachlan M Carter, Andrew T Harris, Vikram P Kavi, Sarah Johnson and Anastasios Kanatas
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:4
  32. Dental neglect has been found to be related to poor oral health, a tendency not to have had routine check-ups, and a longer period of time since the last dental appointment in samples of children and adults. T...

    Authors: Trilby Coolidge, Masahiro Heima, Elissa K Johnson and Philip Weinstein
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2009 9:2
  33. In daily clinical practice of a dental department it's common to find gingival overgrowth (GO) in periodontal patients under treatment with Cyclosporine A (CsA). The pathogenesis of GO and the mechanism of act...

    Authors: Marco Clementini, Gianluca Vittorini, Alessandro Crea, Maria Rosaria Gualano, Ludovica Antonella Macrì, Giorgio Deli and Giuseppe La Torre
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:34
  34. Many patients present to dental clinics for treatment of painful conditions. Prior to seeking treatment, many of these patients will self-medicate with non-prescription analgesics (NPA), and some will unintent...

    Authors: Kennon J Heard, Nicole L Ries, Richard C Dart, Gregory M Bogdan, Richard D Zallen and Frank Daly
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2008 8:33
  35. 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
  36. 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

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