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  1. Content type: Research article

    Due to the scarcity of exfoliated/extracted human primary teeth with complete roots, artificial teeth were developed as an alternative to be used for educational and laboratory research purposes. This study ai...

    Authors: Anna Carolina V. Mello-Moura, Carmela R. Bresolin, Cacio Moura-Netto, André Ito, Angela T. Araki, José Carlos P. Imparato and Fausto M. Mendes

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:131

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    Although numerous studies have used digital intraoral imaging, only a few studies have used photo-optical methods for the diagnosis of caries. Moreover, several limitations exist in terms of observers (experie...

    Authors: Ismail Hakki Baltacioglu and Kaan Orhan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:130

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Patients susceptible to periodontal disease and dental caries, including those who undergo fixed prosthodontic treatments use chemical plaque control agents. However, these mouthrinses may result in adverse ef...

    Authors: Reza Derafshi, Hooman Khorshidi, Mohamadhasan Kalantari and Ilyad Ghaffarlou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:129

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Assessing the need for prosthodontic care previously included older age groups. There is less information about younger populations who may need this care because of high disease levels. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Fahad Al-Harbi and Maha El Tantawi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:128

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Little is known regarding young and future dentists’ career choices, professional identity, and working conditions in Germany. While the dental healthcare environment and demands in treatment are changing, it ...

    Authors: Nele Kettler, Nicolas Frenzel Baudisch, Wolfgang Micheelis, David Klingenberger and A. Rainer Jordan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:127

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  6. Content type: Research article

    It is well known that treatment variation exists in oral healthcare, but the consequences for oral health are unknown as the development of outcome measures is still in its infancy. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Riët Hummel, Josef Bruers, Onno van der Galiën, Wil van der Sanden and Geert van der Heijden

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:125

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Collagen membranes have some benefits include promoting wound healing through isolation, clot stabilization, wound stability, and hemostasis, enhancing primary wound coverage through its chemotactic ability to...

    Authors: Adnan Kilinc and Mert Ataol

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:126

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to assess whether there are potential areas for efficiency improvements in the National Health Service (NHS) orthodontic service in North West England and to assess the socioeconomic status (S...

    Authors: Juliet Price, William Whittaker, Stephen Birch, Paul Brocklehurst and Martin Tickle

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:123

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Recruitment and retention are documented as two of the most difficult elements of conducting clinical trials. These issues are even more challenging in paediatric trials, particularly when the families being r...

    Authors: C. Huntington, J. Timothy Newton, N. Donaldson, C. Liossi, P. A. Reynolds, R. Alharatani and M. T. Hosey

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:122

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is a multidimensional construct that refers to an individual’s self-perceived well-being. This study used the revised Wilson and Cleary HRQOL model to investigate the ass...

    Authors: Nurulasmak Mohamed, Norkhafizah Saddki, Azizah Yusoff and Anilawati Mat Jelani

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:119

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Chlorhexidine is the gold standard of dental plaque prevention. The aim of the present study was to compare the plaque and gingivitis inhibiting effect of commercial products containing 0.2%, 0.12% and 0.06% c...

    Authors: Maliha Haydari, Ayse Gul Bardakci, Odd Carsten Koldsland, Anne Merete Aass, Leiv Sandvik and Hans R. Preus

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:118

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Sense of coherence (SOC) is a psychosocial factor capable of influencing perception of health, improving one’s ability to manage life. It is the central construct of salutogenesis. SOC allows for identificatio...

    Authors: Aline Cavalcanti da Costa, Fabrícia Soares Rodrigues, Priscila Prosini da Fonte, Aronita Rosenblatt, Nicola Patricia Thérèse Innes and Mônica Vilela Heimer

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:117

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects 15–25% of children and adolescents in the United States. The diagnosis of GERD in children is complex as reported symptoms or symptom profiles have been found to ...

    Authors: Lynn Roosa Friesen, Brenda Bohaty, Robin Onikul, Mary P. Walker, Caren Abraham, Karen B. Williams, Jose T. Cocjin, Eileen L. Cocjin and Craig A. Friesen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:116

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Early childhood caries (ECC) is an aggressive condition that can affect teeth of young children. This study aimed to evaluate genotypic diversity and phenotypic traits of S. mutans isolated from dental biofilms o...

    Authors: Remberto Marcelo Argandoña Valdez, Cristiane Duque, Karina Sampaio Caiaffa, Vanessa Rodrigues dos Santos, Maria Luiza de Aguiar Loesch, Natalia Helena Colombo, Rodrigo Alex Arthur, Thais de Cássia Negrini, Marcelo Fabiano Gomes Boriollo and Alberto Carlos Botazzo Delbem

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:115

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  15. Content type: Research article

    To explore and analyse the association between biofilm and the genetic polymorphisms of scrA gene of EnzymeIIscr found in clinical isolates of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) from severe early childhood caries (...

    Authors: Yan Zhou, Lixia Yu, Ye Tao, Qinghui Zhi and Huancai Lin

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:114

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Scientific evidence showed that rapid maxillary expansion (RME) affects naso-maxillary complex, increasing nasal width and volume. This study aimed to evaluate nasal changes induced by rapid maxillary expansio...

    Authors: Rosamaria Fastuca, Paola Lorusso, Manuel O Lagravère, Ambra Michelotti, Marco Portelli, Piero Antonio Zecca, Vincenzo D’ Antò, Angela Militi, Riccardo Nucera and Alberto Caprioglio

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:113

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Competence profiles are purposed to provide a blueprint in support to develop and/or benchmark the learning outcomes of undergraduate dental curricula. This study aims to investigate whether a competence profi...

    Authors: Sebastiaan Koole, Shani Van Den Brulle, Véronique Christiaens, Wolfgang Jacquet, Jan Cosyn and Hugo De Bruyn

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:109

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Dental professionals are uniquely positioned to discourage smoking among their patients. However, little is known about the role of cultural background and attitudes towards smoking in the education of these p...

    Authors: Apolinaras Zaborskis, Aiste Volkyte, Julija Narbutaite and Jorma I. Virtanen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:106

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Although many studies have compared the properties of ultrasonic scaling instruments, it remains controversial as to which is most suitable for implant scaling. This study evaluated the safety and efficiency o...

    Authors: Kyung A. Chun, Kee-Yeon Kum, Woo-Cheol Lee, Seung-Ho Baek, Hae-Won Choi and Won-Jun Shon

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:110

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Periodontal disease associates with systemic diseases but corresponding links regarding apical periodontitis (AP) are not so clear. Hence our aim was to study association between AP and the prevalence of syste...

    Authors: Eunice Virtanen, Tapio Nurmi, Per-Östen Söder, Stella Airila-Månsson, Birgitta Söder and Jukka H. Meurman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:107

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In the present study, we explored the link between vitamin D receptor (VDR) BsmI, TaqI, ApaI and FokI gene polymorphisms with deciduous tooth decay in Chinese children.

    Authors: Yuan-yuan Kong, Jian-mao Zheng, Wen-juan Zhang, Qian-zhou Jiang, Xue-chao Yang, Miao Yu and Su-juan Zeng

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:111

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and clinical effects of untreated dental caries in Pakistani children residing in orphanages using the DMFT and PUFA index; association of decay and un...

    Authors: Ramsha Kamran, Warda Farooq, Mehreen Riaz Faisal and Faisal Jahangir

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2017 17:108

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