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  1. There is a lack of adequate information on dentists’ knowledge about tooth avulsion and its management in Saudi Arabia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of knowledge about permanent tooth avulsi...

    Authors: Yousra Hussain AlJazairy, Hassan Suliman Halawany, Nassr AlMaflehi, Nawaf Sulaiman Alhussainan, Nimmi Biju Abraham and Vimal Jacob
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:135
  2. Our aim was to determine whether low level laser therapy (LLLT) can decrease the time between extraction/socket graft and implant placement, by evaluating histological changes in sockets grafted with a particu...

    Authors: Adriana Monea, Gabriela Beresescu, Mezei Tibor, Sorin Popsor and Dragos Mihai Antonescu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:134

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2016 16:16

  3. Gingival epithelial cells are the major population of the gingival tissue, acting as the front-line defense against microbial intrusion and regulating the homeostasis of the periodontal tissue in health and di...

    Authors: Wei Guo, Peng Wang, Zhonghao Liu, Pishan Yang and Ping Ye
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:133
  4. Regeneration of periodontal tissues is a major goal of periodontal therapy. Dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) show mesenchymal cell properties with the potential for dental tissue engineering. Enamel matrix deriv...

    Authors: Sumaiah A. Ajlan, Nahid Y. Ashri, Abdullah M. Aldahmash and May S. Alnbaheen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:132

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Oral Health 2016 16:41

  5. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the time-dependent effectiveness of the intracanal medicaments used in pulp revascularization on the dislocation resistance of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA).

    Authors: Tugba Turk, Beyza Ozisik and Berdan Aydin
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:130
  6. The aim of this study was to investigate the physical properties and biological effects of an experimentally developed injectable premixed calcium-silicate root canal sealer (Endoseal) in comparison with miner...

    Authors: Eun-Su Lim, Young-Bae Park, Young-Sun Kwon, Won-Jun Shon, Kwang-Won Lee and Kyung-San Min
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:129
  7. Protease-activated receptors (PARs) are G-protein-coupled receptors with an active role in mediating inflammation, pain and other functions. The oral pathogen Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) secretes pro...

    Authors: Diya Zhang, Shenglai Li, Lingjing Hu, Lieping Sheng and Lili Chen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:128
  8. The oral condition in children undergoing oncohematological treatment can have a negative impact on the course of disease. Little is known about survival of tooth restorations in these patients. The aim of thi...

    Authors: Cíntia Ferreira Gonçalves, Mariana Vargas Lindemaier e Silva, Luciane Rezende Costa and Orlando Ayrton de Toledo
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:127
  9. Due to the increasing rates of oropharyngeal cancer, oral HPV infection is a significant concern. Methods for detecting oral HPVs is not standardized as there are different techniques available. We propose tha...

    Authors: Juliet Dang, Qinghua Feng, Keith D. Eaton, Hona Jang and Nancy B. Kiviat
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:126
  10. Conventional periodontal therapy aims at controlling supra- and subgingival biofilms. Although periodontal therapy was shown to improve periodontal health, it does not completely arrest the disease. Almost all...

    Authors: Alex E. Pozhitkov, Brian G. Leroux, Timothy W. Randolph, Thomas Beikler, Thomas F. Flemmig and Peter A. Noble
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:125
  11. The purpose of this study was to investigate knowledge, attitudes and clinical experience with regard to patients with eating disorders (ED) among Norwegian dentists.

    Authors: Ann-Katrin Johansson, Anders Johansson, Eva Nohlert, Claes Norring, Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm and Åke Tegelberg
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:124
  12. The aim of this study was to compare the 5-year survival and success rates of 3.3 mm dental implants either made from titanium-zirconium (TiZr) alloy or from Grade IV titanium (Ti Grade IV) in mandibular impla...

    Authors: Frauke Müller, Bilal Al-Nawas, Stefano Storelli, Marc Quirynen, Stefan Hicklin, Jose Castro-Laza, Renzo Bassetti and Martin Schimmel
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:123
  13. Dental caries (tooth decay) is a significant public health problem in Alaska Native children. Dietary added sugars are considered one of the main risk factors. In this cross-sectional pilot study, we used a va...

    Authors: Donald L. Chi, Scarlett Hopkins, Diane O’Brien, Lloyd Mancl, Eliza Orr and Dane Lenaker
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:121
  14. Tooth wear has been investigated in numerous countries, and the prevalence has varied. However, the data on tooth wear in China are scarce. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of tooth wear an...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Yangge Du, Zhao Wei, Baojun Tai, Han Jiang and Minquan Du
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:120
  15. This study explored Yemeni dentists’ and dental students’ knowledge about the associated factors, approaches to diagnosis and preventive methods of dental erosion (DE), as well as any associations between DE a...

    Authors: Amin Al-Ashtal, Anders Johansson, Ridwaan Omar and Ann-Katrin Johansson
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:119
  16. To develop a synthesis within a Bayesian probability framework of previously established evidence, in order to derive an overall conclusion about the hypothesis (H1): ‘High-viscosity glass-ionomer cements (HVG...

    Authors: Steffen Mickenautsch
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:118
  17. The Dai people are one of the ethnic minorities in China and have a population of 1,260,000. They have the same origin as one of the main ethnic groups in Laos and Thailand. The study aims to describe the dent...

    Authors: Shinan Zhang, Biao Xu, Juan Liu, Edward CM Lo and Chun-Hung Chu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:117
  18. To test the null hypothesis that there is no difference in the apical root resorption seen after orthodontic treatment with the conventional brackets and the self-ligating brackets.

    Authors: Weiting Chen, Abdul Azeem Aminul Haq and Yu Zhou
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:115
  19. Chronic periodontitis (CP) is a global public health issue. Studies have suggested CP could be linked to obesity due to their similar pathophysiological pathway. The aim of this study is to determine the preva...

    Authors: Shahrukh Khan, Roslan Saub, Rathna Devi Vaithilingam, Syarida Hasnur Safii, Shireene Rathna Vethakkan and Nor Adinar Baharuddin
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:114
  20. Consensus guidelines support non-operative preventives for dental caries management; yet, their use in practice is far from universal. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of non-operati...

    Authors: Benjamin W. Chaffee, Jing Cheng and John DB Featherstone
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:111
  21. Dentists with a special interest hold enhanced skills enabling them to treat cases of intermediate complexity. The aim of this study was to explore primary dental care practitioners’ views of dentists with a s...

    Authors: Swapnil G. Ghotane, Mustafa Al-Haboubi, Nick Kendall, Claire Robertson and Jennifer E. Gallagher
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:110
  22. Recent cross-sectional studies indicate that obesity is a risk factor for periodontal disease. Exercise training in high fat mice or rats can inhibit gingival inflammation effectively. The objective of this hu...

    Authors: Hoo-Seob Park, Hae-Sung Nam, Hyung-Seok Seo and Soo-Jeong Hwang
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:109
  23. This paper is a summary document of the Prevention in Practice Conference and Special Supplement of BMC Oral Health. It represents the consensus view of the presenters and captures the questions, comments and ...

    Authors: Stephen Birch, Colette Bridgman, Paul Brocklehurst, Roger Ellwood, Juliana Gomez, Michael Helgeson, Amid Ismail, Richard Macey, Angelo Mariotti, Svante Twetman, Philip M Preshaw, Iain A Pretty and Helen Whelton
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15(Suppl 1):S12

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  24. Population health needs are changing. The levels of dental caries and periodontal disease across the population as a whole is falling. The proportion of adults with a functional dentition in many developed cou...

    Authors: Paul Brocklehurst and Richard Macey
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15(Suppl 1):S10

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  25. Since its foundation in 1920, prevention of oral disease has been a priority for the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and the commitment of the organisation to the subject area is clearly e...

    Authors: Helen Whelton and Christopher Fox
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15(Suppl 1):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  26. Evidence on the efficacy of preventive procedures in oral health care has not been matched by uptake of prevention in clinical practice. Reducing oral disease in the population reduces the size of the future m...

    Authors: Stephen Birch
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15(Suppl 1):S7

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  27. Assessment of the periodontium has relied exclusively on a variety of physical measurements (e.g., attachment level, probing depth, bone loss, mobility, recession, degree of inflammation, etc.) in relation to ...

    Authors: Angelo Mariotti and Arthur F Hefti
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15(Suppl 1):S6

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  28. Gingivitis and chronic periodontitis are highly prevalent chronic inflammatory diseases. Gingivitis affects the majority of people, and advanced periodontitis is estimated to affect 5-15% of adults. The detect...

    Authors: Philip M Preshaw
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15(Suppl 1):S5

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  29. The aim of this conference paper was to examine the evidence base for primary and secondary prevention of dental caries, erosions and dentin hypersensitivity through professional and self-care measures.

    Authors: Svante Twetman
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15(Suppl 1):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  30. There is a need to improve access to, and the quality of, service delivery in NHS primary dental care. Building public health thinking and leadership capacity in clinicians from primary care teams was seen as ...

    Authors: Colette Bridgman and Michael G McGrady
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15(Suppl 1):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 1

  31. The reproducibility of measurements on radiographs is influenced by the techniques by which the images as well as the measurements are obtained. Thus, bias resulting from errors in the image and/or image exami...

    Authors: Hans R Preus, Gerald Ruiner Torgersen, Odd Carsten Koldsland, Bjørn Frode Hansen, Anne Merete Aass, Tore Arne Larheim and Leiv Sandvik
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:107
  32. This study used the 3D finite element method to investigate canine’s displacements and stresses in the canine’s periodontal ligament (PDL) during canine’s translation, inclination, and rotation with transparen...

    Authors: Yongqing Cai, Xiaoxiang Yang, Bingwei He and Jun Yao
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:106
  33. The purpose of this study was to investigate the smear layer removal and erosive capacity of various irrigation solutions with sequential use of NaOCl on instrumented root canal walls.

    Authors: Tugba Turk, Mehmet Emin Kaval and Bilge Hakan Şen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:104
  34. Latino children experience more prevalent and severe tooth decay than non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black children. Few theory-based, evaluated and culturally appropriate interventions target parents of ...

    Authors: Kristin S. Hoeft, Sarah M. Rios, Estela Pantoja Guzman and Judith C. Barker
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:103
  35. Mutans streptococci (Streptococcus mutans and S. sobrinus) are considered to be major etiologic agents of dental caries. Using a polymerase chain reaction method, we detected those bacteria from 145 outpatients (...

    Authors: Yuki Oda, Fumiko Hayashi and Mitsugi Okada
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:102
  36. Motivational Interviewing (MI) has been used across primary healthcare and been shown to be effective in reducing the prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC) in preschool children. This study aimed to compa...

    Authors: Rahul Naidu, June Nunn and Jennifer D. Irwin
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:101
  37. Dental anxiety (DA) is a common condition associated with avoidance of dental care and subsequent health-related and psychosocial outcomes, in what has been described as the vicious circle of DA. Also, recent ...

    Authors: Viktor Carlsson, Magnus Hakeberg and Ulla Wide Boman
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:100
  38. The aim of the study is to reduce the high prevalence of tooth decay in children in a remote, rural Indigenous community in Australia, by application of a single annual dental preventive intervention. The stud...

    Authors: Ratilal Lalloo, Jeroen Kroon, Ohnmar Tut, Sanjeewa Kularatna, Lisa M. Jamieson, Valda Wallace, Robyn Boase, Surani Fernando, Yvonne Cadet-James, Paul A. Scuffham and Newell W. Johnson
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:99
  39. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is associated with a poor 5-year survival rate. In general, patients diagnosed with small tumors have a fairly good prognosis, but some small tumors have an aggressive behav...

    Authors: Oddveig G. Rikardsen, Synnøve N. Magnussen, Gunbjørg Svineng, Elin Hadler-Olsen, Lars Uhlin-Hansen and Sonja E. Steigen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:98

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