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  1. The aim was to adapt the Orofacial Esthetic Scale (OES) and to test psychometric properties of the Albanian language version in the cultural environment of the Republic of Kosovo.

    Authors: Venera Bimbashi, Asja Čelebić, Gloria Staka, Flurije Hoxha, Sanja Peršić and Nikola Petričević
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:97
  2. Post-obturation pain is frustrating to both patients and dentists. Its incidence may change with the use of contemporary endodontic techniques. This randomised clinical trial aims to compare the incidence of p...

    Authors: Amy Wai-Yee Wong, Shinan Zhang, Samantha Kar-Yan Li, Xiaofei Zhu, Chengfei Zhang and Chun-Hung Chu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:96
  3. In recent studies, periodontal health has been linked to being overweight and/or obese. Among common oral bacteria, Selenomonas noxia has been implicated in converting periodontal health to disease, and Selenomon...

    Authors: Patricia Cruz, Arthuro M. Mehretu, Mark P. Buttner, Theresa Trice and Katherine M. Howard
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:95
  4. The purpose of this in-vitro study was to investigate the potential of biofilm removal in interproximal tooth regions using intervallic cleaning with an oral irrigator or a sonic toothbrush.

    Authors: Pune N Tawakoli, Bärbel Sauer, Klaus Becker, Wolfgang Buchalla and Thomas Attin
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:91
  5. Iron in the form of oral supplements is routinely prescribed to children to help fight anemia, however tooth staining is a commonly reported complication. This study tests in vitro, the staining potential of t...

    Authors: Sharat Chandra Pani, Fahad Murdhi Alenazi, Abdullah Muhammad Alotain, Hamad Daher Alanazi and Abdullah Saeed Alasmari
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:90
  6. Self-perceived halitosis could be a symptom of a psychosomatic or psychogenic disorder. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to clarify the relationship of self-perceived halitosis with psychological and ...

    Authors: Firas Q. Alzoubi, Jumana A. Karasneh and Nidal M. Daamseh
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:89
  7. To investigate differences in the estimated minimum remaining dentin thickness (RDT) between periapical radiographs using the paralleling and parallax technique, after simulated removal of broken instrument fr...

    Authors: Qian Yang, Gary Shun-Pan Cheung, Ya Shen, Dingming Huang, Xuedong Zhou and Yuan Gao
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:87
  8. Pathological changes in periodontal tissues are mediated by the interaction between microorganisms and the host immune-inflammatory response. Hyperglycemia may interfere with this process. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Hasaan G. Mohamed, Shaza B. Idris, Mutaz F. Ahmed, Anne N. Åstrøm, Kamal Mustafa, Salah O. Ibrahim and Manal Mustafa
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:86
  9. Previous studies have suggested that children with oral clefts may have higher caries prevalence in comparison with non-cleft controls but the relative importance of the potential risk factors is not clear. Th...

    Authors: Anna Lena Sundell, Christer Ullbro, Agneta Marcusson and Svante Twetman
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:85
  10. The purpose of this clinical study was to assess the prevalence of acidic oral mucosal lesions and periodontal conditions in patients suffering from erosive esophageal reflux disease (ERD) compared with non er...

    Authors: Herbert Deppe, Thomas Mücke, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Marco Kesting, Anna Rozej, Monther Bajbouj and Anton Sculean
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:84
  11. Even though oral cavity cancer (OCC; ICD 10 codes C01, C02, C03, C04, C05, and C06) ranks eleventh among the world’s most common cancers, accounting for approximately 2 % of all cancers, a trend analysis of OC...

    Authors: Keisuke Ushida, Colman P McGrath, Edward C M Lo and Roger A Zwahlen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:83
  12. Early childhood caries (ECC) is a marker of social inequalities worldwide because disadvantaged children are more likely to develop caries than their peers. This study aimed to define the ECC prevalence among ...

    Authors: Stéphanie Baggio, Marcelo Abarca, Patrick Bodenmann, Mario Gehri and Carlos Madrid
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:82
  13. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication, restricted patterns of behaviour, and unusual sensory sensitivities. The hypotheses to be tested were tha...

    Authors: My Blomqvist, Susanne Bejerot and Göran Dahllöf
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:81
  14. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a fairly common tumor of the oral cavity. This tumor may affect any part of the mucosa of the oral cavity especially the tongue, the floor of the mouth and lips. The encountere...

    Authors: Islam A. Elzahaby, Sameh Roshdy, Fayez Shahatto and Osama Hussein
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:80
  15. Anterior open bite AOB is the most common malocclusion associated with speech disorders and the literature has shown that problems of occlusion involve all oral functions. AOB not only produce aesthetic and oc...

    Authors: Andrea Ocampo-Parra, Bibiana Escobar-Toro, Valentina Sierra-Alzate, Zulma Vanessa Rueda and María Clara Lema
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:77
  16. Systematic characterization of the dental consequences of methamphetamine (MA) abuse presupposes a rigorous quality assurance (QA) program to ensure the credibility of the data collected and the scientific int...

    Authors: Bruce A. Dye, Lauren Harrell, Debra A. Murphy, Thomas Belin and Vivek Shetty
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:76
  17. Patient charges and availability of dental services influence utilization of dental services. There is little available information on the cost of dental services and availability of materials and equipment in...

    Authors: Kasusu K. Nyamuryekung’e, Satu M. Lahti and Risto J. Tuominen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:74
  18. Molar Incisor Hypoplasia (MIH) and Deciduous Molar Hypoplasia (DMH) have significant impact on the quality of life of affected individuals. The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence, pattern a...

    Authors: Oluwaseyi Dada Temilola, Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan and Titus Oyedele
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:73
  19. Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is defined as the presence of caries lesion in an primary tooth in children below the age of 71 months. It is a significant public health problem with consequences for the growth a...

    Authors: Morenike O Folayan, Kikelomo A Kolawole, Elizabeth O Oziegbe, Titus Oyedele, Olusegun V Oshomoji, Nneka M Chukwumah and Nneka Onyejaka
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:72
  20. The aim of the present study was to compare the effect of ultrasonically or laser (Nd:YAG or diode) activated irrigation on the irrigating solution extrusion compared to non-activated syringe irrigation.

    Authors: Bağdagül Helvacıoğlu Kıvanç, Hacer Deniz Arısu, Nazlı Özge Yanar, Hülya Mercan Silah, Recai İnam and Güliz Görgül
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:71
  21. Orthodontic patients show high prevalence of tooth-size discrepancy. This study investigates the possible association between arch form, clinically significant tooth-size discrepancy, and sagittal molar relati...

    Authors: Abdullah M. Aldrees, Abdulmajeed M. Al-Shujaa, Mohammad A. Alqahtani and Ali S. Aljhani
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:70
  22. Fixed orthodontic appliances (FOA) temporarily interfere with periodontal health of patients, as the appliance complicates oral hygiene. The use of aligners in orthodontic therapy increased strongly during the...

    Authors: A. Azaripour, J. Weusmann, B. Mahmoodi, D. Peppas, A. Gerhold-Ay, C. J. F. Van Noorden and B. Willershausen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:69
  23. Children with sickle cell disease (SCD) may present oral conditions that can compromise children's health even more. However, there is still no consensus on the association between SCD and dental caries. The a...

    Authors: Maria Luiza Matta Felisberto Fernandes, Ichiro Kawachi, Patrícia Corrêa-Faria, Marcos Pascoal Pattusi, Saul Martins Paiva and Isabela Almeida Pordeus
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:68
  24. The etiologies of oral disease are generally progressive and cumulative, such that compared with younger individuals, middle-aged and elderly people are at greater risk of active dental caries and periodontal ...

    Authors: Lu Liu, Ying Zhang, Wei Wu and Ruibo Cheng
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:66
  25. Implants have been widely used to restore missing teeth. Limited information on applied anatomy at the anterior maxilla compromises the clinical outcome for implant placement in this region. In the current stu...

    Authors: Wenjian Zhang, Adam Skrypczak and Robin Weltman
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:65
  26. To evaluate in patients with aggressive periodontitis (AgP) the effect of nonsurgical periodontal treatment in conjunction with either additional administration of systemic antibiotics (AB) or application of p...

    Authors: Anna Skurska, Ewa Dolinska, Małgorzata Pietruska, Jan K. Pietruski, Violetta Dymicka, Halina Kemona, Nicole B. Arweiler, Robert Milewski and Anton Sculean
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:63
  27. Authors: Morenike O Folayan, Kikelomo A Kolawole, Titus Oyedele, Nneka M Chukwumah, Nneka Onyejaka, Hakeem Agbaje, Elizabeth O Oziegbe and Olusegun V Oshomoji
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:62

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  28. Most periodontal intervention studies have focused on biomedical qualities like change in pocket depth and clinical attachment levels. Very few studies have described patient response in terms of how patients'...

    Authors: Jon F Vatne, Per Gjermo, Leiv Sandvik and Hans R Preus
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:61
  29. Plasminogen deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disease, which is associated with aggressive periodontitis and gingival enlargement. Previously described treatments of plasminogen deficiency associated pe...

    Authors: Sarah H Neering, Sabine Adyani-Fard, Astrid Klocke, Stefan Rüttermann, Thomas F Flemmig and Thomas Beikler
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:59
  30. Diabetes and Nephrotic syndrome (NS) promote plaque-related gingivitis and yeast-like fungal infections.

    Authors: Dorota Olczak-Kowalczyk, Beata Pyrżak, Maria Dąbkowska, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska, Grażyna Miszkurka, Izabela Rogozińska, Ewa Swoboda-Kopeć, Dariusz Gozdowski, Angelika Kalińska, Anna Piróg, Małgorzata Mizerska-Wasiak and Maria Roszkowska-Blaim
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:57
  31. In Nigeria, there is a high burden of oral health diseases, poor coordination of health services and human resources for delivery of oral health services. Previous attempts to develop an Oral Health Policy (OH...

    Authors: Enyi Etiaba, Nkoli Uguru, Bassey Ebenso, Giuliano Russo, Nkoli Ezumah, Benjamin Uzochukwu and Obinna Onwujekwe
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:56
  32. With the increase in demand for cosmetics and esthetics, resin composite restorations and all-ceramic restorations have become an important treatment alternative. Taking into consideration the large number of ...

    Authors: Yousef A AlJehani, Jagan K Baskaradoss, Amrita Geevarghese, Marey A AlShehry and Pekka K Vallittu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:55
  33. Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) is the primary etiological agent of dental caries. Sortase is a transpeptidase that anchors several surface proteins to the S. mutans cell wall and has been shown to play a major ...

    Authors: Li Xia Yu, Ye Tao, Rong Min Qiu, Yan Zhou, Qing Hui Zhi and Huan Cai Lin
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:54
  34. Medical-dental collaboration is essential for improving resource efficiency and standards of care. However, few studies have been conducted on it. This study aimed to investigate the attitude and awareness of ...

    Authors: Shinan Zhang, Edward CM Lo and Chun-Hung Chu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:53
  35. Given the high prevalence of oral candidiasis and the restricted number of antifungal agents available to control infection, this study investigated the in vitro antifungal activity of alcohol vinegar on Candida ...

    Authors: Ricardo Dias de Castro, Ana Carolina Loureiro Gama Mota, Edeltrudes de Oliveira Lima, André Ulisses Dantas Batista, Julyana de Araújo Oliveira and Alessandro Leite Cavalcanti
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:52
  36. School based oral health education through traditional lecturing has been found successful only in improving oral health knowledge, while has low effectiveness in oral hygiene and gingival health. The aim of t...

    Authors: Matina V Angelopoulou, Katerina Kavvadia, Konstantina Taoufik and Constantine J Oulis
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:51
  37. Extensive caries in children can result in a referral for tooth extraction under General Anaesthesia (GA). While there are guidelines for the use of GA within paediatric dentistry this process is ultimately de...

    Authors: Michaela Goodwin, Caroline Sanders and Iain A Pretty
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:50
  38. Patterns of service delivery and the organisation of Dental General Anaesthesia (DGA) have been found to differ across hospitals. This paper reports on qualitative research aimed to understand the impact of su...

    Authors: Michaela Goodwin, Iain A Pretty and Caroline Sanders
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:47

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