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  1. Breastfeeding is a gift from mother to child and has a wide range of positive health, social and cultural impacts on infants. The link between bottle feeding and the prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC) ...

    Authors: Jaime Cidro, Lynelle Zahayko, Herenia P Lawrence, Samantha Folster, Margaret McGregor and Kristen McKay
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:49
  2. Edentulism affects the quality of life and general health of an individual. But in ageing individuals, it has been observed to have greater impact, manifesting in functional, psychological and social limitatio...

    Authors: Sandra A Hewlett, Alfred E Yawson, Benedict NL Calys–Tagoe, Nirmala Naidoo, Pamela Martey, Somnath Chatterji, Paul Kowal, George Mensah, Nadia Minicuci and Richard B Biritwum
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:48
  3. Despite overall improvements in oral health, a large number of children in United Kingdom (UK) are affected by dental caries; and the implementation of oral health promotion in some families remains a challeng...

    Authors: Ahmad K Aljafari, Jennifer Elizabeth Gallagher and Marie Therese Hosey
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:45
  4. Due to the world-wide increase in treatments involving implant placement, the incidence of peri-implant disease is increasing. Late implant failure is the result of the inability to maintain osseointegration, ...

    Authors: Javier Ata-Ali, Antonio Juan Flichy-Fernández, Teresa Alegre-Domingo, Fadi Ata-Ali, Jose Palacio and Miguel Peñarrocha-Diago
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:43
  5. The objective of this study was to determine whether the addition of microsilver or nanosilver particles to an orthodontic primer affects shear bond strength (SBS) and bracket/adhesive failure.

    Authors: Sonja Blöcher, Roland Frankenberger, Andreas Hellak, Michael Schauseil, Matthias J Roggendorf and Heike Maria Korbmacher-Steiner
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:42
  6. Obesity, a well-known risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), is associated with chronic periodontitis in adults. This cross-sectional pilot study on obese adolescents was designed to investig...

    Authors: Cecilia C Zeigler, Biniyam Wondimu, Claude Marcus and Thomas Modéer
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:41
  7. Use of magnifying loupe may increase the efficiency of dental care. This clinical trial compared the time in performing non-surgical endodontic therapy with or without the use of a magnifying loupe.

    Authors: Amy Wai-yee Wong, Xiaofei Zhu, Shinan Zhang, Samantha Ka-yan Li, Chengfei Zhang and Chun-Hung Chu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:40
  8. During a research project on fungal Candida species in patients wearing obturator treated with radiotherapy for their recurrent nasopharyngeal carcinoma, we serendipitously observed the presence of black fungus i...

    Authors: Chaminda Jayampath Seneviratne, Phoenix HL Fong, Sarah SW Wong and Victor HF Lee
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:39
  9. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the impact of oral health conditions, socioeconomic status and use of specific substances on quality of life of alcohol and drug addicted persons, receivin...

    Authors: Tais Cristina Nascimento Marques, Karin Luciana Migliato Sarracini, Karine Laura Cortellazzi, Fábio Luiz Mialhe, Marcelo de Castro Meneghim, Antonio Carlos Pereira and Glaucia Maria Bovi Ambrosano
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:38
  10. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of oral co-morbidities in 8 to 16 years old children with Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH) and compare this with the prevalence of same oral lesions in childre...

    Authors: Titus Ayodeji Oyedele, Morenike O Folayan, Comfort A Adekoya-Sofowora and Elizabeth O Oziegbe
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:37
  11. The traditional measure for assessing dental treatment needs and workforce requirements based solely on normative need (NN) has major shortcomings. The sociodental approach (SDA) to assess needs overcomes some...

    Authors: Norintan Ab-Murat, Aubrey Sheiham, Richard Watt and Georgios Tsakos
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:36
  12. According to the World Health Organization, one in every 10 people has a disability, and more than two-thirds of them do not receive any type of oral dental care. The Brazilian Constitution of 1988 guarantees ...

    Authors: Lyana Leal Rocha, Maria Vieira de Lima Saintrain and Anya Pimentel Gomes Fernandes Vieira-Meyer
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:35
  13. Community-level factors as well as individual-level factors affect individual health. To date, no studies have examined the association between community-level social gradient and edentulousness. The aim of th...

    Authors: Kanade Ito, Jun Aida, Tatsuo Yamamoto, Rika Ohtsuka, Miyo Nakade, Kayo Suzuki, Katsunori Kondo and Ken Osaka
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:34
  14. Peri-implantitis is a chronic inflammation, resulting in loss of supporting bone around implants. Chronic periodontitis is a risk indicator for implant failure. Both diseases have a common etiology regarding i...

    Authors: Priscila L Casado, Diego P Aguiar, Lucas C Costa, Marcos A Fonseca, Thays CS Vieira, Claudia CK Alvim-Pereira, Fabiano Alvim-Pereira, Kathleen Deeley, José M Granjeiro, Paula C Trevilatto and Alexandre R Vieira
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:33
  15. We evaluated and compared the effects of different NiTi rotary systems – ProTaper Next and New One Shape – on the volume of dentin removed, canal transportation, and canal curvature in extracted human teeth us...

    Authors: Berkan Celikten, Ceren Feriha Uzuntas, Sebnem Kursun, Ayse Isil Orhan, Pelin Tufenkci, Kaan Orhan and Kemal Özgür Demiralp
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:32
  16. The purposes of this systematic review were to identify and review the orthodontic literature with regard to enamel color alterations after orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. The effects of clean-up ...

    Authors: Qiushuo Chen, Xicong Zheng, Weiting Chen, Zhenyu Ni and Yu Zhou
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:31
  17. The benefits of breastfeeding on oral health are still inconclusive, especially the association on occlusion. This study aimed to investigate the association of breastfeeding and the development of primary den...

    Authors: Fung Hou Kumoi Mineaki Howard Sum, Linkun Zhang, Hiu Tung Bonnie Ling, Cindy Po Wan Yeung, Kar Yan Li, Hai Ming Wong and Yanqi Yang
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:30
  18. The perceptions of parents and children regarding oral health are useful to oral public health and clinical practice in pediatric dentistry. The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate the correlation...

    Authors: Izabella Barbosa Fernandes, Joana Ramos-Jorge, Maria Letícia Ramos-Jorge, Marcelo Bönecker, Jenny Abanto, Leandro Silva Marques and Saul Martins Paiva
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:29
  19. The purpose of this study was to compare the shaping ability of the ProTaper Universal (PTU; Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland), WaveOne (WO; Dentsply Maillefer) and ProTaper Next (PTN; Dentsply Mail...

    Authors: Hui Wu, Cheng Peng, Yulong Bai, Xin Hu, Lei Wang and Changyi Li
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:27
  20. The objective of this study was to evaluate the convergent validity between the domains of the Autoquestionnaire Qualité de Vie Enfant image (AUQUEI) and the Child Perceptions Questionnaire instrument (CPQ11–14) ...

    Authors: Janice S Paula, Marcelo C Meneghim, Antônio C Pereira and Fábio L Mialhe
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:26
  21. Aggressive periodontitis (AgP) is one of the most severe forms of periodontal diseases. In Morocco, Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans has been strongly associated with AgP, however limited knowledge is availa...

    Authors: Hanane Chahboun, Maria Minguez Arnau, David Herrera, Mariano Sanz and Oum Keltoum Ennibi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:25
  22. The importance of oral health care in the management of patients with systemic diseases including chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been affirmed. Many CKD patients have related oral lesions, however, attention...

    Authors: Elijah O Oyetola, Foluso J Owotade, Gbemisola A Agbelusi, Olawumi A Fatusi and Abubarkar A Sanusi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:24
  23. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and severity of dental caries, oral hygiene levels and assessment of the oral health knowledge and practices of nursing students at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Ce...

    Authors: Deogratias Stanslaus Rwakatema, Kanankira Nnko Ananduni, Victor William Katiti, Marycelina Msuya, Juliet Chugulu and Gibson Kapanda
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:23
  24. The Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC) frequently metastasizes lymphogenously. Haematogenous dissemination is less common. This report describes a rare case of a metastatic OSCC of the floor of the mouth to t...

    Authors: Matthias Christian Wurm, Emeka Nkenke, Friedrich-Wilhelm Neukam, Tobias Möst, Rainer Lutz, Falk Wehrhan, Kathrin Brunner, Konstantinos Theodorou Mitsimponas, Philipp Schlechtweg and Cornelius von Wilmowsky
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:22
  25. Anecdotal reports assert a relationship between weather and lunar activity and the odontogenic abscess (OA) incidence, but this relationship has not been validated. Therefore, the present study investigated th...

    Authors: Oliver Ristow, Steffen Koerdt, Ruben Stelzner, Matthias Stelzner, Christoph Johannes, Melanie Ristow, Bettina Hohlweg-Majert and Christoph Pautke
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:21
  26. A life course perspective recognizes influences of socially patterned exposures on oral health across the life span. This study assessed the influence of early and later life social conditions on tooth loss an...

    Authors: Ferda Gülcan, Gunnar Ekbäck, Sven Ordell, Stein Atle Lie and Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:20
  27. Probiotic supplementation can reduce mutans streptococci (MS) numbers. One of its proposed mechanisms is immunomodulation. Salivary human neutrophil peptide 1–3 (HNP1-3) levels have previously been demonstrate...

    Authors: Onnida Wattanarat, Anupong Makeudom, Thanapat Sastraruji, Supatcharin Piwat, Sukanya Tianviwat, Rawee Teanpaisan and Suttichai Krisanaprakornkit
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:19
  28. Amelogenesis imperfecta represents a group of developmental conditions, clinically and genetically heterogeneous, that affect the structure and clinical appearance of enamel. Amelogenesis imperfecta occurred a...

    Authors: Imane Cherkaoui Jaouad, Mustapha El Alloussi, Siham Chafai El alaoui, Fatima Zahra Laarabi, Jaber Lyahyai and Abdelaziz Sefiani
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:14
  29. Traditional methods to measure oral health based on clinical standards are limited because they do not consider psychosocial and functional aspects of oral health. It has been recommended that these measures n...

    Authors: Simone Tuchtenhagen, Carmela Rampazzo Bresolin, Fernanda Tomazoni, Guilherme Nascimento da Rosa, Joana Possamai Del Fabro, Fausto Medeiros Mendes, José Leopoldo Ferreira Antunes and Thiago Machado Ardenghi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:15
  30. Objectives were to: (1) determine whether and how often general dentists (GDs) provide specific dental procedures; and (2) test the hypothesis that provision is associated with key dentist, practice, and patie...

    Authors: Gregg H Gilbert, Valeria V Gordan, James J Korelitz, Jeffrey L Fellows, Cyril Meyerowitz, Thomas W Oates, D Brad Rindal and Randall J Gregory
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:11
  31. Refugees are reported to experience high rates of dental disease, although there are limited data on refugee children. The aim of this study was to report on oral health in refugee-background children in Austr...

    Authors: Alicia Quach, Ingrid L Laemmle-Ruff, Tatiana Polizzi and Georgia A Paxton
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:10
  32. The Local Government Area of Gosford implemented a water fluoridation scheme in 2008. Therefore the opportunity was taken to record the dental health of primary school children aged 5–7 years prior to the fluo...

    Authors: Anthony S Blinkhorn, Roy Byun, George Johnson, Pathik Metha, Meredith Kay and Peter Lewis
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:9
  33. Associations between temporomandibular disorder (TMD) and psychological variables, pain conditions, and daily activities have been reported more commonly in middle-aged individuals than in children. However, t...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Karibe, Kisaki Shimazu, Ayuko Okamoto, Tomomi Kawakami, Yuichi Kato and Sachie Warita-Naoi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:8
  34. To investigate the periodontal disease status in a multi-center cross-sectional study in Germany. Associations of dental, socio-economic, blood and biomedical variables with periodontal outcome parameters were...

    Authors: Heiko Zimmermann, Daniel Hagenfeld, Katja Diercke, Nihad El-Sayed, Julia Fricke, Karin Halina Greiser, Jan Kühnisch, Jakob Linseisen, Christa Meisinger, Nicole Pischon, Tobias Pischon, Stefanie Samietz, Marc Schmitter, Astrid Steinbrecher, Ti-Sun Kim and Heiko Becher
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:7
  35. Investigate the individual and contextual variables related to caries in underprivileged adolescents, and the disparity in distribution of the disease.

    Authors: Fabiana de Lima Vazquez, Karine Laura Cortellazzi, Armando Koichiro Kaieda, Jaqueline Vilela Bulgareli, Fabio Luiz Mialhe, Glaucia Maria Bovi Ambrosano, Elaine Pereira da Silva Tagliaferro, Luciane Miranda Guerra, Marcelo de Castro Meneghim and Antonio Carlos Pereira
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:6
  36. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the survival of dental implants placed after ablative surgery, in patients affected by oral cancer treated with or without radiotherapy.

    Authors: Giorgio Pompa, Matteo Saccucci, Gabriele Di Carlo, Edoardo Brauner, Valentino Valentini, Stefano Di Carlo, Tina Gentile, Giorgio Guarino and Antonella Polimeni
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:5
  37. Porphyromonas gingivalis has been implicated as a major pathogen in the development and progression of chronic periodontitis. P. gingivalis biofilm formation in the subgingival crevice plays an important role in ...

    Authors: Satosu Onozawa, Yuichiro Kikuchi, Kazuko Shibayama, Eitoyo Kokubu, Masaaki Nakayama, Tetsuyoshi Inoue, Keisuke Nakano, Yukinaga Shibata, Naoya Ohara, Koji Nakayama, Kazuyuki Ishihara, Toshiyuki Kawakami and Hiromasa Hasegawa
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:4
  38. Untreated caries in young children can result in a referral for extraction in hospital under general anaesthetic (GA). This study aims to explore the impact of caries during the ensuing wait for GA on children...

    Authors: Michaela Goodwin, Caroline Sanders, Gill Davies, Tanya Walsh and Iain A Pretty
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:3
  39. Evidence is emerging that women’s poor oral health and health practices during pregnancy are associated with poor oral health in their children and potentially an increased risk of pre-term or low-birth weight...

    Authors: Maree Johnson, Ajesh George, Hannah Dahlen, Shilpi Ajwani, Sameer Bhole, Anthony Blinkhorn, Sharon Ellis and Anthony Yeo
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:2
  40. Although the use of removable dentures can improve oral function and esthetics for elderly people, compared to those who do not wear removable dentures, those wearing removable dentures could have worse oral h...

    Authors: Yea-Yin Yen, Huey-Er Lee, Yi-Min Wu, Shou-Jen Lan, Wen-Chen Wang, Je-Kang Du, Shun-Te Huang and Kun-Jung Hsu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2015 15:1
  41. Oral diseases rank among the most prevalent non-communicable diseases in modern societies. In Germany, oral epidemiological data show that both dental caries and periodontal diseases are highly prevalent, thou...

    Authors: Rainer A Jordan, Constanze Bodechtel, Katrin Hertrampf, Thomas Hoffmann, Thomas Kocher, Ina Nitschke, Ulrich Schiffner, Helmut Stark, Stefan Zimmer and Wolfgang Micheelis
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:161
  42. Age determination has great importance in many clinical decisions, being commonly used in odontopediatrics, orthodontics, pediatrics, and forensic medicine. The Nolla and Demirjian et al. methods have been use...

    Authors: Luís F Tomás, Lisete SM Mónico, Inmaculada Tomás, Purificación Varela-Patiño and Benjamín Martin-Biedma
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:160
  43. Relevant benefits of adjunctive medication of antibiotica after conventional root surface debridement in terms of enhanced pocket depth (PD) reduction have been shown. However, means and standard deviations of...

    Authors: Mirela Kolakovic, Ulrike Held, Patrick R Schmidlin and Philipp Sahrmann
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:159
  44. To determine the impact of oral diseases on everyday life, measures of oral quality of life are needed. In complementing traditional disease-based measures, they assess the need for oral care to evaluate oral ...

    Authors: Li Hongxing, Thomas List, Ing-Marie Nilsson, Anders Johansson and Anne Nordrehaug Astrøm
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:158

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