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  1. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated to the pathogenesis of various cancers, such as oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, which has a high incidence in Puerto Rican men. Despite the burden of oral cancer...

    Authors: Vivian Colon-López, Valerie Quiñones-Avila, Lizbeth M Del Toro-Mejías, Keysha Reyes, Manuel E Rivera, Kathleen Nieves, María M Sánchez-Vazquez, Magaly Martínez-Ferrer and Ana P Ortiz
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:7
  2. Pain affecting the face or mouth and lasting longer than three months (“chronic orofacial pain”, COFP) is relatively common in the UK. This study aims to describe and model current care pathways for COFP patie...

    Authors: Justin Durham, Matthew Breckons, Vera Araujo-Soares, Catherine Exley, Jimmy Steele and Luke Vale
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:6
  3. The role of cell-surface glycoconjugates in oral mucosal graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is still unclear, even though molecular changes in the oral epithelium are essential for the pathogenesis of these lesi...

    Authors: Hironori Hanada, Jun Ohno, Kei Seno, Nobutaka Ota and Kunihisa Taniguchi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:5
  4. The effects of tongue cleaning on reconstruction of bacterial flora in dental plaque and tongue coating itself are obscure. We assessed changes in the amounts of total bacteria as well as Fusobacterium nucleatum ...

    Authors: Miki Matsui, Naoyuki Chosa, Yu Shimoyama, Kentaro Minami, Shigenobu Kimura and Mitsuo Kishi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:4
  5. With the growing number of transnational marriages in Taiwan, oral health disparities have become a public health issue. This study assessed immigrant-native differences in oral health behaviors of urban mothe...

    Authors: Chih-Chang Chen, Shang-Jyh Chiou, Chun-Chan Ting, Ying-Chun Lin, Chih-Cheng Hsu, Fu-Li Chen, Chien-Hung Lee, Ted Chen, Chin-Shun Chang, Ya-Ying Lin and Hsiao-Ling Huang
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:3
  6. There is confusion over the definition of the term “viability state(s)” of microorganisms. “Viability staining” or “vital staining techniques” are used to distinguish live from dead bacteria. These stainings, ...

    Authors: Lutz Netuschil, Thorsten M Auschill, Anton Sculean and Nicole B Arweiler
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:2
  7. Diet is a major modifiable contributing factor in the etiology of dental caries. The purpose of this paper is to examine the reliability and cross-cultural validity of the Japanese version of the Food Frequenc...

    Authors: Chikako Shinga-Ishihara, Yukie Nakai, Peter Milgrom, Kaori Murakami and Michiyo Matsumoto-Nakano
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:1
  8. One of the dental health goals of Health Japan 21, in which the Japanese government clarified its health policy, was to ensure the use of fluoride toothpaste in 90% or more of schoolchildren. This goal was not...

    Authors: Junko Ota, Tatsuo Yamamoto, Yuichi Ando, Jun Aida, Yukio Hirata and Seishiro Arai
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:74
  9. An advantage of using silver fluoride treatments for carious primary teeth in outreach programs especially where dental resources are limited is that the treatments can be carried out by dental auxiliaries. On...

    Authors: Graham G Craig, Keith R Powell and Carole A Price
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:73
  10. Efforts to improve the performance of rotary NiTi instruments by enhancing the properties of NiTi alloy, or their manufacturing processes rather than changes in instrument geometries have been reported. The ai...

    Authors: Raidan Ba-Hattab, Anne-Kathrin Pröhl, Hermann Lang and Dieter Pahncke
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:72
  11. Pediatric medications may possess a high erosive potential to dental tissues due to the existence of acid components in their formulations. The purpose was to determine the erosive and cariogenic potential of ...

    Authors: Alidianne Fábia C Xavier, Eline FF Moura, Waldeneide F Azevedo, Fernando F Vieira, Mauro HNG Abreu and Alessandro L Cavalcanti
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:71
  12. Reliable caries detection is a cornerstone in the modern caries treatment schema. This study aimed to evaluate adopting traditional and new caries detection methods by third-year dental students.

    Authors: Heini Parviainen, Hannu Vähänikkilä, Marja-Liisa Laitala, Leo Tjäderhane and Vuokko Anttonen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:70
  13. The immunosuppresion in HIV patients makes them highly susceptible to microbial infections. The aim of the study was to establish whether HIV stage (as depicted by CD4+ T lymphocyte counts) could independently...

    Authors: Cathy Nisha John, Lawrence Xavier Stephen and Charlene Wilma Joyce Africa
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:69
  14. Globally, dental caries is categorized in the list of public health problems in preschool children. In India, lack of availability and affordability of oral health enhances the cost of treatment and care. Empo...

    Authors: Sonika Raj, Sonu Goel, Vijay Lakshmi Sharma and Naveen Krishan Goel
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:67
  15. Pemphigus is a rare group of life-threatening mucocutaneous autoimmune blistering diseases. Frequently, oral lesions precede the cutaneous ones. This study aimed to describe clinical and histological features ...

    Authors: Nada M Suliman, Anne N Åstrøm, Raouf W Ali, Hussein Salman and Anne C Johannessen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:66
  16. Dentists in the US see an increasing number of patients with systemic conditions. These patients are challenging to care for when the relationship between oral and systemic disease is not well understood. The ...

    Authors: Mei Song, Jean A O’Donnell, Tanja Bekhuis and Heiko Spallek
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:65
  17. Evidence consistently shows that diabetes is a risk factor for increased prevalence of gingivitis and periodontitis. But there is a controversy about the relationship between diabetes related factors and perio...

    Authors: Eun-Kyong Kim, Sang Gyu Lee, Youn-Hee Choi, Kyu-Chang Won, Jun Sung Moon, Anwar T Merchant and Hee-Kyung Lee
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:64
  18. Oral diseases are a health problem worldwide. Differences in oral health status may vary with geographical locations, but also within the same country and between groups with different social backgrounds. The ...

    Authors: Anette Wennström, Margareta Ahlqwist, Ulrika Stenman, Cecilia Björkelund and Magnus Hakeberg
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:63
  19. Self-rated oral health is a valid and useful summary indicator of overall oral health status and quality of life. However, few studies on perception of oral health have been conducted among Japanese young adul...

    Authors: Azusa Kojima, Daisuke Ekuni, Shinsuke Mizutani, Michiko Furuta, Koichiro Irie, Tetsuji Azuma, Takaaki Tomofuji, Yoshiaki Iwasaki and Manabu Morita
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:62
  20. Disparities in utilization of oral healthcare services have been attributed to socioeconomic and individual behavioral factors. Parents’ socioeconomic status, demographics, schooling, and perceptions of oral h...

    Authors: Rômulo Vaz Machry, Simone Tuchtenhagen, Bernardo Antonio Agostini, Carlos Roberto da Silva Teixeira, Chaiana Piovesan, Fausto Medeiros Mendes and Thiago Machado Ardenghi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:60
  21. Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a disorder of the connective tissues. Alterations of the elastic fibers may manifest in different tissues especially in the skeletal, cardiovascular and ocular system. Oral manifestati...

    Authors: Ingmar Staufenbiel, Christian Hauschild, Bärbel Kahl-Nieke, Eva Vahle-Hinz, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Maike Berner, Oskar Bauss, Werner Geurtsen and Alexander Rahman
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:59
  22. Periodontal disease is the most common oral disease affecting adults, and although it is largely preventable it remains the major cause of poor oral health worldwide. Accumulation of microbial dental plaque is...

    Authors: Jan E Clarkson, Craig R Ramsay, Paul Averley, Debbie Bonetti, Dwayne Boyers, Louise Campbell, Graham R Chadwick, Anne Duncan, Andrew Elders, Jill Gouick, Andrew F Hall, Lynne Heasman, Peter A Heasman, Penny J Hodge, Clare Jones, Marilyn Laird…
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:58
  23. Electromyographic analysis of the masticatory muscles provides useful data on the behavior of these muscles during stomatognathic system functioning and allows a functional assessment of orthodontic treatments...

    Authors: Chiara Masci, Irma Ciarrocchi, Alessandro Spadaro, Stefano Necozione, Maria Chiara Marci and Annalisa Monaco
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:57
  24. The objective of this study was to compare the socioeconomic and family characteristics of underprivileged schoolchildren with and without curative dental needs participating in a dental health program.

    Authors: Cristina Martins Lisboa, Janice Simpson de Paula, Glaucia Maria Bovi Ambrosano, Antonio Carlos Pereira, Marcelo de Castro Meneghim, Karine Laura Cortellazzi, Fabiana Lima Vazquez and Fábio Luiz Mialhe
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:56
  25. The Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ11-14) is the most commonly used indicator of child oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), and its validity and reliability have been studied both in English and in ...

    Authors: Armando Olivieri, Roberto Ferro, Luca Benacchio, Alberto Besostri and Edoardo Stellini
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:55
  26. Recent studies suggest that tonsilloliths are clinically related to halitosis and tonsillar abscess. Based on our empirical knowledge, tonsilloliths are relatively commonly encountered in daily clinical practi...

    Authors: Masafumi Oda, Shinji Kito, Tatsurou Tanaka, Ikuko Nishida, Shuji Awano, Yuko Fujita, Katsura Saeki, Shinobu Matsumoto-Takeda, Nao Wakasugi-Sato, Manabu Habu, Shinya Kokuryo, Masaaki Kodama, Takeshi Kaneuji, Daigo Yoshiga, Ikuya Miyamoto, Shun Nishimura…
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:54
  27. Anecdotal evidence suggests that low-income preschoolers with developmental delays are at increased risk for dental caries and poor oral health, but there are no published studies based on empirical data. The ...

    Authors: Donald L Chi, Katharine C Rossitch and Elizabeth M Beeles
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:53
  28. This study compared the effectiveness of a Specially Designed Paste Carrier technique with the Syringe-Spreader technique and the Syringe-Lentulo spiral technique in the intracanal placement of calcium hydroxide.

    Authors: Joseph Meng Ern Tan, Abhishek Parolia and Allan Kah Heng Pau
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:52
  29. Evidence in imaging studies suggests that there may be differences in glandular involvement in Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) depending on the stage of the disease. No detailed histological studies are available to s...

    Authors: Jingxiu Xuan, Long Shen, Kishore Malyavantham, Oleh Pankewycz, Julian L Ambrus Jr and Lakshmanan Suresh
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:51
  30. Single visit scale and polish is frequently carried out in dental practices however there is little evidence to support (or refute) its clinical effectiveness. The purpose of this research was to compare patie...

    Authors: Clare Jones, Tatiana V Macfarlane, Keith M Milsom, Philip Ratcliffe, Annette Wyllie and Martin Tickle
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:50
  31. In epidemiological surveys, a good reliability among the examiners regarding the caries detection method is essential. However, training and calibrating those examiners is an arduous task because it involves s...

    Authors: Chaiana Piovesan, Bruna LP Moro, Juan S Lara, Thiago M Ardenghi, Renata S Guedes, Ana E Haddad, Mariana M Braga and Fausto M Mendes
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:49
  32. Aim was to compare clinical findings with x-ray findings using dental panoramic radiography (DPR). In addition, type and frequency of secondary findings in x-rays were investigated.

    Authors: Marc A Moll, Miriam Seuthe, Constantin von See, Antonia Zapf, Else Hornecker, Rainer F Mausberg and Dirk Ziebolz
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:48
  33. A number of oral diseases, including periodontitis, derive from microbial biofilms and are associated with increased antimicrobial resistance. Despite the widespread use of mouthwashes being used as adjunctive...

    Authors: Leighann Sherry, Emma Millhouse, David F Lappin, Colin Murray, Shauna Culshaw, Christopher J Nile and Gordon Ramage
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:47
  34. Role-substitution describes a model of dental care where Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) provide some of the clinical activity previously undertaken by General Dental Practitioners. This has the potential to ...

    Authors: Paul Brocklehurst, Stephen Birch, Ruth McDonald and Martin Tickle
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:46
  35. The bulk of service delivery in dentistry is delivered by general dental practitioners, when a large proportion of patients who attend regularly are asymptomatic and do not require treatment. This represents a...

    Authors: Richard Macey, Tanya Walsh, Anne-Marie Glenny, Helen Worthington, Martin Tickle, James Ashley and Paul Brocklehurst
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:45
  36. Mucosal surfaces are coated with layers of mucus gel that protect the underlying tissues and promote colonization by members of the commensal microflora. Lactobacillus fermentum is a common inhabitant of the oral...

    Authors: Claes Wickström, Luis Chávez de Paz, Julia R Davies and Gunnel Svensäter
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:43
  37. The massive use of preventive measures in Mexico has resulted in a large decline in dental caries over the past two decades. There does however remain a largely unmet need for restorative treatment. This paper...

    Authors: Elisa Luengas-Quintero, Jo E Frencken, Jorge Alejandro Muñúzuri-Hernández and Jan Mulder
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:42
  38. Odontogenic diseases can be a risk factor for life-threatening infection in patients with hematologic malignancies during chemotherapy that induces myelosuppression of variable severity. Previous studies noted...

    Authors: Masaya Akashi, Yasuyuki Shibuya, Junya Kusumoto, Shungo Furudoi, Yumiko Inui, Kimikazu Yakushijin, Atsuo Okamura, Hiroshi Matsuoka and Takahide Komori
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:41
  39. Limited information on oral health status for young adults aged 18 year-olds is known, and no available data exists in Hong Kong. The aims of this study were to investigate the oral health status and its risk ...

    Authors: Hai-Xia Lu, May Chun Mei Wong, Edward Chin Man Lo and Colman McGrath
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:40
  40. New dental schools have been established to train dentists in many parts of the world. This study examines the future dental workforce from the first dental school in the United Arab Emirates [UAE]; the aim of...

    Authors: Hazim H Rashid, Swapnil G Ghotane, Salem H Abufanas and Jennifer E Gallagher
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:39
  41. Rural, low-income pregnant women and their children are at high risk for poor oral health and have low utilization rates of dental care. The Baby Smiles study was designed to increase low-income pregnant women...

    Authors: Peter Milgrom, Christine A Riedy, Philip Weinstein, Lloyd A Mancl, Gayle Garson, Colleen E Huebner, Darlene Smolen and Marilynn Sutherland
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:38
  42. Impacted teeth predispose to periodontal disease and dental caries of adjacent teeth resulting in pain, discomfort and loss of function. This study analyzed the pattern of occurrence of impacted teeth, associa...

    Authors: Farizana Msagati, Elison NM Simon and Sira Owibingire
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:37
  43. Studies emphasizing toothache in adulthood are scarce in Brazil. A greater understanding of both the prevalence and the self-perception of pain among individuals in this age group (35 to 44 years old) is impor...

    Authors: Maylu Botta Hafner, Juliana Zanatta, Vera Lucia Rasera Zotelli, Marília Jesus Batista and Maria da Luz Rosário Sousa
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2013 13:35

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