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  1. The purpose of this study was to compare two biochemical markers, which have been previously used to determine the degrees of alveolar bone destruction, in evaluating periodontal disease severity.

    Authors: Sakornrat Khongkhunthian, Prachya Kongtawelert, Siriwan Ongchai, Peraphan Pothacharoen, Thanapat Sastraruji, Dhirawat Jotikasthira and Suttichai Krisanaprakornkit
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:107
  2. The Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14) and the Geriatric/General Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI) have never been compared for a group of the same subjects in the Polish population. The aim of the stu...

    Authors: Ewa Rodakowska, Karolina Mierzyńska, Joanna Bagińska and Jacek Jamiołkowski
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:106
  3. Cleft lip with or without cleft palate is one of the most common congenital anomalies that affect the oro-facial region. The aim of the study was to determine the period prevalence, pattern and perceptions of ...

    Authors: Teopista Kesande, Louis Mugambe Muwazi, Aisha Bataringaya and Charles Mugisha Rwenyonyi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:104
  4. The main aim of the study was to evaluate if patients with oral squamous carcinomas in Northern Norway differ from patients in other countries with regard to clinicopathological characteristics and also study ...

    Authors: Oddveig G Rikardsen, Inger-Heidi Bjerkli, Lars Uhlin-Hansen, Elin Hadler-Olsen and Sonja E Steigen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:103
  5. The purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of nickel-titanium rotary systems with or without the retreatment instruments in the removal of gutta-percha from the apical third.

    Authors: Flávio Rodrigues Ferreira Alves, Thiago Oliveira Ribeiro, Jaime Omar Moreno and Hélio Pereira Lopes
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:102
  6. Traumatic dental injury (TDI) is an important public dental health problem among schoolchildren. The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between TDIs, obesity, and other possible associated fa...

    Authors: Tala Tariq Al-Bajjali and Lamis Darwish Rajab
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:101
  7. Studying the factors associated with the use of dental services can provide the necessary knowledge to understand the reasons why individuals seek out public healthcare services and the formulation of more app...

    Authors: Rafaela da Silveira Pinto, Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães de Abreu and Andrea Maria Duarte Vargas
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:100
  8. Oral cancers can be preceded by clinically evident oral potentially malignant disorders (OPMDs). The current study evaluated the rate and the time of malignant transformation in the various OPMDs in a cohort o...

    Authors: Yen-Yun Wang, Yen-Hsuan Tail, Wen-Chen Wang, Ching-Yi Chen, Yu-Hsun Kao, Yuk-Kwan Chen and Chung-Ho Chen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:99
  9. Many patients with disability require orthodontic treatment (OT) to achieve adequate oral function and aesthetic appearance. The cooperation of disabled patients and of their parents is central to the success ...

    Authors: María Teresa Abeleira, Elisabeth Pazos, Isabel Ramos, Mercedes Outumuro, Jacobo Limeres, Juan Seoane-Romero, Marcio Diniz and Pedro Diz
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:98
  10. The increased prevalence of malocclusions represents a secular trend attributed to the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. The analysis of factors related to the causes of these changes is essent...

    Authors: Suzely Adas Saliba Moimaz, Artênio José Ísper Garbin, Arinilson Moreira Chaves Lima, Luiz Fernando Lolli, Orlando Saliba and Cléa Adas Adas Saliba Garbin
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:96
  11. The OHIP-49 is widely used to assess oral health-related quality of life, but its length makes it time-consuming and difficult to use. An abbreviated version of the OHIP-49 with fourteen items has been validat...

    Authors: Soraya León, Daniel Bravo-Cavicchioli, Gloria Correa-Beltrán and Rodrigo A Giacaman
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:95
  12. The objective of this study is to assess the index of decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMF-T), habit of brushing teeth, and the microbiological agents accumulating on the children’s toothbrushes for 4 weeks ...

    Authors: Tahsin Celepkolu, İsmet Rezani Toptancı, Pakize Gamze Erten Bucaktepe, Velat Sen, Mehmet Sinan Dogan, Veysel Kars, Hamza Aslanhan, Ilknur Aslan, Tuba Dal, Ismail Yıldız and Yılmaz Palancı
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:94
  13. Orofacial clefts (cleft lip/palate; CL/P) are among the most common congenital anomalies, with prevalence that varies among different ethnic groups. Craniofacial shape differences between individuals with CL/P...

    Authors: Mange Manyama, Jacinda R Larson, Denise K Liberton, Campbell Rolian, Francis J Smith, Emmanuel Kimwaga, Japhet Gilyoma, Kenneth D Lukowiak, Richard A Spritz and Benedikt Hallgrimsson
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:93
  14. In individuals suffering from eating disorders (ED) characterized by vomiting (e.g. bulimia nervosa), the gastric juice regularly reaches the oral cavity, causing a possible risk of dental erosion. This study ...

    Authors: Marte-Mari Uhlen, Anne Bjørg Tveit, Kjersti Refsholt Stenhagen and Aida Mulic
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:92
  15. This study assessed the prevalence of traumatic dental injuries (TDI) and its association with sociodemographic and physical characteristics in the anterior permanent teeth of 12-year-old schoolchildren at the...

    Authors: Maria de Lourdes Vieira Frujeri, José Angelo Junqueira Frujeri, Ana Cristina Barreto Bezerra, Maria Ilma de Souza Gruppioni Cortes and Edson Dias Costa Jr
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:91
  16. The Child Health Utility 9D (CHU9D) is a relatively new generic child health-related quality of life measure (HRQoL)—designed to be completed by children—which enables the calculation of utility values.

    Authors: Lyndie A Foster Page, W Murray Thomson, Zoe Marshman and Katherine J Stevens
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:90
  17. Porphyromonas gingivalis has been shown to invade osteoblasts and inhibit their differentiation and mineralization in vitro. However, it is unclear if P. gingivalis can invade osteoblasts in vivo and how this wo...

    Authors: Wenjian Zhang, Jun Ju, Todd Rigney and Gena Tribble
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:89
  18. Cleft lip and palate (CL/P) is one of the most common malformations in humans. Transforming growth factor alpha (TGFA) is a well characterized mammalian growth factor which might contribute to the development ...

    Authors: Cuijuan Feng, Enjiao Zhang, Weiyi Duan, Zhongfei Xu, Yang Zhang and Li Lu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:88
  19. Recently, fast-setting α-tricalcium-phosphate (TCP) cement was developed for use in the pulp capping process. The aim of this study was to investigate the physical properties and biological effects of α-TCP ce...

    Authors: Jun-Bong Lee, Su-Jung Park, Hyun-Ha Kim, Young-Sun Kwon, Kwang-Won Lee and Kyung-San Min
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:87
  20. Tobacco- and alcohol use are associated with psychological problems. Individuals with high dental fear also more often report other psychological problems than do those with lower level of dental fear. We eval...

    Authors: Vesa Pohjola, Lauri Rannanautio, Kristina Kunttu and Jorma I Virtanen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:86
  21. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) degrade the extracellular matrix (ECM) and regulate remodeling and regeneration of bone. Enamel matrix derivative (EMD) protein has been used clinically for periodontal regener...

    Authors: Seiji Goda, Hiroshi Inoue, Osamu Takeuchi, Yosuke Ujii, Eisuke Domae and Takashi Ikeo
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:85
  22. There is evidence for a genetic contribution to chronic periodontitis. In this study, we conducted a genome wide association study among 866 participants of the University of Pittsburgh Dental Registry and DNA...

    Authors: Ping Feng, Xiaojing Wang, Priscila L Casado, Erika C Küchler, Kathleen Deeley, Jacqueline Noel, Hyongsup Kimm, Ji-Hye Kim, Alex N Haas, Valquiria Quinelato, Leticia L Bonato, Jose M Granjeiro, Cristiano Susin and Alexandre R Vieira
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:84
  23. One of the goals of the World Health Organisation goal is to ensure increased uptake of preventive oral self-care by 2020. This would require the design public health programmes that will ensure children place...

    Authors: Morenike O Folayan, Mohammad R Khami, Nneka Onyejaka, Bamidele O Popoola and Yewande Isabella Adeyemo
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:83
  24. Clinical validation of laboratory toothbrushing tests has important advantages. It was, therefore, the aim to demonstrate correlation of tooth cleaning efficiency of a new robot brushing simulation technique w...

    Authors: Tomas Lang, Sebastian Staufer, Barbara Jennes and Peter Gaengler
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:82
  25. Many young paediatric patients with severe dental caries receive dental treatment under general anaesthesia. Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) can be evaluated to assess the outcome of dental genera...

    Authors: Birute Jankauskiene, Jorma I Virtanen, Ricardas Kubilius and Julija Narbutaite
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:81
  26. Inflammation within the oral cavity occurs due to dysregulation between microbial biofilms and the host response. Understanding how different oral hygiene products influence inflammatory properties is importan...

    Authors: Emma Millhouse, Anto Jose, Leighann Sherry, David F Lappin, Nisha Patel, Andrew M Middleton, Jonathan Pratten, Shauna Culshaw and Gordon Ramage
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:80
  27. 40 subjects with type 2 diabetes and moderate to severe CP were randomly distributed to groups receiving either NSPT or OHI. Periodontal parameters, glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) and high-sensitivity C-reac...

    Authors: Renukanth Patabi Cheta Raman, Tara Bai Taiyeb-Ali, Siew Pheng Chan, Karuthan Chinna and Rathna Devi Vaithilingam
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:79
  28. Prior to the 2007/09 Canadian Health Measures Survey, there was no nationally representative clinical data on the oral health of Canadians experiencing cost barriers to dental care. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Brandy Thompson, Peter Cooney, Herenia Lawrence, Vahid Ravaghi and Carlos Quiñonez
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:78
  29. It is well known that the use of denture cleansers can reduce Candida albicans biofilm accumulation; however, the efficacy of citric acid denture cleansers is uncertain. In addition, the long-term efficacy of thi...

    Authors: Fernanda Faot, Yuri Wanderley Cavalcanti, Martinna de Mendonça e Bertolini, Luciana de Rezende Pinto, Wander José da Silva and Altair Antoninha Del Bel Cury
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:77
  30. A key element for long-term success of dental implants is integration of the implant surface with the surrounding host tissues. Modification of titanium implant surfaces can enhance osteoblast activity but the...

    Authors: Marjan Dorkhan, Tülay Yücel-Lindberg, Jan Hall, Gunnel Svensäter and Julia R Davies
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:75
  31. No reports on a caries pattern covering the full spectrum of the disease could be found in the literature. The aim of this study was to evaluate caries in primary and first permanent molars of 7-8-year-old Pol...

    Authors: Joanna Baginska, Ewa Rodakowska, Robert Milewski and Anna Kierklo
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:74
  32. the aim of this study is to assess the association of harmful alcohol use based on the alcohol use disorders identification test (AUDIT) score with periodontal status according to gender and smoking in a repre...

    Authors: Hyang-Sun Kim, Ji-Hyun Son, Hee-Yong Yi, Hae-Kyoung Hong, Hyun-Jun Suh and Kwang-Hak Bae
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:73
  33. Currently, there is an increased prevalence of diabetes mellitus among the elderly. To minimize adverse effects on glycemic control, prevention and management of general and oral complications in diabetic pati...

    Authors: Saruta Saengtipbovorn and Surasak Taneepanichskul
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:72
  34. Preoperative radiographic examination of impacted mandibular third molars (IMTM) is essential to prevent inferior alveolar nerve injury during extraction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlat...

    Authors: Ilkay Peker, Cigdem Sarikir, Meryem Toraman Alkurt and Zeynep Fatma Zor
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:71
  35. Pre-school children in families of recently settled refugees often have very high rates of early childhood caries (ECC). ECC is associated with a high level of morbidity and is largely preventable, however eff...

    Authors: Pam Nicol, Arwa Al-Hanbali, Nigel King, Linda Slack-Smith and Sarah Cherian
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:69
  36. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of orthodontic treatment using the Invisalign® system. Particularly, we analyzed the influence of auxiliaries (Attachment/Power Ridge) as well as the stagi...

    Authors: Mareike Simon, Ludger Keilig, Jörg Schwarze, Britta A Jung and Christoph Bourauel
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:68
  37. The aim of this retrospective study was to analyse the treatment time and differences between the pre- and post-treatment peer assessment rating (PAR) index and aesthetic component (AC) of the index of orthodo...

    Authors: Moritz Blanck-Lubarsch, Ariane Hohoff, Dirk Wiechmann and Thomas Stamm
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:67
  38. Studies suggest that using a denture/bridge may prevent disability in older people. However, not all older people with few remaining teeth use a denture/bridge. This cross-sectional study aimed to examine the ...

    Authors: Tatsuo Yamamoto, Katsunori Kondo, Jun Aida, Kayo Suzuki, Jimpei Misawa, Miyo Nakade, Shinya Fuchida and Yukio Hirata
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:63
  39. Despite the fact that betel-quid is one of the most commonly used psychoactive substances worldwide and a major risk-factor for head-and-neck cancer incidence and mortality globally, currently no standardized ...

    Authors: Melissa A Little, Pallav Pokhrel, Kelle L Murphy, Crissy T Kawamoto, Gil S Suguitan and Thaddeus A Herzog
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:62
  40. Onlay bone grafting techniques have some problems related to the limited volume of autogenous grafted bone and need for surgery to remove bone fixing screws. Here, we report a case of horizontal alveolar ridge...

    Authors: Kazumi Kubozono, Masaaki Takechi, Kouji Ohta, Shigehiro Ono, Takayuki Nakagawa, Shinichi Fujimoto and Nobuyuki Kamata
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:60
  41. Oral health-related quality of life, OHRQoL, among elderly is an important concern for the health and welfare policy in Norway and Sweden. The aim of the study was to assess reproducibility, longitudinal valid...

    Authors: Ferda Gülcan, Elwalid Nasir, Gunnar Ekbäck, Sven Ordell and Anne Nordrehaug Åstrøm
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:59

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  42. The resin-based pit and fissure sealant is considered a successful tool in caries prevention, however there is a growing evidence of its use in controlling already established caries in posterior teeth. The ai...

    Authors: Daniela Hesse, Clarissa Calil Bonifácio, Fausto Medeiros Mendes, Mariana Minatel Braga, José Carlos Pettorossi Imparato and Daniela Prócida Raggio
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2014 14:58

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