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  1. Dental care is the most common unmet health care need for children with chronic conditions. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that not all children with chronic conditions encounter difficulties accessing d...

    Authors: Donald L Chi and Nicholas A Raklios
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:28
  2. Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients might present a number of concurrent clinical diagnoses that may be clustered according to their similarity. Profiling patients’ clinical presentations can be useful f...

    Authors: Luciana Pimenta e Silva Machado, Marianita Batista de Macedo Nery, Cláudio de Góis Nery and Cláudio Rodrigues Leles
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:26
  3. In recent decades, studies in the field of public health have increasingly focused on social determinants that affect the health-illness process. The epidemiological perspective considers oral health to be a r...

    Authors: Simone M Costa, Mara Vasconcelos, João Paulo A Haddad and Mauro Henrique NG Abreu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:25
  4. Early childhood caries (ECC) is a serious problem that has remained unexplored in sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed to identify possible socio-behavioral correlates of ECC focusing 6–36 months old children and...

    Authors: Ray Masumo, Asgeir Bardsen, Kijakazi Mashoto and Anne Nordrehaug Astrom
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:24
  5. Accurate prediction of the space forms an important part of an orthodontic assessment in the mixed dentition. However the most commonly used methods of space analysis are based on data developed on Caucasian p...

    Authors: William Buwembo, Annet Kutesa, Louis Muwazi and Charles Mugisha Rwenyonyi
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:23
  6. Over the past decade, advances in cancer treatments have been counterbalanced by a rising number of immunosuppressed patients with a multitude of new risk factors for infection. Hence, the aim of this study wa...

    Authors: Manju Panghal, Vivek Kaushal, Sangeeta Kadayan and Jaya Parkash Yadav
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:22
  7. Relative analgesia (RA), defined as the use of inhalation sedation with nitrous oxide and oxygen, is one of the most common pharmacological behavior management techniques used to provide sedation and analgesia...

    Authors: Anelise Daher, Renata Pinheiro Lima Hanna, Luciane Rezende Costa and Cláudio Rodrigues Leles
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:21
  8. About one-third of adults with diabetes have severe oral complications. However, limited previous research has investigated dental care utilization associated with diabetes. This project had two purposes: to d...

    Authors: Monica Chaudhari, Rebecca Hubbard, Robert J Reid, Ronald Inge, Katherine M Newton, Leslie Spangler and William E Barlow
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:20
  9. There are only few studies considering the impact of oral mucosal lesions (OML) on the oral quality of life of patients with different dermatological conditions. This study aimed to assess the relationship bet...

    Authors: Nada M Suliman, Anne C Johannessen, Raouf W Ali, Hussein Salman and Anne N Åstrøm
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:19
  10. The aim of this investigation was to assess the state of oral health of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and to compare this with that of a provably healthy control group (H).

    Authors: Dirk Ziebolz, Andrea Priegnitz, Gerd Hasenfuß, Hans-Joachim Helms, Else Hornecker and Rainer F Mausberg
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:17
  11. To determine the severity of dental fluorosis in selected populations in Chiang Mai, Thailand with different exposures to fluoride and to explore possible risk indicators for dental fluorosis.

    Authors: Michael G McGrady, Roger P Ellwood, Patcharawan Srisilapanan, Narumanas Korwanich, Helen V Worthington and Iain A Pretty
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:16
  12. The severity of physical and mental impairments and oral problems, as well as socioeconomic factors, may have an impact on quality of life of children with cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this research was to ...

    Authors: Jenny Abanto, Thiago S Carvalho, Marcelo Bönecker, Adriana OL Ortega, Ana L Ciamponi and Daniela P Raggio
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:15
  13. Few publications report on the relationship between salutogenesis, as measured by the concept of sense of coherence, and oral health-related quality of life. Even less information is to be found when the behav...

    Authors: Ulla Wide Boman, Anette Wennström, Ulrika Stenman and Magnus Hakeberg
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:14
  14. In addition to its general and periodontal health effects smoking causes tooth staining. Smoking cessation support interventions with an added stain removal or tooth whitening effect may increase motivation to...

    Authors: Helen Whelton, Rose Kingston, Denis O’Mullane and Frederick Nilsson
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:13
  15. Dental caries is unevenly distributed within populations with a higher burden in low socio-economy groups. Several attempts have been made to allocate resources to those that need them the most; there is a nee...

    Authors: Ulf Strömberg, Anders Holmn, Kerstin Magnusson and Svante Twetman
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:9
  16. Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare complex multsystemic genetic disorder characterized by severe neonatal hypotonia, endocrine disturbances, hyperphagia and obesity, mild mental retardation, learning disabi...

    Authors: Ronnaug Saeves, Ivar Espelid, Kari Storhaug, Leiv Sandvik and Hilde Nordgarden
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:12
  17. More than 1 million individuals in the U.S. are infected with HIV; approximately 20% of whom do not know they are infected. Early diagnosis of HIV infection results in earlier access to treatment and reduction...

    Authors: M Katherine Hutchinson, Nancy VanDevanter, Joan Phelan, Daniel Malamud, Anthony Vernillo, Joan Combellick and Donna Shelley
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:11
  18. The purpose of this study was to compare diagnostic performance for the detection of caries using photographs with an established visual examination method and histological sections as the reference standard.

    Authors: Uriana Boye, Tanya Walsh, Iain A Pretty and Martin Tickle
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:10
  19. Dental caries is the result of a complex interplay among environmental, behavioral, and genetic factors, with distinct patterns of decay likely due to specific etiologies. Therefore, global measures of decay, ...

    Authors: John R Shaffer, Eleanor Feingold, Xiaojing Wang, Karen TCuenco, Daniel E Weeks, Rebecca S DeSensi, Deborah E Polk, Steve Wendell, Robert J Weyant, Richard Crout, Daniel W McNeil and Mary L Marazita
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:7
  20. The Amazon represents an area of 61% of Brazilian territory and is undergoing major changes resulting from disorderly economic development, especially the advance of agribusiness. Composition of the atmosphere...

    Authors: Herbert Ary Sisenando, Silvia Regina Batistuzzo de Medeiros, Paulo Artaxo, Paulo HN Saldiva and Sandra de Souza Hacon
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:6
  21. We aimed to assess the oral health status and risk factors for dental caries and periodontal disease among Sudanese adults resident in Khartoum State. To date, this information was not available to health poli...

    Authors: Nadia Khalifa, Patrick F Allen, Neamat H Abu-bakr, Manar E Abdel-Rahman and Khalda O Abdelghafar
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:5
  22. The use of fluorides for caries prevention is well established but is linked with an increased risk of dental fluorosis, some of which may be considered to be aesthetically objectionable. Patient opinion shoul...

    Authors: Michael G McGrady, Roger P Ellwood, Michaela Goodwin, Nicola Boothman and Iain A Pretty
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:4
  23. Different fluoride formulations may have different effects on caries prevention. It was the aim of this clinical study to assess the fluoride content, provided by NaF compared to amine fluoride, in saliva and ...

    Authors: Ella A Naumova, Phillip Kuehnl, Philipp Hertenstein, Ljubisa Markovic, Rainer A Jordan, Peter Gaengler and Wolfgang H Arnold
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:3
  24. There are limited data about the epidemiology and risk factors/indicators of gingivitis, aggressive periodontitis (AgP) and chronic periodontitis (CP) in Jordan. The aim of this study was to assess the prevale...

    Authors: Khansa Taha Ababneh, Zafer Mohammad Faisal Abu Hwaij and Yousef S Khader
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2012 12:1
  25. Practice-based general dental practitioners routinely provide "scale and polish" or "oral prophylaxis" to patients attending their practices. Despite its routine provision, there is no evidence to support the ...

    Authors: Clare L Jones, Keith M Milsom, Philip Ratcliffe, Annette Wyllie, Tatiana V Macfarlane and Martin Tickle
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:35
  26. Microbial communities inhabiting human mouth are associated with oral health and disease. Previous studies have indicated the general prevalence of adult gingivitis in China to be high. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Shi Huang, Fang Yang, Xiaowei Zeng, Jie Chen, Rui Li, Ting Wen, Chun Li, Wei Wei, Jiquan Liu, Lan Chen, Catherine Davis and Jian Xu
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:33
  27. Despite numerous studies on the prevalence of apical periodontitis (AP) and endodontic treatment in diverse geographical populations, there are currently no data on the prevalence of these conditions in popula...

    Authors: Blerim Kamberi, Veton Hoxha, Miranda Stavileci, Edmond Dragusha, Astrit Kuçi and Lumnije Kqiku
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:32
  28. Oral health in later life results from individual's lifelong accumulation of experiences at the personal, community and societal levels. There is little information relating the oral health outcomes to risk fa...

    Authors: Vasoontara Yiengprugsawan, Tewarit Somkotra, Matthew Kelly, Sam-ang Seubsman and Adrian C Sleigh
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:31
  29. Nursing home residents with dementia are often dependent on others for mouth care, yet will react with care-resistant behavior when receiving assistance. The oral health of these elders deteriorates in the abs...

    Authors: Rita A Jablonski, Ann Kolanowski, Barbara Therrien, Ellen K Mahoney, Cathy Kassab and Douglas L Leslie
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:30
  30. Dental decay remains one of the world's most prevalent diseases in childhood. It is unfortunate that the proportion of children suffering from oral disease is so high, given that dental decay is almost entirel...

    Authors: Alex D McMahon, Yvonne Blair, David R McCall and Lorna MD Macpherson
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:29
  31. The human papillomaviruses (HPV) are a large family of non-enveloped DNA viruses, mainly associated with cervical cancers. Recent epidemiologic evidence has suggested that HPV may be an independent risk factor...

    Authors: Deidre O Turner, Shelley J Williams-Cocks, Ryan Bullen, Jeremy Catmull, Jesse Falk, Daniel Martin, Jarom Mauer, Annabel E Barber, Robert C Wang, Shawn L Gerstenberger and Karl Kingsley
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:28
  32. Dental caries is a persistent public health problem with little change in the prevalence in young children over the last 20 years. Once a child contracts the disease it has a significant impact on their qualit...

    Authors: Martin Tickle, Keith M Milsom, Michael Donaldson, Seamus Killough, Ciaran O'Neill, Grainne Crealey, Matthew Sutton, Solveig Noble, Margaret Greer and Helen V Worthington
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:27
  33. Dental caries in children is unevenly distributed within populations with a higher burden in low socio-economy groups. Thus, tools are needed to allocate resources and establish evidence-based programs that me...

    Authors: Ulf Strömberg, Kerstin Magnusson, Anders Holmén and Svante Twetman
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:26
  34. Dentistry in the UK has a number of new graduate-entry programmes. The aim of the study was to explore the motivation, career expectations and experiences of final year students who chose to pursue a dental ca...

    Authors: Paul Newton, Lyndon Cabot, Nairn HF Wilson and Jennifer E Gallagher
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:25
  35. So far there have been no studies focusing on the prevalence of a wide spectrum of oral mucosal lesions (OML) in patients with dermatologic diseases. This is noteworthy as skin lesions are strongly associated ...

    Authors: Nada M Suliman, Anne N Åstrøm, Raouf W Ali, Hussein Salman and Anne C Johannessen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:24
  36. (i) to describe oral health counselling in Norway to parents with infants and toddlers, ii) to assess existing collaboration and routines in oral health matters between nurses and personnel in the PDS, iii) to...

    Authors: Marit S Skeie, Erik Skaret, Ivar Espelid and Nina Misvær
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:23
  37. Information bias can occur in epidemiological studies and compromise scientific outcomes, especially when evaluating information given by a patient regarding their own health. The oral habits of children repor...

    Authors: Carolina C Martins, Maria J Oliveira, Isabela A Pordeus and Saul M Paiva
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:22
  38. To determine the prevalence of periapical lesions in root canal-treated teeth in a rural, male adult, Turkish population and to investigate the influence of the quality of root canal fillings on prevalence of ...

    Authors: Kaan Gündüz, Hakan Avsever, Kaan Orhan and Kadriye Demirkaya
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:20
  39. Oral disorders can have a negative impact on the functional, social and psychological wellbeing of young children and their families and cause pain/discomfort for the child. Oral health-related quality of life...

    Authors: Ana Carolina Scarpelli, Branca Heloísa Oliveira, Flávia C Tesch, Anna Thereza Leão, Isabela A Pordeus and Saul M Paiva
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:19
  40. The objective of this study was to measure the validity and reliability of a multifactorial Risk Factor Model developed for use in predicting future caries risk in Nevada adolescents in a public health setting.

    Authors: Marcia M Ditmyer, Georgia Dounis, Katherine M Howard, Connie Mobley and David Cappelli
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:18
  41. Different methods have been used for detecting developmental defects of enamel (DDE). This study aimed to compare photographic and replication methods with the direct clinical examination method for detecting ...

    Authors: Ali Golkari, Aira Sabokseir, Hamid-Reza Pakshir, M Christopher Dean, Aubrey Sheiham and Richard G Watt
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:16
  42. The B/B Checker®, a new portable device for detecting odorous compounds in oral, exhaled, and nasal air, is now available. As a single unit, this device is capable of detecting several kinds of gases mixed with v...

    Authors: Naofumi Tamaki, Kenta Kasuyama, Mitsue Esaki, Takara Toshikawa, Shun-Ichi Honda, Daisuke Ekuni, Takaaki Tomofuji and Manabu Morita
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:15
  43. The oral health of military populations is usually not very well characterized compared to civilian populations. The aim of this study was to investigate two physical oral health characteristics and one percei...

    Authors: Yuka Kudo, Mike T John, Yoko Saito, Shachi Sur, Chisako Furuyama, Hiroaki Tsukasaki and Kazuyoshi Baba
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2011 11:14

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