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Delivery, management and promotion of oral health and dental care

Section edited by Rodrigo Jose Marino

This section aims to publish research on the costs, policies and regulations affecting dental care, the effectiveness of oral health promotion, the experience of vulnerable groups and the psychological aspects of dental care (e.g. dental fear)

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  1. Recurrent herpes labialis (RHL) is a common recurrent infective vesiculoulcerative disease. Topical and systemic administration of Zinc compounds has been indicated to have preventive and therapeutic effects. ...

    Authors: Zahra Ranjbar, Maryam Zahed, Mohammad Ali Ranjbar and Zahra Shirmardan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:296

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Complex psychological and physiological changes occur in women’s body during pregnancy. These changes affect both oral health status and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). In almost all of the previ...

    Authors: Omid Fakheran, Mahmoud Keyvanara, Zahra Saied-Moallemi and Abbasali Khademi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:294

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Severe Early Childhood Caries (S-ECC) is an aggressive form of tooth decay that often requires pediatric dental rehabilitative surgery. The Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) measures oral healt...

    Authors: Victor H. K. Lee, Cameron G. Grant, Betty-Anne Mittermuller, Sarbjeet Singh, Brenda Weiss, Jeanette M. Edwards and Robert J. Schroth

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:285

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Poor oral hygiene and high hormone levels during pregnancy can lead to a deterioration in periodontal health. This study assessed the effectiveness of a family-centered behavioral and educational counselling p...

    Authors: Pei Liu, Weiye Wen, Ka Fung Yu, Xiaoli Gao, Edward Chin Man Lo and May Chun Mei Wong

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:284

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Among several potential transmission sources in the spreading of the COVID-19, dental services have received a high volume of attention. Several reports, papers, guidelines, and suggestions have been released ...

    Authors: Morteza Banakar, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Dana Jafarpour, Sedigheh Moayedi, Mohammad Hasan Banakar and Ashkan MohammadSadeghi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:275

    Content type: Research article

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  6. General dentists are often the first healthcare professionals to see patients with orofacial pain (OFP). OFP conditions associated with the temporomandibular joint are often confused with dentoalveolar disorde...

    Authors: Haila A. Al-Huraishi, Dalia E. Meisha, Wafa A. Algheriri, Wejdan F. Alasmari, Abdulmalik S. Alsuhaim and Amal A. Al-Khotani

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:272

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14) questionnaire assesses quality of life related to people’s perception of oral disorders on their well-being. However, a translated and validated Danish version of OH...

    Authors: Arwa Gera, Paolo M. Cattaneo and Marie A. Cornelis

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:254

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Based on a national survey in 2015, people’s oral health behaviour (OHB) has not kept up with the pace of knowledge and attitudes in China after decades of oral health education (OHE). Thus, we need to improve...

    Authors: Mingming Li, Zhiwu Wu, Rui Zhang, Lei Lei, Siqi Ye, Ran Cheng and Tao Hu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:249

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Saliva plays a significant role in maintaining oral health and oral bacterial milieu. Difference in oxidative stress (OS) levels in saliva in conjunction with bacterial load between pregnant and non-pregnant w...

    Authors: Madhu Wagle, Purusotam Basnet, Åse Vartun, Tordis A. Trovik and Ganesh Acharya

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:245

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The changes in bone homeostasis observed during pregnancy and lactation could result in alterations in the rate of orthodontic tooth movement, but research in human subjects presents significant ethical and pr...

    Authors: Moaza Omar and Eleftherios G. Kaklamanos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:237

    Content type: Research article

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  11. There is a need for effective behavioural interventions in dentistry. This paper presents an innovative behavioural intervention for young adults with dental caries, in an interdisciplinary collaboration betwe...

    Authors: Helene Werner, Celia Young, Magnus Hakeberg and Ulla Wide

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:233

    Content type: Technical advance

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  12. This systematic review of the literature was carried out to assess parental acceptance for silver diamine fluoride (SDF) application and esthetic outcome on their children primary dentition and evaluate factor...

    Authors: Heba Sabbagh, Mashael Othman, Layla Khogeer, Haifa Al-harbi, Amjad Al harthi and Asmaa Abdulgader Yaseen Abdulgader

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:227

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of the middle mesial canal (MMC) and radix entomolaris (RE) in mandibular first permanent molars in a western Chinese population using cone-beam computed...

    Authors: Xin Qiao, Hualing Zhu, Yujia Yan, Jinglin Li, Jiayin Ren, Yuan Gao and Ling Zou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:224

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Dental anxiety (DA) has an impact on the quality of dental treatment and may have long-lasting implications for children. A recent study introducing experiential learning (EL) into children’s oral health promo...

    Authors: Minmin Zhu, Hongbing Yu, Bo Xie, Hongwen Li, Qian He, Huimin Li, Jing Su and Xueqi Li

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:216

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Dental caries is a significant public health problem and one of the most common chronic conditions affecting children. The potential for the non-dental workforce to improve children’s oral health is well docum...

    Authors: Virginia Dickson-Swift, Amanda Kenny, Mark Gussy, Colleen McCarthy and Stacey Bracksley-O’Grady

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:211

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The coronavirus infection that emerged in China in the last few months of 2019 has now spread globally. Italy registered its first case in the second half of February, and in a short time period, it became the...

    Authors: Alessandra Putrino, Mario Raso, Cosimo Magazzino and Gabriella Galluccio

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:200

    Content type: Research article

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  17. It is not well-known which pre-implantological procedures are preferred by maxillofacial (MFS) and oral surgeons (OS) for the narrow atrophic alveolar ridge under practice based conditions and, if different tr...

    Authors: Michael Korsch, Winfried Walther, Bernt-Peter Robra, Aynur Sahin, Matthias Hannig and Andreas Bartols

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:195

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Photographs can help non-dental professional caregivers to identify problems when inspecting the mouth of care-dependent older individuals. This study evaluated whether the assessment of oral health-related co...

    Authors: Stefanie Krausch-Hofmann, Trung Dung Tran, Dominique Declerck, Johanna de Almeida Mello, Anja Declercq, Emmanuel Lesaffre, Jan De Lepeleire and Joke Duyck

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:188

    Content type: Research article

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  19. This article aims to provide a description of conceptual dimensions and psychometric properties of the tools of oral and dental health literacy.

    Authors: Mohtasham Ghaffari, Sakineh Rakhshanderou, Ali Ramezankhani, Yadollah Mehrabi and Ali Safari-Moradabadi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:186

    Content type: Research article

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  20. YouTube™ is the world’s second most popular website after Google on the Internet. The aim of this study was to assess the quality and content of information YouTube™ videos for patients seeking information abo...

    Authors: Huseyin Simsek, Suleyman Kutalmış Buyuk, Ebru Cetinkaya, Mubin Tural and Murside Seda Koseoglu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:183

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The oral health of pre-schoolers is garnering international as a crisis as good oral health is a key precursor to positive health outcomes. Internationally, and within Aotearoa/New Zealand, responses been rest...

    Authors: Michael Roguski and Karen McBride-Henry

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:182

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Increasing the proportion of caries-free children following the WHO’s global target has led to more desirable welfare and a higher level of quality of life for children. In the present study, we aimed to evalu...

    Authors: Reza Yazdani, Simin Zahra Mohebbi, Maryam Fazli and Maryam Peighoun

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:177

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Prescribing in dental practice has a relatively small but important contribution to the quantity of antibiotics prescribed in primary care. This study aimed to analyse antibiotic prescribing in dentistry over ...

    Authors: Andrew Smith, Rania Al-Mahdi, William Malcolm, Nikolaus Palmer, Gunnar Dahlen and Mohammed Al-Haroni

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:172

    Content type: Research article

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  24. As the strategies proposed for oral health improvement in developed countries are not adapted for developing ones, this study aimed to identify the challenges of oral health policy implementation in Iran as a ...

    Authors: Mohammadtaghi Mohammadpour, Peivand Bastani, David Brennan, Arash Ghanbarzadegan and Jamshid Bahmaei

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:158

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Although arch stability has been studied in patients without a cleft, evidence for patients with a cleft is sparse. Therefore, we compared the dimensions and stability of dental arches in cleft lip and palate ...

    Authors: Maria Giulia Rezende Pucciarelli, Guilherme Hideki de Lima Toyoshima, Thais Marchini Oliveira, Heitor Marques Honório, Chiarella Sforza and Simone Soares

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:154

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Oral care is a fundamental nursing practice that has a great impact on patient well-being and general health during hospitalization. Nurses are responsible for providing oral care in the hospital, however, the...

    Authors: Zewdi Amanuel Dagnew, Isayas Afewerki Abraham, Ghirmay Ghebreigziabher Beraki, Sibyl Mittler, Oliver Okoth Achila and Eyasu H. Tesfamariam

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:149

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) provide the tools for enabling fast and reliable real-time communications, as well as the transfer of information between dental professionals and t...

    Authors: Ivan Chérrez-Ojeda, Carlos Vera, Emanuel Vanegas, Juan Carlos Gallardo, Miguel Felix, Fernando Espinoza-Fuentes, Peter Chedraui, Antonio W. D. Gavilanes and Valeria L. Mata

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:146

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  28. Dental caries, despite improvement in oral health across the globe, is still a large contributor to the global burden of oral diseases and a major public health concern. In Enugu state, Nigeria, there is minim...

    Authors: Nkolika Uguru, Obinna Onwujekwe, Udochukwu Ugochukwu Ogu and Chibuzo Uguru

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:145

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Visually impaired children encounter some challenges for their oral health. We aimed to compare the effectiveness of oral health education using Audio Tactile Performance (ATP) technique alone, ATP combined wi...

    Authors: Nasrin Sharififard, Katayoun Sargeran, Mahdia Gholami and Farid Zayeri

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:144

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The objectives of this study were to try to identify the key dimension in satisfaction from the combination of satisfaction clusters, and its effect on the change of OHRQoL(Oral Health-related Quality of Life)...

    Authors: Chia-Jen Teng, Sheng-Che Lin, Jen-Hao Chen, Yi Chen, Hsiao-Ching Kuo and Pei-Shan Ho

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:140

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Interdental rubber picks (IRP) have become a frequent and convenient alternative for interdental cleaning. However, only little evidence exists supporting the effectiveness of newer designs available on the ma...

    Authors: Christian Graetz, Johanna Rabe, Kristina Schoepke, Susanne Schorr, Antje Geiken, David Christofzik, Thomas Rinder, Christof E. Dörfer and Sonja Sälzer

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:136

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  32. Dental sealants have been covered by the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS) since December 2009 in South Korea. This study aims to determine whether the socioeconomic inequality in untreated dental carie...

    Authors: Bo-Mi Shin, Se-Hwan Jung, Myoung-Hee Kim and Jae-In Ryu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:124

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Community water fluoridation (CWF) is considered one of the 10 greatest public health achievements of the twentieth century and has been a cornerstone strategies for the prevention and control of dental caries...

    Authors: Rodrigo Mariño and Carlos Zaror

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:115

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Decades of epidemiological studies have documented high rates of early childhood caries (ECC) among American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) children. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate if a motiva...

    Authors: Christine M. Blue, Michelle C. Arnett, Hiwet Ephrem, Scott Lunos, Chen Ruoqiong and Robert Jones

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:90

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  35. The tiered sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) tax was implemented in Thailand to encourage industries to reduce sugar content in beverages, and consequently reduce sugar consumption in the population. The aim of t...

    Authors: Nipaporn Urwannachotima, Piya Hanvoravongchai, John Pastor Ansah, Piyada Prasertsom and Victoria Rui Ying Koh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:76

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Early childhood caries (ECC) affects millions of children up to 6 years old. Its treatment positively impacts the quality of life of children and their families. However, there is no consensus on how to treat ...

    Authors: Patrícia Corrêa-Faria, Karolline Alves Viana, Daniela Prócida Raggio, Marie Therese Hosey and Luciane Rezende Costa

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:75

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  37. The Filling Children’s Teeth: Indicated Or Not? (FiCTION) randomised controlled trial (RCT) aimed to explore the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of managing dental caries in children’s primary teeth. The tria...

    Authors: Sarab El-Yousfi, Nicola P. T. Innes, Richard D. Holmes, Ruth Freeman, Kathryn B. Cunningham, Elaine McColl, Anne Maguire, Gail V. A. Douglas, Janet E. Clarkson and Zoe Marshman

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:69

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In this study, we conducted a quantitative analysis of the clinical parameters of crown and gingival morphology (CGM) of the maxillary anterior teeth (MAT). We also analyzed the correlation of these parameters...

    Authors: Xiao-jie Yin, Bang-yan Wei, Xiu-ping Ke, Ting Zhang, Meng-yang Jiang, Xia-yan Luo and Hui-qiang Sun

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:59

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Evidence concerning periodontal practice in Eastern European countries is scarce. The aim of the present study was to investigate periodontal risk knowledge, patient management and self-perceived confidence am...

    Authors: Jolanta Aleksejūnienė, Alina Pūrienė, Arunas Rimkervicius, Corneliu Amariei, Roxana Oancea, Tatiana Porosencova, Egor Porosencov, Julijana Nikolovska, Elena Mirnaya, Aleksandra Serova-Papakul and Kenneth A. Eaton

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:47

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  40. A three-arm parallel group, randomised controlled trial set in general dental practices in England, Scotland, and Wales was undertaken to evaluate three strategies to manage dental caries in primary teeth. Chi...

    Authors: Tara Homer, Anne Maguire, Gail V. A. Douglas, Nicola P. Innes, Jan E. Clarkson, Nina Wilson, Vicky Ryan, Elaine McColl, Mark Robertson and Luke Vale

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:45

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Many factors influence how a person experiences oral health and how such experiences may facilitate supportive oral health behaviours. Women in particular face different challenges due to their environment, re...

    Authors: Kaley Butten, Newell W. Johnson, Kerry K. Hall, Maree Toombs, Neil King and Kerry-Ann F. O’Grady

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:35

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  42. This study, by using a variable-controlled survey model, sought to compare clinical decisions made by dentists with different clinical backgrounds in South Korea regarding teeth with apical periodontitis and t...

    Authors: Junghoon Lee, Sumi Kang, Hoi-In Jung, Sunil Kim, Bekir Karabucak and Euiseong Kim

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:23

    Content type: Research article

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  43. This systematic review aimed to investigate whether non-surgical periodontal therapy (NSPT) can reduce systemic inflammatory levels and improve metabolism in patients undergoing haemodialysis (HD) and/or perit...

    Authors: Hui Yue, Xinxin Xu, Qin Liu, Xiaozhi Li, Yiting Xiao and Bo Hu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2020 20:18

    Content type: Research article

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