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  1. Unmet oral health needs routinely affect low-income communities. Lower-income adults suffer a disproportionate share of dental disease and often cannot access necessary oral surgery services. The Affordable Ca...

    Authors: Evan V. Goldstein, Wendy Yi Xu and Eric E. Seiber

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:540

    Content type: Research

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  2. Early clinical cracked tooth can be a perplexing disorder to diagnose and manage. One of the key problems for the diagnosis of the cracked tooth is the detection of the location of the surface crack.

    Authors: Chunliang Zhang, Diwei Mo, Juncheng Guo, Wenlong Wang, Shangbin Long, Houyao Zhu, Danying Chen, Guanghua Ge and Yadong Tang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:539

    Content type: Research

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  3. Older people are encouraged to remain community dwelling, even when they become care-dependent. Not every dental practice is prepared or able to provide care to community-dwelling frail older people, while the...

    Authors: Bach Van Ho, Claar Debora van der Maarel-Wierink, Annemiek Rollman, Roxane Anthea Francesca Weijenberg and Frank Lobbezoo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:536

    Content type: Research

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  4. Curcumin accelerates healing of oral wounds; however, the responsible mechanisms remain underexplored. Our hypothesis is curcumin regulates the expression of wound healing-related genes in human gingival fibro...

    Authors: Auspreeya Rujirachotiwat and Supaporn Suttamanatwong

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:535

    Content type: Research

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  5. This study aimed to assess the interradicular distance and alveolar bone thickness of Persian adults with different sagittal skeletal patterns for miniscrew insertion using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT).

    Authors: Amin Golshah, Mahya Salahshour and Nafiseh Nikkerdar

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:534

    Content type: Research

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  6. In root canal preparations, it is important to maintain the original canal shape. However, it is difficult to accomplish this, especially due to the complex canal anatomy. This study aimed to compare the shapi...

    Authors: HyeWon Kim, Su-Jin Jeon and Min-Seock Seo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:533

    Content type: Research article

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  7. War on Syria extended for a long time and resulted in significant impacts on various aspects, one of these aspects was displaced people crisis, and thus its impact on complete neglecting of oral health despite...

    Authors: Rudwan Kazwini, Tarek Kasem, Noor Ewaz Ali Alhuda, Marwah Albarshah, Dania Subeh and M. H. D. Bahaa Aldin Alhaffar

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:532

    Content type: Research

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  8. The systemic immune-inflammation index (SII) has been demonstrated to be a valid biomarker of a patient's immunological and inflammatory state, with the ability to accurately predict outcomes in a variety of d...

    Authors: Efsun Somay and Busra Yilmaz

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:531

    Content type: Research

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  9. A growing body of studies have investigated the association between air pollution exposure during early pregnancy and the risk of orofacial clefts, but these studies put more emphasis on particulate matter and...

    Authors: Wen Jiang, Wanqin Xie, Bin Ni, Haiyan Zhou, Zhiyu Liu and Xingli Li

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:530

    Content type: Research

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  10. This study aimed to assess the accuracy of virtual surgical planning (VSP) in segmental osteotomy in combination with bimaxillary orthognathic surgery with surgery first approach (SFA) by means of three-dimens...

    Authors: Xiaowu Ying, Kaiyue Tian, Kaiyu Zhang, Xiaohui Ma and Hongming Guo

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:529

    Content type: Research

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  11. Mastication is one of the most fundamental functions for the conservation of human life. To clarify the pathogenetic mechanism of various oral dysfunctions, the demand for devices for evaluating stomatognathic...

    Authors: Go Yasuda, Emi Moriuchi, Ryo Hamanaka, Ayumi Fujishita, Tomoko Yoshimi, Kana Yamamoto, Kaori Hayashida, Yoshiyuki Koga and Noriaki Yoshida

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:527

    Content type: Research

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  12. As the fluctuation of sex hormone levels in menstruating women results in periodical effects in bone metabolism, understanding the implications for tooth movement could be of benefit to the orthodontist. This ...

    Authors: Noura Saeed Sultan Almidfa, Athanasios E. Athanasiou, Miltiadis A. Makrygiannakis and Eleftherios G. Kaklamanos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:526

    Content type: Research

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  13. School-aged adolescents are in particular need of preventive program to ensure positive long-term oral health and hygiene. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of an oral health educatio...

    Authors: Krishna Subedi, Ashish Shrestha, Tarakant Bhagat and Dharanidhar Baral

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:525

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) frequently affects patient quality of life as a result of long lasting and recurrent episodes of burning pain. However, there were temporarily few available effective me...

    Authors: Mingchen Cao, Lei Li, Long Xu, Mengxiang Fang, Xiaomin Xing, Changkai Zhou, Wei Ren, Longyuan Wang and Fanbo Jing

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:524

    Content type: Research

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  15. MicroRNA-146a (miR-146a) is a regulator of inflammatory response. Periodontitis is a disease with immune pathophysiology of the periodontium in which the inflammation results in the destruction of the soft tis...

    Authors: Mandana Sattari, Ramezan Ali Taheri, Reza ArefNezhad and Hossein Motedayyen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:523

    Content type: Research

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  16. Dental fear may lead to avoidance of regular dental treatment. The scope of this long-term practe-based study was to monitor the dental attendance of patients who received chair-side dental and fear treatment.

    Authors: Taina Kankaala, Heikki Laine, Marja-Liisa Laitala, Päivi Rajavaara, Hannu Vähänikkilä, Paula Pesonen and Vuokko Anttonen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:522

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Early childhood caries disproportionately affects vulnerable groups and remains a leading cause of preventable hospital admissions for Western Australian children. The Western Australia State Oral Health Plan ...

    Authors: Lesley Andrew, Ruth Wallace, Nicole Wickens and Jilen Patel

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:521

    Content type: Research

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  18. The aims of this study were to determine the associations between psychological wellbeing, and the frequency of tooth brushing and presence of oral ulcers during the COVID-19 pandemic; and to identify the medi...

    Authors: Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Olanrewaju Ibikunle Ibigbami, Ibidunni Olapeju Oloniniyi, Olakunle Oginni and Olutayo Aloba

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:520

    Content type: Research

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  19. The aim of this study was to adapt, translate and validate the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Dentistry (MREALD-30) instrument for the Orang Asli population in Malaysia.

    Authors: Avita Rath, Melissa Wong, Claudio Mendes Pannuti, Priyadarshini Hesarghatta Ramamurthy, Bennete Fernandes, Amelia Shelton and Khairiyah Abdul Muttalib

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:519

    Content type: Research

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  20. Children and adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) may suffer from temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Due to this, imaging diagnosis is crucial in JIA with non-symptomatic TM joint (TMJ) involvem...

    Authors: J. Fischer, T. A. Augdal, O. Angenete, E. G. Gil, M. S. Skeie, A. N. Åstrøm, K. Tylleskär, K. Rosendahl, X.-Q. Shi and A. Rosén

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:518

    Content type: Research article

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  21. To investigate the related risk factors of periodontal health status among Chinese middle school students.

    Authors: Jingyu Zhan, Yu Zhang, Xing Wang, Baojun Tai, Deyu Hu, Huancai Lin, Bo Wang, Yan Si, Chunxiao Wang, Shuguo Zheng, Xuenan Liu, Wensheng Rong, Weijian Wang, Xiping Feng and Xi Chen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:517

    Content type: Research

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  22. Tobacco consumption is a major risk factor for many diseases including diabetes and has deleterious effects on oral health. Diabetic patients are vulnerable to developing certain oral conditions. So far, no st...

    Authors: Masuma Pervin Mishu, Helen Elsey, Arup Ratan Choudhury, Shahana Dastagir, Saeed Khan, Tania Tahsin, Hena Moni Suma, Rajesh Karmaker and Omara Dogar

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:516

    Content type: Research

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  23. We previously reported that periodontal disease (PD) induces high arterial pressure variability (APV) consistent with sympathetic overactivity and elicits myocardial inflammation in Balb/c mice. However, it is...

    Authors: Aline Barbosa Ribeiro, Thais Marques da Silva, Nilton Nascimento Santos-Júnior, Jaci Airton Castania, Rubens Fazan Jr. and Helio Cesar Salgado

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:515

    Content type: Research

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  24. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the palatal morphological changes in Anterior Open Bite (AOB) pre-pubertal subjects treated with Rapid Maxillary Expansion and Bite-Block (RME/BB) or Quad Helix with c...

    Authors: Valeria Paoloni, Dimitri Fusaroli, Ludovica Marino, Manuela Mucedero and Paola Cozza

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:514

    Content type: Research

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  25. Periodontitis is the most extensive chronic inflammatory bone resorption disease. MiRNAs offer a potential way for potential therapy. Indeed, miR-30a-5p had an increasing expression in periodontitis gingivae, ...

    Authors: Xiangdong Liu, Bo Yang, Yan Zhang, Xiaorui Guo, Qianjuan Yang, Xiaojing Liu, Qingxia Bai and Qun Lu

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:513

    Content type: Research

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  26. Oral cancer is often preceded by a mucosal lesion called an oral potentially malignant disorder (OPMD). Many plant-derived compounds are of value in medicine. The objectives of this study were to develop a sol...

    Authors: Piyawat Tangsuksan, Jureeporn Chuerduangphui, Chutha Takahashi Yupanqui, Teerapol Srichana, Ekarat Hitakomate, Chamsai Pientong, Tipaya Ekalaksananan and Wipawee Nittayananta

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:512

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis (anti-NMDARE) is a multi-stage autoimmune-mediated disease associated with a multitude of neuropsychiatric and dysautonomic features. Orofacial dyskinesias are freq...

    Authors: Jeffrey W. Chadwick, Patricia J. Brooks, Jeffrey M. Singh and David K. Lam

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:511

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Children missing 6 or more permanent teeth often present with complex dental care needs and significant impacts on their oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL). The most important facet in the overall ca...

    Authors: Emily Crossan and Anne C. O’Connell

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:510

    Content type: Research

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  29. Hyaline fibromatosis syndrome (HFS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the gene for anthrax toxin receptor-2 (ANTXR2). The clinical features of HFS include skin thickening with nodules,...

    Authors: Yiying Liu, Xin Zeng, Yi Ding, Yi Xu and Dingyu Duan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:508

    Content type: Case report

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  30. DNA-sensing receptor cyclic GMP–AMP synthase (cGAS) and its downstream signaling effector stimulator of interferon genes (STING) present a novel role in anti-tumor immunity. Recently, the combination of cGAS-S...

    Authors: Chao Zhu, Jiang Li, Mianfeng Yao and Changyun Fang

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:506

    Content type: Research

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  31. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the occurrence and severity of postoperative bleeding following dentoalveolar surgery in patients with uninterrupted anticoagulation therapy (AT).

    Authors: Mayte Buchbender, Nicola Schlee, Marco R. Kesting, Jannik Grimm, Jakob Fehlhofer and Andrea Rau

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:504

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  32. The aim of this study was to develop a mathematically valid method of assessing fracture resistance of roots. The model developed used mesial roots of lower molars instrumented using stainless steel hand files...

    Authors: Rafat Bagheri, Abbas Abbaszadegan, Mohammad R. Nabavizadeh, Maryam Ferooz and Peter Parashos

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:503

    Content type: Research

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  33. Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is a human oncogenic virus that can lead to cancer in lymphoid and epithelial cells and is one of the hypothesized causes of oral cavity lesions including oral squamous cell carcinoma ...

    Authors: Arghavan Zebardast, Yousef Yahyapour, Maryam Seyed Majidi, Mohammad Chehrazi and Farzin Sadeghi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:502

    Content type: Research

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  34. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibility of breath testing as a method of cancer detection in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC).

    Authors: Sophia Mentel, Kathleen Gallo, Oliver Wagendorf, Robert Preissner, Susanne Nahles, Max Heiland and Saskia Preissner

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:500

    Content type: Research

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  35. Alveolar bone plays a vital role in mastication and supporting the teeth. The alveolar process is one of the most challenging regions of facial bone to reconstruct due to the deformity involves both hard and s...

    Authors: Farhad Ghorbani, Mohammad Khalili and Hanie Ahmadi

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:499

    Content type: Research

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  36. Dentin hypersensitivity (DH) is a sharp toothache that influences a patients' oral health-related quality of life. Oral dentifrices have been marketed for pain relief within a minute for DH. The permanent mana...

    Authors: Saba Arshad, Syed Jaffar Abbas Zaidi and Waqas Ahmed Farooqui

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:498

    Content type: Research

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  37. Chronic stress is one of the leading predisposing factors in bruxism aetiology, but the influence of genetic factors is also suggested. We aimed to study whether sequence variants in genes involved in stress r...

    Authors: Zofia Maciejewska-Szaniec, Marta Kaczmarek-Ryś, Szymon Hryhorowicz, Agnieszka Przystańska, Tomasz Gredes, Barbara Maciejewska, Justyna Hoppe-Gołębiewska, Ryszard Słomski, Andrzej Pławski and Agata Czajka-Jakubowska

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:496

    Content type: Research

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  38. This study aimed to evaluate the influence of different types of restorative materials and resin cements on the stress distribution in the regions of the restoration, cement layer and dental remnant in endodon...

    Authors: Jiahui He, Ziting Zheng, Min Wu, Chunqing Zheng, Yuting Zeng and Wenjuan Yan

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:495

    Content type: Research

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  39. To assess the root angle characteristics of maxillary incisors, and to analyze the relationship between the root angle and other implant-related anatomical indices to use the sagittal root angle as an index fo...

    Authors: Mengru Shi, Xiaoshuang Wang, Peisheng Zeng, Haiwen Liu, Zhuohong Gong, Yixiong Lin, Zhipeng Li, Zetao Chen and Zhuofan Chen

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:494

    Content type: Research

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  40. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world is unprecedented, posing greater threats to vulnerable healthcare systems, especially in developing countries. This study aimed to assess the knowledge of denta...

    Authors: Timothy Olukunle Aladelusi, Foluso Ayobami Atiba, Shakeerah Olaide Gbadebo, Yewande Isabella Adeyemo, Adeola Adenike Olusanya and Oladimeji Adeniyi Akadiri

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:493

    Content type: Research

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  41. To evaluate the clinical outcome and changes in posterior buccal soft tissue following implant restoration in groups with and without a free gingival graft (FGG) before implant placement.

    Authors: Chaoling Zheng, Shimin Wang, Hongqiang Ye, Yunsong Liu, Wenjie Hu and Yongsheng Zhou

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:492

    Content type: Research

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  42. This randomized clinical trial was designed to evaluate osteogenic potential of Cissus quadrangularis in alveolar distraction to facilitate implant installation.

    Authors: Alaa Abdelqader Altaweel, Abdel Aziz Baiomy Abdullah Baiomy, Hazem Shawky Shoshan, Hisham Abbas, Ahmed Abdel-Shakour Abdel-Hafiz, Abd El-Hamid Gaber, Amr Abdelfatah Zewail and Marwa A. M. Elshiekh

    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2021 21:491

    Content type: Research

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