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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675444/occupational-ocular-incidents-in-dentists-a-multicentre-study-in-southwestern-saudi-arabia
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Nasser A Alsabaani, Nabil J Awadalla, Ibrahim H Abu Saq, Zeyad M Abualiat, Mohammed A Alshahrani, Abdulaziz M Alqahtani, Masoud M Alshuraym
BACKGROUND: Dental practitioners are at high risk of occupational ocular incidents during their daily work practice. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence, pattern and determinants of ocular incidents and to establish the use of eye protection by dental staff in southwestern Saudi Arabia. METHODS: This multicentre cross-sectional study was conducted among dental practitioners working in private, military and Ministry of Health dental clinics in southwestern Saudi Arabia...
July 4, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649774/osteoradionecrosis-of-the-jaws-definition-epidemiology-staging-and-clinical-and-radiological-findings-a-concise-review
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Aristeidis Chronopoulos, Theodora Zarra, Michael Ehrenfeld, Sven Otto
Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the jaws is a pernicious complication of radiation therapy for head and neck tumours. This article aims to provide an update on data related to the definition, epidemiology, staging, and clinical and radiological findings of ORN of the jaws. Using certain keywords, an electronic search was conducted spanning the period from January 1922 to April 2014 to identify the available related investigations. Pooled data were then analysed. ORN is described as exposed irradiated bone that fails to heal over a period of 3 months without evidence of persisting or recurrent tumour...
June 25, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646499/the-association-between-oral-hygiene-and-periodontitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
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Attawood Lertpimonchai, Sasivimol Rattanasiri, Sakda Arj-Ong Vallibhakara, John Attia, Ammarin Thakkinstian
OBJECTIVE: Dental plaque accumulation and inadequate personal oral hygiene (OH) are known major risk factors of periodontitis. Nevertheless, the magnitude of their effects has not yet been the subject of a meta-analysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The Medline and Scopus databases were searched up to May 2016. Observational studies were eligible if they assessed associations between OH and periodontitis in adult subjects. A multivariate random-effects meta-analysis was used to pool the effects of fair/poor OH versus good OH on periodontitis across studies...
June 23, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643435/interventions-for-enhancing-the-distribution-of-dental-professionals-a-concise-systematic-review
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Ralf Jäger, Neeltje van den Berg, Falk Schwendicke
BACKGROUND: A spatially unequal distribution of dentists or dental care professionals (D/DCPs), such as therapists or hygienists, could reduce the quality of health services and increase health inequities. This review describes the interventions available to enhance this spatial distribution and systematically assesses their effectiveness. METHODS: Electronic databases (Cochrane CENTRAL, Medline, Embase, CINAHL) were searched and cross-referencing was performed using a standardised searching algorithm...
June 23, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574193/emergency-department-visits-for-dental-problems-not-associated-with-trauma-in-alberta-canada
#5
Rafael Figueiredo, Kerri Fournier, Liran Levin
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this report was to describe the frequency of emergency department (ED) visits for dental problems not associated with trauma (DPNAT) in Alberta, Canada, over a 5-year period. METHODS: In Alberta, ED visits for DPNAT between 1 January 2011 and 30 April 2016 were identified using the codes from the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Revision, Canada (ICD-10-CA). The codes for DPNAT range from K00 to K14, described as diseases of the oral cavity, salivary glands and jaws...
June 2, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574173/interaction-between-toothpaste-abrasivity-and-toothbrush-filament-stiffness-on-the-development-of-erosive-abrasive-lesions-in-vitro
#6
Frank Lippert, Mona A Arrageg, George J Eckert, Anderson T Hara
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the loss of enamel and dentin surface caused by the interaction between abrasives in toothpaste and toothbrush filament stiffness. METHODS: The study followed a 2 (high-level or low-level abrasive; silica) × 3 (filament stiffness; soft, medium or hard) × 2 (cycling time; 3 or 5 days) factorial design. Polished bovine enamel and dentin specimens (n = 8 each per group) were subjected to 5 days of erosion/abrasion cycling: erosion (5 minutes, four times daily, 0...
June 2, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542981/dental-providers-and-pharmacists-a-call-for-enhanced-interprofessional-collaboration
#7
Henning Lygre, Reidun Lisbet Skeide Kjome, Hailey Choi, Autumn L Stewart
Reports concerning medication discrepancies in dental records indicate that the concept of interprofessional collaboration between the dental team and pharmacists should be considered at all educational levels in dentistry and pharmacy. Inclusion of oral health as a therapeutic area in didactic pharmacy curricula is needed. Early exposure of dental students and student pharmacists to collaborative practices through interprofessional educational experiences may create a higher degree of awareness of the role of each profession and the potential to improve patient outcomes...
May 21, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542863/mechanisms-of-silver-diamine-fluoride-on-arresting-caries-a-literature-review
#8
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Irene Shuping Zhao, Sherry Shiqian Gao, Noriko Hiraishi, Michael Francis Burrow, Duangporn Duangthip, May Lei Mei, Edward Chin-Man Lo, Chun-Hung Chu
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence regarding the mechanisms of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) for arresting caries. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using the keywords silver diamine fluoride, and its alternative names, in seven databases: PubMed, Embase and Scopus (English); China National Knowledge Infrastructure (Chinese); Bilioteca Virtual em Saude (Portuguese); Biblioteca Virtual en Salud Espana (Spanish); and Ichushi-Web (Japanese). The titles and abstracts were screened...
May 21, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543391/medication-discrepancies-in-the-dental-record-and-impact-of-pharmacist-led-intervention
#9
Hailey J Choi, Autumn L Stewart, Chunhao Tu
BACKGROUND: Patients frequently use medications with potential implications for oral health and dental procedures, yet little is known about the accuracy of medication lists available to dentists. The aims of this study were to describe the frequency and clinical implications of medication discrepancies in the dental record (phase 1) and to evaluate the impact of pharmacist intervention on medication reconciliation processes in dental practice (phase 2). METHODS: A prospective, single-centre study evaluating adults receiving dental care was conducted...
May 20, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542892/knowledge-diagnosis-and-management-of-dentine-hypersensitivity-a-national-survey-of-dentists-in-nigeria
#10
Olabisi Hajarat Oderinu, Mathew Asizide Sede, Adeleke Oke Oginni, Ilemobade Cyril Adegbulugbe, Omolara Gbonjubola Uti, Adeyemi Oluniyi Olusile, Christopher I Udoye, Kofoworola Olaide Savage
AIM: To assess the knowledge of Nigerian dentists regarding dentine hypersensitivity (DH) and their methods of diagnosis and management. METHODS: A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study of dentists practicing in all six geopolitical zones of Nigeria was conducted. The questionnaire focussed on participant's demography, exposure to patients with DH, knowledge-based questions, diagnosis and management of DH. Data analysis using EPI Info statistical software determined frequencies and proportions...
May 20, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503739/the-bleeding-on-brushing-index-a-novel-index-in-preventive-dentistry
#11
Tobias Rosenauer, Constanze Wagenschwanz, Matthias Kuhn, Anna Kensche, Sandra Stiehl, Christian Hannig
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of a dichotomous index, based on a special interdental brushing tool, to detect initial pathological processes in interproximal areas. Furthermore, different techniques of interdental hygiene were compared. METHODS: Participants (n = 108) were instructed to clean their teeth using the Bass technique and were randomly assigned to three groups according to the type of interdental cleaning used: group A, use of interdental brushes; group B, no interdental hygiene (the control group); and group C, use of dental floss...
May 15, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485021/pattern-of-distribution-of-odontogenic-tumours-in-sub-saharan-africa
#12
Oladunni M Ogundana, Olajumoke Ajibola Effiom, Onatolu Odukoya
OBJECTIVE: To analyse documented reports on odontogenic tumours (OTs) in sub-Saharan Black Africa and to create awareness of the need for more reports on this topic. METHODS: There were 2,186 African cases of OTs presented at the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologists (IAOP) Congress (Cape Town, South Africa) in 1998 that were added to 2,198 cases derived from reports published in the scientific literature from 1998 to date. The analysis undertaken included frequency distribution of available data on OTs that was listed in the 2005 World Health Organization (WHO) classification...
May 8, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439904/adaptation-and-validation-of-the-oral-health-literacy-instrument-for-the-chilean-population
#13
Ricardo A Cartes-Velásquez, Luis Luengo Machuca
OBJECTIVE: To report the adaptation and cultural validation of the Oral Health Literacy Instrument (OHLI) for the adult Chilean population attending public and university health services. STUDY DESIGN: The original OHLI in English was translated to Spanish and back-translated, then a preliminary version was obtained following review by four experts. A pilot study was carried out in 30 patients, who were asked to assess their understanding of the questionnaire. The following variables were included: sociodemographic factors (sex, age, average monthly income, education and marital status); oral health (history of caries, periodontal disease and oral hygiene); oral health-related quality of life; health literacy; oral health literacy; and psychometric properties (internal consistency, temporal stability, convergent validity and predictive validity)...
April 24, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547773/dental-and-periodontal-health-and-microbiological-and-salivary-conditions-in-patients-with-or-without-diabetes-undergoing-haemodialysis
#14
Gerhard Schmalz, Nora Schiffers, Sandra Schwabe, Radovan Vasko, Gerhard A Müller, Rainer Haak, Rainer F Mausberg, Dirk Ziebolz
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate the dental and periodontal health, as well as the microbiological and salivary conditions, of patients with and without diabetes mellitus (DM) who are receiving haemodialysis. METHODS: One-hundred and fifty-nine haemodialysis patients were included and divided into groups according to the pre-existing diabetes status: DM or no DM. The oral examination included dental findings and assessment of the periodontal situation...
June 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213893/disparity-in-dental-out-of-pocket-payments-among-older-adult-populations-a-comparative-analysis-across-selected-european-countries-and-the-usa
#15
Richard Manski, John Moeller, Haiyan Chen, Eeva Widström, Stefan Listl
BACKGROUND: The current study addresses the extent to which diversity exists in dental out-of-pocket (OOP) payments across population subgroups within and between the USA and selected European countries. This represents the final paper in a series in which the previous two papers addressed diversity in dental coverage and dental utilisation, respectively, using similar data and methods. METHOD: We used data from the 2006/2007 Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and from the 2004-2006 Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) for respondents ≥51 years of age...
June 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28083874/barriers-to-oral-health-across-selected-european-countries-and-the-usa
#16
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Richard Manski, John Moeller
In this review we consider oral-health access among older adults within and between the USA and various European countries with regard to possible primary financial and modifiable secondary non-financial factors. For older adults, the likelihood of using dental services has been associated, in the health literature, with a multiplicity of factors. These factors are traditionally classified into predisposing, enabling and need categories, and can be further classified into modifiable and non-modifiable subcategories...
June 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988930/further-evidence-for-periodontal-disease-as-a-risk-indicator-for-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes
#17
Mervyn Turton, Charlene W J Africa
BACKGROUND: Although there is increasing evidence to suggest an association between periodontal disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes, the issue remains controversial. STUDY OBJECTIVE: This study tested the hypothesis that periodontal disease is a risk indicator for preterm delivery of low-birthweight infants. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study sample comprised 443 pregnant women with a mean (± standard deviation) age of 24.13 (±5.30) years...
June 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981568/portuguese-self-reported-oral-hygiene-habits-and-oral-status
#18
Paulo Melo, Sandra Marques, Orlando Monteiro Silva
BACKGROUND: Good oral health is essential for good general health and quality of life. In Portugal, there are few studies on oral-health habits and the population's perceptions of this behaviour. OBJECTIVE: The main purpose of this study was to characterise the Portuguese population's self-reported oral-health status, habits and perceptions, as well as their demands regarding national oral health-care services. METHODS: A randomised group of 1,395 individuals, > 15 years of age, was selected as a representative sample of the Portuguese population...
June 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422288/general-dentists-awareness-of-how-to-cope-with-medical-emergencies-in-paediatric-dental-patients
#19
Ivana Čuković-Bagić, Sandra Hrvatin, Jesenka Jeličić, Dubravka Negovetić Vranić, Mirjana Kujundžić Tiljak, Hrvoje Pezo, Luc Marks
BACKGROUND: General dentists (GDs) should be aware of the symptoms, signs, diagnoses and treatment of medical emergencies in paediatric patients. AIM: To evaluate the knowledge of GDs in coping with medical emergencies, and to identify whether they are confident to diagnose and treat medical emergencies in paediatric patients. DESIGN: The questionnaire was conducted immediately before the beginning of national dental meetings and continuing education seminars in Croatia, attended by the GDs, in order to obtain a representative sample...
April 19, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417462/exploring-patient-satisfaction-levels-self-rated-oral-health-status-and-associated-variables-among-citizens-covered-for-dental-insurance-through-a-national-social-security-scheme-in-india
#20
Abhinav Singh, Bharathi M Purohit
OBJECTIVE: To assess patient satisfaction, self-rated oral health and associated factors, including periodontal status and dental caries, among patients covered for dental insurance through a National Social Security Scheme in New Delhi, India. METHOD: A total of 1,498 patients participated in the study. Satisfaction levels and self-rated oral-health scores were measured using a questionnaire comprising 12 closed-ended questions. Clinical data were collected using the Community Periodontal Index (CPI) and the decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) index...
April 17, 2017: International Dental Journal
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