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International Dental Journal

Priscilla M Flynn, Mike T John, Mohammad M Naghibi Sistani
OBJECTIVES: The Oral Health Literacy Adults Questionnaire (OHL-AQ) was designed to test functional oral health literacy in general populations. Exploratory analyses suggested a unidimensional structure rather than the four constructs proposed (reading comprehension, numeracy, listening and decision-making). The purpose of this study was to conduct a confirmatory analysis of the OHL-AQ. METHODS: A cross-sectional study design used a stratified multistage sampling strategy in 22 districts of Tehran, Iran...
December 7, 2018: International Dental Journal
Jeffrey F Hine, Ryan T Hajek, Holly J Roberts, Keith D Allen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the benefits of a collaborative partnership between paediatric dentists and behavioural health providers in which a practical video modelling intervention, with the aim to reduce disruptive behaviours in young children, is implemented. METHODS: The video was created by a dentist using readily available technology and implemented in a busy practice setting. A clinical sample of 40 children, 3-6 years old, was recruited from a continuous sample of patients seen at the clinic...
November 29, 2018: International Dental Journal
Matthew J Byrne, Martin Tickle, Anne-Marie Glenny, Stephen Campbell, Tom Goodwin, Lucy O'Malley
INTRODUCTION: 'Quality' in primary care dentistry is poorly defined. There are significant international efforts focussed on developing quality measures within dentistry. The aim of this research was to identify measures used to assess quality in primary care dentistry and categorise them according to which dimensions of quality they attempt to measure. METHODS: Quality measures were identified from the peer-reviewed and grey literature. Peer-reviewed papers describing the development and validation of measures were identified using a structured literature search...
November 15, 2018: International Dental Journal
Maurits K A van Selms, Carolina Marpaung, Ani Pogosian, Frank Lobbezoo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate whether geographical variation exists in the prevalence rates and associated factors of parental-reported sleep bruxism (SB) among 7- to 12-year-old children living in three culturally different countries. METHODS: An identical questionnaire was completed by parents or guardians of children in the Netherlands (Europe), Armenia (West Asia) and Indonesia (Southeast Asia). Pearson's chi-square tests were used to investigate geographical variation in occurrence; logistic regression analyses were performed to study associations...
November 9, 2018: International Dental Journal
Thuy Anh Vu Pham, Phuc Anh Nguyen
BACKGROUND: In Vietnam, research is required to provide a clearer understanding of the factors associated with dental caries. This will allow paediatric dentists and physicians to provide appropriate care to children. AIM: To determine the factors related to dental caries and to evaluate the association between dental caries and nutritional status in 10-year-old schoolchildren. METHOD: In 2015, 1,079 10-year-old children were randomly selected from 16 public schools in Ho Chi Minh City...
November 3, 2018: International Dental Journal
Sladjana Šiljak, Janko Janković, Jelena Marinković, Miloš Erić, Teresa Janevic, Slavenka Janković
BACKGROUND: The objective was to estimate the frequency of visits to a dentist and to assess the impact of determinants on dental care utilisation among adults in the Republic of Srpska (RS), Bosnia and Herzegovina. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study using data from the 2010 National Health Survey performed in the RS. A total of 4,128 adults (≥18 years) were interviewed in their homes. Multivariate logistic regression was used to assess the relationship between demographic characteristics, socio-economic characteristics, health behaviours, self-rated health, self-reported noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and dental care utilisation...
October 26, 2018: International Dental Journal
Aimee Lee, Marta Lomazzi, Hyewon Lee, Raman Bedi
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October 25, 2018: International Dental Journal
Takayoshi Hashimura, Tetsuya Tanimoto, Tomohiro Morita, Masahiro Kami
INTRODUCTION: Japan is considered to have an overabundance of dentists; however, there are scarce data on regional inequalities in the ratio of dentists to patients. We examined these inequalities in Japan's Greater Tokyo Area - otherwise known as the Kanto region, and the world's most populous metropolitan area - by subdividing it into small- and medium-sized medical care zones. METHODS: We calculated the number of dentists per 100,000 population using the 2012 Survey of Physicians, Dentists, and Pharmacists for the three medical district tiers [primary medical care zones: municipalities (cities, towns, villages and special wards); secondary medical care zones: multiple adjacent municipalities; and tertiary care zones: prefectures]...
October 23, 2018: International Dental Journal
Naoki Kakudate, Yoko Yokoyama, Futoshi Sumida, Yuki Matsumoto, Joseph L Riley, Valeria V Gordan, Gregg H Gilbert
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to identify (i) which practice-based research agendas had the highest priority among patients and (ii) whether priorities varied significantly with patient age and gender. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional questionnaire survey of 482 patients from 11 outpatient dental practices. The patients were shown 31 items concerning practice-based research questions and asked to select the three items in which they were most interested. We generated a rank order of the 31 items...
October 23, 2018: International Dental Journal
Érick Tássio Barbosa Neves, Matheus França Perazzo, Monalisa Cesarino Gomes, Isabella Lima Arrais Ribeiro, Saul Martins Paiva, Ana Flávia Granville-Garcia
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate factors associated with the clinical consequences of untreated dental caries in children attending public and private preschools. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with a complex, preschool-based sample of 769 children, 5 years of age, from public and private preschools in the city of Campina Grande, Brazil. Clinical examinations to diagnose the consequences of untreated caries were performed using the criteria of the pufa index (p - pulp exposure; u - ulceration caused by movement of tooth fragments; f - fistula; a - abscess)...
September 24, 2018: International Dental Journal
Divesh Sardana, Ashima Goyal, Krishan Gauba, Aditi Kapur, Sheetal Manchanda
INTRODUCTION: Contemporary methods of teaching oral hygiene for the removal of dental plaque are not beneficial for visually impaired children, who depend on tactile sensations and hearing for learning. The present study was conducted to educate and motivate visually impaired children to maintain their oral health using specially designed methods that are easy for these children to understand. Additionally, the study evaluated the effectiveness of these methods over a 6-month period. METHODOLOGY: The investigation was done on 148 visually impaired children who were residents of two institutes for the visually impaired...
September 21, 2018: International Dental Journal
Kenneth A Eaton, Martin Ramsdale, Heather Leggett, Julia Csikar, Karen Vinall, Helen Whelton, Gail Douglas
AIM: To compare the provision and costs at the point of delivery of dental treatments in a sample of European Union (EU) Member States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire with open-ended questions was sent to oral health policy-makers in Denmark, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Scotland and Spain. They were asked to answer questions on the probable costs and provision of treatment in their country for a vignette presented as a pre-defined case...
September 19, 2018: International Dental Journal
Ira B Lamster
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October 2018: International Dental Journal
Gottfried Schmalz, Reinhard Hickel, Kirsten L van Landuyt, Franz-Xaver Reichl
Nanoparticles having a size from 1 to 100 nm are present in nature and are successfully used in many products of daily life. In dental materials, nanoparticles are typically embedded but they may also exist as by-products from milling processes. Possible adverse effects of nanoparticles have gained increased interest, with the lungs being the main target organ. Exposure to nanoparticles in the dental laboratory is addressed by legal regulations. In dental practice, nanoparticles are mainly produced by intra-oral grinding/polishing and removal of materials, by wear of restorations or release from dental implants...
October 2018: International Dental Journal
Saujanya Karki, Marja-Liisa Laitala, Manoj Humagain, Marjo Seppänen, Jari Päkkila, Vuokko Anttonen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the oral health of Nepalese schoolchildren relative to their sociodemographic characteristics. METHODS: This school-based, cross-sectional study was conducted among 5-6-, 12- and 15-year-old Nepalese children in 18 randomly selected districts of the 75 in Nepal. Clinical parameters were recorded according to the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. Results were presented as mean (SD) and proportions; the chi-square test, t-test and one way-ANOVA were also performed...
October 2018: International Dental Journal
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September 2018: International Dental Journal
Nicolle Ranzan, Francisco Wilker Mustafa Gomes Muniz, Cassiano Kuchenbecker Rösing
BACKGROUND: Toothbrushing might be associated with the development of soft tissue lesions. This systemic review aimed to examine soft tissue lesions caused by different bristle stiffnesses and bristle end-shapes in manual toothbrushes in adult individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Scopus, EMBASE and PubMed databases were searched to find controlled trials that evaluated manual toothbrush bristle stiffness and/or end-shape in regard to soft tissue safety. The grey literature was also included in the search strategy...
August 27, 2018: International Dental Journal
Seham Mohamed, Mario V Vettore
AIM: To evaluate whether socioeconomic position exerts a mediating and/or moderating effect on the association between oral clinical measures and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in adolescents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study analysed data on 5,445 adolescents aged 15-19 years from the Brazilian Oral Health Survey (SBBrasil Project). The numbers of decayed and missing teeth, number of sextants with gingivitis and malocclusion were assessed through oral clinical examinations...
August 27, 2018: International Dental Journal
Yao-Ming Cheng, Chang-Chih Ping, Ching-Sung Ho, Shou-Jen Lan, Yen-Ping Hsieh
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the circumstances in which home-care aides (HAs) provide oral health care to homebound patients and to examine the degree of comfort and knowledge that HAs have regarding their own skills in providing oral health care. METHODS: Seven home-care facilities in central Taiwan consented to participate in this cross-sectional study. The participants were selected through convenience sampling. A total of 312 effective responses were obtained (the effective response rate was 64...
August 22, 2018: International Dental Journal
Bradley Christian, Rahila Ummer-Christian, Anthony Blinkhorn, Vijaya Hegde, K Nandakumar, Rodrigo Marino, Amit Chattopadhyay
BACKGROUND: It is estimated that, as of 2010, there were 32 million orphaned children in India. There is little published information on the oral health of children in orphanages in India. AIM: To determine caries status and associated risk factors among children in orphanages in Kerala, India. METHODS: This cross-sectional study assessed caries using World Health Organization (WHO) criteria, and caries experience was reported as decayed, missing and filled primary or secondary teeth (dmft or DMFT, respectively)...
August 13, 2018: International Dental Journal
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