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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327449/clinical-microbiological-and-cytomorphometric-evaluation-of-low-level-laser-therapy-as-an-adjunct-to-periodontal-therapy-in-patients-with-chronic-periodontitis
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M S Petrović, I Y Kannosh, J M Milašin, D S Mihailović, R R Obradović, S R Bubanj, L G Kesić
OBJECTIVE: A clinical prospective study was designed to evaluate microbiological, cytomorphometric and clinical efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) as an adjunct to periodontal therapy in the treatment of chronic periodontitis. METHODS: Sixty subjects were included and randomly assigned into 2 groups: SRP (scaling root planning) group (n = 30) and LLLT + SRP group (n = 30). Clinical parameters were measured before intervention, after the fifth treatment, and after a month...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318741/the-role-of-ergonomic-saddle-seats-and-magnification-loupes-in-the-prevention-of-musculoskeletal-disorders-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
A Plessas, M Bernardes Delgado
OBJECTIVES: Musculoskeletal disorders affect a high percentage of dentists, dental hygienists and therapists. Static and awkward working postures are considered as major risk factors. Proper seat selection and use of magnification loupes are promoted for their ergonomic benefits. The aim of this review was to evaluate the existing empirical evidence on the effect of the above interventions on (i) correction of poor posture and (ii) reduction in musculoskeletal pain. METHODS: The review was conducted according to the PRISMA guidelines...
January 10, 2018: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235237/community-based-preventive-activities-in-the-public-dental-service-in-norway
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E Widström, A Tillberg, L I Byrkjeflot, L Stein, R Skudutyte-Rysstad
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe community-based preventive interventions undertaken by the dental team outside the dental clinics in Norway, from the dental hygienists' and the dentists' perspective, with the main focus on target groups and existing guidelines and routines for these activities. A secondary aim was to identify the personnel responsible for developing the local guidelines and the knowledge sources for the guidelines. METHODS: With the assistance of the Chief Dental Officers in 15 Public Dental Service (PDS) regions, questionnaires were emailed to the local clinics (n = 421)...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210172/experience-of-dental-care-knowledge-and-attitudes-of-older-immigrants-in-sweden-a-qualitative-study
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E Olerud, M-L Hagman-Gustavsson, P Gabre
OBJECTIVES: Knowledge about the oral health and dental care habits of older immigrants is limited. The aim of this study was to explore dental service utilization, oral care habits, and attitudes to and knowledge about oral diseases and their prevention among older immigrants in Sweden. METHODS: A qualitative research method was used, and data were collected in individual interviews to gain a deeper understanding of the immigrants' views. Thirteen immigrants, seven women and six men, recruited from meeting places for older immigrants, participated, all aged between 59 and 88 (median 72 years)...
December 6, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143453/professional-competencies-and-work-related-support-in-relation-to-periodontal-therapy-and-work-satisfaction-a-questionnaire-study-among-swedish-dental-hygienists
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A Liss, A Y Alian, J L Wennström, K H Abrahamsson
OBJECTIVES: To analyse dental hygienists' (DHs) views on professional competencies and behavioural interventions in the treatment of periodontitis patients, perceived work-related support and work satisfaction. METHODS: A Web-based questionnaire was distributed to all DHs employed at the public dental service in the county of Västra Götaland, Sweden. 302 (83%) responded to the questionnaire; 291 of these DHs stated that they on regular basis treated periodontitis patients and thus constituted the sample for analyses...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124887/association-between-metabolic-syndrome-and-gingival-inflammation-in-obese-children
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K Kâ, M-C Rousseau, S D Tran, M Henderson, B Nicolau
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Our previous work showed a positive association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in a sample of obese and non-obese children. However, whether this association persists among obese children is unknown. We aim to investigate the extent to which MetS is associated with GCF TNF-α level among obese children. METHODOLOGY: We performed a cross-sectional analysis using data from visit 1 of the QUebec Adipose and Lifestyle InvesTigation in Youth cohort...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120113/hygiene-practices-in-removable-prosthodontics-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
S Papadiochou, G Polyzois
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the recent scientific evidence about the hygiene practices of removable prostheses relative to the effectiveness, colour and dimensional stability. This review aimed also to identify patients' attitudes and habits towards denture hygiene. METHODS: Three electronic databases (MEDLINE/PubMed, Scopus and Cochrane Library) were screened, in English language, between January 1995 and December 2016. A supplementary hand search in the reference list of the identified articles was also performed...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120096/the-association-between-oral-health-status-and-respiratory-pathogen-colonization-with-pneumonia-risk-in-institutionalized-adults
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Chl Hong, M M Aung, K Kanagasabai, C A Lim, S Liang, K S Tan
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the oral health and the prevalence of pre-existing oral colonization with respiratory pathogens in dependent elderly, and whether these factors influence pneumonia development. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants residing in a long-term care facility received bedside oral examinations, and information on their oral health (caries status, calculus index and debris index) was obtained. Samples from the tongue and teeth were collected at baseline and at time of pneumonia development...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059711/author-s-response-to-letter-to-the-editor
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LETTER
S J Daniel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218483/antimicrobial-potential-and-gustatory-perception-of-chlorhexidine-gluconate-mouthwashes-with-or-without-alcohol-after-a-single-rinse-a-randomized-controlled-crossover-clinical-trial
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R Cantarelli, T C Negrini, F W Muniz, H J Oballe, R A Arthur, C K Rösing
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this double-blind randomized clinical trial was to assess whether the presence of alcohol in chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwashes influences their antimicrobial potential against salivary bacteria in young adults. Additionally, the taste perception was assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a randomized crossover design, 20 participants (17 women and three men; aged 18-38 years old) rinsed with the 0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate with (CHX+) or without alcohol (CHX-) for 1 min...
November 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105737/the-effects-of-power-toothbrushing-on-periodontal-inflammation-in-a-canadian-nursing-home-population-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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S E Lavigne, M B Doupe, A M Iacopino, S Mahmud, L Elliott
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether twice-daily use of a rotating-oscillating power toothbrush (Oral-B Professional Care 1000(™) ) in nursing home (NH) residents over a 6-week period, compared to usual care (UC), would reduce periodontal inflammation. METHODS: In this repeated measures single-blinded randomized controlled trial, 59 residents of one NH in Winnipeg, Canada, were randomized to receive either twice-daily tooth brushing with a rotating-oscillating power toothbrush (PB) or UC by caregivers...
November 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921373/association-between-the-prevalence-of-dental-caries-in-children-and-factors-related-to-their-mothers
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B-M Shin, D-Y Park
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the association between the socio-economic, behavioural, psychological and oral health status factors of Korean mothers with the status of dental caries in their children using nationwide representative data from the Fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. METHODS: Children were categorized into child (CG, 6-11 years) and adolescent (AG, 12-18 years) groups. Responses from both the child and his/her mother were included in the analysis...
November 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868346/older-people-s-description-of-factors-that-facilitate-and-impede-regular-dental-care-a-qualitative-interview-study
#13
C Derblom, M-L Hagman-Gustafsson, P Gabre
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to achieve an understanding of older people's view of the benefits of regular dental care and investigate factors that facilitate and impede regular dental care. METHODS: A qualitative research method was used. To gain a deeper understanding of the elderly people's views, individual interviews were conducted. Fifteen respondents, eleven women and four men aged between 65 and 95, participated, all recruited from senior social centres...
November 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868340/dental-attendance-patterns-among-older-people-a-retrospective-review-of-records-in-public-and-private-dental-care-in-sweden
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C Derblom, M-L Hagman-Gustafsson, P Gabre
OBJECTIVES: Nowadays, older people retain their natural teeth more frequently and so are at increased risk of oral disease. At the same time, discontinued contacts with dental services prevent access to preventive care and increase the risk of undetected disease. This study aims to evaluate how often older people discontinue regular dental visits and to establish the reasons. METHODS: This study is a retrospective review of records of patients aged ≥75 years from seven Swedish clinics, three in the public dental service (PuDS) and four in the private (PrDS)...
November 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862993/independent-older-adults-perspectives-on-oral-health
#15
K K Khabra, S M Compton, L P Keenan
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to explore oral health experiences from the perspective of older adults' living in community dwellings. The two objectives of this study were to identify facilitators and barriers to oral health care, and to determine how utilization of oral health services compares to utilization of other healthcare services. METHODOLOGY: An interpretive descriptive methodology was employed with a purposive sample of 12 adults, aged 70 years or older...
November 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862985/theory-analysis-of-the-dental-hygiene-human-needs-conceptual-model
#16
L MacDonald, D M Bowen
PURPOSE: Theories provide a structural knowing about concept relationships, practice intricacies, and intuitions and thus shape the distinct body of the profession. Capturing ways of knowing and being is essential to any professions' practice, education and research. This process defines the phenomenon of the profession - its existence or experience. Theory evaluation is a systematic criterion-based assessment of a specific theory. This study presents a theory analysis of the Dental Hygiene Human Needs Conceptual Model (DH HNCM)...
November 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27762095/evaluation-of-new-chlorhexidine-and-cetylpyridinium-chloride-based-mouthrinse-formulations-adjunctive-to-scaling-and-root-planing-pilot-study
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M García-Gargallo, M Zurlohe, E Montero, B Alonso, J Serrano, M Sanz, D Herrera
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect of two newly formulated chlorhexidine (CHX) and cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) mouthrinses after scaling and root planing (SRP) in terms of clinical, microbiological, patient-based variables and adverse events, with a positive control with the same active components, already marketed and tested. METHODS: A pilot, randomized clinical trial, double-blind, parallel design with 1-month follow-up was conducted. Chronic periodontitis patients requiring non-surgical periodontal therapy were enrolled and randomly assigned to: (i) SRP and test-1 (new reformulation: 0...
November 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27699998/assessment-of-quality-of-life-anxiety-socio-economic-factors-and-caries-experience-in-brazilian-children-with-overweight-and-obesity
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D S Araujo, McS Marquezin, T S Barbosa, Fla Fonseca, C Fegadolli, P M Castelo
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the association between excess weight and quality of life (QoL), symptoms of anxiety, caries experience and socio-economic factors in a representative sample of 8- to 10-year-old children from three public schools of Piracicaba (SP, Brazil). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Autoquestionnaire Qualité de Vie Enfant Image was applied to explore family and social relations, activities, health, body functions and separation domains, and, by means of the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children, symptoms of anxiety were screened...
November 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516401/oral-health-impact-of-halitosis-in-chinese-adults
#19
H-X Lu, X-L Chen, McM Wong, C Zhu, W Ye
OBJECTIVES: To compare differences in oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) between halitosis and non-halitosis patients and to explore relationships between halitosis and OHRQoL. METHODS: Patients who visited the halitosis clinic at the Ninth People's Hospital and were diagnosed with halitosis were included in the halitosis group. The control group consisted of patients without halitosis. All participants were assessed for halitosis (volatile sulphur compound measurements with a portable sulphide monitor, Oral Chroma and organoleptic tests), underwent a clinical oral examination (dental caries status and periodontal condition) and completed a questionnaire...
November 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27516354/mothers-self-efficacy-and-children-s-oral-health
#20
M Anaya-Morales, M C Villanueva-Vilchis, J Aleksejūnienė, J De la Fuente Hernández
OBJECTIVES: To (i) test the validity of the Spanish Self-Efficacy Scale for Maternal Oral Care (SESMO), (ii) compare SESMO scores among socio-demographic groups and (iii) relate mothers' SESMO to children's dental status. METHODS: A limited census sample included 130 children and their mothers. The SESMO was applied through an interview, and the children's DMFT/dmft (number of decayed, missing and filled teeth) and OHI-S (oral hygiene score) were assessed through clinical examinations...
November 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
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