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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900819/learning-outcomes-exploring-implications-of-adopting-a-different-level-of-detail
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H L Bateman, G I McCracken, J M Thomason, J S Ellis
INTRODUCTION: Outcome-based programmes provide a framework to support educators and learners in understanding content and end points within taught courses. Management of these outcomes in the Dental Degree at Newcastle University has been a challenge in relation to quality assurance and enhancement, having over 1500 detailed student-level outcomes (SLO). This research aimed to explore the implications of adopting a more superficial "course" level of outcome (CLO), when reviewed against a reference set of external LO requirements...
November 29, 2016: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892627/withdrawn-pulp-management-for-caries-in-adults-maintaining-pulp-vitality
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Miyashita, Helen V Worthington, Alison Qualtrough, Alphons Plasschaert
BACKGROUND: There is a range of treatment options for the management of the pulp in extensively decayed teeth. These include direct and indirect pulp capping, pulpotomy or pulpectomy. If the tooth is symptomatic or if there are periapical bone changes, then endodontic treatment is required. However, if the tooth is asymptomatic but the caries is extensive, there is no consensus as to the best method of management. In addition, there has been a recent move towards using alternative materials and methods such as the direct or indirect placement of bonding agents and mineral trioxide aggregate...
November 28, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878369/youtube-videos-on-oral-care-of-the-organ-or-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-patients
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Pia López-Jornet, Eduardo Pons-Fuster, Juan Antonio Ruiz-Roca
OBJECTIVE: Video-sharing websites can be a useful platform for disseminating information. The aim of this study was to evaluate information about the oral health care of the organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients available on YouTube™. METHODS: The transversal study evaluated the content of YouTube™ videos. The videos were located by entering key search terms in the YouTube™ search engine-oral care/dental management/organ transplant/hematopoietic stem cell transplant patients...
November 22, 2016: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876580/management-of-dry-mouth-assessment-of-oral-symptoms-after-use-of-a-polysaccharide-based-oral-rinse
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Joel B Epstein, Dana C Villines, Mabi Singh, Athena Papas
OBJECTIVE: Salivary dysfunction is associated with a range of oral/dental issues, and management of oral symptoms may improve oral function and overall quality of life. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate oral symptoms and function in a xerostomic population after use of a proprietary topical for dry mouth, Moisyn (Synedgen Inc., Claremont, CA), which is a polysaccharide-based product. STUDY DESIGN: A pre- and post-test survey was completed by 57 patients with xerostomia...
September 28, 2016: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864859/roles-and-competences-for-educators-of-undergraduate-dental-students-a-discussion-paper
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S Chuenjitwongsa, A Bullock, R G Oliver
INTRODUCTION: Dental educators are important people who contribute to the development of every aspect of dental education. In part due to the lack of understanding of their roles and competences, dental educator development has so far received little consideration. With the aim of enhancing the dental profession's contribution to the development of undergraduate dental education, this article explores common roles of educators of undergraduate dental students and the competences needed to be effective educators...
November 19, 2016: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861686/-patient-satisfaction-evaluation-at-the-specialized-dental-centers-in-the-southeast-macro-region-of-minas-gerais-brazil-2013
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Elisa Shizuê Kitamura, Ronaldo Rocha Bastos, Pamella Valente Palma, Isabel Cristina Gonçalves Leite
METHODS: this was a cross-sectional study using the Oral Health Services Quality Assessment Questionnaire, with a probabilistic sample of 256 patients, using multiple linear regression to identify variables associated with their satisfaction. RESULTS: most patients stated they were satisfied (86.7%), followed by barely satisfied (10.2%) and very satisfied (3.1%); there were differences in satisfaction among patients attending the different SDCs; independent variables associated with patient satisfaction were 'improved self-perceived oral health' (p=0...
January 2016: Epidemiologia e Servicos de Saude: Revista do Sistema Unico de Saude do Brasil
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847654/the-case-for-improved-interprofessional-care-fatal-analgesic-overdose-secondary-to-acute-dental-pain-during-pregnancy
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Sarah K Y Lee, Rocio B Quinonez, Alice Chuang, Stephanie M Munz, Darya Dabiri
Prenatal oral health extends beyond the oral cavity, impacting the general well-being of the pregnant patient and her fetus. This case report follows a 19-year-old pregnant female presenting with acute liver failure secondary to acetaminophen overdose for management of dental pain following extensive dental procedures. Through the course of her illness, the patient suffered adverse outcomes including fetal demise, acute kidney injury, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, and septic shock before eventual death from multiple organ failure...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814256/oral-management-of-marfan-syndrome-an-overview-and-case-report
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Esdras Campos França, Lucas Guimarães Abreu, Saul Martins Paiva, Alexandre Fortes Drummond, Maria Esperanza Cortes
Marfan syndrome is an autosomal-dominant genetic disorder that affects connective tissues. Diagnosis is based on genetic history as well as major and minor clinical criteria. This article presents a case of Marfan syndrome, emphasizing the clinical manifestations of the disease, and provides an overview of oral management. Knowledge of the etiopathologic and clinical aspects of this condition is essential to providing dental treatment aimed at improving the quality of life of affected individuals.
November 2016: General Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803208/south-african-dental-students-perceptions-of-most-important-nonclinical-skills-according-to-medical-leadership-competency-framework
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Sophy E Van der Berg-Cloete, Lorraine Snyman, Thomas C Postma, John G White
Recent developmental frameworks suggest that dental curricula should focus on developing nonclinical skills in dental students. The aim of this study was to qualitatively map students' perceptions of the most important nonclinical skills against the Medical Leadership Competency Framework (MLCF). A representative sample of second- to fifth-year students (n=594; overall response rate 69%) from all four dental schools in South Africa participated in a cross-sectional survey in 2014-15 enquiring about nonclinical skills and dental practice management...
November 2016: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803201/the-effects-of-faculty-calibration-on-caries-risk-assessment-and-quality-assurance
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Susie P Goolsby, Douglas A Young, Harmeet K Chiang, Caroline K Carrico, Leonard V Jackson, Peter Rechmann
Accurate caries risk assessment (CRA) plays a pivotal role in managing the disease of dental caries. The aim of this quality assurance study was to determine if faculty calibration training using a specific set of guidelines in a single session would improve the faculty members' CRA decision making. A calibration seminar was held in December 2014 at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, during which seven completed CRA forms for simulated patients were used to test 55 faculty members' risk assignment level before and after an instructional lecture was given...
November 2016: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767120/psychology-of-behaviour-change-is-key-to-effective-oral-health-promotion
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Richard D Holmes
Data sourcesAMED, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Embase, Medline, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, ScienceDirect, SocINDEX, ASSIA, Social Policy and Practice, HMIC (Health Management Information Consortium), The Knowledge Network, Intute, MedNar, Copac, EPPI-Centre, EThOS, OpenGrey and TRIP databases. Searches were limited to publications in the English language published after 1994.Study selectionStudies set in general practice that investigated promoting good oral health in adult or child patients were considered. Study quality was assessed using NICE public health guidance checklists...
September 2016: Evidence-based Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757142/study-protocol-a-cluster-randomized-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-effectiveness-of-a-therapeutic-educational-program-in-oral-health-for-persons-with-schizophrenia
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Frederic Denis, Isabelle Millot, Nicolas Abello, Maud Carpentier, Audrey Peteuil, Agnès Soudry-Faure
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is a severe mental disorder that affects 1 % of the world's population, including 600,000 people in France. Persons with schizophrenia (PWS) have excess mortality (their life expectancy is reduced by 20 %) and excess morbidity. In addition, such persons may have a large number of missing or decayed teeth. Dental caries and periodontal measurement indexes are often twice as high as the level found in the general population. Poor oral health can also affect quality of life and oral health is inseparable from general health...
2016: International Journal of Mental Health Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748505/withdrawn-dental-fillings-for-the-treatment-of-caries-in-the-primary-dentition
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REVIEW
Veerasamy Yengopal, Soraya Yasin Harnekar, Naren Patel, Nandi Siegfried
BACKGROUND: Childhood caries (tooth decay) consists of a form of tooth decay that affects the milk teeth (also known as baby or primary teeth) of children. This may range from tooth decay in a single tooth to rampant caries affecting all the teeth in the mouth. Primary teeth in young children are vital to their development and every effort should be made to retain these teeth for as long as is possible. Dental fillings or restorations have been used as an intervention to repair these damaged teeth...
October 17, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746520/the-efficacy-of-eutectic-mixture-of-local-anesthetics-as-a-topical-anesthetic-agent-used-for-dental-procedures-a-brief-review
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Alireza Daneshkazemi, Seyyed Mohammad Abrisham, Pedram Daneshkazemi, Amin Davoudi
Dental pain management is one of the most critical aspects of modern dentistry which might affect patient's quality of life. Several methods are suggested to provide a painless situation for patients. Desensitization of the oral site using topical anesthetics is one of those methods. The improvements of topical anesthetic agents are probably one of the most important advances in dental science in the past 100 years. Most of them are safe and can be applied on oral mucosa with minimal irritation and allergic reactions...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744459/dental-health-of-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Basil M Jan, Mohammed M Jan
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a common chronic motor disorder with associated cognitive, communicative, and seizure disorders. Children with CP have a higher risk of dental problems creating significant morbidity that can further affect their wellbeing and negatively impact their quality of life. Screening for dental disease should be part of the initial assessment of any child with CP. The objective of this article is to present an updated overview of dental health issues in children with CP and outline important preventative and practical strategies to the management of this common comorbidity...
October 2016: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694290/improving-a-dental-school-s-clinic-operations-using-lean-process-improvement
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Fonda G Robinson, Larry L Cunningham, Sharon P Turner, John Lindroth, Deborah Ray, Talib Khan, Audrey Yates
The term "lean production," also known as "Lean," describes a process of operations management pioneered at the Toyota Motor Company that contributed significantly to the success of the company. Although developed by Toyota, the Lean process has been implemented at many other organizations, including those in health care, and should be considered by dental schools in evaluating their clinical operations. Lean combines engineering principles with operations management and improvement tools to optimize business and operating processes...
October 2016: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693780/tooth-wear-and-quality-of-life-among-adults-in-the-united-kingdom
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Mary H M Li, Eduardo Bernabé
OBJECTIVE: To explore the association between tooth wear and quality of life among adults in the United Kingdom, independently of sociodemographic factors and other common oral conditions. METHODS: We used data from 5654 dentate adults who participated in the 2009 Adult Dental Health Survey. Tooth wear was assessed during clinical examination and classified as none, mild, moderate and severe based on the worst affected tooth recorded. The numbers of teeth with mild, moderate and severe tooth wear were used as alternative measures...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689868/oral-health-educational-interventions-for-nursing-home-staff-and-residents
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Martina Albrecht, Ramona Kupfer, Daniel R Reissmann, Ingrid Mühlhauser, Sascha Köpke
BACKGROUND: Associations between nursing home residents' oral health status and quality of life, respiratory tract infections, and nutritional status have been reported. Educational interventions for nurses or residents, or both, focusing on knowledge and skills related to oral health management may have the potential to improve residents' oral health. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of oral health educational interventions for nursing home staff or residents, or both, to maintain or improve the oral health of nursing home residents...
September 30, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681479/how-do-australians-living-with-ms-experience-oral-health-and-accessing-dental-care-a-focus-group-study
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K Pateman, N Cockburn, J Campbell, P J Ford
OBJECTIVES: The symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) can affect oral care and access to dental services, but there is limited literature describing the oral health and perceived oral healthcare needs of people with MS. This study aimed to explore the oral health experiences, oral health behaviours and barriers to accessing dental care perceived by people living with MS in Australia. METHODS: Six focus groups were held across two metropolitan areas (Brisbane, Queensland and Melbourne, Victoria) and one regional area (Toowoomba, Queensland)...
September 28, 2016: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670933/referral-patterns-of-special-needs-patients-at-the-royal-dental-hospital-of-melbourne-victoria-australia
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Maryani Mohamed Rohani, Hanny Calache, Mina Borromeo
BACKGROUND: Special Needs Dentistry (SND) has been recognised as a dental specialty in Australia since 2003 but no studies addressing the profile of patients for specialist care. The purpose of this study is to identify, via referrals received, the profile of patients and quality of referrals at the largest public SND Unit in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: All referrals received over a six months period (January 1 - June 30, 2013) by the Integrated SND Unit (ISNU) were reviewed prior to allocation to the outpatient clinic (OP), domiciliary (DOM) or general anaesthetic (GA) services...
September 27, 2016: Australian Dental Journal
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