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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423453/periodontal-treatment-in-private-dental-practice-a-case-based-survey
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I Darby, S-Y Barrow, B Cvetkovic, R Musolino, S Wise, C Yung, D Bailey
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the management and referral patterns of Victorian general dental practitioners based on periodontal diagnosis. METHODS: Following ethics approval, Victorian general dental practitioners were invited to complete five randomised text-based periodontitis scenario questionnaires. Based on their diagnosis respondents were asked for their management options and asked to specify who would perform these treatments. Respondents were also asked about referral procedures...
April 19, 2017: Australian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421641/it-is-not-just-about-occupation-but-also-about-where-you-work
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Hanne Berthelsen, Hugo Westerlund, Jari J Hakanen, Tage S Kristensen
OBJECTIVES: Dentistry is characterized by a meaningful but also stressful psychosocial working environment. Job satisfaction varies among staff working under different organizational forms. The aim of this study was to identify (i) to what extent crucial psychosocial work environment characteristics differ among occupations in general public dental clinics in Sweden, and (ii) how much of the variation within each occupation is attributable to the organizational level. METHODS: All staff (N=1782) employed in four public dental organizations received an email with personal log-in to an electronic questionnaire based on the Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire...
April 18, 2017: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409763/work-related-musculoskeletal-disorders-among-jordanian-dental-technicians-prevalence-and-associated-factors
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Zeid Al-Hourani, Mohammad Nazzal, Yousef Khader, Khader Al Mhdawi, Abdel Rahim Bibars
BACKGROUND: Dental technology is a profession that requires precise manual skills and dexterous handling of small tools. There is an abundance research on work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) affecting dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants, yet very few articles investigated WMSDs among dental technicians. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of WMSDs among Jordanian dental technicians and their associated factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was conducted...
April 12, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402195/the-oral-health-needs-of-wisconsin-farmers-and-the-need-for-patient-activation-a-pilot-study
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Kelly Schroeder, JoAnn Gurenlian, Karen Portillo
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the level of oral health need of Wisconsin farmers based on sociodemographic variables, perceived oral health, and actual oral health, and evaluate the effectiveness of a dental hygiene patient activation intervention. METHODS: Oral health screenings were administered by calibrated dental hygienists to 60 Wisconsin farmers attending the 2016 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. Study participants self-administered the Oral Health Inventory Profile-14 survey and participated in an Adult Basic Screening Survey...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392164/relationship-of-nutritional-status-and-oral-health-in-elderly-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis
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Mirian Paola Toniazzo, Paula de Sant'Ana Amorim, Francisco Wilker Mustafa Gomes Muniz, Patricia Weidlich
This systematic review aimed to compare the nutritional status and oral health in older adults individuals. Three databases (Medline-Pubmed, Scopus and EMBASE) were searched up to October 28th 2016 for studies that performed the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) or the Mini Nutritional Assessment (MNA) and an oral examination performed by a dental professional, either dental hygienist or a dentist. Both observational and interventional studies were screened for eligibility. Meta-analyses were performed comparing the malnourished/at risk of malnutrition and the normal nutrition subjects with three oral health parameters (edentulism, use of prosthesis and mean number of present teeth)...
March 28, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365605/perceived-dentist-and-dental-hygienist-task-distribution-after-dental-and-dental-hygiene-students-team-intervention
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Jan J Reinders, Wim P Krijnen, Boudewijn Stegenga, Cees P van der Schans
Attitudes of dental students regarding the provision of treatment tend to be dentist-centered; however, facilitating mixed student group formation could change such perceptions. The aim of this study was to investigate the perceived scope of practice of dental and dental hygiene students and whether their perceptions of task distribution between dentists and dental hygienists would change following an educational intervention consisting of feedback, intergroup comparison, and competition between mixed-group teams...
April 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355932/how-danish-dentists-and-dental-hygienists-handle-their-role-in-child-abuse-and-neglect-matters
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Birgitte Uldum, Hanne N Christensen, Richard Welbury, Dorte Haubek
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify how the dental team perceives its role in safeguarding children, to identify barriers to referral to social services, to compare data with data previously reported from Denmark, and to assess if increased focus on safeguarding children has had an effect on how the dental team handles its responsibility to refer to social services. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study is based on a Danish version of a questionnaire previously used in Scotland and Denmark...
March 29, 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337843/exploring-the-role-of-the-dental-hygienist-in-reducing-oral-health-disparities-in-canada-a-qualitative-study
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J Farmer, S Peressini, H P Lawrence
OBJECTIVES: Reducing oral health disparities has been an ongoing challenge in Canada with the largest burden of oral disease exhibited in vulnerable populations, including Aboriginal people, the elderly, rural and remote residents, and newcomers. Dental hygienists are a unique set of professionals who work with and within communities, who have the potential to act as key change agents for improving the oral health of these populations. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore, from the dental hygiene perspective, the role of dental hygienists in reducing oral health disparities in Canada...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318646/effects-of-mandatory-continuing-education-related-to-infection-control-on-the-infection-control-practices-of-dental-hygienists
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Noel Kelsch, Cheryl A Davis, Gwen Essex, Lory Laughter, Dorothy J Rowe
The infection control (IC) practices of dental hygienists, who were practicing in states with and without mandatory continuing education (CE) related to IC, were compared using a nationwide survey approach. The percentages of respondents from states with mandated IC CE, who reported compliance with 8 practices described in the current IC guidelines and acquiring more CE units and taking more recent IC CE, were greater (P < .005) than the percentages of respondents from states without the requirement.
March 17, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317570/oral-viral-infections-diagnosis-and-management
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Earl Clarkson, Fatima Mashkoor, Saif Abdulateef
This article focuses on common viral infections in the oral cavity with associated systemic manifestations. Discussed are the clinical features, histopathology, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of viral infections in oral cavity. This will be a useful aid for general practitioners and other dental personnel wanting to expand their pathologic knowledge. This article discusses herpes simplex, varicella zoster, mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus, enteroviruses, rubeola, rubella, mumps, and human papillomavirus...
April 2017: Dental Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303564/attitude-of-dental-hygienists-general-practitioners-and-periodontists-towards-preventive-oral-care-an-exploratory-study
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Eric Thevissen, Hugo De Bruyn, Roos Colman, Sebastiaan Koole
INTRODUCTION: Promoting oral hygiene and stimulating patient's responsibility for his/her personal health remain challenging objectives. The presence of dental hygienists has led to delegation of preventive tasks. However, in some countries, such as Belgium, this profession is not yet legalized. The aim of this exploratory study was to compare the attitude towards oral-hygiene instructions and patient motivational actions by dental hygienists and by general practitioners/periodontists in a context without dental hygienists...
March 17, 2017: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259309/clinician-attitudes-skills-motivations-and-experience-following-the-implementation-of-clinical-decision-support-tools-in-a-large-dental-practice
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Elizabeth Mertz, Cynthia Wides, Joel White
OBJECTIVE: This study assesses dental clinicians' pre- and post-implementation attitudes, skills, and experiences with three clinical decision support (CDS) tools built into the electronic health record (EHR) of a multi-specialty group dental practice. METHODS: Electronic surveys designed to examine factors for acceptance of EHR-based CDS tools including caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA), periodontal disease management by risk assessment (PEMBRA) and a risk assessment-based Proactive Dental Care Plan (PDCP) were distributed to all Willamette Dental Group employees at 2 time points; 3 months pre-implementation (Fall 2013) and 15 months after implementation (winter 2015)...
March 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247090/black-hairy-tongue-predisposing-factors-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Emma Schlager, Chelsea St Claire, Kurt Ashack, Amor Khachemoune
Black hairy tongue (BHT) is a benign condition commonly found among people who smoke, have poor oral hygiene, are immunocompromised, or have a medical condition limiting their ability to practice good oral hygiene. Though this condition is harmless, patients need to be educated on etiology as many common medications are associated with this condition. Patients being placed on certain antibiotics or antipsychotics should be educated on the importance of good oral hygiene or cessation of habits that promote BHT...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219629/contrasting-patterns-for-missing-third-molars-in-the-united-states-and-sweden
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Caitlin B L Magraw, Lars Pallesen, Kevin L Moss, Elda L Fisher, Steven Offenbacher, Raymond P White
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of third molars from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and the Swedish survey. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved the comparison of the only published data on third molar prevalence. The number of visible third molars in the NHANES of 2011 through 2012 were assessed in nonclinical settings by trained, calibrated dental hygienists and reported by age decade (approximately 5,000 patients)...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213910/the-virtual-dental-home-a-critique
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Jay W Friedman, David A Nash, Kavita R Mathu-Muju
The Virtual Dental Home is a concept of the Pacific Center for Special Care of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. It is designed to improve access to dental care for underserved populations, specifically children and institutionalized adults. This article describes the development and implementation of the Virtual Dental Home, subsequently critiquing the concept. The criteria for a dental home are not met by the program. It is the equivalent of a traditional public oral health prevention and screening program, with the additional dimension of allowing dental hygienists and assistants to place interim glass ionomer restorations in dental cavities...
February 18, 2017: Journal of Public Health Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191797/digital-transillumination-in-caries-detection-versus-radiographic-and-clinical-methods-an-in-vivo-study
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Cynthia Lara-Capi, Maria Grazia Cagetti, Peter Lingström, Gianfranco Lai, Fabio Cocco, Charlotte Simark-Mattsso, Guglielmo Campus
OBJECTIVES: This paper was aimed to evaluate: a) the agreement between a near-infrared light transillumination device and clinical and radiographic examinations in caries lesion detection and b) the reliability of images captured by the transillumination device. METHODS: Two calibrated examiners evaluated the caries status in premolars and molars on 52 randomly selected subjects using: for the occlusal surfaces the transillumination device comparing it with a clinical examination, and for the approximal surfaces, the transillumination device with a radiographic examination (bitewings radiographs)...
February 13, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184066/direct-access-how-is-it-working
#17
S Turner, M Ross
Aim The aim of this study was to identify and survey dental hygienists and therapists working in direct access practices in the UK, obtain their views on its benefits and disadvantages, establish which treatments they provided, and what barriers they had encountered.Method The study used a purposive sample of GDC-registered hygienists and therapists working in practices offering direct access, identified through a 'Google' search. An online survey was set up through the University of Edinburgh, and non-responses followed up by post...
February 10, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149457/oral-health-literacy-how-much-italian-people-know-about-the-dental-hygienist
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Roberto Pippi, Flavia Bagnato, Livia Ottolenghi
BACKGROUND: People with poor OHL have the highest level of oral diseases and the worst oral treatment results. The main aim of the present study was to investigate the degree of knowledge of the role of the dental hygienist in patients who go to a public dental facility for the first time. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A semi-structured questionnaire was administered to the patients with the "face-to-face" mode during a 12-month period. The principal component analysis, the general linear model and the chi-square test were used for the statistical analysis...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074642/as-dental-hygienists-we-should-support-who-sugar-tax-recommendations
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Robyn Watson
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February 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039675/hpv-related-knowledge-among-dentists-and-dental-hygienists
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Ellen M Daley, Erika L Thompson, Cheryl A Vamos, Stacey B Griner, Coralia Vazquez-Otero, Alicia L Best, Nolan S Kline, Laura K Merrell
Dental providers, such as dentists and dental hygienists, play an important role in HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer prevention. Dental professional organizations recommend dental providers educate patients about HPV and oral cancers. The objective of this study was to assess HPV knowledge among dental providers. Dentists (n = 36) and dental hygienists (n = 146) attending a professional conference completed a continuing education post-test survey, which included socio-demographics, an HPV knowledge scale, and measure of HPV discussion with patients ("no," "yes," and "yes, but only with some patients")...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
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