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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/28335583/is-accessibility-to-dental-care-facilities-in-rural-areas-associated-with-number-of-teeth-in-elderly-residents
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Tsuyoshi Hamano, Miwako Takeda, Kazumichi Tominaga, Kristina Sundquist, Toru Nabika
Given that public transportation networks are less developed in rural than in urban areas, a lack of accessibility to dental care facilities could be a barrier to routine dental checkups. Thus, we hypothesized that the distance to the dental care facilities is a risk factor for tooth loss. The aim of this study was to test whether there is an association between the distance to dental care facilities, estimated by geographic information systems, and number of teeth, assessed by an oral examination, among elderly residents of a rural area in Japan...
March 21, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316919/prevalence-of-dental-caries-based-on-personality-types-of-35-44-years-old-residents-in-davangere-city
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Puja C Yavagal, Hitashi Singla
AIM: To assess dental caries experience of different personality types of 35-44 years old residents in Davangere city. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in field setting. Based on Jenkins Activity Survey Questionnaire(11) used to assess the personality types, a personality questionnaire was designed consisting of 20 items. Questionnaire was used to assess and categorize personality types as Type A, Type B and Type AB. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 17...
January 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295831/factors-influencing-resident-choice-of-prosthodontic-residency-program
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Pandora Keala Lee Wojnarwsky, Yan Wang, Kumar Shah, Sreenivas Koka
PURPOSE: The decision by prosthodontic residency program directors to employ the Match process highlights the need to understand applicant priorities that influence their choice of which programs to rank highly. The purpose of this study is to determine the factors that were most important to residents when choosing from among nonmilitary based prosthodontics dental residency programs in the United States. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following completion of a pilot study, all currently enrolled prosthodontic residents at nonmilitary residency programs were invited to participate via the internet...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292344/an-analysis-of-pediatric-dentistry-residents-productivity-in-the-operating-room
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Oscar Arevalo, Daniel M Saman, Rosie Roldan, Andre Ballard, Adi Suta, Gabriel Brocha
PURPOSE: To analyze productivity of pediatric dental residents (PDRs) in the operating room (OR) and to determine predictors of case length. METHODS: Service-mix for OR cases completed between 2010 and 2013 were converted to relative value units (RVUs). Additional information, including patients' age, gender, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) status, number of teeth, and operation time was retrieved. Analysis entailed descriptive, correlational, and multivariable techniques...
January 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277023/oral-health-and-access-to-dental-care-a-comparison-of-elderly-migrants-and-non-migrants-in-germany
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Ghazal Aarabi, Daniel R Reissmann, Udo Seedorf, Heiko Becher, Guido Heydecke, Christopher Kofahl
OBJECTIVES: To compare oral health, access barriers to dental care, oral health behavior and oral hygiene behavior of elderly German residents with and without immigration background. DESIGN: In this cross-sectional explorative study, a convenience sample (N = 112, age ≥ 60 years, 54% immigrants) was recruited in four dental practices in Hamburg, Germany. Oral health was assessed with Decayed/Missing/Filled Teeth (DMFT), Papillary Bleeding Index (PBI), and Approximal Plaque Index (API)...
February 23, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276845/an-interprofessional-programme-to-culturally-sensitise-students-to-the-needs-of-patients-and-realities-of-practice-in-rural-areas
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Kristin A Schuller, Mary Amundson, Makenzie McPherson, Gwen W Halaas
The University of North Dakota programme, Students/residents Experiences And Rotations in Community Health (SEARCH), was implemented to address recruitment and retention problems and stereotypes associated with practicing in rural areas by providing an opportunity for health profession students to gain experience living and practicing in rural areas and observing interprofessional practice. Each health profession student in the programme (n = 181) from 2001 to 2011 (excluding 2009) kept a four-week journal detailing daily or weekly interactions, general thoughts, and experiences...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Interprofessional Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274263/cross-border-movement-of-older-patients-a-descriptive-study-on-health-service-use-of-japanese-retirees-in-thailand
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Yumiko Miyashita, Chutima Akaleephan, Nima Asgari-Jirhandeh, Channarong Sungyuth
BACKGROUND: Thailand's policy to promote long-stay tourism encourages Japanese retirees to relocate to Thailand. One concern of such an influx is the impact of these elderly foreign residents on the Thai health system. This study aims to reveal the current use of and needs for health services amongst Japanese retirees residing in various locations in Thailand. METHODS: In collaboration with nine Japanese self-help clubs in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Phuket, questionnaire surveys of Japanese long-stay retirees were conducted from January to March 2015...
March 8, 2017: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273529/heavy-metals-in-human-teeth-dentine-a-bio-indicator-of-metals-exposure-and-environmental-pollution
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Khandoker Asaduzzaman, Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Nurul Atiqah Binti Baharudin, Yusoff Bin Mohd Amin, Mohideen Salihu Farook, D A Bradley, Okba Mahmoud
With rapid urbanization and large-scale industrial activities, modern human populations are being increasingly subjected to chronic environmental heavy metal exposures. Elemental uptake in tooth dentine is a bioindicator, the uptake occurring during the formation and mineralization processes, stored to large extent over periods of many years. The uptake includes essential elements, most typically geogenic dietary sources, as well as non-essential elements arising through environmental insults. In this study, with the help of the Dental Faculty of the University of Malaya, a total of 50 separate human teeth were collected from dental patients of various ethnicity, age, gender, occupation, dietary habit, residency, etc...
February 22, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257399/addressing-the-health-and-wellness-needs-of-vulnerable-rockaway-residents-in-the-wake-of-hurricane-sandy-findings-from-a-health-coaching-and-community-health-worker-program
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David Russell, Mia R Oberlink, Shivani Shah, Lauren Evans, Karen Bassuk
OBJECTIVES: To describe the design and participants of a program that employed health coaches and community health workers to address the social, health, and long-term disaster recovery needs of Rockaway residents roughly 2 years after Hurricane Sandy made landfall. DESIGN: Baseline and exit questionnaires, containing demographic, health, and health care utilization measures, were administered to participants at the start and end of the program. Enrollment and encounter information was captured in program administrative records...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253872/midwestern-latino-caregivers-knowledge-attitudes-and-sense-making-of-the-oral-health-etiology-prevention-and-barriers-that-inhibit-their-children-s-oral-health-a-cbpr-approach
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Kimberly K Walker, E Angeles Martínez-Mier, Armando E Soto-Rojas, Richard D Jackson, Sarah M Stelzner, Lorena C Galvez, Gabriela J Smith, Miriam Acevedo, Laura Dandelet, Dulce Vega
BACKGROUND: Using community-based participatory research, the Health Protection Model was used to understand the cultural experiences, attitudes, knowledge and behaviors surrounding caries etiology, its prevention and barriers to accessing oral health care for children of Latino parents residing in Central Indiana. METHODS: A community reference group (CBPR) was established and bi-lingual community research associates were used to conduct focus groups comprised of Latino caregivers...
March 2, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251432/impact-of-caries-and-dental-fluorosis-on-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-a-cross-sectional-study-in-schoolchildren-receiving-water-naturally-fluoridated-at-above-optimal-levels
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Álvaro García-Pérez, María Esther Irigoyen-Camacho, S Aída Borges-Yáñez, Marco Antonio Zepeda-Zepeda, Irvin Bolona-Gallardo, Gerardo Maupomé
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of caries and fluorosis on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) among schoolchildren living in areas with high concentrations of fluoride in water. METHODS: Five hundred and twenty-four schoolchildren (8-12 year olds) residing in rural communities in central Mexico were examined for oral hygiene, caries (International Caries Detection and Assessment System, ICDAS II), and fluorosis (Thylstrup and Fejerskov Index, TFI)...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250033/cross-sectional-analysis-of-national-dental-residency-match-data
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Sivaraman Prakasam, Patrick Brady, Veeratrishul Allareddy, Sankeerth Rampa, Kyungsup Shin, Romesh Nalliah, Veerasathpurush Allareddy
The Dental Residency Match (DRM) program provides an ethical and unbiased selection process for applicants to postdoctoral dental programs, based on mutual interests of applicants and programs. The aims of this study were to conduct a descriptive analysis of DRM metrics for the years 2008 to 2015 and to test the hypothesis that there was a difference in number of ranks submitted between programs that filled all their offered positions and those that did not. DRM metrics data from years 2008 to 2015 were obtained from the National Matching Service...
March 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250031/faculty-development-for-metro-new-york-city-postdoctoral-dental-program-directors-delphi-assessment-and-program-response
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Marcie S Rubin, Mari Millery, Burton L Edelstein
Faculty development for dental academicians is essential to cultivate a continuous faculty workforce, retain existing faculty members, enhance their teaching skill sets, and remain responsive to changing program requirements and curricular reforms. To maximize the utility of dental faculty development, it is important to systematically assess and address faculty members' perceived training needs. The aims of this study were to determine priority topics among one group of postdoctoral program directors and to translate those topics into faculty development programs as part of Columbia University's Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-sponsored faculty training program for primary care educators...
March 2017: Journal of Dental Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238997/a-two-year-retrospective-study-on-the-pattern-of-dental-trauma-and-its-etiology-northwest-ethiopia
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Amare Teshome, Abebe Muche
BACKGROUND: In Ethiopia traumatic dental injury (TDI) is seriously neglected, regardless of its current increased incidence rate. OBJECTIVE: To determine the etiology and types of TDIs among traumatized patients admitted to Gondar University Hospital Dental Clinic (GUHDC) between September 2013 and August 2015. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive study design was conducted using previous medical records of 309 patients. Records were retrieved, reviewed and analyzed...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236609/accuracy-of-teledentistry-for-diagnosing-dental-pathology-using-direct-examination-as-a-gold-standard-results-of-the-tel-e-dent-study-of-older-adults-living-in-nursing-homes
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Alain Queyroux, Bernard Saricassapian, Daniel Herzog, Karin Müller, Isabelle Herafa, Dorothée Ducoux, Benoît Marin, Thierry Dantoine, Pierre-Marie Preux, Achille Tchalla
IMPORTANCE: Dental neglect and high levels of unmet dental needs are becoming increasingly prevalent among elderly residents of long-term care facilities, although frail, elderly, and dependent populations are the most in need of professional dental care. Little is known about the validity of teledentistry for diagnosing dental pathology in nursing home residents. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the accuracy of teledentistry for diagnosing dental pathology, assessing the rehabilitation status of dental prostheses, and evaluating the chewing ability of older adults living in nursing homes (using direct examination as a gold standard)...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229403/a-simple-protocol-to-isolate-characterize-and-expand-dental-pulp-stem-cells
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Federica Di Scipio, Andrea Elio Sprio, Maria Elisabetta Carere, Zhiqian Yang, Giovanni Nicolao Berta
Adult stem cells reside in body tissues to preserve organs and whole organism homeostasis. They are acquiring a prominent role in the contemporary medicine. Many protocols to isolate and cultivate adult stem cells have been so far described, though they are often lengthy, laborious, and require very expansive instruments, materials, and reagents. On this basis, we describe a simple, cheap but at the same time functional method to: (1) isolate dental pulp stem cells (DPSC), (2) expand and cultivate DPSC, (3) cryopreserve DPSC, (4) characterize DPSC, and (5) differentiate DPSC into both mesenchymal and non-mesenchymal lineages...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211101/dental-status-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-among-nursing-facility-residents-in-eastern-iowa
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Daniel J Caplan, Tariq S Ghazal, Howard J Cowen, Deise C Oliveira
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate dental status (ie, number of teeth and presence of removable dental prostheses) as a predictor of all-cause mortality among nursing facility residents. BACKGROUND: Edentulism has been associated with poorer health outcomes in geriatric populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2006 and June 2008, oral health screening examinations were completed for 584 residents of 10 nursing facilities in four eastern Iowa counties...
February 16, 2017: Gerodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206895/evaluation-of-current-screening-and-treatment-patterns-for-pediatric-obstructive-sleep-apnea-among-practicing-pediatric-dentists-in-the-united-states-a-pilot-study
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John Keating, Jae Hyun Park
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to provide an evaluation of educational experience, screening, referral, and treatment patterns by pediatric dentists in the United States with regards to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). METHODS: A twenty-six question, multiple choice, electronic survey was developed using SurveyMonkey software. It was distributed to the 6,017 active American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) members, garnering a response rate of 7...
October 15, 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195645/exploring-the-views-of-relatives-of-frail-elderly-patients-about-participating-in-a-geriatric-dentistry-program
#20
Diego Machado Ardenghi, Chris Wyatt
Elderly residents of long-term care facilities (LTC) have difficulty accessing dental services. Aiming to improve access for this population, the Geriatric Dental Program (GDP) was established by UBC Faculty of Dentistry in 2002. Within the GDP, elderly people receive fee-for-service dental care. The objective of this research was to explore whether accessing these services had an impact on the lives of the patients' relatives. Data was collected through semi-structured, face-to-face, audio-recorded interviews with family members of 12 GDP patients...
February 14, 2017: Special Care in Dentistry
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