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Samy A Azer
The aims of this study were to identify characteristics of the top-cited articles in problem-based learning (PBL) and assess the quality of evidence provided by these articles. The most frequently cited articles on PBL were searched in April 2015 in the Science Citation Index Expanded database (List A) and Google Scholar database (List B). Eligible articles identified were reviewed for key characteristics. The Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine guidelines were used in assessing the level of evidence...
April 2017: Journal of Dental Education
Rafael Sarkis-Onofre, Maximiliano Sérgio Cenci, David Moher, Tatiana Pereira-Cenci
The use of reporting guidelines has an important role in the development of health research, improving the quality and precision of the publications. This study evaluated how dental journals use reporting guidelines. All editors of dental journals registered on the 2013 Journal Citation Reports list (n=81) were invited to participate. The data were collected by a self-reported web-based questionnaire. Information about the profile of journal/editor and on the use of reporting guidelines by journals was gathered...
January 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
Rachel Skladman, Lynn Marty Grames, Gary Skolnick, Dennis C Nguyen, Sybill D Naidoo, Kamlesh B Patel, Jeffrey L Marsh, Albert S Woo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In 1989, the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal published the first randomized prospective cleft surgery study, comparing the Kriens intravelar veloplasty (IVV) with a non-IVV 2-flap repair. Results in that and follow-up publications yielded no difference between the 2 groups for need for secondary velopharyngeal management. The subjects have now reached adulthood. This study was designed to ask: Is there any difference between the groups in the outcomes that multidisciplinary team care addresses: speech intelligibility, facial growth, breathing while awake and asleep, attainment of education, and long-term socioeconomic status? METHODS: Enrollees from the original published study were invited to participate in a survey...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Terence E Donovan, Riccardo Marzola, Kevin R Murphy, David R Cagna, Frederick Eichmiller, James R McKee, James E Metz, Jean-Pierre Albouy
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: It is clear the contemporary dentist is confronted with a blizzard of information regarding materials and techniques from journal articles, advertisements, newsletters, the internet, and continuing education events. While some of that information is sound and helpful, much of it is misleading at best. PURPOSE: This review identifies and discusses the most important scientific findings regarding outcomes of dental treatment to assist the practitioner in making evidence-based choices...
November 2016: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
K A Eaton, N Innes, S M Balaji, C Pugh, E Honkala, C D Lynch
This satellite symposium was the fifth in a series for editors, publishers, reviewers and all those with an interest in scientific publishing. It was held on Wednesday, 11 March 2015 at the IADR meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The symposium attracted more than 210 attendees. The symposium placed an emphasis on strategies to ensure that papers are accepted by peer reviewed journals. The speaker, representing the Journal of Dental Research gave a history of peer review and explained how to access material to advise new authors...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Dentistry
I Pawellek, V Grote, M Theurich, R Closa-Monasterolo, A Stolarczyk, E Verduci, A Xhonneux, B Koletzko
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The World Health Organization recommends to limit intake of free sugars to 5% of total energy per day because of the great impact of high sugar intake on body fat deposition, adiposity and dental caries. However, little data exist about total intake and sources of sugar in European children. Therefore, this paper aims to describe sugar intake and dietary sugar sources and associated factors. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Three-day weighed dietary records were obtained at eight time points from children 1 to 8 years of age (n=995) in five European countries...
January 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Roger Keller Celeste, Jonathan M Broadbent, Samuel Jorge Moyses
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of Dental Public Health (DPH) scientific publications within core DPH journals over time and to compare DPH journals with DPH content from other journal types. METHODS: The Scopus database was used to identify DPH-relevant articles published from 1965 to 2014 in three core DPH journals (DPHJs) and from 2005 to 2014 in Dental Journals (DJs), Public Health (PHJs) and General Journals (GJs). To identify DPH-relevant articles, a search strategy with words about oral health and public health was applied to each group of journals...
December 2016: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Cesar Orsini, Vivian I Binnie, Sarah L Wilson
PURPOSE: This study aimed at conducting a systematic review in health professions education of determinants, mediators and outcomes of students' motivation to engage in academic activities based on the self-determination theory's perspective. METHODS: A search was conducted across databases (MEDLINE, CINHAL, EMBASE, PsycINFO, and ERIC databases), hand-search of relevant journals, grey literature, and published research profile of key authors. Quantitative and qualitative studies were included if they reported research in health professions education focused on determinants, mediators, and/or outcomes of motivation from the self-determination and if meeting the quality criteria...
2016: Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professions
Andreas Dobloug, Jostein Grytten
BACKGROUND: The role of the family for caries between siblings has been a focus for researchers for almost 100 years. However, the contribution of the family to the variation in caries has not been determined. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the correlation between siblings in caries, and to investigate whether this varied according to number of siblings, mother's level of education, marital status and country of birth. METHODS: The population included families with two or more siblings, altogether 409 766 children and adolescents aged 6-18 years, and 181 551 mothers...
October 2016: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
M A Mon-Williams, F Mushtaq, R M Wilkie, B Khambay, A Keeling, M Manogue
Stereopsis and its role in dental practice has been a topic of debate in recent editions of this Journal. These discussions are particularly timely as they come at a point when virtual reality simulators are becoming increasingly popular in the education of tomorrow's dentists. The aim of this article is to discuss the lack of robust empirical evidence to ascertain the relationship (if any) between stereopsis and dentistry and to build a case for the need for further research to build a strong evidence base on the topic...
November 27, 2015: British Dental Journal
Vinod Kumar, Kavitha Patil, Karishma Munoli
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a major public health challenge. Unjustified calls for the isolation of patients with HIV infection might further constrain the potential for expansion of clinical services to deal with a greater number of such patients. This infectious illness can evoke irrational emotions and fears in health care providers. Keeping this in view, a study was conducted to assess the knowledge and attitudes related to HIV/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) among dental and medical students...
August 2015: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
Savita Dandakeri, Shilpa Dandekeri, B Gunachandra Rai, Nitin Suvarna, Mallikarjuna Ragher, Rachana Prabhu
The present paper aims to review the literature on increasing health care challenges and needs of a growing Indian geriatric population. It also focuses on the need to overcome the shortfalls in its current oral health status in elderly. This review is based on a PubMed database search engine published in the period from 1990 to 2010 in various dental journals. Different strategies are designed to provide better facilities and easy access of these facilities not only to elderly living in the city but to the one's in rural areas...
August 2015: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
Linda S Behar-Horenstein, Xiaoying Feng, Kellie W Roberts, Micaela Gibbs, Frank A Catalanotto, Charisse M Hudson-Vassell
Service-learning in dental education helps students integrate knowledge with practice in an underserved community setting. The aim of this study was to explore how a service-learning experience affected a small group of dental students' beliefs about cultural competence, professionalism, career development, desire to practice in a community service setting, and perceptions about access and disparities issues. Prior to beginning their first year of dental school, five first-year dental students at one U.S. dental school participated in a six-week service-learning program in which they interned at one of three at-risk settings in order to experience health care delivery there...
October 2015: Journal of Dental Education
P Jevon
Medical emergencies can occur in the dental practice. Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice and Emergency Drugs in the Dental Practice posters have been designed to help dental practitioners to respond effectively and safely to a medical emergency. These posters, endorsed by the British Dental Association, are included with this issue of the British Dental Journal. Further copies can be downloaded from:
September 11, 2015: British Dental Journal
David W Chambers
Despite articles advising health care professionals about how to read the literature and surveys of time spent reading, there have been no studies of what dentists or dental educators actually recall from the formal and informal literature. The aim of this study was to begin to develop data on this subject with convenience samples of 62 clinical faculty members at one U.S. dental school and a group of 33 dental editors. Members of the two groups were surveyed about their interest in and familiarity with a sample of items from the Journal of the American Dental Association and the ADA News, including research articles, editorials, advertisements, and announcements about programs and people...
September 2015: Journal of Dental Education
James Alan Neff, John C Gunsolley, Sabha Mahmoud Alshatrat
The aim of this study was to conduct a review of articles about tobacco or alcohol published from 1980 to 2010 in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), Journal of Dental Education (JDE), and Journal of Public Health Dentistry (JPHD) in an attempt to identify trends by decade in topics relevant to oral health consequences, oral cancer linkages, and cessation counseling. NVivo qualitative analysis software was used to code abstracts using the keywords "tobacco" or "alcohol." The search identified 269 articles: tobacco=211 (78%), alcohol=58 (22%)...
June 2015: Journal of Dental Education
Martine C Lévesque, Alissa Levine, Christophe Bedos
BACKGROUND: Front line providers of care are frequently lacking in knowledge on and sensitivity to social and structural determinants of underprivileged patients' health. Developing and evaluating approaches to raising health professional awareness and capacity to respond to social determinants is a crucial step in addressing this issue. McGill University, in partnership with Université de Montréal, Québec dental regulatory authorities, and the Québec anti-poverty coalition, co-developed a continuing education (CE) intervention that aims to transfer knowledge and improve the practices of oral health professionals with people living on welfare...
2015: International Journal for Equity in Health
Ramandeep Singh Gambhir
Dentistry is neither an allied health profession nor a paramedical profession. It is the only anatomically focused health care profession that is university-based and for which primary care responsibility is maintained by the profession. Dentists must have a reliable knowledge of basic clinical medicine for safely and effectively treating individuals with chronic and other diseases, which make them biologically and pharmacologically compromised. With changes in the life expectancy of people and lifestyles, as well as rapid advancement in biomedical sciences, dentists should have similar knowledge like a physician in any other fields of medicine...
January 2015: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
Momir Polenakovic, Lenche Danevska
Several biomedical journals in the Republic of Macedonia have succeeded in maintaining regular publication over the years, but only a few have a long-standing tradition. In this paper we present the basic characteristics of 18 biomedical journals that have been published without a break in the Republic of Macedonia. Of these, more details are given for 14 journals, a particular emphasis being on the journal Prilozi/Contributions of the Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Section of Medical Sciences as one of the journals with a long-term publishing tradition and one of the journals included in the Medline/PubMed database...
2014: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
Zeljko Krznarić, Nina Ausperger, Boris Brkljačić, Hrvoje Pezo, Tomislav Bozek, Viktorija Bradić, Vjekoslav Jerolimov, Adriana Vince, Davor Stimac
Since the establishment of the Croatian Medical Association in 1874, continuing its socializing, collaborative, professional and scientific activities through generations of medical doctors and dental doctors down to the present time. The period has been marked by dedicated work of many generations of physicians, numerous professional and scientific achievements of the medical profession. During their mandates, many presidents guided and directed the activities of the CMA, fervently discussed and fought for progress and prosperity and proudly celebrated important anniversaries and events...
November 2014: Lijec̆nic̆ki Vjesnik
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