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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241218/analysis-of-the-cariogenic-potential-of-various-almond-milk-beverages-using-a-streptococcus-mutans-biofilm-model-in-vitro
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Janelle Lee, Janice A Townsend, Tatyana Thompson, Thomas Garitty, Arpan De, Qingzhao Yu, Brian M Peters, Zezhang T Wen
To evaluate the cariogenic properties of almond milk beverages, 6 almond milks, along with soy and whole bovine milk, were analyzed for their abilities to support Streptococcus mutans biofilm formation and acid production, and their capacity to buffer changes in pH. Biofilm formation by S. mutans was analyzed using an in vitro 96-well plate model and measured by crystal violet staining. Acid production by S. mutans was evaluated by a colorimetric L-lactate assay and pH measurement of bacterial cultures. Buffering capacity was assessed by a pH titration assay...
December 15, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240215/a-new-prognostication-system-for-dental-implants
#2
Babak Najafi, Parisa Kheirieh, Alireza Torabi, Emil G Cappetta, Ahmad Najafi, Surendra M Singh
Given the popularity of dental implants, determining their prognosis is an integral component of dental practice. An accurate prognosis is crucial to development of an appropriate treatment plan and may require alterations as overall status or the status of implants or natural teeth change. The importance of an established set of factors for determining implant prognosis would be highlighted in dentist-patient communication and in interdisciplinary collaboration. The main objective of the proposed prognostication system is short- and long-term success of dental implants...
January 2018: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240213/minimally-invasive-treatment-of-an-ankylosed-severely-discolored-and-intruded-central-incisor-with-a-masking-ceramic-veneer-a-clinical-report
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Anja Liebermann, Daniel Edelhoff, Otto Prandtner, Reza Saeidi Pour
Dental therapy of traumatically ankylosed maxillary anterior teeth with an additional slight root resorption represents a great challenge for the restorative team and requires intensive planning and communication between patient, dentist, orthodontist, periodontist, and dental technician. The inhibition of vertical growth often makes dental intervention indispensable. Porcelain laminate veneers have been successfully used for more than two decades, mainly on anterior teeth, and was the minimally invasive treatment option for the present case report...
January 2018: International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237613/doctors-dentists-and-children-s-teeth
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EDITORIAL
Sara Hurley
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237585/evaluating-the-dental-caries-related-information-on-brazilian-websites-qualitative-study
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Patricia Estefania Ayala Aguirre, Melina Martins Coelho, Daniela Rios, Maria Aparecida Andrade Moreira Machado, Agnes Fátima Pereira Cruvinel, Thiago Cruvinel
BACKGROUND: Dental caries is the most common chronic oral disease, affecting 2.4 billion people worldwide who on average have 2.11 decayed, missing, or filled teeth. It impacts the quality of life of patients, socially and economically. However, the comprehension of dental caries may be difficult for most people, as it involves a multifactorial etiology with the interplay between the tooth surface, the dental biofilm, dietary fermentable carbohydrates, and genetic and behavioral factors...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236521/korean-dentists-perceptions-and-attitudes-regarding-radiation-safety-and-protection
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Seo-Young An, Kyung-Min Lee, Jae-Seo Lee
OBJECTIVES: To investigate dentists' perceptions and attitudes regarding radiation safety in dental practices in Korea. METHODS: Two hundred seven dentists participated in this study. An anonymous survey was conducted regarding the following areas: years of practice, characteristics of the radiography equipment, knowledge of diagnostic reference levels, prescription of dental radiographs, use of radiation protection procedures, and participation in the radiation safety program...
December 13, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
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/29233132/intraoral-scanners-in-dentistry-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Francesco Mangano, Andrea Gandolfi, Giuseppe Luongo, Silvia Logozzo
BACKGROUND: Intraoral scanners (IOS) are devices for capturing direct optical impressions in dentistry. The purpose of this narrative review on the use of IOS was to: (1) identify the advantages/disadvantages of using optical impressions compared to conventional impressions; (2) investigate if optical impressions are as accurate as conventional impressions; (3) evaluate the differences between the IOS currently available commercially; (4) determine the current clinical applications/limitations in the use of IOS...
December 12, 2017: BMC Oral Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233107/correlation-of-occupational-stress-with-depression-anxiety-and-sleep-in-korean-dentists-cross-sectional-study
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Kyung-Won Song, Won-Seok Choi, Hee-Jung Jee, Chi-Sung Yuh, Yong-Ku Kim, Leen Kim, Heon-Jeong Lee, Chul-Hyun Cho
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate the degree of occupational stress and the clinical mental state of dentists. In addition, we investigated the correlation of occupational stress with depression, anxiety, and sleep among dentists in Korea. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey on 231 dentists was conducted using the Doctor Job Stress Scale, Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), State-Trait Anxiety Index (STAI), and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)...
December 12, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232884/practicing-dentists-self-efficacy-and-associated-factors-in-managing-the-treatment-of-adults-with-mental-and-physical-disabilities-an-exploratory-cross-sectional-study-in-riyadh-saudi-arabia
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Sakher AlQahtani, Ebtissam Zakaria Murshid, Hani Talal Fadel, Saba Kassim
Background: Provision of oral healthcare to adults with mental and physical disabilities (AMPD) remains a challenging area across various healthcare systems. The present study aimed to assess self-reported efficacy and investigate factors associated with self-efficacy in the management of AMPD among practicing dentists in Saudi Arabia. Methods: A pilot-tested, self-administered questionnaire was distributed to a convenience sample of 1000 dentists. Descriptive and inferential analyses were performed on the collected responses...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229631/update-on-electronic-dental-record-and-clinical-computing-adoption-among-dental-practices-in-the-united-states
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Amit Acharya, Dixie Schroeder, Kelsey Schwei, Po-Huang Chyou
The study sought to re-characterize trends and factors affecting electronic dental record (EDR) and technologies adoption by dental practices and the impact of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) act on adoption rates through 2012. A 39-question survey was disseminated nationally over 3 months using a novel, statistically-modeled approach informed by early response rates to achieve a predetermined sample. EDR adoption rate for clinical support was 52%. Adoption rates were higher among: 1) younger dentists; 2) dentists ≤ 15 years in practice; 3) females; and 4) group practices...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Medicine & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227160/inter-and-intra-examiner-reliability-of-bitewing-radiography-and-near-infrared-light-transillumination-for-proximal-caries-detection-and-assessment
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Friederike Litzenburger, Katrin Heck, Vinay Pitchika, Klaus W Neuhaus, Fabian N Jost, Reinhard Hickel, Anahita Jablonski-Momeni, Alexander Welk, Alexander Lederer, Jan Kühnisch
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the inter- and intra-examiner reliability of digital bitewing (DBW) radiography and near-infrared light transillumination (NIRT) for proximal caries detection and assessment in posterior teeth. METHODS: From a pool of 85 patients, 100 corresponding pairs of DBW and NIRT images (~1/3 healthy, ~1/3 with enamel caries and ~1/3 with dentin caries) were chosen. Twelve dentists with different professional statuses and clinical experience repeated the evaluation in two blinded cycles...
December 11, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226051/cadaveric-study-for-intraoral-needle-access-to-the-infratemporal-fossa-application-to-posterior-superior-alveolar-nerve-block-technique
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Joe Iwanaga, Emily Simonds, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
The posterior superior alveolar (PSA) nerve block is, from an anatomical perspective, challenging because the mandibular ramus and the zygomatic process of the maxilla can interfere with the course of the needle. Dentists empirically know that shifting the patient's mandible to the ipsilateral side can improve visibility and accessibility for such blocks. This cadaveric study aimed to establish anatomical evidence for the ipsilateral mandible shifting used in the PSA. The distance between the lateral most bulging point of the alveolar part of the maxilla and ipsilateral anterior border of the ramus of the mandible ranged from 1...
October 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225624/a-competition-between-care-teams-improved-recording-of-diagnoses-in-primary-dental-care-a-longitudinal-follow-up-study
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Jouko Kallio, Timo Kauppila, Lasse Suominen, Anna Maria Heikkinen
Introduction: A playful competition was launched in a primary dental health care system to improve the recording of diagnoses into an electronic patient chart system and to study what diagnoses were used in primary dental care. Methods: This was a longitudinal follow-up study with public sector primary dental care practices in a Finnish city. A one-year-lasting playful competition between the dental care teams was launched and the monthly percentage of dentists' visits with recorded diagnosis before, during, and after the intervention was recorded...
2017: International Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225446/use-of-internet-for-general-and-dental-health-along-acculturation-features-in-a-sample-of-mexican-americans
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Odette Aguirre, Rodrigo Mariño, Carlo Medina-Solís, Gerardo Maupomé
The objectives of this study were to explore self-reported Internet and electronic platforms used to search for and store medical and dental information among people of Mexican origin. A sample of adults self-identified as European American (250) and as Mexican American (255), residing in Central Indiana, answered a one-time survey that included technology use questions and measured acculturation via the Psychological-Behavioral Acculturation Scale. Overall use of information technologies was estimated through an Information and Communication Technology score...
2017: Ethnicity & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224821/a-multicenter-study-of-malignant-oral-and-maxillofacial-lesions-in-children-and-adolescents
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José Alcides Almeida de Arruda, Leni Verônica de Oliveira Silva, Camila de Nazaré Alves de Oliveira Kato, Lauren Frenzel Schuch, Aline Carvalho Batista, Nádia Lago Costa, Sandra Beatriz Chaves Tarquinio, Elena Riet Correa Rivero, Vinícius Coelho Carrard, Manoela Domingues Martins, Ana Paula Veras Sobral, Ricardo Alves Mesquita
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the frequency of malignant oral and maxillofacial lesions among children and adolescents from representative geographic regions of Brazil. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on biopsies obtained from 1990 to 2016 at six Brazilian oral and maxillofacial pathology referral centers. A total of 85,105 biopsy specimens from children and adolescents were analyzed. Gender, age, anatomical location, symptomatology and histopathological diagnosis were evaluated...
December 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224001/dental-caries-and-developmental-defects-of-enamel-in-the-primary-dentition-of-preterm-infants-case-control-observational-study
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Ina Manuela Schüler, Stefanie Haberstroh, Kristin Dawczynski, Thomas Lehmann, Roswitha Heinrich-Weltzien
AIM: Assessment of dental health in the primary dentition of preterm infants (PTI) including investigation of mother- and infant-related risk factors in a case-control study design. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred twenty-eight infants aged 3-4 years were included. Sixty-four PTI (27 males) were randomly selected from the preterm registry of the Jena University Hospital. As a control group served 64 full-term infants (FTI) recruited from the Department of Paediatric Dentistry, matched for age and sex...
December 9, 2017: Caries Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218839/association-between-number-of-teeth-use-of-dentures-and-musculoskeletal-frailty-among-older-adults
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Seoyoung Lee, Wael Sabbah
AIM: To assess whether there is a relationship between musculoskeletal frailty and number of teeth/denture use, and whether nutritional intake explains this relationship, in a sample of older Americans. METHODS: Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011/2012 were used. Handgrip strength was used to show musculoskeletal frailty. Number of teeth and denture use were examined by calibrated dentists. Information on sociodemographic factors, nutrients intake and general health status were collected through interviews...
December 7, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216493/intimate-partner-violence-against-women-circumstances-of-aggressions-and-oral-maxillofacial-traumas-a-medical-legal-and-forensic-approach
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Ítalo de Macedo Bernardino, Luzia Michelle Santos, Alysson Vinicius Porto Ferreira, Tomás Lucio Marques de Almeida Lima, Lorena Marques da Nóbrega, Sérgio d'Avila
INTRODUCTION: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health problem that frequently results in oral-maxillofacial traumas, generating high social and economic costs. The aim of this study was to describe the profile of women victims of IPV and determine the pattern of oral-maxillofacial traumas, according to a medical-legal and forensic perspective. An exploratory study of 1361 suspected cases of women victims of IPV was carried out based on database of an Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Dentistry of Northeastern Brazil during a period of 4 years...
December 4, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215691/evaluating-psychometric-properties-of-an-instrument-addressing-comprehensiveness-of-care-among-dentists
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Grazielle Christine Maciel Mattos, Juliana Vaz de Melo Mambrini, Jennifer Elizabeth Gallagher Mbe, Saul Martins Paiva, Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães de Abreu
This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of an instrument to assess comprehensiveness of care from dentists using a combination of classical test theory and item response theory. A 46-item instrument was developed and tested by a panel of experts, followed by a pilot test and administration to 187 primary care dentists in a large Brazilian city. The 46 items were evaluated using the following criteria: acceptability, internal consistency, temporal stability, inter-item correlation, and tetrachoric correlation...
September 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
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