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Demographic and socioeconomic
Throughout the years, oral healthcare utilisation in Malaysia has been low despite various efforts by the Ministry of Health Malaysia for improvement. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of oral healthcare utilisation and identify factors associated with oral healthcare utilisation among adults in Malaysia. Secondary data analysis of adults aged 18 years and over from the National
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Rodrigo Mariño is a public health dentist, Professor of Population Oral Health at the Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne, where he has worked since 2004. Rodrigo has a dental degree from the University of Chile, a Master's in public health (U Minn), and a PhD from the University of Melbourne.
Assessment of the oral health behavior, knowledge and
Oral health plays an important role in overall health and is an indispensable part of general health [4,5,6]. It is reported that there is a close relationship between oral diseases and other systemic diseases like diabetes, digestive disease, stroke, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, adverse pregnancy outcomes, obesity, et al [ 7 , 8
Oral health problems among palliative and terminally ill
Oral health problems among palliative and terminally ill patients: an integrated systematic review. Munikumar Ramasamy Venkatasalu 1, Zaidah Rizidah Murang 1, Divya Thirumalai Rajam Ramasamy 1 & Jagjit Singh Dhaliwal 1 BMC Oral Health volume 20, …
Relationship between oral health literacy and oral health
Health literacy is “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions .”This includes the ability to read and understand written text, to effectively communicate health-related information, to navigate the healthcare system and to attain and maintain good health.
Socioeconomic status, oral health and dental disease in
Socioeconomic inequalities are associated with oral health status, either subjectively (self-rated oral health) or objectively (clinically-diagnosed dental diseases). The aim of this study is to compare the magnitude of socioeconomic inequality in oral health and dental disease among adults in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States (US).
Do nurses have barriers to quality oral
Oral care is a fundamental nursing practice that has a great impact on patient well-being and general health during hospitalization. Nurses are responsible for providing oral care in the hospital, however, they usually implement it unsatisfactorily due to inadequate resources, lack of standard protocol, time shortage and ineffective training.
Assessment of risk factors for early
The high prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC) is a common phenomenon both in China and worldwide , coupled with its related adverse effects on oral health and even general health .Hence, strengthening the prevention of ECC has been the most urgent and significant task for both dentists and society as a whole .The current prevention of caries is mainly achieved through the …
The impact of caries status on supragingival plaque and
The diagnostic criteria for caries were based on the fifth edition of the Oral Health Surveys: Basic Methods published by World Health Organization . According to the results of oral examination, 15 children without caries were enrolled in the healthy group (H group), an 15 children with caries were enrolled in the caries group (C group).
Barriers and facilitators to dental care
Health services research: an anthology. Washington, DC: Pan American Health Organisation; 1992. p. 842–55. Google Scholar 17. Satinsky E, Fuhr DC, Woodward A, Sondorp E, Roberts B. Mental health care utilisation and access among refugees and asylum seekers in Europe: a systematic review. Health Policy. 2019;123(9):851–63.
The impact of poor oral health on the oral health-related
Determine the impact of poor oral health on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in community-dwelling older adults. Cross-sectional study of community-dwelling older adults in Mexico City. Sociodemographic characteristics were obtained and assessed their OHRQoL according to the Geriatric/General Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI).
Oral health issues of young adults with severe
Oral health maintenance is a particularly important issue for this vulnerable population that experience both poor oral health and a high level of unmet treatment needs . As in other health care areas, their oral health care is largely dependent on the knowledge, attitude, and practices of …
Dental health problems and treatment-seeking behavior
Oral diseases are a public health concern with a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals. Children with special needs face significant challenges in carrying out oral hygiene due to their disability, and they are more prone to poor oral health and illnesses. This study assessed dental health problems and treatment-seeking behaviors of special needs school students in Amhara
Socioeconomic status, oral health and dental disease in
health status, whether subjectively (self-rated oral health) or objectively (clinically-diagnosed dental diseases) determined [1–4]. Monitoring social inequalities in oral health is important to provide information on popula-tion differences in oral health care needs, preventive practices and oral health system priorities.
The early childhood oral health program: a qualitative
Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is the most common chronic disease among young children despite it being a preventable condition [1, 2].ECC is prevalent in both developing and industrialised nations highlighting it as a serious public health concern .Although the prevalence of ECC in some European countries is considered to be declining (1–32 %), rates of ECC in developing …
Common risk factors and edentulism in
Edentulism (loss of all teeth) is a final marker of disease burden for oral health common among older adults and poorer populations. Yet most evidence is from high-income countries. Oral health has many of the same social and behavioural risk factors as other non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which are increasing rapidly in low- and middle-income countries with ageing populations.
Systematic review of the tools of oral and dental health
In the twenty-first century, health literacy (HL) has been introduced as a global issue and a priority in health [1, 2], and the World Health Organization has identified HL as one of the greatest determinants of health [3, 4].One of the important topics in the field of health, is oral and dental health.
Effects of health-promoting school strategy on dental
Dental caries in children is a major public health concern in Taiwan .Children affected by caries can experience pain and sleeping disorders, affecting school attendance and performance, eating habits, body weight, and growth [2, 3].In 2012, the decayed, missing, and filled (DMF) teeth index for 12-year-old children in Taiwan was 2.5; this is higher than the global average for DMF as
Trends in socioeconomic inequality of periodontal health
Oral health examinations were performed by a trained and qualified team of dentists and dental hygienists in a mobile research facility located in the municipalities in which the participants lived. The comprehensive oral health assessment included dentition status assessment, oral hygiene examination, and periodontal screening.
Are parents’ education levels
The results of the fourth National Oral Health Survey of China conducted in 2015–2016 found that the prevalence of permanent dental caries in children aged 12 to 15 years was 41.9%, the mean DFMT was 1.04, and the caries filling rate was 17.5% .These data suggest that the prevention of dental caries in Chinese children is still a problem worthy of attention.
Relationship between oral health-related knowledge
Good oral health is an essential component to maintain and improve general health and quality of life. Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) can be used to measure the impact of oral health on an individual’s quality of life [1,2,3].OHRQoL represents the subjective perception of oral conditions and subjective evaluation of physical function, psychological function, and social activity
Impact evaluation of a school-based oral health program
This study evaluated the relationship between enrolment in a school-based oral health prevention program (SOHP) and: 1) children’s dental health status and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), and 2) mothers’ oral health (OH) knowledge, attitude, practice, and OHRQoL. This cross-sectional study, in the Kuwait Capital, included 440 primary school children aged 11 to 12 years and
Association between water, sanitation
A national WASH consultant who is a community health expert in sanitarian and public health undertook the judgment quantification of the instruments used for the study. The judgement quantification is a part of the instrument content validation process . A pilot was then conducted to test the questions for ease of understanding and language
A systematic review of the quality and
Health researchers are therefore encouraged to consider children as active participants. Whilst children’s engage-ment is becoming increasingly evident in some areas of child oral health research, little is known about their contribution to the field of economic evaluation [13, 14].
Use of oral health care services in Finnish adults
During the 2000s, two major legislative reforms concerning oral health care have been implemented in Finland. One entitled the whole population to subsidized care and the other regulated the timeframes of access to care. Our aim was, in a cross-sectional setting, to assess changes in and determinants of use of oral health care services before the first reform in 2000 and after both reforms …
Oral health academics’ conceptualisation of health
Health promotion philosophy is focused on health as a positive concept and focuses on improving health via a range of strategies that goes beyond the health care system . Richards [ 44 ] reported dentists value the restorative paradigm over the preventative one, while, participants in this study, acknowledged the restorative paradigm was the
Impact of removable dentures on oral health-related
Oral health is an important part of well-being, and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) should be emphasized when providing dental care to elderly people. One of the most commonly used measures of OHRQoL is the Geriatric Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI), which was developed specifically for use with older adults [ 4 ].
Psychological distress, oral health behaviour and related
Oral health is an important part of overall wellbeing, and oral diseases are related to chronic health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases [1, 2].The common risk factors of oral and general heath have been highly influential in integrating oral health into general health .The common risk factor approach has been connected into a social determinants framework and the
COVID-19 outbreak and dental health care provision in
Background The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world is unprecedented, posing greater threats to vulnerable healthcare systems, especially in developing countries. This study aimed to assess the knowledge of dental healthcare providers in Nigeria about the disease and evaluate their responses to the preventive measures necessitated by COVID-19. Methods This was an online self
Effects of autologous concentrated growth factor on
GH is an important factor for the gingival function and aesthetic, responsible for reducing the incidence of periodontal disease and the maintenance of periodontal health. A previous study suggested that CGF could increase KTW by 0.58 mm, which was beneficial in terms of attachment gain and increased long-term stability [ 24 ].
Good role models
Persistent marginal plaque is an important etiological agent of periodontal diseases. Tooth brushing is the most appropriate measure to remove plaque and maintain oral health [1, 2].In line with this, several epidemiological studies reveal that the self-reported oral hygiene behaviour corresponds with the general recommendations by the dental professionals.
The impact of pregnancy on women’s oral health-related
Complex psychological and physiological changes occur in women’s body during pregnancy. These changes affect both oral health status and oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). In almost all of the previous cross-sectional design studies on pregnant women, generic OHRQoL instruments have been used to measure OHRQoL. While such instruments may be reliable, …
Number of teeth is associated with all-cause and disease
National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey is a major program of the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States. For this study, there is no sponsor for this research. Dr. Yu is supported by the NIH/NIDCR K23DE026804 and the NIH Loan Repayment Forgiveness
Relationship between oral health-related knowledge
health-related behaviours . e KAP theory holds that healthy knowledge is the basis for establishing posi-tive attitudes and healthy behaviours, and attitudes are the driving force of behavioural change, and promot-ing healthy behaviours is the goal . Previous studies
Greater inequalities in dental caries treatment than in
Socioeconomic-related oral health inequalities are a major concern  worldwide and exist in both developed and developing countries [2,3,4,5].A study from the United States  reported that periodontal disease inequalities are pervasive and associated with education, income and race/ethnicity.In the United Kingdom , social gradients in regard to dental caries are common in both …
A randomised clinical study investigating efficacy of a
While gingivitis, an inflammatory response to dental plaque , is a reversible condition, it can progress to irreversible periodontitis if left untreated, eventually leading to tissue, tooth and bone loss .The maintenance of gingival health is therefore paramount as, currently, periodontitis is reported to affect 5% to 20% of the world’s population .
Oral health status among transgender young adults: a cross
Transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people are a marginalized set of the population that continues to experience health care inequalities. This study aimed to assess oral health parameters including Candida growth and intensity among TGNC adults. This cross-sectional study recruited two subgroups: 40 transgender and 40 control adults.
The International Caries Classification
Medical health: Current use of medications, recreational drugs, or systemic conditions that may cause hyposalivation. Head and neck radiation : Patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer are categorized as high risk for developing caries because of the side effects or sequelae of the treatment regimes [ 23 , 24 ].
Quality of life measured by OHIP-14 and
The Oral Health Impact Profile-14 (OHIP-14) and the Geriatric/General Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI) have never been compared for a group of the same subjects in the Polish population. The aim of the study was to compare the OHIP-14 and GOHAI measures. 178 independently living people over the age of 55 were included in the study. The GOHAI and OHIP-14 measures were …
Oral health of patients suffering from end-stage solid
The oral health of organ transplanted patients before organ re-transplantation is largely unknown. This retrospective clinical study evaluates the necessity for intraoral surgical intervention and/or conservative treatment in candidates awaiting organ re-transplantation, both for graft failure and for reasons of another upcoming solid organ transplantation (renal or non-renal).
The influence of normative and subjective oral health
Background Traditional methods to measure oral health based on clinical standards are limited because they do not consider psychosocial and functional aspects of oral health. It has been recommended that these measures need to be supplemented by data obtained from patients regarding their individual perceptions on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). Happiness is a …
Yarning about oral health: perceptions of urban Australian
Basic requirements for good oral health are, in general, similar across the life span: keep the mouth clean, use fluoride, limit sugar, avoid drugs and alcohol, and visit the dentist regularly .Yet, despite the relatively homogenous recommendations for …
Gender and age group modified association of dental health
The survey was conducted at a community health center in Sungbook-Gu, Seoul, which was a combined Medical and Dental health promotion research. Systemic health status and oral health status were assessed by trained medical and dental health professionals who received calibration training beforehand. Participants
Oral health policymaking challenges in Iran: a qualitative
The present study was a qualitative one conducted in 2019 using content analysis. We used semi-structured interviews to achieve a diversity of views that included national and local policymakers, oral health professors, regional oral health managers and assistants involved in this field (Table 1).The reason for choosing these participants is that Iran has a centralized policymaking …
Dental vulnerability scale in primary health care
Oral health has been growing and strengthening itself as an integral and inseparable part of public health policies, based on the guidelines proposed by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, by means of a model of care that seeks to expand access to services through the Oral Health Teams (OHT) included in the Family Health Strategy (FHS) [1, 2].Brazil is a large country with great territorial and
Clinical efficacy of mineralized collagen (MC) versus
The purpose of this retrospective study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of mineralized collagen (MC) versus anorganic bovine bone (Bio-Oss) for immediate implant placement in esthetic area. Medical records of Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of Shandong Provincial Hospital were screened for patients who had been treated with immediate implant implantation in the esthetic area
RESEARCH ARTICLE Open Access Oral health-related quality
oral health and psychological, social and overall wellbeing as well as a positive impact on the family [14-19]. The anticipated impact on OHRQoL may, however, depend on the state of oral health of people and the oral health services available to them. Among high-ECC subjects, children’s OHRQoL may dramatically improve after the