Teledentistry as a novel pathway to improve dental health in school children: a research protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Despite great improvement in child oral health, some children subgroups still suffer from higher levels of dental caries. Geographic and socioeconomic barriers and the lack of access to dental care services ar...
Source: BMC Oral Health - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe findings of this study indicate that ECC prevalence and severity among this group of rural Cambodian children were high. Oral health programs focusing ECC prevention from an early age should be conducted in this population.
Source: Pediatric Dental Journal - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
AbstractFluoride is an essential trace element for humans, and its deficiency or excess in the environment could lead to disease. To investigate the spatial distribution and health risk assessment of fluoride (F−) in drinking water, 302 tap water samples from Chongqing urban areas, China, were collected to analyze F− using an ion chromatograph. The results showed that (1) F− concentration in drinking water ranged from 0.100 to 0.503  mg/L, with an average of 0.238 ± 0.045 mg/L. (2) The spatial autocorrelation analysis showed that high–low clusters were mostly located i...
Source: Environmental Geochemistry and Health - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
Abstract Environmental lead (Pb) exposure can induce dysbacteriosis, impair oral health, and is associated with the development of dental caries. However, the mechanism is unclear. The aim of this study was to explore the effects of Pb toxicity on oral antimicrobial activity in children in an e-waste area. Results showed higher blood Pb levels in e-waste-exposed group children, accompanied by decreased saliva SAG (salivary agglutinin) concentrations, increased peripheral WBC (white blood cell) counts and monocyte counts, and elevated peripheral monocyte percentage. LnPb (natural logarithmic transformation of blood...
Source: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Sci Pollut Res Int Source Type: research
Authors: Crincoli V, Piancino MG, Iannone F, Errede M, Di Comite M Abstract Aims: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a connective tissue disease characterized by a wide range of pleomorphic pictures, including mucocutaneous, renal, musculoskeletal and neurological symptoms. It involves oral tissues, with hyposalivation, tooth decay, gingivitis, angular cheilitis, ulcers and glossitis. Temporomandibular disorders represent a heterogeneous group of inflammatory or degenerative diseases of the stomatognatic system, with algic and/or dysfunctional clinical features involving temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and related...
Source: International Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Int J Med Sci Source Type: research
Lombardo, Giorgio / Lugoboni, Fabio / Signoriello, Annarita / Liboni, Pietro / Fiorino, Antonino / Nocini, Pier FrancescoPage 19 - 26Purpose: Oral health is essential in everyone's daily life, and becomes particularly important for those individuals who have been previously drug addicted. The aim of this study was to assess oral health in patients almost at the end of a methadone-detoxification process due to heroin dependency, identifying their treatment needs.Materials and Methods: Seventeen patients, aged between 22 and 51 years, were admitted to the University Hospital of Verona after at least 6 months of being drug-fr...
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study confirms the high prevalence of obesity in primary school children. It also shows the scarce association between carious lesions and obesity.
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
This study was conducted on a total of 394 patients. DMFT index was used to define the number of teeth with decays, teeth with fillings, and missing teeth. The body weight and height of the study participants were measured with a digital scale and height rod. BMI was calculated by dividing the body weight by the square root of the height. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Bonferroni tests were used to compare three or more groups and to compare two groups, respectively. The statistical significance level was evaluated at p
Source: Oral health and Preventive dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Exploring the dental microbiota and comparing them in health or diseased conditions is critical step in the determination of human general health. The method applied in this study could identify bacteria related to the three dental lesions. However, due to lack of data for comparison in Genbank or because of the sequence similarity lower than 98% for most identified bacteria, the use of more powerful approaches like NGS platforms or typing of multiple loci (MLST) in future studies is recommended. PMID: 32040467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral y Cirugia Bucal - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Med Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal Source Type: research
In this study, the role of thespxA2 transcriptional regulator in these two pathways, and overall cell envelope homeostasis, was examined. Loss ofspxA2 resulted in an increase in the proportion of saturated fatty acids in theS. mutans membrane and altered transcription of several genes involved in the production of these membrane fatty acids, includingfabT andfabM. Furthermore, activity of the F1F0‐ATPase was increased in the ∆spxA2 strain. Transcription ofspxA2 was elevated in the presence of a variety of membrane stressors, and highly dependent on theliaR component of the LiaFSR system, which is known to sense cell en...
Source: Molecular Oral Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
IMAGE: Being exposed to PFAS--a class of chemicals found in drinking water--has been linked to higher rates of cancer, heart disease, thyroid dysfunction and other conditions. WVU School of Dentistry researchers...viewmore Credit: Aira Burkhart/West Virginia University Children with higher concentrations of a certain chemical in their blood are more likely to get cavities, according to a new study byWest Virginia UniversitySchool of Dentistry researchers. Manufactured chemical g roups called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are universal as a result of extensive manufacturing and use. Although manuf...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
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