An artificial intelligence proposal to automatic teeth detection and numbering in dental bite-wing radiographs.
CONCLUSIONS: A CNN approach for the analysis of bitewing images shows promise for detecting and numbering teeth. This method can save dentists time by automatically preparing dental charts. PMID: 33176533 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - November 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Yasa Y, Çelik Ö, Bayrakdar IS, Pekince A, Orhan K, Akarsu S, Atasoy S, Bilgir E, Odabaş A, Aslan AF Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Dental age in children with impacted maxillary canines.
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, the difference in dental age between patients with or without IMC is significant but small, and as such is likely of minor clinical relevance. Therefore, the timing of preventive care and treatment for patients with IMC should be the same as that for patients with normally erupting canines. PMID: 33176115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - November 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Lövgren ML, Ransjö M, Uribe P, Westerlund A Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

External root resorption in root-filled and vital teeth after extraction and non-extraction orthodontic treatments: a split-mouth retrospective study.
This study aimed to compare the amounts of external root resorption (ERR) during different modalities of orthodontic treatment (OT) in root-filled teeth (RFT) and their contralateral teeth with vital pulp (VPT) in the same patient. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study sample consisted of 69 patients in two groups: 35 patients in the non-extraction group (18 female, 17 male; 18.16 ± 3.79 years), and 34 patients in the extraction group (19 female, 15 male; 17.72 ± 2.78 years). Digital panoramic radiographs of each patient taken before and after OT were used to measure the tooth lengt...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - November 10, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Kurnaz S, Buyukcavus MH Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Efficacy of chitosan-based chewing gum on reducing salivary S. mutans counts and salivary pH: a randomised clinical trial.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To determine chitosan-based chewing gum role on reducing salivary S. mutans counts and salivary pH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present double-blind randomised clinical trial with the trial registration number of IRCT20190724044319N1 was conducted on 36 dental students. The volunteers were, randomly, divided into two groups (n = 18) including: G1: intervention group (chitosan chewing gum) and G2: control group (placebo chewing gum). Each participant was given eight pieces of the chewing gum, and was asked to chew each gum piece for 5 min and this was repeated for eight ...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - November 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Khamverdi Z, Farhadian F, Khazaei S, Adabi M Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Survival rate after endodontic treatment in general dentistry for cracked teeth with different coronal restorations.
CONCLUSION: The overall survival rate for cracked teeth was 68% after 5 years, while it was significantly higher for cracked teeth restored with a full crown. The results suggest within the limitations of this study that cracked teeth should be restored with a full crown after endodontic treatment. PMID: 33103524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - October 26, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Nguyen Thi W, Jansson L Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Reduced mesiodistal tooth dimension in individuals with osteogenesis imperfecta: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: The mesiodistal tooth dimension in individuals diagnosed with OI is significantly smaller compared to healthy controls, which should be taken into consideration in the restorative treatment planning of individuals with OI, although the magnitude of the deviation is relatively small. The results on mesiodistal tooth dimensions of the present controls may be used as a standard for comparisons in future studies on tooth dimensions. PMID: 33103531 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - October 26, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Staun Larsen L, Thuesen KJ, Gjørup H, Hald JD, Væth M, Dalstra M, Haubek D Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Single nucleotide polymorphisms of taste genes and caries: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: SNP of taste genes seems to be associated with caries experience. Causal inferences should be interpreted with caution and the results must be replicated in different populations. PMID: 33103533 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - October 25, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Chisini LA, Cademartori MG, Conde MCM, Costa FDS, Salvi LC, Tovo-Rodrigues L, Correa MB Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Effect of a formalin-based fixation method on bone mineral content in human ex-vivo specimens.
CONCLUSIONS: No changes in BMC of ex-vivo human bone specimens were found after 24 h formalin-based immersion fixation. After six months storage in an ethanol-based medium, BMC mean loss of 1% was detected. In this range, changes in BMC are not clinically relevant. PMID: 33047633 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - October 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Kruse C, Brüel A, Spin-Neto R, Wenzel A, Kirkevang LL Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Translation and validation of the Swedish version of the Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire (PIDAQ) for adolescents.
This study aimed to translate and validate the Swedish version of PIDAQ for use in Swedish adolescents 12-19 years of age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The translation was made according to the process described in 'Guidelines for Establishing Cultural Equivalency of Instruments' by Ohrbach et al. Field testing was performed in a group of consecutive patients who were about to start orthodontic treatment (untreated group) and a group of consecutive patients who had recently finished orthodontic treatment (treated group). RESULTS: During the translation procedure, a Swedish version of PIDAQ was formed. In the...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - October 7, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Göranson E, Norevall LI, Bågesund M, Dimberg L Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Self-assembling peptide P11-4 in remineralization of enamel caries - a systematic review of in-vitro studies.
CONCLUSION: To conclude, the present study results showed SAP- P11-4 is effective in the remineralization of enamel caries. PMID: 33026894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - October 7, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Mohamed RN, Basha S, Al-Thomali Y, Saleh Alshamrani A, Salem Alzahrani F, Tawfik Enan E Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Parents' perceptions of oral health, general health and dental health care for children with Down syndrome in Sweden.
CONCLUSION: Most parents rated their child's general and oral health as good or very good. Children with poor oral health were also reported to have difficulties coping with dental procedures. Parents wanted dental care to be tailored to meet their child's unique needs. They wanted dental professionals to have knowledge about children with a need for special care. Lastly, they requested multidisciplinary collaboration. PMID: 33017197 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - October 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Stensson M, Norderyd J, Van Riper M, Marks L, Björk M Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Association between signs of hyperalgesia and reported frequent pain in jaw-face and head.
n A Abstract OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between different sites of elicited pain to muscle palpation (PtP), and reported frequent pain in jaw-face and head. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The analysis was based on an epidemiological sample of 1200 randomly selected individuals, of which 779 (65%) both completed a questionnaire and participated in a clinical examination. The questionnaire addressed the presence of pain in the jaw-face region and headache, respectively. Part of the clinical examination entailed palpation of the jaw, neck, shoulder, arm, thumb and calf muscles. Logistic regression was applie...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - September 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Yekkalam N, Wänman A Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Patients' multifaceted views of dental fear in a diagnostic interview.
CONCLUSIONS: The results indicate that dental care professionals may gain comprehensive information about their patients' DF by means of four component-based diagnostic interviews. This helps them to better identify and encounter patients in need of fear-sensitive dental care. TRIAL REGISTRATION NUMBER: NCT02919241. PMID: 32924725 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - September 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Kurki P, Korhonen M, Honkalampi K, Suominen AL Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Incidence of alveolar osteitis after mandibular third molar surgery. Can inflammatory cytokines be identified locally?
CONCLUSIONS: The relative incidence of AO was low in our patient group treated with surgical removal of third molars. AO was more frequently seen in female patients. Treatment of AO required up to four extra visits. The study provides some information on the role of cytokines in AO; but further studies are required. PMID: 32898447 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - September 7, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Øyri H, Jensen JL, Barkvoll P, Jonsdottir OH, Reseland J, Bjørnland T Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Planned and unplanned follow-up visits after mandibular third molar surgery in the Public Dental Service in Örebro.
This study examined the frequency of unplanned follow-up visits to the Public Dental Service in Örebro due to postoperative discomfort/complications after mandibular third molar surgery and associated factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were retrieved from the dental records of 465 patients who underwent mandibular third molar surgery in 2017. The collected data covered patient age and gender, health status, diagnosis, surgeon, and planned and unplanned follow-up visits. RESULTS: Twenty-eight percent of patients had unplanned visits after mandibular third molar surgery, while 68% of patients without a plann...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - September 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Malas V, Eliasson A Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

The effectiveness and efficacy of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) in dentistry and other health care settings: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: In general, RPE is effective as a barrier protection against aerosolized microbes in healthcare settings. But their filtration efficacy is compromised by the (i) inhalant particle size, (ii) airflow dynamics, (iii) mask-fit factor, (iv) period of wear, (v) 'wetness' of the masks, and (vi) their fabrication quality. The macro-data presented here should inform policy formulation on RPE wear amongst HCWs. PMID: 32881590 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - September 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Samaranayake LP, Fakhruddin KS, Ngo HC, Chang JWW, Panduwawala C Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

The reliability and validity of the Romanian rapid estimate of adult literacy in dentistry (RREALD-30).
CONCLUSION: The RREALD-30 proved satisfactory psychometric properties and may serve to evaluate dental health literacy among Romanian adults. PMID: 32881604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - September 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Sfeatcu R, Lie SA, Funieru C, Åström AN, Virtanen JI Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

The risk for infraposition of dental implants and ankylosed teeth in the anterior maxilla related to craniofacial growth, a systematic review.
CONCLUSION: In conclusion, a long-term risk for infraposition of dental implants, or ankylosed teeth, among natural teeth can be observed in some cases. The predisposing factors are still not fully understood since the current scientific evidence is very limited. PMID: 32835562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - August 23, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Klinge A, Tranaeus S, Becktor J, Winitsky N, Naimi-Akbar A Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Strategic implementation of dental infection control in resource-poor jurisdictions during COVID-19 pandemic: a perspective from South Africa.
CONCLUSION: We present practical infection control guidelines to lessen the burden of dental professionals in resource poor countries who dispense treatment under trying circumstance. The strategic infection control measures, including engineering and administrative controls outlined could be applicable in jurisdictions with a diminished capacity to respond to local, regional or national infection control guide-lines, due to financial, regulatory, or other infrastructural resource deficiencies. PMID: 32809910 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - August 17, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Blignaut E, Nemutandani S, Samaranayake L Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Analysis of enamel structure and mineral density after different bleaching protocols using micro-computed tomography.
This study aims to investigate the effect of three different bleaching applications on structural integrity, mineral volume (MV) and density of the enamel by using micro-computed tomography (Micro-CT) and evaluate the colour effectiveness using CIEDE2000. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four maxillary premolar teeth were divided into three groups (n = 8) (group 1: 40% HP gel with erbium, chromium: yttrium-scandium-gallium-garnet (Er,Cr:YSGG) laser activation; group 2: 40% HP gel with diode laser activation; group 3: 16% CP gel). Bleaching protocols were applied and colour alteration was obtained. Data were...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - August 17, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Surmelioglu D, Yalcin ED, Orhan K Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Sudden onset, acute loss of taste and smell in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this is the first systematic review analysing the meager data based on the prevalence of chemosensory dysfunction in COVID-19. Critical analysis of such macro-data, as and when available, is essential to evaluate their utility as harbingers of COVID-19 onset, and to establish clinical practice guidelines both in dentistry and medicine. PMID: 32762282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - August 6, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Samaranayake LP, Fakhruddin KS, Panduwawala C Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Salivary fluoride concentration and retention after rinsing with 0.05 and 0.2% sodium fluoride (NaF) compared with a new high F rinse containing 0.32% NaF.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare salivary fluoride (F) concentration and F retention after rinsing with a new 0.32% sodium fluoride (NaF) rinse and conventional 0.05 and 0.2% NaF rinses. METHODS: Seventeen subjects (aged 22-26 years), with normal salivary secretion rates, participated in a double blind, cross-over study. In three separate sessions with a minimum washout period of 48 h, they rinsed for 1 min with 10 ml of 0.05, 0.2 or 0.32% NaF mouthrinse. Unstimulated whole saliva was collected before (baseline: 0 min) and after 1, 3, 5, 10, 20, 30, 45 and 60 min. The F...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 29, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Larsson K, Stime A, Hansen L, Birkhed D, Ericson D Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Survival of human periodontal ligament fibroblast cells in Cornisol and HBSS for transportation of avulsed teeth: a comparative ex vivo study.
CONCLUSION: Cornisol can be used as a storage media for avulsed teeth and is significantly more effective than HBSS in maintaining the periodontal ligament cell viability at tested time intervals. PMID: 32730717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 29, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Singh S, Kini S, Pai S, H R R, Purayil TP Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Robotic approach to the reduction of dental anxiety in children.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: We introduced a humanoid robot for the use of techno-psychological distraction techniques in children aged 4-10 to reduce their anxiety and improve their behaviour during dental treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two hundred children (98 boys, 102 girls; mean age: 6.5 ± 1.66 years) appointed for first time for dental caries were included and randomly divided into two groups [N = 100 for each group; RG: Robot Group (accompanied by the robot), CG: Control Group (without robot accompaniment)]. Half of the children were treated under local anaesthesia (...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 29, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Kasimoglu Y, Kocaaydin S, Karsli E, Esen M, Bektas I, Ince G, Tuna EB Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

A systematic review of the clinical and radiographic features of hybrid central giant cell granuloma lesions of the jaws.
CONCLUSION: The radiographic features of hybrid-CGCG lesions vary according to the concurrent bony lesion. Hybrid-CGCG lesions altered the radiographic appearance with the following entities: fibrous dysplasia, melorheostosis, and Paget's disease. Optimal imaging modalities are crucial to detail radiographic features and direct representative biopsy of suspicious sites that may host a CGCG hybridisation. PMID: 32730731 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 29, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Alsufyani NA, Aldosary RM, Alrasheed RS, Alsaif RF Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Early childhood caries risk assessment in 1-year-olds evaluated at 6-years of age.
nd M Abstract OBJECTIVES: The aim was to identify caries risk factors in 1-year-olds predicting dentine caries in 6-year-olds. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Caries risk assessment was performed in 804 one-year-olds. Their parents answered a questionnaire, regarding family factors, general health, food habits and oral hygiene. Clinical examinations and caries risk assessments at 1, 3 and 6 years of age were performed. Simple and multiple regression analyses were used for identification of caries-associated factors. RESULTS: Caries risk was found in 5% of the 1-year-olds, and 12% of the 3-year-olds. Dentine ...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 21, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Hultquist AI, Brudin L, Bågesund M Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Impact of resveratrol in the reduction of the harmful effect of diabetes on peri-implant bone repair: bone-related gene expression, counter-torque and micro-CT analysis in rats.
o FR Abstract OBJECTIVE: Investigate the impact of resveratrol (RESV) on peri-implant repair and its effect on bone-related markers in rats with induced diabetes mellitus (DM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety rats were divided into: DM + RESV (n = 18); DM + placebo (PLAC) (n = 18); DM + insulin (INS) (n = 18); DM + RESV + INS (n = 18); Non-DM (n = 18). Diabetes was induced by streptozotocin. One screw-shaped titanium implant was inserted in each tibiae of animals. Treatments...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 21, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Corrêa MG, Ribeiro FV, Pimentel SP, Benatti BB, Felix Silva PH, Casati MZ, Cirano FR Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Dental erosive wear in primary teeth among five-year-olds - Bergen, Norway.
CONCLUSION: Dental erosive wear was widespread. Grinding teeth and male sex associated with outcome status as worst affected by erosive wear. PMID: 32692260 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Tvilde BN, Virtanen JI, Bletsa A, Graue AM, Skaare AB, Skeie MS Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Association between the incidence of early childhood caries and attending childcare among toddlers in a rural area of Japan: a prospective cohort study.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between the incidence of early childhood caries (ECC) and factors of the daytime childcare environment among toddlers in a rural area of Japan. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study. Data collected from 2011 to 2015 were obtained for initially caries-free, 18-month-old toddlers (N = 640). Dentists recorded the numbers of decayed, missing and filled teeth (caries incidence) of toddlers at baseline (age 18 months) and follow-up (age 3 years). In addition, a questionnaire survey was co...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 20, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Yokoi A, Takeuchi N, Ekuni D, Morita M Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

MRI correlates to histopathological data in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma diagnostics.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) maximum tumor diameter and depth of invasion with histopathology in oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) patients in our Institute. Another objective was to compare recorded nodal status between MRI and histology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: MRI and pathological records of 45 patients diagnosed with T1-T3 OTSCC were reviewed retrospectively. Maximum tumor diameter and depth of invasion were measured and rechecked by oral radiologist and pathologist. Nodal status was recorded from both MRI and histopathology. Correl...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 10, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Huopainen P, Jouhi L, Hagstrom J, Apajalahti S Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Genetic polymorphisms in interleukin-6 and interleukin-1-beta were associated with dental caries and gingivitis.
CONCLUSION: The rs1800795 in IL-6 gene was associated with gingivitis. The rs1143627 and rs1143629 in IL-1β were associated with dental caries and gingivitis. PMID: 32643487 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Reis CLB, Barbosa MCF, Machado BMSM, Baratto SSP, de Lima DC, Paza AO, Filho FB, Brancher JA, Küchler EC, de Oliveira DSB Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

A comparison of self-esteem and social appearance anxiety levels of individuals with different types of malocclusions.
OC Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim was to compare Rosenberg self-esteem scale (RSES), sensitivity to criticism scale (STCS) and social appearance anxiety scale (SAAS) scores of individuals with different types of malocclusions, and investigate the correlation between these scores and the index of complexity, outcome and need (ICON) score. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and twenty individuals, who did not have any previous orthodontic treatment, were included. Group 1 included 40 patients with Class I malocclusion (median age of 14 years), Group 2 included 40 patients with Class II malocclusion (median a...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Atik E, Önde MM, Domnori S, Tutar S, Yiğit OC Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Effects of xylitol and erythritol consumption on mutans streptococci and the oral microbiota: a systematic review.
Conclusions: Xylitol consumption is likely to decrease MS counts but it may not change the overall microbiota. Xylitol shows thus properties of an oral prebiotic. More studies are needed to demonstrate the effects of erythritol on MS. PMID: 32633595 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 6, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Söderling E, Pienihäkkinen K Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Single nucleotide polymorphism rs4284505 in microRNA17 and risk of dental fluorosis.
Conclusion: The miR-SNP rs4284505 in miRNA17 was associated with an increased risk of DF. PMID: 32619376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 2, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Abbasoglu Z, Dalledone M, Wambier LM, Pecharki G, Baratto-Filho F, Andrades KMR, Scariot R, Trevilatto PC, Brancher JA, Küchler EC Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Influences of behaviour and attitude on education related inequality in tooth loss: findings from Norway and Sweden over 5 years of follow- up.
Conclusion: Education related inequality in tooth loss was stronger in the Norwegian than in the Swedish cohort across the survey years. Oral behaviours and attitudinal beliefs played a role in explaining the gradients across time. This illustrates a necessity to promote oral health enhancing behaviours and attitudinal beliefs, particularly so in lower educational groups. PMID: 32584634 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - June 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Åstrøm AN, Lie SA, Özkaya F Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Possible association of periodontal disease with oral cancer and oral potentially malignant disorders: a systematic review.
Conclusion: Some studies suggest a positive relationship between periodontal disease, OC, and OPMDs; however, the currently available evidence is insufficient to draw solid conclusions. PMID: 32552160 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - June 17, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Colonia-García A, Gutiérrez-Vélez M, Duque-Duque A, de Andrade CR Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Radiographic outcome of root canal treatment in general dental practice: tooth type and quality of root filling as prognostic factors.
This study evaluated the radiographic outcome of root canal treatments (RCTs) performed by general dental practitioners (GDPs) with focus on tooth type and quality of root filling.Materials and methods: The target population included all patients receiving root filling by GDPs in City of Helsinki in 2010-2011. Equal numbers of each tooth type (anteriors, premolars, molars) by jaw were included, resulting in 426 teeth. Pre- and post-operative periapical radiographs were assessed to evaluate periapical status and quality of root filling. Statistical evaluation utilized Chi-squared tests, Cohen's kappa and logistic regression...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - June 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Laukkanen E, Vehkalahti MM, Kotiranta AK Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Is dental panoramic tomography appropriate for all young adults because of third molars?
Conclusions: In our study population, clinically undetectable pathology cannot be considered as an indication for a DPT. However, if prevailing clinical practice supports preventive removals and detecting or monitoring of unerupted third molars, a referral to DPT can be considered as good clinical practice. PMID: 32529875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - June 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Vesala T, Ekholm M, Ventä I Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Neck associated factors related to migraine in adolescents with painful temporomandibular disorders.
Conclusion: Neck associated factors seemed to have relevance with migraine in adolescents with painful TMD. PMID: 32529877 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - June 11, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Kang JH Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Prevalence of bacteraemia following dental extraction - efficacy of the prophylactic use of amoxicillin and clindamycin.
n R Abstract Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy of single-dose antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) in the prevention of bacteraemia following tooth extractions at our clinic.Material and methods: Fifty patients undergoing tooth extractions were enrolled. The need of AP was determined according to the health status and possible allergies of the patients. Blood culture samples were collected at baseline, 5 min after the first tooth extraction and 20 min after the last extraction.Results: The majority (76%) received prophylactic oral amoxicillin or intravenous ampicillin (AMX/AMP) (2 g), 12% received c...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - May 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Marttila E, Grönholm L, Saloniemi M, Rautemaa-Richardson R Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Dental health care workers' attitude towards patients with substance use disorders in medically assisted rehabilitation (MAR).
Conclusions: The findings suggest that promotion of information to dental care personnel to extend their knowledge and improve their skills regarding oral health aspects of substance use might contribute to positive attitudes and improved utilisation of the free dental care offered to MAR patients. PMID: 32449875 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - May 24, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Åstrøm AN, Özkaya F, Virtanen J, Fadnes LT Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Translation and validation of the English-language instrument Orthognathic Quality of Life Questionair into Swedish.
Abstract Introduction: In orthognathic surgery, understanding the patient's motives for treatment is a key factor for postoperative patient satisfaction and treatment success. In countries/systems where orthognathic surgery is funded by public means, patients are referred mainly due to functional problems, although studies of quality of life related changes after treatment indicate that psychosocial and aesthetic reasons might be equal or more important for the patient. There is no available validated condition specific instruments in the Swedish language for quality of life evaluation of patients with dentofacial...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - May 19, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Ahl M, Marcusson A, Ulander M, Magnusson A, Cardemil C, Larsson P Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Efficacy of occlusal splints in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials.
Conclusions: An occlusal splint can be considered as a non-invasive treatment approach for patients with TMD, especially those with signs and symptoms of restriction of mandibular movement and pain. Moreover, the present findings highlighted an urgent need of a standardised consensus regarding the prognostic evaluation of TMD. PMID: 32421379 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - May 17, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Zhang SH, He KX, Lin CJ, Liu XD, Wu L, Chen J, Rausch-Fan X Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Consumption of acidic drinks, knowledge and concern about dental erosive wear in Norwegian high school students.
Conclusions: Results from this study support assumptions about a lack of knowledge about dental erosive wear in youth, and that this lack of knowledge is associated with a more frequent intake of acidic drinks. PMID: 32406299 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - May 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Melbye EL, Naess L, Berge AB, Bull VH Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Is it possible to extract lower third molars with infiltration anaesthesia techniques using articaine? A double-blind randomized clinical trial.
Conclusions: IANB with additional buccal infiltration is more suitable than the experimental technique for achieving adequate analgesia in L3M extractions. Moreover, the standard method is safe and provides a shorter onset time and lower initial postoperative pain levels. PMID: 32401086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - May 12, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Figueiredo R, Sofos S, Soriano-Pons E, Camps-Font O, Sanmarti-García G, Gay-Escoda C, Valmaseda-Castellón E Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Endodontic follow-up practices, sources of knowledge, and self-assessed treatment outcome among general dental practitioners in Sweden and Norway.
AE Abstract Objective: To reduce the gap between what can be achieved in endodontic treatments and the observed treatment outcome among general dental practitioners, the present study set out to assess the status of the endodontic practices as regards to knowledge and self-assessed skills among general dental practitioners in Sweden and Norway.Material and method: The questionnaire was sent to 1384 general dental practitioners. It contained questions regarding access to continuing education in endodontics, sources of knowledge for clinical management of patients, post-operative follow-ups, self-assessed success-r...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - May 12, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Malmberg L, Sturestam A, Fagring A, Björkner AE Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Association between diabetes and dental implant complications: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Abstract Objectives: The aim of this study was to explore the possible association between diabetes mellitus and dental implant complications.Material and methods: A systematic literature review was conducted to answer the following PICO (Participants, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome) question: Is there association between diabetes mellitus and dental implant complications? Two independent searchers performed a literature search of the PubMed/MEDLINE, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and EMBASE databases for studies published until February 2020, focussing on studies including continuous outcomes, marginal b...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - May 12, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Jiang X, Zhu Y, Liu Z, Tian Z, Zhu S Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Evaluation of patients' perception of gingival recession, its impact on oral health-related quality of life, and acceptance of treatment plan.
Abstract Objective: Gingival recessions (GR) may cause aesthetic and hypersensitivity complaints which might affect oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). The aim of this study was to evaluate the patients' awareness of their own GR, the impact of GR on OHRQoL and the acceptance of suggested treatment modalities.Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted with 205 patients. The demographic variables were recorded and patients' perception of GR was questioned. Full-mouth examination was carried out and clinical parameters were recorded. Gingival recessions, GR related complaints were eval...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - May 6, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Yılmaz M, Oduncuoğlu BF, Nişancı Yılmaz MN Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

U-shaped association between maternal age at delivery and dental caries in offspring.
Conclusions: The present study found a U-shaped relationship between maternal age at childbirth and caries experience in the offspring at age 7 years. The offspring of mothers under 25 or over 34 years of age are at greater risk of having more teeth with caries experience. PMID: 32363974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - May 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Soares FC, Dahllöf G, Hjern A, Julihn A Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Comparison of the effectiveness between power toothbrushes and manual toothbrushes for oral health: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
This article aims to evaluate the efficacy of power toothbrushes compared with the manual toothbrushes in terms of plaque, gingivitis and bleeding reduction.Methods: An electronic search was performed on PUBMED, Web of Science, Wiley and Research Gate. Studies comparing the effectiveness of plaque, gingivitis and bleeding reduction between power and manual toothbrushes were included. Results and effect sizes analysis are presented as standard mean difference (SMD), and subgroup analysis stratified by mode of action of the power toothbrush was performed. Study quality and risk of bias were assessed using the Cochrane assess...
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - April 15, 2020 Category: Dentistry Authors: Wang P, Xu Y, Zhang J, Chen X, Liang W, Liu X, Xian J, Xie H Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research