Prevention Program Including Fluoride Varnish and 1450-ppm Fluoride Toothpaste Targeting Young Children in Clinical Setting in UK did not Stop Sental Caries From Developing but Slowed Lesion Progression
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Laila Al Dehailan, E. Angeles Martinez-MierArticle Title and Bibliographic InformationA randomized controlled trial of caries prevention in dental practice. Tickle M, O'Neill C, Donaldson M, Birch S, Noble S, Killough S, Murphy L, Greer M, Brodison J, Verghis R, Worthington HV. J Dent Res 2017; 96:741-46.Source of FundingThis project was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment programme in UK.Type of Study/DesignRandomized clinical trial with a parallel design. (Source: J...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - June 13, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Limited quality evidence suggests that application of cryotherapy may be helpful in reducing postoperative pain in root canal therapy in patients with symptomatic apical periodontitis
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Durre SadafArticle Title and Bibliographic InformationEffects of Various Cryotherapy Applications on Postoperative Pain in Molar Teeth with Symptomatic Apical Periodontitis: A Preliminary Randomized Prospective Clinical Trial. Gundogdu EC, Arslan H. J Endod 2018:44(3):349-54.Source of FundingNot mentioned.Type of Study/DesignRandomized controlled trial with parallel design. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 30, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

In Vivo and In Vitro Comparison of Internal and Marginal Fit of Digital and Conventional Impressions for Full-Coverage Fixed Restorations: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
ConclusionsDifferences in marginal adaptation between the digital and conventional groups are not significant for in vivo studies, but for in vitro studies, the digital impression resulted in better marginal adaptation. Based on the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation approach for marginal adaptation, clinical studies were classified as high confidence and in vitro studies were graded moderate because of the inconsistency. Furthermore, high-quality studies are needed to confirm our results (the International Prospective Register of Systematic Reviews; CRD42017077925). (So...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Children Who Live in Mainly Fluoridated us Counties Have Less Tooth Decay
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Howard PollickArticle Title and Bibliographic InformationWater Fluoridation and Dental Caries in U.S. Children and Adolescents. Slade GD, Grider WB, Maas WR, Sanders AE. J Dent Res 2018;97(10):1122-8.Source of FundingNational Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health under award number UH2DE025494.Type of Study/DesignCross-sectional study. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Evaluation of implants placed in preserved sockets versus fresh sockets on tissue preservation and esthetics:Meta-analysis and systematic review
Publication date: Available online 24 May 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Xin Zhou, Jie Yang, Li Wu, Xuna Tang, Yongbin Mu, Weibin Sun, Qingang Hu, Sijing XieAbstractAimTo compare the success rates, preservation and esthetics of implants placed in fresh and preserved sockets, and to evaluate their influence factors.Materials and methodsMedline, Embase, CENTRAL databases, Wanfang and CNKI were searched electronically, and a hand search was conducted as well. Studies compared implant success rate, tissue preservation, and esthetics outcomes of two protocols were calculated. Sub-group analysis ...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 25, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Periodontitis May Be Associated With Chronic Kidney Disease, but Evidence on Causal Association Is Limited
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Shanika Nanayakkara, Xiaoyan ZhouArticle Title and Bibliographic InformationThe directional and nondirectional associations of periodontitis with chronic kidney disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Zhao D, Khawaja AT, Jin L, Li K–Y, Tonetti M, Pelekos G. J Perio Res 2018; 53(5):682-704.Source of FundingThe authors' own institution, University of Hong Kong.Type of Study/DesignSystematic review with meta-analysis of data. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 23, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Adherence of Randomized Controlled Trials to Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials 2010 Guidelines: A Survey of Randomized Controlled Trials Published in 2011-2016 in 3 Periodontology Journals
Publication date: Available online 9 April 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Hanan Siddiq, Kalyana-Chakravarthy Pentapati, Shashidhar AcharyaAbstractObjectiveTo assess the quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology (JCP), Journal of Periodontology (JOP), and Journal of Periodontal Research (JPR), published in the years 2011 until 2016, using Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) 2010 guidelines.MethodsA thorough search of PubMed for RCTs published between January 2011 and December 2016 in the three journals was carried o...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Based on limited quality evidence, different application of cryotherapy may be helpful in reducing postoperative pain in root canal therapy in patients with symptomatic apical periodontitis
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Durr-e-SadafSummarySubjectsThis preliminary prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted in the Department of Endodontics, Ataturk University between June 15, 2016 and September 30, 2016. The sample size of 100 patients for 4 arms of the study design was determined with the help of pilot study. Included were patients in a good state of health over age 18 years who had maxillary and mandibular molars diagnosed with symptomatic apical periodontitis that presented with severe pain (greater than 60 using a visual a...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Community water fluoridation benefits US children from poor families more than those from more affluent families
This article reports on a cross-sectional study of 2- to 17-year-old participants in the 1999 to 2004 and 2011 to 2014 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Using a representative sample of the US civilian, noninstitutionalized population, there were 5835 children age 2 to 10 years for whom there were complete primary (deciduous) dentition data and permanent dentition caries data for 8384 children age 6 to 17 years. In the sample, there were 47.7% of 2- to 10-year-olds and 47% of 6- to 17-year-olds living in predominantly fluoridated counties. The analysis accounted for the NHANES complex...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Laser therapy as an adjunct treatment for peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis provides no extra benefit for most clinical outcomes
ConclusionsBased on the meta-analysis of only 2 studies, the BOP reduction in the short term was more significant in the laser group. No statistical difference was evident, however, between the control and test groups when the other clinical endpoints were assessed in non-surgical and surgical comparisons. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Children in mainly fluoridated US counties have less tooth decay
This article reports on a cross-sectional study of 2- to 17-year-old participants in the 1999 to 2004 and 2011 to 2014 cycles of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Using a representative sample of the US civilian, noninstitutionalized population, there were 6633 children age 2 to 8 years for whom there were complete primary (deciduous) dentition data for fully adjusted analytic models and nearly twice as many 6- to 17-year-olds available for the analysis of permanent dentition caries.Key Study FactorMain Exposure Measure: County Fluoridation Status. The Water Fluoridation Reporting System (WFRS)...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Limited evidence suggests that the immediate placement of dental implants into infected sites versus non-infected sites in the esthetic zone show comparable clinical results
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Ahmed Yaseen AlqutaibiSummarySelection CriteriaA thorough search was conducted between January 2009 and October 2017 in the PubMed, ISI Web of Knowledge, and Cochrane Library databases along with cross-checking of the identified article references. Clinical trials that were published in English and included a follow-up period of at least 1 year were selected.The titles and abstracts for eligible papers were screened by 2 reviewers. Full text was assessed when the studies met the eligibility criteria. Studies were includ...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The application of fluoride varnish and brushing with 1450 ppm fluoride toothpaste, in addition to receiving evidence-based preventive advice, do not significantly reduce the conversion from caries-free into caries-active in 2- to 3-year-old children
ConclusionsThe authors concluded that the results from this randomized clinical trial failed to demonstrate that the intervention used in this study would prevent children from developing dental caries lesions into dentin when compared to standardized dental health care advice. However, they found that the intervention was able to slow down the progression of dental caries once it had started. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Incidence of Dental Anxiety in Schoolchildren May Be Associated with Poor Oral Health, Unstable General Health, and Parental High Dental Anxiety
ConclusionsThe authors concluded that childhood dental anxiety is associated with poor oral health and unstable general health. Additionally, childhood dental anxiety was found to be associated with high parental dental anxiety. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Mineral Trioxide Aggregate may be the most effective direct pulp capping material
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Jonathan D. Shenkin, Logan WilsonSummarySelection Criteria:This systematic review compared the effects of multiple pulp capping materials on hard tissue formation. A total of 51 citations were identified and published between August 1, 2000 and December 21, 2017 using the PubMed, Cochrane, Embase, and Summon databases. After exclusion criteria were applied by 2 of the authors and discrepancies mediated by a third author, 27 articles were included in the systematic review and the meta-analyses were conducted on 22 studie...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Periodontitis may be associated with chronic kidney disease but evidence on causal association is limited
Publication date: Available online 6 May 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Shanika Nanayakkara, Xiaoyan ZhouSummaryThe authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies on the directional and non-directional association between periodontitis and chronic kidney disease.Study SelectionAuthors searched five electronic databases (Medline, Embase, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Open Grey) up to June 2017 for cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies. Based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 47 articles (2 cohort studies, 7 case-control studies, and 38 cro...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Silver Diamine Fluoride may prevent and arrest root caries in older adults
ConclusionsThe authors concluded that annual applications of 38% SDF in older adults decreased the incidence of new carious lesions in exposed root surfaces by at least 50%; in addition, the longer the duration of the intervention, the greater was the effect. The preventive effect of SDF for root caries is similar to that of 5% FV and 1% CHX varnish. Further research is needed to replicate these findings and to determine the best frequency and interval of SDF applications. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Ceramic and metal-ceramic restorations for implant-supported prostheses showed similar complications and failure rate
ConclusionThe reviewers suggested that the ceramic and metal-ceramic implant-supported prostheses have similar mechanical and biological complication rates, prosthesis survival rates, and marginal bone loss values. Thus, both treatments are appropriate options for long-term rehabilitation treatment. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Resin infiltration may reduce proximal carious lesion progression in permanent teeth with ongoing uncertainty for primary teeth
ConclusionFurther studies are needed before supporting resin infiltration for primary teeth, as the evidence quality was low and study heterogeneity precluded data synthesis.For permanent teeth, the evidence quality was low to moderate with evidence supporting resin infiltration combined with preventive approaches to stop progression of proximal lesions compared to preventive approaches alone. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Tunneling Technique in Conjunction with Autogenous Graft or Graft Substitutes is a Predictable Surgical Approach to Achieve Root Coverage in Isolated or Multiple Gingival Recession Defects
ConclusionsTUN is a predictable surgical procedure for achieving root coverage in localized or multiple GR defects. When compared to TUN, CAF was associated with higher CRC, when the same graft (CTG or ADM) was used in both the techniques. No published study that directly compared CAF with TUN without any adjunctive grafts or its substitutes was identified. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Clear aligner therapy might provide a better oral health environment for orthodontic treatment among patients at increased periodontal risk
ConclusionsPeriodontal response among clear aligner patients was better than among those using fixed orthodontic appliances. Hence, clear aligners may be recommended for patients with a higher risk of developing gingivitis. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - May 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

In vivo and in vitro comparison of internal and marginal fit of digital and conventional impressions for full-coverage fixed restorations: A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsDifferences in marginal adaptation between the digital and conventional groups are not significant for in-vivo studies, but for in-vitro studies, digital impression resulted in better marginal adaptation. Based on the GRADE approach for marginal adaptation, clinical studies were classified as high confidence and in-vitro studies was graded moderate due to the inconsistency. Furthermore, high-quality studies are needed to confirm our results (PROSPERO; CRD42017077925). (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - April 26, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Increasing the Value of Orthodontic Research Through the Use of Dental Patient-Reported Outcomes
Publication date: Available online 19 April 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Fang HuaAbstractTen years ago, Chalmers and Glasziou pointed out in Lancet that 85% of all biomedical research was being avoidably wasted due to imbalanced research question / outcome selection, as well as poor study design, execution and reporting. According to findings of recent “research on research” studies, a high level of such kind of avoidable waste should also exist in orthodontic research. This warrants efforts to improve each stage of the research production and reporting process. (Source: Journ...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - April 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Dislodgment resistance of bioceramic and epoxy sealers: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 18 April 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Emmanuel João Nogueira Leal Silva, Antonio Canabarro, Márcia Rejane Thomas Canabarro Andrade, Daniele Moreira Cavalcante, Oscar Von Stetten, Tatiana Kelly da Silva Fidalgo, Gustavo De-DeusAbstractObjectivesThe aim of the present systematic review was to evaluate if epoxy resin-based root canal sealers present a superior push-out bond strength than calcium silicate-based root canal sealers.MethodsThe inclusion criteria consisted of in vitro studies that compared the push-out bond strength of epoxy resin-...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - April 18, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The Characteristics and Level of Evidence of Clinical Studies Published in 5 Leading Orthodontic Journals
The objective of this study was to assess the characteristics and level of evidence (LOE) of clinical studies recently published in leading orthodontic journals and to explore the association between the LOE and potentially related factors.MethodsThe official online archives of 5 leading orthodontic journals were hand-searched to identify clinical research articles published during the period 2015-2017. The LOE of all included studies was assessed using a modified LOE classification system developed based on the Oxford LOE and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE). Univariable and multiv...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - April 18, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effects of Electronic Cigarettes on Oral Cavity: A Systematic Review
ConclusionThe results suggest that electronic cigarettes are less harmful compared to conventional cigarettes. However, there is also a greater susceptibility of electronic cigarette consumers to developing alterations in oral biological tissues compared to ex-smokers or non-smokers. There is still a clear need for the development of new studies. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - April 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Adherence of randomized controlled trials to CONSORT 2010 guidelines: A survey of randomized controlled trials published in 2011-2016 in three Periodontology Journals
Publication date: Available online 9 April 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Hanan Siddiq, Kalyana-Chakravarthy Pentapati, Shashidhar AcharyaAbstractAimTo assess the quality of reporting of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) using CONSORT 2010 guidelines in Journal of Clinical Periodontology (JCP), Journal of Periodontology (JOP) and Journal of Periodontal Research (JPR), published in the years 2011 till 2016.Materials and methodsA thorough search of PubMed for RCTs published between January 2011 and December 2016 in the three journals. The CONSORT-2010 checklist (36 questions) was used to ev...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - April 9, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Skeletal Stability After Mandibular Counterclockwise Rotational Advancement for Correction of Skeletal Class II Deformity—A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
ConclusionsMeta-analysis showed mandibular CCW rotational advancement is a stable procedure, both horizontally and vertically. However, the conclusions are far from robust due to the small sample size and poor quality of the reviewed studies. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - March 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Adequate reporting of dental Diagnostic Accuracy Studies is lacking: an assessment of reporting in relation to the STARD statement
Publication date: Available online 27 March 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Michael Durkan, Ravi Chauhan, Nikolaos Pandis, Martyn T. Cobourne, Jadbinder SeehraAbstractObjectiveTo assess the quality of reporting of full text articles of dental diagnostic accuracy studies published in eight leading specialty dental journals in relation to the Standards for Reporting of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies (STARD) statement.MethodsThe full articles of all included studies were assessed for their adherence to the 30 item STARD checklist by two researchers independently. A score of 0-2 was attributed to e...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - March 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - March 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - March 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Information for Readers
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Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - March 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Information for Authors
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Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - March 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Levels of Evidence—Grading System∗
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Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - March 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Statement of Purpose/Levels of Evidence
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Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - March 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The Characteristics and Level of Evidence of Clinical Studies Published in Five Leading Orthodontic Journals
Publication date: Available online 26 March 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Yiwen Chen, Fang Hua, Yan Mei, Badri Thiruvenkatachari, Philip Riley, Hong HeAbstractObjectivesTo assess the characteristics and level of evidence (LOE) of clinical studies recently published in leading orthodontic journals, and explore the association between LOE and potentially related factors.MethodsThe official online archives of five leading orthodontic journals were hand-searched to identify clinical research articles published during 2015 to 2017. The LOE of all included studies was assessed using a modified L...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - March 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The Effect of the Bass Intrasulcular Toothbrushing Technique on the Reduction of Gingival Inflammation: A Randomized Clinical Trial
ConclusionsWithin the limitations of this randomized controlled clinical trial, the BIT used by participants in the BT group was significantly more effective in reducing gingival inflammation as determined by BoP than the techniques used by participants who had no instructions on brushing techniques; at 12 weeks, the BT group experienced less toothbrush deformation than the control group.Clinical RelevanceBIT should be recommended particularly to patients exhibiting BoP and periodontal diseases. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - March 22, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Are Technology-Based Interventions Effective in Reducing Dental Anxiety in Children and Adults? A Systematic Review
ConclusionsA limited number of studies supported the effectiveness of technology-based interventions in the treatment of dental anxiety in children and adults.Clinical significanceThe quality of the methods of studies on the effects of technology-based interventions allows only limited inferences on the effects of these interventions. However, within the limitations of the systematic review, the results converge to suggest that technology-based interventions may be useful as an adjunct to standard dental care. High-quality RCTs are needed to determine the (relative) effectiveness of these interventions.PROSPERO registratio...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - February 28, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The clinical efficacy of subgingival debridement by ultrasonic instrumentation compared with subgingival air polishing during periodontal maintenance: a systematic review
ConclusionIt remains inconclusive that the clinical efficacy of SubGAP compare to UD for periodontal maintenance on account of limited evidence. To date, neither SubGAP or UD showed superior clinical effect when put in comparison. High-quality, well-designed clinical studies are still needed to ascertain the long-term clinical stability. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - February 12, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Intentional Replantation of Teeth is a Viable and Cost-effective Alternative Treatment to Single-Tooth Implants
Publication date: Available online 28 December 2018Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Sami Chogle, Nauman Chatha, Samah BukhariArticle Title and Bibliographic InformationA Systematic Review of the Survival of Teeth Intentionally Replanted with a Modern Technique and Cost-effectiveness Compared with Single-tooth Implants. Mainkar A. J Endod 2017:43(12):1963-8.Source of FundingInformation not available.Type of Study/DesignSystematic review/meta-analysis. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - February 11, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Integrating Evidence-Based Practice Into Oral Health Clinical Practice: Students' Perspectives
ConclusionClinical educators are instrumental in providing guidance and support to oral health students' learning of EBP. The evaluation supported integrating EBP into clinical practice but revealed some issues with implementation in this study. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - February 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The Routine Use of 3D Imaging May Not Reduce the Risk of Injuries to the Alveolar Inferior Nerve During Third Molar Extraction
Publication date: Available online 28 December 2018Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Sergio UribeArticle Title and Bibliographic InformationDoes 3-dimensional imaging of the third molar reduce the risk of experiencing inferior alveolar nerve injury owing to extraction?: A meta-analysis. Clé-Ovejero A, Sánchez-Torres A, Camps-Font O, Gay-Escoda C, Figueiredo R, Valmaseda-Castellón E. JADA 2017;148(8):575-83.Source of FundingInstitute of Biomedical Research of Bellvitge (IDIBELL)Type of Study/DesignSystematic review with meta-analysis. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - February 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The International Caries Detection and Assessment System Is a Visual Diagnostic System That Is Highly Reproducible and Accurate for Coronal Carious Lesions Detection but Only Moderately Reproducible and Accurate for Assessing Lesion Progression
Publication date: Available online 8 January 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Rebecca ChenArticle Title and Bibliographic InformationThe International Caries Detection and Assessment System–ICDAS: A Systematic Review. Ekstrand KR, Gimenez T, Ferreira FR, Mendes FM, Braga MM. Caries Res 2018; 52:406-419.Source of FundingGovernment FAPESP, the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP 2012/17888-1 and 2014/00271-7) and the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) (400736/2014-4)Type of Study/DesignSystematic review with meta-analysis of data (Source: Jour...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - February 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Knowledge and compliance of dentists’ and dental students’ with respect to relevant guidelines for prescribing antibiotic prophylaxis for the prevention of infective endocarditis: A systematic review.
ConclusionKnowledge levels of guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis varied greatly depending on study design, respondent characteristics and time period factors. There is a lack of research published on compliance rates for dentists and dental students with respect to guidelines for the prevention of infective endocarditis. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - February 8, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Skeletal Stability Following Mandibular Counterclockwise Rotational Advancement For Correction Of Skeletal Class Ii Deformity—A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis
ConclusionsMeta-analysis showed mandibular CCW rotational advancement is a stable procedure, both horizontally and vertically. However, the conclusions are far from robust due to the small sample size and poor quality of the reviewed studies. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - February 7, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Are technology-based interventions effective in reducing dental anxiety in children and adults? – A Systematic Review
ConclusionsA limited number of studies supported the effectiveness of technology-based interventions in the treatment of dental anxiety in children and adults.Clinical significanceThe quality of the methods of studies on the effects of technology-based interventions allows only limited inferences on the effects of these interventions. However, within the limitations of the systematic review, the results converge to suggest that technology-based interventions may be useful as an adjunct to standard dental care. High quality RCTs are needed to determine the (relative) effectiveness of these interventions. (Source: Journal of...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - February 2, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Soft Tissue Changes in Dentoalveolar Protrusion Patients Treated with Maximum Anchorage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2019Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental PracticeAuthor(s): Yan Liu, Zhen-jin Yang, Jing Zhou, Ping Xiong, Quan Wang, Yan Yang, Yu Hu, Jiang-tian HuAbstractObjectiveThis meta-analysis aimed at comparing the angular and linear changes of soft tissue profile with conventional anchorage techniques and mini-implant (MIs) based space closure in patients with dentoalveolar protrusion.Materials and MethodsElectronic databases viz., PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were search for relevant literature from inception to December 2017 according to the ...
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - January 31, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Adjunctive Use of Plasma Rich in Growth Factors for Improving Alveolar Socket Healing: A Systematic Review
ConclusionPlasma rich in growth factors may bring advantages in some relevant clinical and radiographic outcomes, such as bone density and soft-tissue healing, after tooth extraction. It could also represent a useful tool for reducing adverse events, complications, and patients' discomfort, although it is still not quantifiable. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - January 30, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Effect of lasers on dentine hypersensitivity: Evidence from a meta-analysis
ConclusionsOur results indicate that all types of lasers had a better desensitizing effect on DH than negative controls both in immediate and long-term. Furthermore, more large sample-sized, high-quality studies are needed to confirm our results. (PROSPERO CRD42018102260) (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - January 29, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

The Effect of the Bass Intrasulcular Tooth Brushing Technique on the Reduction of Gingival Inflammation: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
ConclusionsWithin the limitations of this randomized controlled clinical trial, the participants brushing with the BT were significantly more effective in reducing gingival inflammation as determined by BoP compared with participants who had no instructions on brushing techniques: at 12 weeks there was less toothbrush deformation with the BT group compared with the control group.Clinical RelevanceThe BT should be recommended particularly to patients exhibiting BoP and periodontal diseases. (Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice)
Source: Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice - January 29, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research