Management of amelogenesis imperfecta in an adult patient: a short review and clinical report.

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Objective This clinical report aims to share with general practitioners a conservative approach to treat patients with amelogenesis imperfecta (AI).Clinical considerations In relatively young patients, a conservative treatment approach is […]

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Management of amelogenesis imperfecta in an adult patient: a short review and clinical report.

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Objective This clinical report aims to share with general practitioners a conservative approach to treat patients with amelogenesis imperfecta (AI).Clinical considerations In relatively young patients, a conservative treatment approach is […]

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Evaluating compliance of dental radiography for paediatric patient assessment in specialised tertiary care units: a United Kingdom multi-centre survey.

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Aim The aim of this survey was to determine compliance towards dental radiography selection criteria for paediatric patients undergoing new patient examinations in specialised tertiary care centres in the United […]

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The influence of gender on career aspirations of University of Birmingham dental students and junior trainees in the West Midlands.

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Aims To investigate the gender differences among University of Birmingham dental students and dental core trainees (junior trainees within four years of graduation) in the West Midlands, and to assess […]

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A cross-sectional study investigating patients’ preferences regarding shared decision-making in adult orthodontic patients.

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Introduction Shared decision-making (SDM) is a process by which patients and clinicians work collaboratively to make decisions about healthcare. Previously, research has shown that patients want to be more involved […]

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Salivary concentrations of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacilli during an orthodontic treatment. An observational study comparing fixed and removable orthodontic appliances.

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This study aimed to investigate salivary concentrations of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) and some Lactobacilli, and plaque index (PI) in patients wearing fixed versus removable orthodontic appliances.A sample of 90 […]

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Real-time polymerase chain reaction quantification of the salivary levels of cariogenic bacteria in patients with orthodontic fixed appliances.

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The aim was to investigate the salivary detection frequencies and quantities of caries-associated bacteria from patients with orthodontic brackets.Patients wearing orthodontic brackets (n = 40, mean age = 26 years) and […]

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Does the All Wales Universal Orthodontic Referral Form enable accurate triage of new NHS orthodontic patients? A service evaluation.

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Introduction This study was designed to investigate the accuracy of clinical information provided by referring general dental practitioners (GDPs) following the introduction of a standardised referral form across Wales (the […]

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Blended learning as an adjunct to tutor-led seminars in undergraduate orthodontics: a randomised controlled trial.

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Aims To describe the use of blended learning as a method of undergraduate orthodontic teaching delivery and to assess its effectiveness in terms of knowledge gain.Design Randomised controlled trial.Setting Queen […]

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Cytotoxicity of orthodontic temporary anchorage devices on human periodontal ligament fibroblasts in vitro.

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The objective of this study is to test cytotoxicity of four brands of commercially available orthodontic temporary anchorage devices (TADs).Twenty-four (six for each brand, i.e., Aarhus [AO]; Dual top [RMO]; […]

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Integrating piezoresistive sensors on the embouchure analysis of the lower lip in single reed instrumentalists: implementation of the lip pressure appliance (LPA).

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It is essential to understand, characterize, and measure the embouchure mechanism of a wind instrumentalists, where the applied forces on the perioral tissues can usually promote discomfort or pain.The sample […]

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A systematic review to assess interventions delivered by mobile phones in improving adherence to oral hygiene advice for children and adolescents.

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Background Mobile phones are potentially an invaluable tool in addressing the global challenge associated with dental caries as they may elicit behaviour change by incorporating numerous behaviour change techniques (BCTs) […]

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An email triage model for personalising paediatric permanent tooth extractions under general anaesthesia.

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It is important that dental extractions under general anaesthesia (GA) are planned appropriately to avoid a repeat GA in the future. Current guidelines recommend the input of an orthodontist when […]

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To accept, or not to accept? A service evaluation to appraise complexity assessment of orthodontic patients referred into a secondary care setting.

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Introduction Commissioners in England use the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) payments mechanism to encourage the best provision of orthodontic treatment. However, CQUIN only use the patient’s orthodontic need […]

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Occlusal traits of 4-5-year-old Estonians. Parents’ perception of orthodontic treatment need and satisfaction with dental appearance.

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This study aims to evaluate the prevalence of occlusal traits and to assess parents’/caregivers’ satisfaction with child’s dental appearance and perception of orthodontic treatment need in 4-5-year-old Estonians. Clinical records […]

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Patients’ Acceptability of Computer-Based Information on Hypodontia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

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To compare patients’ acceptability of a hypodontia-specific interactive computer-based education material (ICB-EM) versus a British Orthodontic Society (BOS) hypodontia leaflet.Two-arm parallel randomized controlled trial, 1:1 allocation ratio.The study was conducted […]

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Utilization and Validity of the Dental Diagnostic System over Time in Academic and Private Practice.

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To fill the void created by insufficient dental terminologies, a multi-institutional workgroup was formed among members of the Consortium for Oral Health Research and Informatics to develop the Dental Diagnostic […]

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Orthodontic screening and treatment timing in preschoolers.

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Dental and stomatologic problems in childhood need to be diagnosed and managed with multidisciplinary protocols focusing around the children an appropriate prevention, diagnosis, and care program. Therefore, it is paramount […]

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