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A Brief Visit To Chiang Mai: Oral Public Health In Action In Northern Thailand, Arthur Cooper 2015 Boise State University

A Brief Visit To Chiang Mai: Oral Public Health In Action In Northern Thailand, Arthur Cooper

College of Health Sciences Presentations

Thailand has become well-known in Asia for its innovative public health programs and has also made significant strides towards improving oral health. The Thai approach to providing accessible healthcare for all its citizens could serve as a potential model for other countries throughout Southeast Asia. Based on a 3 week visit to shadow a practicing public health dentist, I was able to gain an insight into how their universal healthcare system functions – both its successes and challenges. Brief interactions with 20 patients who were receiving oral care helped put a face to the system and provided an additional perspective on ...


Oral Health Beliefs Of Alaska Native Dental Patients, Abigail N. Adams, Carly T. McKenzie 2015 University of Alabama - Birmingham

Oral Health Beliefs Of Alaska Native Dental Patients, Abigail N. Adams, Carly T. Mckenzie

Washington University Journal of American Indian & Alaska Native Health

This study investigated the oral health beliefs of Alaska Native dental patients via a questionnaire with 4-point Likert scales. Respondents (n = 136) reported high perceived importance of keeping natural teeth. Females viewed oral health as more important than males. Respondents generally did not view dentists as readily available (M = 2.86, SD = 0.66). Perceived availability and efficacy of dentists were positively correlated (r = 0.219, p = 0.021). Beliefs regarding seriousness of dental problems and importance of oral health were strongly correlated (r = 0.547, p < 0.001). Age predicted perceived seriousness of oral health problems, dentist availability, and prevention benefits. Access to dental care is perceived as a barrier among Alaska Natives generally and elders in particular. Oral health education and prevention messages should utilize the existing belief that keeping natural teeth is important. Public information about available services and transportation logistics may decrease perceived availability barriers.


Histological And Immunohistochemical Evaluation Of Biphasic Calcium Phosphate And A Mineral Trioxide Aggregate For Bone Healing In Rat Calvaria, Luis Gustavo Régio de Carvalho Silva, Sung Hyun Kim, Sônia Mara Luczyszyn, Allan Giovanini, Luis Eduardo Almeida, Vinícius Augusto Tramontina 2015 Pontifical University of Paraná

Histological And Immunohistochemical Evaluation Of Biphasic Calcium Phosphate And A Mineral Trioxide Aggregate For Bone Healing In Rat Calvaria, Luis Gustavo Régio De Carvalho Silva, Sung Hyun Kim, Sônia Mara Luczyszyn, Allan Giovanini, Luis Eduardo Almeida, Vinícius Augusto Tramontina

School of Dentistry Faculty Research and Publications

This work focused on the process of bone repair of defects in standardized calvaria of Wistar rats treated with biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP), mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA), or a combination of the two. Eighty Wistar rats were divided into four treatment groups and were examined at 2 and 8 weeks. A surgical defect was created in the calvaria using a 6-mm diameter trephine drill. The cavity was treated with BCP, MTA, or BCP + MTA; untreated rats with clot formation served as controls. Samples were evaluated histologically and by immunohistochemical staining for areas of new osteoid tissue and new bone tissue ...


The Purpose And Value For Students Of Pbl Groups For Learning, Vicki J. Skinner, Annette Braunack-Mayer, Tracey A. Winning 2015 University of Adelaide

The Purpose And Value For Students Of Pbl Groups For Learning, Vicki J. Skinner, Annette Braunack-Mayer, Tracey A. Winning

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

Groups are central to problem-based learning (PBL) and educational and professional outcomes relevant to clinical education. However, PBL groups in practice may differ from theoretical conceptions of groups. Therefore, this study explored students’ understandings of the purpose and value of PBL groups for their learning. We conducted a naturalistic study with novice (first-year) students at two dental schools (Australia, Ireland), using observation and interviews analyzed thematically. Students constructed PBL learning as individual knowledge gain, and group purpose as information gathering and exchange; few students acknowledged the learning potential of group processes. Group value depended on assessment and curriculum context. Findings ...


Educating Dental Health Professionals About People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, Matthew Holder 2015 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Educating Dental Health Professionals About People With Intellectual And Developmental Disabilities, Christine J. Clifford, Alexandra Bonardi, Matthew Holder

Shriver Center Publications and Presentations

Dental schools and dental hygiene programs are required to incorporate specialized training in their programs to serve people with special needs, however people with intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) continue to experience poor oral health outcomes. Access to clinicians with the desire and skill to care for people with I/DD remains a challenge. There is a need to understand the best approaches to improve access, and to reduce disparity in oral health, for this vulnerable population representing approximately 1-3% of the general population. Researchers are systematically investigating the literature to uncover evidence of effective approaches to improve access ...


Chhs February 2015 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShon S. Wells, editor, College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University 2015 Western Kentucky University

Chhs February 2015 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashon S. Wells, Editor, College Of Health And Human Services, Western Kentucky University

College of Health & Human Services Publications

No abstract provided.


An In-Vitro Comparison Of Different Palatal Sites For Orthodontic Miniscrew Insertion: The Effect Of Bone Quality And Quantity On Primary Stability, Carine Bourassa 2015 The University of Western Ontario

An In-Vitro Comparison Of Different Palatal Sites For Orthodontic Miniscrew Insertion: The Effect Of Bone Quality And Quantity On Primary Stability, Carine Bourassa

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Introduction: The maxillary hard palate is a desirable location for orthodontic miniscrew (OMS) placement. The related anatomy is well known, but little data exists regarding the primary stability of palatal OMSs.

Purpose: To assess the quality and quantity of human cadaveric palatal bone at different insertion sites using microCT imaging, and to determine their effect on the primary stability of OMSs.

Materials and methods: One hundred and thirty OMSs (VectorTASTM, 6 mm) were inserted into ten human cadaveric maxillary hard palates and maximal insertion torques (IT) were recorded. MicroCT images were obtained before and after OMS insertion for assessment ...


Clinical Outcomes Of Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery For The Treatment Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Brian L. Phee 2015 The University of Western Ontario

Clinical Outcomes Of Maxillomandibular Advancement Surgery For The Treatment Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Brian L. Phee

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Objective: To evaluate clinical and radiographic treatment outcomes after maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) surgery on subjects suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective cohort analysis. Subjects underwent pre- and post-surgical polysomnography (PSG) studies and were also asked to complete a subjective self-assessment via the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS) questionnaire. Twenty-two patients (11 male, 11 female) met the inclusion criteria.

Results: The mean pre-surgical apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) score was 48.4 (+/-31.3) and mean ESS score was 11.6 (+/-4.6). After surgery, the mean AHI reduced to 14.0 (+/-15.0) and ESS reduced ...


An Evaluation Of The Frankfort Mandibular Plane Angle Bisector (Fmab) Wits Appraisal In The Assessment Of Anteroposterior Jaw Relationships In Class Ii Individuals, Harbinder Sangha 2015 The University of Western Ontario

An Evaluation Of The Frankfort Mandibular Plane Angle Bisector (Fmab) Wits Appraisal In The Assessment Of Anteroposterior Jaw Relationships In Class Ii Individuals, Harbinder Sangha

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Accurate diagnosis and treatment planning are of vital importance to practicing orthodontists. The purpose of this longitudinal study was to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Frankfort Mandibular Plane Angle Bisector (FMAB) reference plane in the assessment of anteroposterior discrepancies in a sample of Class II Division 1 individuals. Comparisons were made between the FMAB, ANB angle, and maxillo-mandibular Bisector (MMB) in both treated and control samples of Class II Division 1 patients.

The data was collected from pre-treatment (T0), immediate post-treatment (T1) and two year post-retention (T2) lateral cephalograms of 40 female and 36 male Class II Division ...


Prevalence Of Dental Anxiety And Fear Among Medical Students At University Of Thamar, Ahmed A. Madfa 2015 Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Thamar, Thamar, Yemen

Prevalence Of Dental Anxiety And Fear Among Medical Students At University Of Thamar, Ahmed A. Madfa

Ahmed A. Madfa

Background/purpose: Fear from dental treatment is widespread distressing problem for the dentist. Anxiety may have an impact to the dentist-patient relationship and it may cause to misdiagnosis. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the levels of dental anxiety and fear among medical students at University of Thamar.Materials and methods: Dental anxiety scale (DAS) and Dental Fear Survey (DFS) were completed by one hundred undergraduate medical students. Cross-tabulations were applied to determine the levels of DAS and DFS. Pearson’s correlation was used to analyse the association among the dental anxiety measurements. Pearson’s correlation also was used to ...


Evaluation Of The Occlusion And Maxillary Dental Arch Dimensions In The Mixed Dentitions Of Yemeni Population, Ahmed A. Madfa 2015 Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Thamar, Thamar, Yemen

Evaluation Of The Occlusion And Maxillary Dental Arch Dimensions In The Mixed Dentitions Of Yemeni Population, Ahmed A. Madfa

Ahmed A. Madfa

Determination the dental arch dimensions in human populations is necessary for various fields of dental sciences. This study was designed to evaluate the maxillary dental arch dimensions of Yemeni children aged (10-12) years. The sample was gathered from primary and intermediate school in Sana'a city, Yemen. Clinical examination was performed on 200 subjects (100 males and 100 females) that fulfillment the criteria of this study. The examination was carried out for subjects that have either normal occlusion or class I with anterior dental crowding. Pairs of studying models for the dental arch was constructed and evaluated by special software ...


Exploring The Risk Factors That Influence The Parental Dental Deferment Decision, Megan White 2015 Walden University

Exploring The Risk Factors That Influence The Parental Dental Deferment Decision, Megan White

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

When caregivers defer their personal routine dental care (RDC) in order to provide RDC for their children, they risk detrimental consequences in their personal health and the health of their children. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to identify the risk factors that led to the parental dental deferment decision. The oral health and personal care services conceptual models guided the development of the research questions, facilitated the selection of risk factors on the decision-making process, and provided the basis for the data analysis thematic categories. Ten caregivers who made the decision to defer their personal RDC for ...


Chhs January 2015 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShon S. Wells, editor, College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky Univeristy 2015 Western Kentucky University

Chhs January 2015 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashon S. Wells, Editor, College Of Health And Human Services, Western Kentucky Univeristy

College of Health & Human Services Publications

No abstract provided.


Erupted Complex Odontoma Mimicking A Mandibular Second Molar, Luis Eduardo Almeida, M. O. Andrade, M. A. de Oliveira Filho, Paula C. Trevilatto, Andrea Doetzer 2015 Marquette University

Erupted Complex Odontoma Mimicking A Mandibular Second Molar, Luis Eduardo Almeida, M. O. Andrade, M. A. De Oliveira Filho, Paula C. Trevilatto, Andrea Doetzer

School of Dentistry Faculty Research and Publications

Complex odontoma (CO) is considered one of the most common odontogenic lesions, composed by a miscellaneous of dental tissue such as enamel, dentin, pulp and sometimes cementum. They may interfere with the eruption of an associated tooth, being more prevalent in the posterior mandible. CO has been rarely reported as erupted, being considered an intraosseous lesion. This is a case report of a 17-year-old male with a benign fibro-osseous lesion consistent with CO that was located at the left second molar region, above the crown of the impacted mandibular second molar tooth. The lesion was surgically removed, and the tooth ...


Investigation Of Wnt5a And Sfrp5 Expressions In Healthy And Chronic Periodontitis Tissues, Pacharee Kulwattanaporn 2015 University of Pennsylvania

Investigation Of Wnt5a And Sfrp5 Expressions In Healthy And Chronic Periodontitis Tissues, Pacharee Kulwattanaporn

Dental Theses

Periodontitis is a biofilm-induced chronic inflammatory disease that causes gingival inflammation and attachment loss. Destruction of periodontal tissue is a consequence of host immune inflammatory responses induced by periodontal microorganisms. Wnt5a is strongly associated with inflammatory responses and shown by several studies to be involved in inflammatory diseases including periodontitis. sFRP5 is a homolog of Wnt5a receptor, frizzled protein. sFRP5 is a known inhibitor of Wnt5a signaling. To investigate the correlation of Wnt5a and sFRP5 in periodontitis and healthy tissues, experiments were set up using both clinical specimens and further investigation with stimulations of human gingival epithelial cells (HGECs). Wnt5a ...


Faculty Perceptions Regarding Best Practices In Clinical Dental Hygiene Assessment, Brenda Kaye Walstead 2015 Walden University

Faculty Perceptions Regarding Best Practices In Clinical Dental Hygiene Assessment, Brenda Kaye Walstead

Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

This qualitative case study explored faculty perceptions regarding best practices and uses of assessment in a dental hygiene program at a small northwestern college. It was discovered that faculty in the program were assessing students in their clinical courses using widely varied methods, designs, and scoring tools. Faculty neither calibrated processes nor communicated about this problem. In addition, a review of the assessments in this local setting indicated a significant gap in the current guidelines for best practices in clinical assessment procedures. Knowles' adult learning theory served as the foundation for this study. Research questions were designed to obtain clinical ...


An Assessment Of What Factors Affect The Average Number Of Caries Seen Per Visit Among Children Visiting A Mobile Dental Unit In South Central Kentucky, Breion Douglas 2014 Western Kentucky University

An Assessment Of What Factors Affect The Average Number Of Caries Seen Per Visit Among Children Visiting A Mobile Dental Unit In South Central Kentucky, Breion Douglas

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Background: Dental caries is the single most common chronic childhood disease in Kentucky affecting 20% of preschoolers, 50% of second graders, and 75% of 15 year olds. Dental caries, also known as tooth decay, occurs when bacteria from salivary glands produce an acid to breakdown food. If this acid is not cleaned off the teeth, it can destroy the tooth enamel. Dental problems can be linked to the inability to pay for dental care (i.e. insurance), limited access to dental providers, and parental inability to take their children to dentists. To help address the issue with tooth decay seen ...


A Marginalized Zero-Inflated Negative Binomial Regression Model With Overall Exposure Effects, John S. Preisser, Kalyan Das, D. Leann Long, John W. Stamm 2014 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

A Marginalized Zero-Inflated Negative Binomial Regression Model With Overall Exposure Effects, John S. Preisser, Kalyan Das, D. Leann Long, John W. Stamm

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Biostatistics Technical Report Series

The zero-inflated negative binomial regression model (ZINB) is often employed in diverse fields such as dentistry, health care utilization, highway safety, and medicine, to examine relationships between exposures of interest and overdispersed count outcomes exhibiting many zeros. The regression coefficients of ZINB have latent class interpretations for a susceptible subpopulation at risk for the disease/condition under study with counts generated from a negative binomial distribution and for a non-susceptible subpopulation that provides only zero counts. The ZINB parameters, however, are not well-suited for estimating overall exposure effects, specifically, in quantifying the effect of an explanatory variable in the overall ...


Compulsory Water Fluoridation: Justifiable Public Health Benefit Or Human Experimental Research Without Informed Consent?, Rita Barnett-Rose 2014 College of William & Mary Law School

Compulsory Water Fluoridation: Justifiable Public Health Benefit Or Human Experimental Research Without Informed Consent?, Rita Barnett-Rose

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review

No abstract provided.


Chhs December 2014 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, VaShon S. Wells, editor, College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University 2014 Western Kentucky University

Chhs December 2014 E-Newsletter, Dr. John Bonaguro, Dean, Vashon S. Wells, Editor, College Of Health And Human Services, Western Kentucky University

College of Health & Human Services Publications

No abstract provided.


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