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Ação Odonto     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Odontologica Scandinavica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Acta Odontologica Turcica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualités Odonto-Stomatologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Dental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Angle Orthodontist     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Annals of Periodontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annals of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
APOS Trends in Orthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Dental Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australian Endodontic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Avances en Odontoestomatologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Avicenna Journal of Dental Research     Open Access  
Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Dental Research & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bangladesh Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Brazilian Dental Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brazilian Dental Science     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Oral Research     Open Access  
British Dental Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Bulletin du Groupement International pour la Recherche Scientifique en Stomatologie et Odontologie     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene     Full-text available via subscription  
Caries Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
City Dental College Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Clinical Advances in Periodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Clinical and Experimental Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical and Laboratorial Research in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Dentistry     Open Access  
Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Clinical Oral Implants Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Clinical Oral Investigations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Clinical Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Critical Reviews in Oral Biology Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Oral Health Reports     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Current Research in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Dental Abstracts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Dental Cadmos     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Dental Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Dental Forum     Open Access  
Dental Hypotheses     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)     Open Access  
Dental Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dental Protection Annual Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dental Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Dental Traumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Dentistry     Open Access  
Dentistry 3000     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dentistry and Medical Research     Open Access  
Dentistry Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dentomaxillofacial Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Der Freie Zahnarzt     Hybrid Journal  
der junge zahnarzt     Hybrid Journal  
Die Quintessenz     Full-text available via subscription  
Disease-a-Month     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Droit et Médecine Bucco-Dentaire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
ENDO     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Endodontic Topics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Endodontie     Full-text available via subscription  
European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Dental Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Dentistry and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of General Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Oral Implantology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
European Journal of Oral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
European Journal of Prosthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Evidence Based Summaries in Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Evidence-Based Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Faculty Dental Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Forum Ortodontyczne     Open Access  
Future Dental Journal     Open Access  
Giornale Italiano di Endodonzia     Open Access  
Implant Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Implantologie     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Indian Journal of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Indian Journal of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Multidisciplinary Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Oral Health and Research     Open Access  
Indian Journal of Oral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Informationen aus Orthodontie & Kieferorthopädie     Hybrid Journal  
International Dental Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Endodontic Journal     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Computerized Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dental Hygiene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Dental Science and Research     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Implant Dentistry     Open Access  
International Journal of Odontostomatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Oral Health Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Oral Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Prosthodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Stomatological Research     Open Access  
International Orthodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Japanese Dental Science Review     Open Access  
JDR Clinical & Translational Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Academy of Dental Education     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Adhesive Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Applied Oral Science     Open Access  
Journal of Clinical Periodontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Conservative Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Craniomandibular Function     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Dental and Allied Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Dental Biomaterials     Open Access  
Journal of Dental Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dental Implants     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Dental Lasers     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dental Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Dental Research and Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Epidemiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dentistry for Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dentistry Indonesia     Open Access  
Journal of Dentofacial Anomalies and Orthodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science     Open Access  
Journal of Education and Ethics in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Endodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Forensic Dental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Indian Academy of Dental Specialist Researchers     Open Access  
Journal of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine and Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society     Open Access  
Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology     Open Access  
Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Isfahan Dental School     Open Access  
Journal of Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry     Open Access  
Journal of Minimum Intervention in Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Oral Biosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Oral Health and Oral Epidemiology     Open Access  
Journal of Oral Hygiene & Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Oral Implantology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Oral Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Oral Research     Open Access  
Journal of Oral Research and Review     Open Access  
Journal of Orthodontic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Orthodontic Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Pediatric Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Periodontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section)     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Public Health Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Research in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Restorative Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Stomatology (Czasopismo Stomatologiczne)     Open Access  
Journal of the American Dental Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of the Canadian Dental Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the International Clinical Dental Research Organization     Open Access  
Journal of the World Federation of Orthodontists     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Theory and Practice of Dental Public Health     Open Access  
Journal of Veterinary Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription  
Kieferorthopädie     Full-text available via subscription  
King Saud University Journal of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
L'Orthodontie Française     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Médecine Buccale Chirurgie Buccale     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Medicina Oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal     Open Access  
Nigerian Dental Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Nowa Stomatologia     Open Access  
Odonto     Open Access  
Odontoestomatología     Open Access  
Odontología     Open Access  
Odontology     Hybrid Journal  
Odovtos - International Journal of Dental Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Open Journal of Dentistry and Oral Medicine     Open Access  
Open Journal of Implant Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Operative Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Oral Biology and Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Oral Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Oral Science International     Hybrid Journal  
Orthodontic Journal of Nepal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Orthodontic Waves     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)

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Journal Cover Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
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  • Teeth treated with apicOectomies had acceptable 3-year survival rates,
           based on insurance claims data
    • Authors: Silvio Taschieri; Stefano Corbella
      Pages: 193 - 195
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 3
      Author(s): Silvio Taschieri, Stefano Corbella
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Three-year outcomes of apicectomy (apicoectomy): Mining an insurance database. Raedel M, Hartmann A, Bohm S, Walter MH. J Dent 2015;43:1218-22. Source of Funding Information not available. Type of Study/Design Retrospective analysis of administrative claims data.

      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.09.003
       
  • Methadone maintenance treatment may be associated with bruxism in male
           prisoners
    • Authors: Daniele Manfredini
      Pages: 202 - 204
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 3
      Author(s): Daniele Manfredini
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Methadone treatment, bruxism, and temporomandibular disorders among male prisoners. Enguelberg-Gabbay JV, Schapir L, Israeli Y, Hermesh H, Weizman A, Winocur E. Eur J Oral Sci 2016;124(3): 266-71. Source of Funding None Type of Study/Design Cross-sectional study

      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.09.002
       
  • Statement of Purpose/Levels of Evidence
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 4


      PubDate: 2016-12-16T14:22:19Z
       
  • Information for Readers
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 4


      PubDate: 2016-12-16T14:22:19Z
       
  • Information for Authors
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 4


      PubDate: 2016-12-16T14:22:19Z
       
  • Levels of Evidence—Grading System∗∗Originally published in Newman
           MG, Weyant R, Hujoel P: JEBDP improves grading system and adopts strength
           of recommendation taxonomy grading (SORT) for guidelines and systematic
           reviews. J Evid Based Dent Pract 2007;7:147-150.
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 4


      PubDate: 2016-12-16T14:22:19Z
       
  • Issue Summary Matrix
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 4


      PubDate: 2016-12-16T14:22:19Z
       
  • Emergency Department Utilization related to dental conditions &
           distribution of Dentists, Nebraska 2011-2013
    • Authors: Sankeerth Rampa; Fernando A. Wilson; Rajvi Wani; Veerasathpurush Allareddy
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 December 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Sankeerth Rampa, Fernando A. Wilson, Rajvi Wani, Veerasathpurush Allareddy
      Purpose This study aims to provide estimates of hospital-based emergency department (ED) visits due to dental conditions in Nebraska and to examine patient-related characteristics associated with ED charges. Additionally, this study provides dental-related ED visits and distribution of dentists by county. Methods For the study we used the State Emergency Department Database for Nebraska for the years 2011 through 2013 and the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Area Health Resource File. All ED visits with dental conditions in Nebraska were selected. The primary outcome variable was hospital-based ED charges. Multivariable linear regression model was used to examine the effects of patient-related factors on ED charges. Results During the study period, a total of 9,943 dental-related ED visits occurred. Of these, 55.5% patients aged between 25 and 44 years. Thirty-nine percent of all dental ED visits had patients who were self-financed or uninsured. Twenty counties in Nebraska do not have a dentist and nine counties had more than 50 ED visits per 10,000 population. Patients residing in urban areas spent significantly higher charges than those living in rural towns, small rural towns or isolated rural areas. The mean and total ED charges attributed to dental conditions for the entire study period were $934 and $9.3 million respectively. Conclusion Patients who are uninsured, aged 25 – 44 years, covered by private insurance and residing in urban areas are identified to be at high-risk. There is a need to develop health policies and programs to improve access to dental care in rural states.

      PubDate: 2016-12-16T14:22:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.11.007
       
  • Bacteremia Associated with Oral Surgery: A Review
    • Authors: Beatriz González Navarro; Enric Jané Salas; Albert Estrugo Devesa; José López López; Miguel Viñas
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 December 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Beatriz González Navarro, Enric Jané Salas, Albert Estrugo Devesa, José López López, Miguel Viñas
      OBJECTIVES Bacterial (infective) endocarditis, a microbial infection of the endocardium surfaces following bacteremia, causes significant morbidity and mortality. Recent epidemiological studies have reported a prevalence of 2–8 cases per 100,000 individuals per year, with the highest incidence in those 70–80 years of age and living in developed countries. We systematically reviewed the literature on several critical aspects regarding the development of bacteremia following oral surgery. The purpose of this work is to assess the controversy regarding antibiotic prophylaxis prior to oral surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS Publications between 1976 and 2015 were included. Clinical studies focusing on oral surgery as the underlying cause were included. RESULTS Among the 32 clinical studies reviewed, 3,564 cases, accounting for 12,839 blood cultures, were evaluated. In 10 of these studies, amoxicillin usefulness was studied. Antimicrobial prophylaxis prior to an invasive dental procedure does not prevent bacteremia, although it can decrease both its magnitude and its persistence. CONCLUSIONS The highly conflicting data and conclusions of the analyzed work highlight the need for new approaches to the study of bacteremia that would provide reliable evidence and thus appropriate prophylactic and therapeutic standards. Many reports have explored the occurrence of bacteremia after dental procedures, but the results have been conflicting.

      PubDate: 2016-12-16T14:22:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.12.001
       
  • Psychosocial pathway is key in explaining the relationship between
           socioeconomic status and oral health
    • Authors: Carlos
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 3
      Author(s): Carlos Quiñonez
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Oral health inequalities: relationships between environmental and individual factors. Gupta E, Robinson PG, Marya CM, Baker SR. J Dent Res 2015;94(10):1362-8. Source of Funding None stated Type of Study/Design Cohort study

      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
       
  • Information for Authors
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 3


      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
       
  • Levels of Evidence—Grading System∗∗Originally published in Newman
           MG, Weyant R, Hujoel P: JEBDP improves grading system and adopts strength
           of recommendation taxonomy grading (SORT) for guidelines and systematic
           reviews. J Evid Based Dent Pract 2007;7:147-150.
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 3


      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
       
  • Issue Summary Matrix
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 3


      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
       
  • Statement of Purpose/Levels of Evidence
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 3


      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
       
  • Information for Readers
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 3


      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
       
  • Declarative Title: Semiannual fluoride varnish applications in toddlers
           may not be more effective in controlling dental caries than an oral health
           program comprising toothbrushing instruction and dietary counseling
    • Authors: Branca Heloisa de Oliveira; Ana Paula Pires dos Santos
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 November 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Branca Heloisa de Oliveira, Ana Paula Pires dos Santos
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Effectiveness of early preventive intervention with semiannual fluoride varnish application in toddlers living in high-risk areas: A stratified cluster-randomized controlled trial. Anderson M, Dahlöf G, Twetman S, Jansson L, Bergenlid AC, Grindefjord M. Caries Res 2016;50(1):17-23. Reviewers Branca Heloisa de Oliveira, DDS, PhD, Ana Paula Pires dos Santos DDS, PhD Purpose/Question Do semiannual fluoride varnish applications among young children, starting at age 1 year and continuing for 24 months, significantly reduce caries prevalence and severity compared with a standard oral health program comprising toothbrushing instruction and dietary counseling' Source of Funding The study was commissioned and supported by Stockholm County Council and Karolinska Institutet. Type of Study/Design Non-blinded, cluster-randomized controlled field trial with two parallel arms. Level of Evidence Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable

      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.11.006
       
  • Declarative Title: Unfinished Root Canal Treatments May Increase the Risk
           of Cardiovascular Disease
    • Authors: Waranuch Pitiphat
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 November 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Waranuch Pitiphat
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Unfinished root canal treatments and the risk of cardiovascular disease. Lin PY, Chien KL, Chang HJ, Chi LY. J Endod 2015;41(12):1991-6. Reviewer Waranuch Pitiphat, DDS, MPHM, MSc, ScD, FRCDS Purpose/Question The authors used a nationwide population-based database to investigate the association between unfinished root canal treatment and the risk of cardiovascular disease hospitalization. Source of Funding The National Science Council in Taiwan (Government). Type of Study/Design Retrospective cohort study Level of Evidence Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of recommendation grade Not applicable

      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.11.001
       
  • Weak evidence hinders the understanding of the benefits of periodontal
           therapy on glycemic control in patients with diabetes and periodontitis
    • Authors: Carolina Rodríguez Medina; Andrés A. Agudelo-Suárez; Javier Enrique Botero
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 November 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Carolina Rodríguez Medina, Andrés A. Agudelo-Suárez, Javier Enrique Botero
      Article Title and Bibliographical Information Treatment of periodontal disease for glycaemic control in people with diabetes mellitus. Simpson TC, Weldon JC, Worthington HV, Needleman I, Wild SH, Moles DR, Stevenson B, Furness S, Iheozor-Ejiofor Z. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015; 11: CD004714. Reviewers Carolina Rodríguez Medina, Andrés A. Agudelo-Suárez, Javier Enrique Botero Purpose/Question Two questions were formulated: (1) Does periodontal therapy improve glycemic control in people with diabetes mellitus' (2) Does one periodontal therapy have a greater effect than another on improving glycemic control' Source of Funding This project was supported by the NIHR, via Cochrane Infrastructure funding to the Cochrane Oral Health Group. School of Dentistry, University of Manchester (UK), Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre (UK) and The National Institute for Health Research (UK). Type of study/design Systematic review with meta-analysis Strength of Recommendation SORT score: B Level of evidence 2

      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.11.005
       
  • Declarative Title: Non-invasive caries risk-based management in private
           practice settings may lead to reduced caries experience over time
    • Authors: Margherita Fontana; Carlos González-Cabezas
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 November 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Margherita Fontana, Carlos González-Cabezas
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information The Caries Management System: are preventive effects sustained postclinical trial' Evans RW, Clark P, Jia N. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 3016;44(2):188‐97. Reviewer Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD, Carlos González-Cabezas, DDS, MSD, PhD Purpose/Question Among an adult population attending private general dental practice, does a risk-based non-invasive caries prevention and management program (Caries Management System: CMS; intervention) reduce caries risk and restorative needs in the absence of any practice program monitoring (i.e., 2–4 years following a 3-year evaluation of CMS in a randomized clinical trial) compared with standard practice (control)' Sources of Funding Foundation: Oral Health Foundation, University of Sydney; and the Australian Dental Research Foundation; Government: National Health and Medical Research Council; Other: Dental Board of New South Wales Type of Study/Design The original 3-year study was a multicenter cluster randomized controlled clinical trial Level of Evidence Level 1; Good quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable

      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.11.003
       
  • DECLARATIVE TITLE: Treatment of Select Intra-Bony Defects by Periodontal
           Regeneration Could be Cost-Effective Long Term in Compliant Patients
    • Authors: Satheesh Elangovan
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 November 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Satheesh Elangovan
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Periodontal regeneration compared with access flap surgery in human intrabony defects: 20-year follow-up of a randomized clinical trial: tooth regeneration, periodontitis recurrence and costs.Cortellini P, Buti J, Prato GP, Tonetti MS.J Clin Periodontol / http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcpe.12638 [Pre pub/accepted manuscript] REVIEWERS Satheesh Elangovan BDS., ScD., DMSc PURPOSE/QUESTION To compare the long-term (20-year) clinical outcomes and the cost-effectiveness of three different surgical modalities employed in the treatment of intra-bony defects. SOURCE OF FUNDING Non-profit, Foundations: European Research Group on Periodontology, Genova, Italy. Other: Accademia Toscana di Ricerca Odontostomatologica, Florence, Italy TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Randomized controlled trial LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 2 Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE Not applicable

      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.11.004
       
  • Declarative Title: Low-grade systemic inflammation may increase the risk
           of periodontitis
    • Authors: Michele J. Josey; Anwar T. Merchant
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 November 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Michele J. Josey, Anwar T. Merchant
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Longitudinal effects of systemic inflammation markers on periodontitis. Pink C, Kocher T, Meisel P, Dörr M, Markus MRP, Jablonowski L, Grotevendt A, Nauck M, Holtfreter B. J Clin Periodontol 2015;42(11): 988-97. Reviewers Michele J. Josey MS, Anwar T. Merchant ScD, DMD Purpose/Question To evaluate the extent to which low-grade systemic inflammation increased periodontitis risk. Source of Funding The parent study was supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (grant 01ZZ96030, 01ZZ0701), the Ministry of Education, Research and Cultural Affairs, and the Ministry of Social Affairs of the Federal State of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. GABA, Switzerland, provided an unlimited educational grant to support B.H. and C.P. Type of Study/Design Prospective cohort study Level of Evidence Level 2, Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable

      PubDate: 2016-11-18T17:07:27Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.11.002
       
  • Preliminary Evidence for the Complete Digital Esthetic Rehabilitation
           Treatment. Case – Report and 1 Year Follow Up
    • Authors: P. Atria; C.S. Sampaio; R. Hirata; G. Jorquera
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 November 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): P. Atria, C.S. Sampaio, R. Hirata, G. Jorquera
      Purpose To show through Computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology combined with novel digital acquisition images and the right restorative material that the technology can provide an easier and predictable workflow for general practitioners. Basic Procedure This case report presents a fully digital treatment of a 59-year-old patient with tooth-supported crowns and provides a detailed step-by-step digital technique to obtain a successful result. Conclusion By avoiding traditional impression and fixed prosthetic techniques, excellent clinical results can be obtained minimizing the required steps and simplifying the overall procedure. This adds information to the current literature to allow general practitioners to choose the best treatment option. The function and esthetic remained unaltered over a 1 year follow up period. No fracture or de-cementation was observed.

      PubDate: 2016-11-11T14:53:24Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.10.004
       
  • Clinician Attitudes, Skills, Motivations and Experience Following the
           Implementation of Clinical Decision Support Tools in a Large Dental
           Practice
    • Authors: Elizabeth Mertz; Cynthia Wides; Joel White
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 October 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Elizabeth Mertz, Cynthia Wides, Joel White
      Purpose This paper assesses dental clinicians’ pre- and post-implementation attitudes, skills and experiences with three clinical decision support (CDS) tools built into the electronic health record (EHR) of a multi-specialty group dental practice. Procedures Electronic surveys designed to examine factors for acceptance of Electronic Health Record (EHR)-based CDS tools including caries management by risk assessment (CAMBRA), periodontal disease management by risk assessment (PEMBRA) and a risk assessment-based Proactive Dental Care Plan (PDCP), were distributed to all Willamette Dental Group (WDG) employees at two time points; 3 months pre-implementation (Fall 2013) and 15 months post-implementation (Winter 2015). The surveys collected demographics, measures of job experience and satisfaction, and attitudes toward each CDS tool. The baseline survey response rate among clinicians was 83.1% (n=567) and follow-up survey response rate was 63.2% (n=508). Among the 344 clinicians who responded to both pre- and post- surveys, 27% were general and specialist dentists, 32% were dental hygienists, and 41% were dental assistants. Principal Findings Adherence to the CDS tools has been sustained at 98%+ since roll-out. Between baseline and follow-up, the change in mean attitude scores regarding CAMBRA reflect statistically significant improvement in formal training, knowing how to use the tools, belief in the science supporting the tools, and the usefulness of the tool to motivate patients. For PEMBRA, statistically significant improvement was found in formal training, knowing how to use the tools, belief in the science supporting the tools, with improvement also found in belief that the format and process worked well. Finally, for the PDCP, significant and positive changes were seen for every attitude and skill item scored. A strong and positive correlation with post-implementation attitudes was found with positive experiences in the work environment, while a negative correlation was found with workload and stress. Clinicians highly ranked a commitment to evidence based care, and sense that the tools were helping to improve patient care, health and experience as motivations to use the tools. Peer pressure, fears about malpractice, and incentive pay were rated the lowest among the motivation factors. Conclusion This study shows that CDS tools built into the EHR can be successfully implemented in a dental practice and widely accepted by the entire clinical team. Achieving a high level of adherence to use of CDS can be done through adequate training, alignment with the mission and purpose of the organization, and is compatible with an improved work environment and clinician satisfaction.

      PubDate: 2016-11-04T23:12:06Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.10.001
       
  • Therapies for White Spot Lesions – A systematic review
    • Authors: Anabela Baptista Pereira Paula; Ana Rita Fernandes; Ana Sofia Coelho; Carlos Miguel Marto; Manuel Marques Ferreira; Francisco Caramelo; Francisco do Vale; Eunice Carrilho
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 November 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Anabela Baptista Pereira Paula, Ana Rita Fernandes, Ana Sofia Coelho, Carlos Miguel Marto, Manuel Marques Ferreira, Francisco Caramelo, Francisco do Vale, Eunice Carrilho


      PubDate: 2016-11-04T23:12:06Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.10.003
       
  • Impact of Periapical Abscess on Infectious Complications in Patients
           Undergoing Extracorporeal Circulation Auxiliary to Open Heart Surgical
           Procedures
    • Authors: Veerasathpurush Allareddy; Sivaraman Prakasam; Sankeerth Rampa; Kyle Stein; Romesh P. Nalliah; Veerajalandhar Allareddy; Shankar Rengasamy Venugopalan
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 October 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Veerasathpurush Allareddy, Sivaraman Prakasam, Sankeerth Rampa, Kyle Stein, Romesh P. Nalliah, Veerajalandhar Allareddy, Shankar Rengasamy Venugopalan
      Background Extracorporeal circulation auxiliary to open-heart surgeries (ECAOHS) may exert non-physiological stresses on periapical abscessed tissues leading to hematagenous spread of microbes. The aim of this report is to estimate risk of postoperative infectious complications in patients with periapical abscesses and undergoing ECAOHS. Methods A retrospective analysis of Nationwide Inpatient Sample (years 2009 and 2010) was conducted. All patients (aged 19 to 65 years) who underwent ECAOH were selected. ICD-9-CM codes were used to identify presence of periapical abscess and infectious complications. Multivariable logistic regression models were used to examine the associations between the presence of periapical abscess and occurrence of infectious complications. Results 265,235 patients underwent an ECAOH procedure. Of these, 431 patients had a periapical abscess. Septicemia developed in 16% of those with periapical abscess (compared to 4.2% in those without periapical abscess). Those with periapical abscess had higher rates of any of the infectious complications when compared to those without periapical abscess (30.2% versus 11.6% respectively). Following adjustment for multiple confounders, those with periapical abscess were associated with higher odds for developing septicemia (OR=2.51, 95% CI=1.06–5.91, p=0.04) and any of the infectious complications (OR=2.23, 95% CI=1.08–4.59, p=0.03) when compared to those who did not have periapical abscess. Conclusions Those with periapical abscess are associated with higher odds for infectious complications when compared to those without periapical abscess.

      PubDate: 2016-11-04T23:12:06Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.10.002
       
  • Declarative title: Host-derived salivary biomarkers may be useful in
           diagnosing periodontal disease
    • Authors: Daniel H. Fine
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Daniel H. Fine
      Article Title and bibliographic information Host-derived salivary biomarkers in diagnosing periodontal disease: systematic review and meta-analysis.de Lima C L, Acevedo AC, Grisl DC, Taba M Jr, Guerra E, De Luca Canto G.J Clin Periodontol 2016;43(6): 492-502. Reviewer Daniel H. Fine, DMD Purpose/Question To evaluate the accuracy of host-derived salivary biomarkers in the diagnosis of periodontal disease by assessing the published literature. Source of Funding Self-funded Type of Study/Design Systematic review with meta-analysis Level of Evidence Level 2 Strength of Recommendation Grade B

      PubDate: 2016-09-30T11:15:41Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.09.007
       
  • Declarative Title: Fluoridation may not be linked with adverse health
           outcomes
    • Authors: Karen Blakey; Richard J.Q. McNally
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Karen Blakey, Richard J.Q. McNally
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Community water fluoridation and health outcomes in England: a cross-sectional study Young N, Newton J, Morris J, Morris J, Langford J, Iloya J, Edwards D, Makhani S, Verne J Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2015;43:550-9 Reviewers Karen Blakey, BSc, Richard J.Q. McNally, BSc, MSc, DIC, PhD Purpose/Question Does exposure to water from artificial fluoridation programs lead to positive or negative health outcomes? Source of Funding Public Health England Type of Study/Design Ecological (area-based) Level of Evidence Level 2 Limited quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable

      PubDate: 2016-09-30T11:15:41Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.09.009
       
  • DECLARATIVE TITLE: A school-based lay workforce model reduced dental
           caries incidence in children
    • Authors: Tamanna Tiwari
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Tamanna Tiwari
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Nationwide 2.5-year school-based public health intervention program designed to reduce the incidence of caries in children of Grenada. Wolff MS, Hill R, Wilson-Genderson M, Hirsch S, Dasanayake AP. Caries Res 2016;50(Suppl 1):68–77. Reviewer Dr. Tamanna Tiwari, BDS, MDS, MPH, Clinical Instructor Purpose/Question In a small island country, can a school-based comprehensive caries prevention intervention reduce the increment of dental caries in children? Source of Funding Colgate-Palmolive, Henry Schein Cares, GC America, Columbia Dentoform and the Grenada Ministries of Health and Education. Type of Study/Design Longitudinal survey Level of Evidence Level 3 - Other evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable

      PubDate: 2016-09-30T11:15:41Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.09.010
       
  • Declarative Title: Further investigations are needed for the use of the
           Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) in primary care settings
           
    • Authors: Gillian Lee
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Gillian Lee
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Responsiveness and sensitivity of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale to primary dental care for early childhood caries. Arrow P. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2016;44(1):1-10. Reviewer Dr. Gillian Lee, BDS (HK), MDS (HK), Adv Dip Paed Dent HK, M Paed Dent RCS (Edin), MRACDS (Paed), FHKAM, FCDSHK, FDS RCSEd Purpose/Question To evaluate the responsiveness and sensitivity of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS) to dental treatment for early childhood caries in primary dental care settings. Source of Funding Government: Western Australia Health Department Targeted Research Grant Fund Type of Study/Design Cohort study Level of Evidence Level 2, Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade N/A, Not applicable

      PubDate: 2016-09-30T11:15:41Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.09.008
       
  • Declarative Title: There is High Patient Acceptance of Care Provided by
           Dental Auxiliaries and Students
    • Authors: Kavita R. Mathu-Muju
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Kavita R. Mathu-Muju
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information The acceptability of care provided by dental auxiliaries: A systematic review. Dyer TA, Robinson PG. J Am Dent Assoc 2016;147(4): 244-54. Reviewer Kavita R. Mathu-Muju, DMD, MPH, FRCD(C) Purpose/Question The authors summarized existing literature on public and patient perceptions of the “acceptability” of care provided by dental auxiliaries (dental hygienists, dental therapists, denturists, expanded function dental assistants) and dental/dental hygiene/dental auxiliary students. Source of Funding Information not available Type of Study/Design Systematic review Level of Evidence Level 3: Opinion, other evidence. Strength of Recommendation Grade Grade C: Consensus, disease-oriented evidence, usual practice, or case series for studies of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or screening.

      PubDate: 2016-09-25T04:50:18Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.09.004
       
  • Face-bow transfer does not achieve better clinical results than simpler
           approaches in complete denture prosthodontics
    • Authors: Adnan Abdullah Al-Fahd
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Adnan Abdullah Al-Fahd
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Face-bow transfer in prosthodontics: a systematic review of the literature. Farias-Neto A, Dias AH, de Miranda BF, de Oliveira AR. J Oral Rehabil. 2013; 40(9):686-92. Reviewer Adnan Abdullah Al-Fahd, PhD Purpose/Question Does the construction of dental prostheses and occlusal splints with face-bow transfer present better clinical results than simpler approaches' Type of Study/Design Systematic review.

      PubDate: 2016-09-25T04:50:18Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.09.005
       
  • Declarative Title: There is no evidence that recommends a specific optimum
           number of implants for an overdenture
    • Authors: Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi; Afaf Aboalrejal
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi, Afaf Aboalrejal
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information What is the optimal number of implants for removable reconstructions' A systematic review on implant‐supported overdentures. Roccuzzo M, Bonino F, Gaudioso L, Zwahlen M, Meijer HJ. Clin Oral Implant Res 2012; 23.s6:229-37. Reviewers Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi, Afaf Aboalrejal Purpose/Question In edentulous patients rehabilitated with maxillary and/or mandibular implant-supported overdenture, what is the optimal number of implants in terms of lower incidence of biological/ mechanical/technical complications and a higher level of patient satisfaction' Type of Study/Design Systematic review with meta-analysis of data Level of Evidence Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Grade B: Inconsistent, limited-quality patient-oriented evidence

      PubDate: 2016-09-25T04:50:18Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.09.006
       
  • Feasibility Assessment for Using Telehealth Technology to Improve Access
           to Dental Care for Rural and Underserved Populations
    • Authors: Amy B. Martin; Joni D. Nelson; Grishma P. Bhavsar; James McElligott; David Garr; Renata S. Leite
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Amy B. Martin, Joni D. Nelson, Grishma P. Bhavsar, James McElligott, David Garr, Renata S. Leite
      Background South Carolina Dental Association members were surveyed on telehealth knowledge, need and interest in using it for access to care improvements. Methods Dependent variables were Medicaid patient population size (less or greater than 10%), career stage (early/middle and advanced), and National Health Service Corps participation (yes or no). Practice and provider characteristics were screener questions. Data were collected electronically and analyzed with SAS. Descriptive and bivariate analyses were conducted. Results Most (69.3%) reported some or no teledentistry knowledge. Distribution of needing consults were: endodontics (40.2%), oral-maxillofacial surgery (37.9%), orthodontia (30.7%), periodontics (28.4%), and pediatrics (12.5%). Consultations for diagnosis (72.9%) emergencies (56.7%) and continuing education (53.3%) were most frequently identified telehealth uses. Medicaid patient population size was the only dependent measure with statistical significance. Compared to <10% Medicaid, >10% was more likely to (a) frequently need consults for orthodontics (25.5% v. 43.4%, p=0.0043) and pediatrics (5.9% v. 29.0%, p<0.0001); (b) use telehealth for children with special healthcare needs (44.1% v. 65.8%, p=0.0017), complex health conditions (54.3% v. 78.1%, p=0.0004), conditions exacerbated by unmet dental needs (44.6% v. 65.8%, p=0.0022); and (c) use telehealth for extending practice to underserved populations (14.6% v. 33.8%, p=0.0004). Conclusions Despite need for telehealth knowledge improvement, sufficient interest exists. Further study will determine if demand for teledentistry is in balance with consultant availability. Practical Implications It has been suggested that access to care improvements require capacity expansions in private practices. States will need to engage dental communities determine if teledentistry is an effective solution.

      PubDate: 2016-09-15T21:03:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.08.002
       
  • Diagnostic accuracy of teledentistry approach for detection of dental
           caries: A systematic review
    • Authors: Mohamed Estai; Stuart Bunt; Yogesan Kanagasingam; Estie Kruger; Marc Tennant
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Mohamed Estai, Stuart Bunt, Yogesan Kanagasingam, Estie Kruger, Marc Tennant
      Objectives This study sought to review the literature systematically for research evidence for the diagnostic accuracy of teledentistry in the detection of dental caries. Methods Two reviewers searched PubMed, EMBASE and Scopus databases through January 2016 for comparative studies that examined the diagnostic accuracy of teledentistry for detecting caries compared to non-telemedicine alternatives. Retrieved studies were screened for inclusion criteria and were evaluated for methodological quality employing the quality assessment of diagnostic accuracy studies (QUADAS-2) checklist. Results Of 287 citations identified, ten met the preset inclusion criteria. Sensitivity and specificity were the most common measures of diagnostic accuracy used in ten studies. Despite very limited published evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of teledentistry, the reviewed teledentistry studies showed comparable diagnostic performance compared to non-telemedicine alternatives. The average methodological quality of the selected articles is low, since none of the selected studies satisfied all four QUADAS-2 domains. Only six articles were scored as having a low risk of bias in three of four of QUADAS-2 domains. All the selected studies had low concerns regarding applicability. The main shortcoming was that in the majority of the selected studies the methodology, in a particular patient selection and index tests, were insufficiently described. Conclusions The teledentistry has an acceptable diagnostic performance in the detection of dental caries. However, due to the heterogeneity of the reviewed studies, the generalisation of results may be difficult. Further well-designed research to investigate the effectiveness of teledentistry approach to caries detection is needed to determine the capability of this technology in epidemiological oral surveys.

      PubDate: 2016-09-10T16:16:02Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.08.003
       
  • Confidence in Outcome Estimates from Systematic Reviews Used in Informed
           Consent
    • Authors: R. Fritz; J.G. Bauer; S.S. Spackman; A.K. Bains; J. Jetton-Rangel
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 September 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): R. Fritz, J.G. Bauer, S.S. Spackman, A.K. Bains, J. Jetton-Rangel
      Introduction Evidence-based dentistry now guides informed consent in which clinicians are obliged to provide patients with the most current, best evidence, or best estimates of outcomes, of regimens, therapies, treatments, procedures, materials, and equipment or devices when developing personal oral healthcare, treatment plans. Yet, clinicians require that the estimates provided from systematic reviews be verified to their validity, reliability, and contextualized as to performance competency so that clinicians may have confidence in explaining outcomes to patients in clinical practice. Purpose The purpose of this paper is to describe types of informed estimates from which clinicians may have confidence in their capacity to assist patients in competent decision-making, one of the most important concepts of informed consent. Method Using systematic review methodology, researchers provide clinicians with valid best estimates of outcomes regarding a subject of interest from best evidence. Best evidence is verified through critical appraisals using acceptable sampling methodology either by scoring instruments (Timmer analysis) or checklist (Grade), a Cochrane Collaboration standard that allows transparency in open reviews. These valid best estimates are then tested for reliability using large databases. Finally, valid and reliable best estimates are assessed for meaning using quantification of margins and uncertainties (QMU). Analysis Through manufacturer and researcher specifications, QMU develops a performance competency continuum by which valid, reliable best estimates may be contextualized for their performance competency: at a lowest margin performance competency (structural failure), high margin performance competency (estimated true-value of success), or clinically-determined Critical Values (clinical failure). Conclusions Informed consent may be achieved when clinicians are confident of their ability to provide useful and accurate best estimates of outcomes regarding regimens, therapies, treatments, and equipment, or devices to patients in their clinical practices and when developing personal, oral healthcare, treatment plans.

      PubDate: 2016-09-06T11:36:02Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.08.001
       
  • Evidence of dietary calcium and vitamin D inadequacies in a population of
           dental patients
    • Authors: Daniel J. Pehowich; Enid D. Pehowich
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 July 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Daniel J. Pehowich, Enid D. Pehowich
      Objectives To determine the dietary calcium and vitamin D intake of a cohort of dental patients identified as being at risk of inadequacy based on a 24 hour food recall. Methods A retrospective chart analysis was carried out on 5 day food record and nutrient analysyes of 670 dental patients ages 18 to 82 obtained over a ten year period. All patients had scored poorly on a 24 hour food recall survey during their initial examination. Results The overall mean and median calcium and vitamin D intakes of the patients were significantly lower than the current estimated needs for the general population. While calcium intake did not change over the 10 year period, vitamin D consumption decreased. The greatest dietary intake inadequacies for both calcium and vitamin D were seen in both male and female patients over age 50 years. Conclusions A 24 hour food recall questionnaire may be an effective means for the oral health professional to screen patients for calcium and vitamin D, and other nutrient inadequacies. Clinical Significance Screening for potential dietary inadequacies of calcium and vitamin D may identify patients potentially at risk for poor bone health. Our results indicate the dental health professional can obtain evidence necessary to change patient dietary behavior, and thus contribute to successful treatment outcomes.

      PubDate: 2016-08-01T10:10:15Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.07.005
       
  • Statement of Purpose/Levels of Evidence
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 2


      PubDate: 2016-07-27T08:47:04Z
       
  • Information for Readers
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 2


      PubDate: 2016-07-27T08:47:04Z
       
  • Issue Summary Matrix
    • Abstract: Publication date: June 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 16, Issue 2


      PubDate: 2016-07-27T08:47:04Z
       
  • Short Implants (5 to 8 mm) Versus Longer Implants (> 8 mm) with Sinus
           Lifting in Atrophic Posterior Maxilla: A Meta‐Analysis of RCTs
    • Authors: Ahmed Yaseen; Alqutaibi Fouad Altaib
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 July 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi, Fouad Altaib
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Short Implants (5 to 8 mm) Versus Longer Implants (> 8 mm) with Sinus Lifting in Atrophic Posterior Maxilla: A Meta‐Analysis of RCTs. Fan T, Li Y, Deng WW, Wu T, Zhang W. ‏ Clin Implant Dent Relat Res 2016. [Epub ahead of print] Reviewers Name and Contact Information Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi (corresponding author) Purpose/Question In patients with atrophic posterior maxilla, are the survival and complications rates different between short and long dental implants with sinus lifting' Type of Study/Design Systematic review with meta-analysis of data Level of Evidence Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Grade B: Inconsistent, limited-quality patient-oriented evidence

      PubDate: 2016-07-27T08:47:04Z
       
  • Old Age Alone May Not Be a Risk Factor for Dental Implant Failure
    • Authors: Adnan Abdullah Al-Fahd
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 July 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Adnan Abdullah Al-Fahd
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Dental implants in the elderly population: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Srinivasan M, Meyer S, Mombelli A, Müller F. Clin Oral Implants Res. 2016:1-11. Reviewer Adnan Abdullah Al-Fahd BDS, M.Sc., PhD(c) Purpose/Question In elderly patients, are the rates of implant survival, technical complications, or biological complications different for dental implant therapy in partially edentulous jaws compared with completely edentulous jaws' Type of Study/Design Systematic review with meta-analysis of data

      PubDate: 2016-07-27T08:47:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.07.004
       
  • Clinical Documentation of Dental Care in an era of EHR Use
    • Authors: Oluwabunmi Tokede; Rachel B. Ramoni; Michael Patton; John D. Da Silva; Elsbeth Kalenderian
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 July 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Oluwabunmi Tokede, Rachel B. Ramoni, Michael Patton, John D. Da Silva, Elsbeth Kalenderian
      Background Although complete and accurate clinical records do not guarantee the provision of excellent dental care, they do provide an opportunity to evaluate the quality of care provided. However, a lack of universally accepted documentation standards, incomplete record-keeping practices, and unfriendly EHR user interfaces are factors that have allowed for persistent poor dental patient record keeping. Methods Using two different methods – a validated survey, and a two round Delphi process – involving two appropriately different sets of participants, we explored what a dental clinical record should contain, and the frequency of update of each clinical entry. Results For both the closed-ended survey questions and the open-ended Delphi process questions, respondents had a significant degree of agreement on the ‘clinical entry’ components of an adequate clinical record. There was however variance on how frequently each of those clinical entries should be updated. Summary Dental providers agree that complete and accurate record keeping is essential and that items such as histories, examination findings, diagnosis, radiographs, treatment plans, consents, and clinic notes should be documented. There, however, does not seem to be universal agreement how frequently such items should be recorded. Clinical Implications As the dental profession moves towards prevalent use of EHRs, the issue of standardization and interoperability becomes ever more pressing. Settling issues of standardization, including record documentation must begin with guideline-creating dental professional bodies who need to clearly define and disseminate what these standards should be, and; everyday dentists who will ultimately ensure that these standards are met and kept.

      PubDate: 2016-07-27T08:47:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.07.001
       
  • DECLARATIVE TITLE: Artificial intelligence expert systems with neural
           network machine learning may assist decision-making for extractions in
           orthodontic treatment planning
    • Authors: Kenji Takada
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 July 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Kenji Takada
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information New approach for the diagnosis of extractions with neural network machine learning. Seok-Ki Jung and Tae-Woo Kim. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2016;149:127-33 Reviewer Kenji Takada Purpose/Question The study sought to develop an artificial intelligence expert system that would provide an orthodontic diagnosis of required permanent tooth extraction, and to evaluate the performance and reliability of the proposed neural-network machine learning model used by this system. Source of Funding Not reported Type of Study/Design Mathematical modelling Level of Evidence Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade not applicable

      PubDate: 2016-07-21T06:19:05Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.07.002
       
  • Evaluating benefits and harm of therapies
    • Authors: Clovis Mariano Faggion
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 July 2016
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Clovis Mariano Faggion
      Objective This third article in a series of four aims to inform dental practitioners on the importance of weighing benefits and harm when making clinical treatment decisions. Methods This article describes some examples of important consequences to patients’ health when potential side effects of interventions are not taken into consideration in the decision-making process. Some information to help dental practitioners search for data on negative effects of therapies is also presented, and the need to weigh benefits and harm of therapies is discussed. Results Therapeutic interventions in dentistry may cause several side effects, such as nerve damage caused by dental implant placement. Adequate evaluation of potential side effects before performing a procedure and comprehensive communication with the patient about these side effects are sine qua non conditions for any clinical decision. Conclusions The information provided in this article may encourage dental practitioners to obtain more information regarding negative aspects of clinical interventions, to more comprehensively inform patients and improve clinical decision making.

      PubDate: 2016-07-08T08:13:19Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.06.005
       
 
 
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