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Ação Odonto     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Odontologica Scandinavica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Acta Odontologica Turcica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualités Odonto-Stomatologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Dental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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: 7)
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: 2)
Bangladesh Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
BDJ Open     Open Access  
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: 19)
Bulletin du Groupement International pour la Recherche Scientifique en Stomatologie et Odontologie     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Caries Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Case Reports in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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: 2)
Clinical and Laboratorial Research in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
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: 2)
Current Research in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Dental Abstracts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Dental Cadmos     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Dental Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Dental Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dental Hypotheses     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)     Open Access  
Dental Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dental Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Dental Traumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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   (Followers: 1)
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: 1)
ENDO     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Endodontic Topics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Endodontie     Full-text available via subscription  
Endodontology     Open Access  
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: 2)
Evidence Based Summaries in Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Evidence-Based Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Evidence-Based Endodontics     Open Access  
Faculty Dental Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Future Dental Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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 Dental Sciences     Open Access  
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: 2)
International Endodontic Journal     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Computerized Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Contemporary Dental and Medical Reviews     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Dental Hygiene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Forensic Odontology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 11)
International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Oral Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Oral Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Orthodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access  
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Pedodontic Rehabilitation     Open Access  
International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Prosthodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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: 4)
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   (Followers: 1)
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: 5)
Journal of Dental Research and Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Dental Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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 Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences     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: 3)
Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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: 2)
Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Indian Prosthodontic Society     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology     Open Access  
Journal of Interdisciplinary Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of International Oral Health     Open Access  
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   (Followers: 1)
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: 7)
Journal of Oral Biosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Oral Implantology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Oral Microbiology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Oral Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 5)
Journal of Pierre Fauchard Academy (India Section)     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Public Health Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Research in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Restorative Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of the American Dental Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
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 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: 2)
Nowa Stomatologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
OA Dentistry     Open Access  
Odonto     Open Access  
ODONTO Dental Journal     Open Access  
Odontoestomatología     Open Access  
Odontología     Open Access  
Odontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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: 4)
Operative Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Oral Biology and Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Oral Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Oral Health & Preventive Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Oral Science International     Hybrid Journal  

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  • Efficacy of Rapid Maxillary Expansion in the Treatment of Obstructive
           Sleep Apnea Syndrome: A Systematic Review With Meta-analysis
    • Authors: Francisco Vale; Mariana Albergaria; Eunice Carrilho; Inês Francisco; Adriana Guimarães; Francisco Caramelo; Luísa Maló
      Pages: 159 - 168
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Francisco Vale, Mariana Albergaria, Eunice Carrilho, Inês Francisco, Adriana Guimarães, Francisco Caramelo, Luísa Maló
      Objective The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) in the treatment of OSAS in children and adolescents. Methods Five electronic databases were searched systematically: PubMed, Web of Science, LILACS, Embase and Cochrane Library. Selection Criteria Randomized controlled trials, nonrandomized controlled trials, cohort studies, and systematic reviews published in English, Spanish, or Portuguese between January 2000 and December 2016, performed on children and adolescents younger than 18 years with OSAS who underwent RME, and assessing RME efficacy as measured by the Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) normalization were included. Qualitative assessment of the selected studies was performed using Critical Appraisal Skills Programme checklists. Statistical evaluation included 2 meta-analyses and was based on a random-effects model and Cochran's Q test and I2 statistics to assess heterogeneity across the publications. Electronic searches identified 84 publications. Five publications were considered valid and included in this systematic review. Results Results from the meta-analysis show an overall reduction in AHI after RME therapy. Conclusions Increasingly the evidence indicates that RME devices reduce AHI in children with OSAS, making RME therapy an appropriate alternative treatment option for these patients.

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.02.001
       
  • Concordance Between Clinical Practice and Published Evidence: Findings
           From Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry
    • Authors: Harmeet K. Chiang; Al M. Best; David C. Sarrett
      Pages: 169 - 176
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Harmeet K. Chiang, Al M. Best, David C. Sarrett
      Objectives To evaluate the concordance between clinical practice and published evidence by dental faculty and graduating students of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Methods A questionnaire previously developed by the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network with 12 clinical scenarios was administered to VCU faculty and graduating students. Responses were scored as either consistent or inconsistent with published evidence and then analyzed for differences between dental faculty, graduating students, and the national results. Results There were 43 dental faculty members with at least half-time student contact who responded to the survey. Faculty concordance ranged from 33% to 100%, and general practice faculty had the highest concordance (82%). Eighty-five of the graduating class of 98 responded to the survey, and student concordance ranged from 18% to 92% and averaged 67%. General practice faculty had higher concordance with published evidence than recently graduated dental students. Conclusions Graduating students and dental faculty demonstrated higher concordance with evidence-based practice than practitioners in the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network. General practice dental faculty demonstrated adequate concordance, but students demonstrated only a medium-level concordance. Practitioners involved in teaching dental students are better able to keep up with evolving evidence and are better able to demonstrate evidence-based practice.

      PubDate: 2017-09-23T23:12:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.03.004
       
  • Patients' Values in Clinical Decision-Making
    • Authors: Clovis Mariano Faggion; Thorsten Pachur; Nikolaos Nikitas Giannakopoulos
      Pages: 177 - 183
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Clovis Mariano Faggion, Thorsten Pachur, Nikolaos Nikitas Giannakopoulos
      Objective Shared decision-making involves the participation of patient and dental practitioner. Well-informed decision-making requires that both parties understand important concepts that may influence the decision. This fourth article in a series of 4 aims to discuss the importance of patients' values when a clinical decision is made. Methods We report on how to incorporate important concepts for well-informed, shared decision-making. Here, we present patient values as an important issue, in addition to previously established topics such as the risk of bias of a study, cost-effectiveness of treatment approaches, and a comparison of therapeutic benefit with potential side effects. Results We provide 2 clinical examples and suggestions for a decision tree, based on the available evidence. Conclusion The information reported in this article may improve the relationship between patient and dental practitioner, resulting in more well-informed clinical decisions.

      PubDate: 2017-09-23T23:12:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.03.011
       
  • Evaluation of the Need for Antibiotic Prophylaxis During Routine
           Intra-alveolar Dental Extractions in Healthy Patients: A Randomized
           Double-Blind Controlled Trial
    • Authors: Sunil Sidana; Yusuf Mistry; Adil Gandevivala; Nitesh Motwani
      Pages: 184 - 189
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Sunil Sidana, Yusuf Mistry, Adil Gandevivala, Nitesh Motwani
      Objective The aim of this randomized double-blind controlled trial was to evaluate the role of antibiotics in the perioperative period of dental extractions in healthy patients. Methods The study population included patients visiting the outpatient department of our institute. Four hundred patients were selected and randomly divided into 4 groups and underwent routine dental extraction. In group A, patients were prescribed only anti-inflammatory drugs in the postoperative period. In group B, patients were prescribed antibiotics for 3 days and concomitant anti-inflammatory drugs in the postoperative period only. In group C, patients were prescribed a single dose of antibiotic 1 hour before the extraction procedure with no postoperative antibiotics, and only anti-inflammatory drugs were prescribed in the postoperative period. In group D, patients were prescribed mouthwash starting 15 minutes before the procedure and continuing twice daily for a period of 7 days along with anti-inflammatory drugs in the postoperative period. Patients were asked to follow up on the seventh postoperative day for suture removal and were evaluated for pain, swelling, dry socket, and local signs of infection. The study was approved by the Internal Ethics Review Committee of the institute. Results No significant differences were seen among the groups with respect to pain (χ2 [1, N = 171] = 4.939, P = .552), swelling (χ2 [1, N = 171] = 10.048, P = .347), or postextraction complications. Conclusions Prophylactic antibiotics are not required during routine dental extractions in healthy patients. The use of antibiotic therapy without appropriate indications can result in the development of resistant organisms. However, a clear trend is seen in which practitioners overprescribe antibiotics as well as medications in general. The current evidence questions the benefits of prophylactic antibiotic therapy for patients undergoing dental extractions. In our opinion, there is no justification for routine antibiotic prophylaxis for dental extractions in healthy patients.

      PubDate: 2017-09-23T23:12:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.04.007
       
  • Bacteremia Associated With Oral Surgery: A Review
    • Authors: Beatriz González Navarro; Enric Jané Salas; Albert Estrugo Devesa; José López López; Miguel Viñas
      Pages: 190 - 204
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      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 after bacteremia, causes significant morbidity and mortality. Recent epidemiologic studies have reported a prevalence of 2-8 cases per 100,000 individuals per year, with the highest incidence in those aged 70-80 years and those living in developed countries. We systematically reviewed the literature on several critical aspects regarding the development of bacteremia after oral surgery. The purpose of this work is to assess the controversy regarding antibiotic prophylaxis before 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, 3564 cases, accounting for 12,839 blood cultures, were evaluated. In 10 of these studies, amoxicillin usefulness was studied. Antimicrobial prophylaxis before 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: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2016.12.001
       
  • Uncertain Decision-Making in Primary Root Canal Treatment
    • Authors: Ahmed Mohamed; Liviu Steier
      Pages: 205 - 215
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Ahmed Mohamed, Liviu Steier
      Objectives A systematic review of literature was conducted to compare the success and survivability of primary root canal interventions. Methods The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta Analyses protocol was adopted in this study to systematically assess and report systematic reviews related to success or survival or failure rates of primary root canal interventions. MEDLINE and Cochrane Oral Health Library were both searched by using specific search terms to identify relevant literature, until June 2016. The search was augmented by handsearching. Then, the quality of the included systematic reviews was assessed by using the Revised Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (RAMSTAR) protocol. Results Only 9 systematic reviews were identified. The RAMSTAR scores of the included reviews ranged from 43/44 to 29/44. Nevertheless, the later reviews did not provide sufficient evidence or statistically significant evidence to support any of the interventions used during primary root canal treatment. In addition, a number of key steps during primary root canal treatment, such as types of dental files, root canal instrumentation techniques, orthograde obturation materials, and techniques, were not assessed by systematic reviews. Conclusion The current status of evidence related to the success and survivability of primary root canal interventions is lacking. This puts dentists under marked degrees of uncertainty. Consequently, patients are potentially exposed to health care risks. It is then essential to develop tailored methods and tools for decision-making under uncertainty to aid both dentists and patients engaged in primary root canal treatment.

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.01.001
       
  • Single vs 2 Implants on Peri-implant Marginal Bone Level and Implant
           Failures in Mandibular Implant Overdentures: A Systematic Review With
           Meta-analysis
    • Authors: Dina Mohamed Ahmed Elawady; Amal Fathy Kaddah; Mohamed Talaat khalifa
      Pages: 216 - 225
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Dina Mohamed Ahmed Elawady, Amal Fathy Kaddah, Mohamed Talaat khalifa
      Background As a consensus, the 2-implant supported overdentures (ODs) are considered as the first choice of treatment for the edentulous mandible. In the same context, there is increased evidence supporting the use of single-implant OD. The aim of any design is to preserve the remaining structures and allow the longevity of the treatment. Objectives To evaluate the impact of single implant vs 2 implants on the peri-implant marginal bone loss (MBL) and number of implant failures in mandibular implant overdentures. Methods A literature search of electronic databases (PubMed and Cochrane) was performed up to March 2016 and complemented by hand search. Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) that evaluated MBL and number of implant failures relative to single-implant mandibular overdenture (MOD) were selected. The review and meta-analysis were performed using meta-analytic statistical package and in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. Findings Five RCTs met the inclusion criteria for systematic review and qualitative synthesis. The observation period ranged from 12 months to 5 years in the selected RCTs. The comparison included in the meta-analysis is single- vs 2-implant MODs. Pooled data revealed that single-implant MODs significantly decreased the MBL (mean difference: 0.27, 95% confidence interval: 0.20-0.34, P < .0001, I2 = 0%) and number of implant failures (risk ratio: 3.26, 95% confidence interval: 1.18-8.97), P = .02; I2 = 0%). Conclusions Single-implant MOD was found to be better than 2-implant MOD in terms of MBL and number of implant failures. However, this result should be interpreted with caution due to limited number of analyzed studies with different loading protocols and short follow-up period.

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.02.002
       
  • Does Evidence Support a Combined Restorative Surgical Approach for
           the Treatment of Gingival Recessions Associated With Noncarious
           Cervical Lesions'
    • Authors: Kevimy Agossa; Guillaume Godel; Marie Dubar; Kadiatou S.Y.; Pascal Behin; Elisabeth Delcourt-Debruyne
      Pages: 226 - 238
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Kevimy Agossa, Guillaume Godel, Marie Dubar, Kadiatou S.Y., Pascal Behin, Elisabeth Delcourt-Debruyne
      Objectives Gingival recessions are frequently associated with noncarious cervical lesions. Combined restorative surgical approaches have been suggested for the management of these combined defects. The aim of this review was to analyze the current evidence on the effectiveness of these combined restorative surgical approaches. Methods A systematic review of randomized controlled studies published from January 2006 to June 2016 was performed. Results Ten articles comparing combined restorative surgical approaches to surgery alone were included. Both the procedures showed similar outcomes in term of root coverage but the combined restorative surgical approach achieved better result in the reduction of dentin hypersensitivity. In combined restorative surgical treatments, resin-modified glass ionomers showed better antimicrobial properties but poorer esthetic outcome than resin composites. Conclusion Data to support or refute definitely the interest of combined approaches for the treatment of gingival recessions associated with noncarious cervical lesions are limited.

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.04.001
       
  • Methodological Quality Assessment of Systematic Reviews on Autologous
           Platelet Concentrates for the Treatment of Periodontal Defects
    • Authors: Massimo Del Fabbro; Alessandra Lolato; Saurav Panda; Stefano Corbella; Anurag Satpathy; Abhaya Chandra Das; Manoj Kumar; Silvio Taschieri
      Pages: 239 - 255
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Massimo Del Fabbro, Alessandra Lolato, Saurav Panda, Stefano Corbella, Anurag Satpathy, Abhaya Chandra Das, Manoj Kumar, Silvio Taschieri
      Objectives Evaluation of the methodological quality of systematic reviews (SRs) on the effectiveness of autologous platelet concentrates as an adjunct to regenerative procedures for the treatment of periodontal defects. Material and Methods After a literature screening, eligible SRs were qualitatively assessed using 2 validated instruments: A Measurement Tool to Assess systematic Reviews checklist and Overview Quality Assessment Questionnaire. The characteristics and findings of SRs were also reported. Results Ten SRs fulfilled the inclusion criteria and were evaluated. With A MeaSurement Tool to Assess systematic Reviews tool, SRs displayed a generally satisfying quality. Six SRs satisfied ≥8 items of 11 (high-quality score), and 4 were classified of medium quality (score 4-7). Using Overview Quality Assessment Questionnaire instrument, more than half SRs (N = 6) satisfied ≥7 items of 9, resulting to be of high quality; 3 were classified as medium quality (4-6 criteria met); and only 1 of low quality (3 items satisfied). A significant correlation between the results of the 2 questionnaires was found (Spearman's r = 0.915, P = .0005). Conclusions SRs considered had an overall high methodological quality. However, some areas were not systematically addressed, like a thorough research strategy or publication bias assessment. Standard guidelines for designing, performing, and reporting SRs should always be followed. The use of platelet concentrates as an adjunct to periodontal surgery procedures may have beneficial effects for the treatment of periodontal defects.

      PubDate: 2017-09-23T23:12:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.04.006
       
  • As an Adjunct to Mechanical Oral Hygiene, Essential Oil-containing
           Mouthwash, Compared to Floss, Cetylpryidinium Chloride, or Placebo may be
           more Effective in Reduction of Plaque and Gingitivitis
    • Authors: Terri Tilliss; Clifton M. Carey
      Pages: 256 - 258
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Terri Tilliss, Clifton M. Carey
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Essential oils-containing mouthwashes for gingivitis and plaque: Meta-analysis and meta-regression. Haas AN, Wagner TP, Muniz FWMG, Fiorini T, Cavagni J, Celeste, RK. J Dent 2016;55:7-15. Source of Funding No specific funding for this systematic review Type of Study/Design Meta-analysis and meta-regression

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.06.002
       
  • Botulinum Toxin A Might Be an Alternative or Adjunct Therapy for the
           Treatment of Trigeminal and Postherpetic Neuralgia
    • Authors: Ya-Wei Chen; Sung-Kiang Chuang
      Pages: 259 - 261
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Ya-Wei Chen, Sung-Kiang Chuang
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information The efficacy of botulinum toxin for the treatment of trigeminal and postherpetic neuralgia: A systematic review with meta-analyses. Shackleton T, Ram S, Black M, Ryder J, Clark GT, Enciso R. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2016;122(1):61-71. Source of Funding Information not available Type of Study/Design Systematic review and meta-analysis

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.06.006
       
  • Limited Evidence Links Silver Diamine Fluoride and Caries Arrest in
           Children
    • Authors: Jaana Gold
      Pages: 265 - 267
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Jaana Gold
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Clinical trials of silver diamine fluoride in arresting caries among children: A systematic review. Gao SS, Zhao IS, Hiraishi N, Duangthi D, Mei ML, Lo ECM, Chu CH. JDR-CTR 2016;1:201-10. Source of Funding Academic research funding from the General Research Fund of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong Type of Study/Design Systematic review and meta-analysis

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.06.012
       
  • A Self-Report to 2-Domain Questions May Accurately Screen for
           Periodontitis
    • Authors: Eleanor Fleming
      Pages: 271 - 273
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Eleanor Fleming
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information A two-domain self-report measure of periodontal disease has good accuracy for periodontitis screening in dental school outpatients. Chatzopoulos GS, Tsalikis L, Konstantinidis A, Kotsakis GA. J Periodontol 2016;87:1165-73. Source of Funding Information not available Type of Study/Design Cohort study

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.06.005
       
  • Measures of Dynamic Chewing Function, Rather than the Number of Teeth, are
           a Better Predictors of the Elderly’s Ability to Intake Food and
           Nutrients
    • Authors: Hee-Eun Kim; Baek-Il Kim
      Pages: 274 - 277
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Hee-Eun Kim, Baek-Il Kim
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Dietary intake is associated with occlusal force rather than number of teeth in 80-y-old Japanese. Inomata C, Ikebe K, Okubo H et al. J Dent Res 2016;2(2):187-97. Source of Funding The study was supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Nos. 23390440 and 25293394) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Type of Study/Design Cross-sectional study

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.06.009
       
  • Daily Intake of Probiotic Lactobacilli May Reduce Caries Risk in Young
           Children
    • Authors: Elizabeth Krall Kaye
      Pages: 284 - 286
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Elizabeth Krall Kaye
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Probiotic compared with standard milk for high-caries children: A cluster randomized trial. Rodríguez G, Ruiz B, Faleiros S, Vistoso A, Marró ML, Sánchez J, Urzúa I, Cabello R. J Dent Res 2016;95(4):402-7. Source of Funding Chilean Government (CONICYT FONIS SA11I2035) Type of Study/Design Cluster randomized controlled trial

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.07.005
       
  • Teeth With Mild and Moderate Enamel Fluorosis Demonstrate Increased Caries
           Susceptibility In Vitro
    • Authors: E. Angeles Martinez-Mier; Frank Lippert
      Pages: 293 - 295
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): E. Angeles Martinez-Mier, Frank Lippert
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Higher fluorosis severity makes enamel less resistant to demineralization. Marín LM, Cury JA, Tenuta LMA, Castellanos JE, Martignon S. Caries Res 2016; 50:407-13. Source of Funding Government: COLCIENCIAS (grant No. 2012-442) and foundations: FUNCAMP (Conv 4252) Type of Study/Design In vitro study

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.07.001
       
  • Low Bone Mineral Density Based on Metacarpal Cortical Bone Area May
           Predict Tooth Loss in Older Men
    • Authors: Anwar T. Merchant
      Pages: 298 - 299
      Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3
      Author(s): Anwar T. Merchant
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Metacarpal cortical bone area predicts tooth loss in men. Kaye EK, Vokonas P, Garcia RI. JDR Clinical & Translational Research Online 2016;20(10):1-8. Source of Funding US Department of Veterans Affairs Cooperative Studies Program Type of Study/Design Cohort study

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.07.003
       
  • The new marginal plaque index (MPI) may allow a more valid assessment of
           gingival plaque level than the Turesky modification of the Quigley and
           Hein Index (TQHI)
    • Authors: Hee-Eun Kim; Baek-Il Kim
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 October 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Hee-Eun Kim, Baek-Il Kim
      Subjects Study 1 was conducted from May 2013 to November 2013 on 64 participants (32 men and 32 women, age 18 to 66 years; mean ± SD age: 34.49 ± 11.91 years). Study 2 was conducted from November 2009 to September 2010 on 67 participants (15 men and 52 women, age 20 to 29 years; mean age: 23.3 years). The participants of study 2 were students who had not majored in dental medicine or medicine.

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.10.008
       
  • Declarative Title: Obesity may be a risk factor for Progression of
           Periodontal Attachment Loss in Women
    • Authors: Mishali Alsharief; Eman Aljoghaiman
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 October 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Mishali Alsharief, Eman Aljoghaiman
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Effect of obesity on periodontal attachment loss progression: a 5-year population-based prospective study. Gaio EJ, Haas AN, Rösing CK, Opermann RV, Albandar JM, Susin C. J Clin Periodontol 2016; 43(7): 557-65. Reviewer Name and Contact Information Mishali Alsharief, BDS, MSD, CAGS, Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (Formerly University of Dammam), Dammam, Saudi Arabia., Department of Health Policy, Health Services Research, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, E-mail: mishali@bu.edu. Eman Aljoghaiman, BDS, CAGS, Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (Formerly University of Dammam), Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Department of Health Policy, Health Services Research, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA, E-mail: aljeman@bu.edu Purpose/Question Is obesity associated with increased periodontal attachment loss progression' Source of Funding Foundation for Post-Graduate Education (CAPES), Brasilia, Brazil (grant #1614/99-1) Foundation for Research of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil (grant #PPSUS- 0700481) Type of Study/Design Cohort Study

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.10.005
       
  • Declarative Title: No evidence suggests the clinical effectiveness of
           conventional occlusal splints is superior to that of psychosocial
           interventions for myofascial TMD pain
    • Authors: Redhwan Saleh Algabri; Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 October 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Redhwan Saleh Algabri, Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information A systematic review and meta-analysis of usual treatment versus psychosocial interventions in the treatment of myofascial temporomandibular disorder pain. Fan Roldán-Barraza C, Janko S, Villanueva J, Araya I, Lauer HC. J Oral Facial Pain Headache 2014;28(3):205-22 Reviewers Redhwan Saleh Algabri, Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi Purpose/Question In patients with myofascial TMD pain, do the “usual treatments” have a different effect compared to the effect of psychosocial interventions' Source of Funding Self- funding Type of Study/Design Systematic review and meta-analysis

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.10.003
       
  • Declarative Title: Zygomatic Implants are a reliable treatment option for
           patients with atrophic maxilla
    • Authors: Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi; Afaf Aboalrejal
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 10 October 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi, Afaf Aboalrejal
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Survival and Complications of Zygomatic Implants: An Updated Systematic Review. Chrcanovic BR, Albrektsson T, Wennerberg A. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2016. 74(10), 1949-1964. Reviewers Ahmed Yaseen Alqutaibi, Afaf Aboalrejal PURPOSE/QUESTION What are the clinical outcomes (survival rate and complications) of partially and totally edentulous patients undergoing prosthetic rehabilitation supported by at least 1 zygomatic implant (ZI)' Source of Funding self- funding Type of Study/Design Systematic review and meta-analysis

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.10.004
       
  • Motivational Interviewing−Based Approaches in Dental Practice Settings
           May Improve Oral Health Behaviors and Outcomes
    • Authors: Donald L. Chi
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 October 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Donald L. Chi
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Motivational interviewing in general dental practice: A review of the evidence. Kay EJ, Vascott D, Hocking A, Nield H. Br Dent J 2016;221(12):785-91. Reviewer Donald L. Chi Purpose/Question The authors conducted a review of clinical studies to assess the effects of motivational interviewing within general dental practice settings on oral health behaviors and outcomes. Source of Funding National Institute for Health Care Excellence (U.K.) Type of Study/Design Systematic Review

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.10.001
       
  • Changes in Soft Tissue Profile After Orthodontic Treatment With and
           Without Extraction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    • Authors: Rian H. Almurtadha; Maged S. Alhammadi; Mona M.S. Fayed; Amr Abou-El-Ezz; Esam Halboub
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Rian H. Almurtadha, Maged S. Alhammadi, Mona M.S. Fayed, Amr Abou-El-Ezz, Esam Halboub
      Objective The objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the soft tissue changes in adult orthodontic patients who received extraction treatment in comparison to their counterparts who received nonextraction orthodontic treatment. Methods Electronic databases (CENTRAL–Cochrane Register of Controlled Trials, PubMed, Embase, EBESCOhost, LILACS, and Google Scholar) were searched up to March 2015. Handsearching was performed too. The selection process included controlled trials (prospective or retrospective and randomized or nonrandomized) on adult patients receiving orthodontic extraction treatment compared within the same study to a group treated without extraction. The outcomes of interest were the changes in linear and angular cephalometric measurements specific for soft tissue profile. Studies which fulfilled the selection criteria were retrieved. They were assessed for methodological quality based on a validated checklist. Studies of moderate to high quality were included. Results Of the nine full texts which fulfilled the selection criteria, 5 were eligible for the quantitative analysis; they scored a moderate quality. Meta-analysis showed a significant increase regarding the nasolabial angle, upper lip thickness, labrale superioris to E-Line, and labrale inferioris to E-line in the extraction group, suggesting the flattening of the profile following extraction treatment. Conclusion A significant retraction of the lips and an increase in the nasolabial angle are associated with extraction protocols, but the degree to which these changes are considered detrimental/beneficial to the profile could be affected by different factors. Since these finding are based on studies of moderate quality, future research with well-conducted methodologies are highly recommended.

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.09.002
       
  • Journal Self-Citation Rates and Impact Factors in Dentistry, Oral Surgery,
           and Medicine: A 3-year Bibliometric Analysis
    • Authors: Christos Livas; Konstantina Delli
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Christos Livas, Konstantina Delli
      Objectives The objective of this study was to evaluate the evolution of journal self-citation rates (SCRs) and impact factors (IFs) over time in the dental journals. Materials and Methods The journals listed under the category “dentistry, oral surgery, and medicine” in the Journal Citation Reports for the years 2014-2016 were screened for the following: citations and self-citations to years used in IF calculation, IF, IF without self-citations (corrected IF), SCR, and quartile of the IF distribution the journal occupied (Q1-Q4). Additional data regarding the number of issues published annually, journal's access options, and country of publication were extracted from the “Journal Profile Page.” Results The median SCR significantly declined between 2014 and 2016 (13.725 [0-57.049], 12.687 [0-52.326], and 10.667 [0-53.208], respectively [P < .05]), while at the same time, IFs and corrected IFs significantly increased. SCR was significantly higher in subspecialty journals than that in general journals, as well as in the ones publishing more issues per year. Open-access journals tended to present lower SCR compared to journals requiring payment. No statistically significant differences in SCR were observed with respect to the origin and quartile. Nonsignificant correlations (r < 0.3, P > .05) were found for SCR-IF and SCR-corrected IF for all years. Conclusions There was a statistically significant decrease in SCR during the observation period. SCR was not correlated to IF of dental journals. Subspecialty journals and journals publishing more frequently presented significantly higher SCRs. These findings suggest favorable publishing conditions and citation practices in the dental literature.

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.09.001
       
  • Citation Analysis and Trends in review articles in dentistry
    • Authors: Francisco Wilker Mustafa Gomes Muniz; Roger Keller Celeste; Harry Juan Rivera Oballe; Cassiano Kuchenbecker Rösing
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 31 August 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Francisco Wilker Mustafa Gomes Muniz, Roger Keller Celeste, Harry Juan Rivera Oballe, Cassiano Kuchenbecker Rösing
      Objective This study aimed to describe the trends in dentistry article reviews as well as to compare citation patterns between systematic and narrative reviews. Methods A search strategy was developed, in Scopus database, in order to identify all narrative and systematic reviews published between 2000 and 2015. Original research studies, letters to the editor, editorials, book chapters, and case reports were excluded. From the list of studies available, 30 reviews per year were randomly chosen. The review type, year of publication, number of authors, country of the first author, open access, language, main topic of interest, journal's H index, number of references, and number of citations were extracted by 2 researchers. The number of citations was extracted from the Scopus database. Multivariable regression analysis was used in order to detect the association between citation rate and the independent variables. Results Overall, 118 and 362 systematic and narrative reviews were included in this study. Throughout the years, the number of systematic reviews has increased from 5.8% to 53.3%. However, the mean number of citations has significantly decreased, and this is affected by the review's year of publication. A trend for lower citation in systematic reviews (Relative risk [RR]: 0.79; 95% confidence interval: 0.75-0.84) has been demonstrated; however, the number of citations of narrative reviews has been increasing over the years (RR: 1.14; 95% confidence interval: 1.08-1.21). Conclusion From 2000 to 2015, the number of systematic reviews increased substantially. On the other hand, a trend for lower citations of these studies has been observed that is affected over time.

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.08.003
       
  • Hospital-Based Emergency Department Visits With Dental Conditions: Impact
           of the Medicaid Reimbursement Fee for Dental Services in New York State,
           2009-2013
    • Authors: Sankeerth Rampa; Fernando A. Wilson; Hongmei Wang; Nizar K. Wehbi; Lynette Smith; Veerasathpurush Allareddy
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 31 August 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Sankeerth Rampa, Fernando A. Wilson, Hongmei Wang, Nizar K. Wehbi, Lynette Smith, Veerasathpurush Allareddy
      Objectives Hospital-based emergency department (ED) visits for dental problems have been on the rise. The objectives of this study are to provide estimates of hospital-based ED visits with dental conditions in New York State and to examine the impact of Medicaid reimbursement fee for dental services on the utilization of EDs with dental conditions. Methods New York State Emergency Department Database for the year 2009-2013 and Health Resources and Services Administration's Area Health Resource File were used. All ED visits with diagnosis for dental conditions were selected for analysis. Results The present study found a total of 325,354 ED visits with dental conditions. The mean age of patient was 32.4 years. A majority of ED visits were made by those aged 25-44 years (49%). Whites comprised 52.1% of ED visits. Proportion of Medicaid increased from 22% (in 2009) to 41.3% (in 2013). For Medicaid patients, the mean ED charges and aggregated ED charges were $811.4 and $88.1 million, respectively. Eleven counties had fewer than 4 dentists per 10,000 population in New York State. Conclusion High-risk groups identified from the study are those aged 25-44 years, uninsured, covered by Medicaid and private insurance, and residing in low-income areas. The study highlights the need for increased Medicaid reimbursement for dentists and improves access to preventive dental care especially for the vulnerable groups.

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.08.004
       
  • In Vivo and In Vitro Effectiveness of Rotary Nickel-Titanium vs Manual
           Stainless Steel Instruments for Root Canal Therapy: Systematic Review and
           Meta-analysis
    • Authors: Massimo Del Fabbro; Kelvin Ian Afrashtehfar; Stefano Corbella; Ahmed El-Kabbaney; Isabella Perondi; Silvio Taschieri
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 August 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Massimo Del Fabbro, Kelvin Ian Afrashtehfar, Stefano Corbella, Ahmed El-Kabbaney, Isabella Perondi, Silvio Taschieri
      Introduction This systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary files compared to stainless-steel (SST) hand files. Methods An electronic search was performed on Medline, EMBASE, CENTRAL and Scopus databases up to February 2016. An additional hand searching was performed in 13 journals. The studies were classified according to study type and the outcome variables. Two reviewers independently applied eligibility criteria, extracted data, and three reviewers independently assessed the quality of the evidence of each included study according to The Cochrane Collaboration's procedures. A meta-analysis was performed whenever it was possible. Results The electronic and hand search strategies yielded 1155 references of studies after removal of duplicates. Four clinical studies (two prospective and two retrospective studies) and 18 in vitro studies (on extracted teeth) were included for the qualitative synthesis after full-text evaluation of the eligible studies. The overall level of methodological quality of the studies included can be considered inadequate. Only one clinical study was judged at low risk of bias, whereas most non-clinical studies had a low risk of bias. Three meta-analyses, based on a very limited number of studies, could be performed. Each meta-analysis contained two studies. Of these, one meta-analysis was based on clinical studies. Conclusions The results of this systematic review suggested that NiTi rotary instruments were associated with lower canal transportation and apical extrusion when compared to SST hand files, whereas both groups had similar outcomes in terms of success of therapy, amount of residual bacteria, and cleansing ability after treatment. However, due to the limited evidence available, these results should be interpreted with caution. Consequently, more randomized control trials using standardized protocols are needed in order to provide more solid recommendations.

      PubDate: 2017-11-20T02:58:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.08.001
       
  • An umbrella review exploring the effect of periodontal treatment for
           pregnant women on the frequency of adverse obstetric outcomes
    • Authors: Leidy Johana Rangel-Rincón; Annie M. Vivares-Builes; Javier Enrique Botero; Andrés A. Agudelo-Suárez
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 4 November 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Leidy Johana Rangel-Rincón, Annie M. Vivares-Builes, Javier Enrique Botero, Andrés A. Agudelo-Suárez
      Objective In recent years efforts have been made to reduce epidemiological indicators of periodontal disease in pregnant women. This umbrella review aims to analyze the systematic reviews/meta-analysis investigating the effect of periodontal therapy in pregnant women on the frequency of obstetric complications (low birthweight, preterm delivery, pre-eclampsia) and to identify the gaps in the scientific literature. Methods A systematic review of systematic reviews with and without meta-analysis of intervention studies was conducted. Quality evaluation and qualitative analysis of the reviews were performed. Results A total of 223 articles were obtained and 18 of them were included for analysis. 13 articles included meta-analysis, 11 were of high and 7 of medium quality according to the AMSTAR guide. These systematic reviews/meta-analyses included a total of 19 studies (17 randomized clinical trials). Descriptive systematic reviews showed that periodontal therapy has positive effects on reducing the frequency of adverse pregnancy outcomes. In systematic reviews with meta-analysis, overall effect estimators were not significant, although a reduction in the incidence of obstetric complications was observed. Subgroup analysis resulted in significant effects, depending on sociodemographic conditions. Conclusions Differential findings are not enough to demonstrate that there is a significant reduction in frequency of adverse pregnancy outcomes in pregnant women receiving periodontal therapy. Possible explanations lie in factors such as the type of studies analyzed, the indicator of obstetric complication considered and the specific variables included in the analysis. Many systematic reviews did not discard publication bias and identify some gaps in knowledge that require further clarification.

      PubDate: 2017-11-05T18:06:15Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.10.011
       
  • Patients are More Satisfied with Implant Supported Mandibular Overdentures
           than Conventional Dentures
    • Authors: Yan Fang; Hua Bin Shi
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 October 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Qi Yan, Fang Hua, Bin Shi
      Selection Criteria Two investigators searched 3 databases (MEDLINE, the Cochrane Central Register of Clinical Trials and the Database of s of Reviews of Effects) for studies comparing mandibular edentulous patients’ satisfaction and quality of life (QoL) after receiving implant-supported mandibular overdentures or conventional dentures. Eighty-eight articles were initially identified. After applying selection criteria, 5 studies were deemed eligible and included in the review. Key Study Factors All 5 studies were randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing implant-supported overdentures (IOD) and conventional dentures (CD) and their pre- and post-treatment changes in QoL / patient satisfaction. A total of 441 patients were involved (228 implant-supported and 213 conventional). Four studies were carried out in Canada, while the other was done in Ireland. The authors used the I2 statistic and chi-square test to assess heterogeneity. They used the random-effects model for data syntheses when moderate heterogeneity was indicated (I2>50% or P < .1). Mean difference (MD) with 95% confidence interval (CI) was used to estimate the summary effect. Main Outcome Measures The primary outcome was the overall change in the QoL measured using the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP) scale, for which a lower score represents a better oral health−related QoL. 1 Secondary outcomes were the 7 domains of the OHIP questionnaire – functional limitation, physical pain, psychological discomfort, physical disability, psychological disability, social disability, and handicap. All 5 studies reported the total OHIP score. Among these, 4 used OHIP-49 and the other used OHIP-20. In addition, all 5 studies assessed functional limitation, physical pain, physical disability, psychological disability, social disability, and handicap. Only 4 studies reported data on psychological discomfort. Main Results According to the results of risk of bias (RoB) assessments, 2 studies had high RoB in random sequence generation and 3 had high RoB in blinding. All 5 studies had high RoB in allocation concealment and low RoB in selective reporting. Based on the overall OHIP score of 441 patients, the QoL levels of patients in IOD group were significantly higher than those in the CD group (MD = -30.7; 95% CI: -48.4 to -13.1; P < .001). In addition, statistically significant differences favoring the IOD intervention were found in 5 OHIP domains, including functional limitation (MD = -26.5; 95% CI: -43.6 to -9.4; P = .002), physical disability (MD = -33.7; 95% CI: -48.0 to -19.4; P < .001), psychological disability (MD = -41.2; 95% CI: -55.9 to -26.4; P < .001), social disability (MD = -17.3; 95% CI: -29.4 to -5.1; P = .005), and handicap (MD = -28.5; 95% CI: -34.0 to -22.9; P < .001). No evidence of a difference was found for the other 2 domains – physical pain (MD = -29.2; 95%CI: -60.9 to 2.6; P = .07) and psychological discomfort (MD = -77.6; 95% CI: -154.6 to -0.6; P = .05). Conclusions Results of this systematic review suggest that IODs perform better than conventional dentures in improving the QoL of edentulous patients.

      PubDate: 2017-10-21T17:55:13Z
       
  • A leucocyte- and platelet-rich fibrin showed a regenerative potential in
           intra-bony defects and furcation defects, but not in periodontal plastic
           surgery
    • Authors: Zuhair S. Natto; Martyn S. Green
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 October 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Zuhair S. Natto, Martyn S. Green


      PubDate: 2017-10-21T17:55:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.10.009
       
  • DECLARATIVE TITLE: High level of disagreement exists concerning the
           prosthetic maintenance of different mandibular implant overdentures
    • Authors: Paul S. Farsai
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 October 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Paul S. Farsai
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Prosthetic maintenance of different mandibular implant overdentures: A systematic review. Assaf A, Daas M, Boittin A, Eid N, Postaire M. J Prosthet Dent 2017;118(2):144-52. Reviewer Paul S. Farsai Purpose/Question In clinical studies published since 2004 of adult patients with totally edentulous mandibles treated by implant overdentures (IOD) with various numbers of implants and different designs, what were the maintenance types, frequencies, and complications' SOURCE OF FUNDING Information not available Type of Study/Design Systematic Review

      PubDate: 2017-10-21T17:55:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.10.006
       
  • Declarative Title: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders can be
           Successfully Examined Using Dental Desensitization.
    • Authors: Abrar Tounsi
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 October 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Abrar Tounsi
      Article Title And Bibliographic Information Predicting successful dental examinations for children with autism spectrum disorder in the context of a dental desensitization program. Nelson T, Chim A, Sheller BL, McKinney CM, Scott JM. J Am Dent Assoc 2017;148(7): 485-92. Reviewer Name And Contact Information Abrar Tounsi, BDS, MPH, DScD (c) Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research, Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA, tounsiab@bu.edu Purpose/Question Assess the ability to perform quality dental examinations for children with autism spectrum disorder using a dental desensitization program and to evaluate the factors associated with a successful dental exam Source of Funding Not available Type Of Study Cohort study

      PubDate: 2017-10-21T17:55:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.10.007
       
  • Declarative Title: Poor Oral Health Literacy May Lead to Missed Dental
           Appointments
    • Authors: Michelle R. McQuistan
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 October 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Michelle R. McQuistan


      PubDate: 2017-10-14T05:12:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.10.002
       
  • Calcium-based caries preventive agents: A meta-evaluation of systematic
           reviews and meta-analysis.
    • Authors: Mohammed Nadeem Ahmed Bijle; Cynthia Kar Yung Yiu; Manikandan Ekambaram
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Mohammed Nadeem Ahmed Bijle, Cynthia Kar Yung Yiu, Manikandan Ekambaram
      Introduction This paper aims to assess systematic reviews and/or meta-analysis on calcium-based caries preventive agents, evaluating reported evidence, thereby summarizing a critical appraisal on the subject. Materials and methods A systematic search was performed using PubMed, Cochrane Library and Web of Science. Systematic reviews and/or meta-analysis addressing PICO: P – any age or gender, I - calcium-based caries preventive agents, C – with/without control and O: any early caries lesion measure were included. Inter-reviewer reliability was assessed using Cohen’s kappa coefficient. Results 164 records were identified, of which 10 (κ = 1.00) were included for quality evaluation. Seven reviews were systematic reviews (only); while 3 were, meta-analysis. None of the articles provided with an ‘a priori’ review design. Majority of the reviews (7 out of 10) were of high quality as assessed by Assessing the Methodological Quality of Systematic Reviews, while 3 articles were scored as moderate quality of evidence. All the included meta-analysis were of high quality evidence as assessed by Meta-evaluation of meta-analysis: ten appraisal questions for biologists. Eight reviews addressed the intervention - CPP-ACP/CPP-ACFP. Two reviews were performed on arginine-containing formulations. Majority of the high quality systematic reviews were inconclusive over the effects of CPP-ACP/ACFP. Conclusion This meta-evaluation suggests that CPP-ACP/ACFP can be considered as an adjunct to fluorides, but not as an alternative until long-term well-designed clinical trials assessed by systematic reviews and meta-analysis are available. Arginine-containing dentifrice with an insoluble calcium base and fluoride seem to be a promising agent, but more well-designed non-industry supported clinical trials can provide better insights in future.The meta-evaluation review protocol was registered on PROSPERO database: CRD42017068908

      PubDate: 2017-09-23T23:12:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.09.003
       
  • Reporting Quality Of Randomized Controlled Trials Of Periodontal Diseases
           In Journal Abstracts – A Cross-Sectional Survey And Bibliometric
           Analysis
    • Authors: Satish Kumar; Husain Mohammad; Hita Vora; Kian Kar
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Satish Kumar, Husain Mohammad, Hita Vora, Kian Kar
      Introduction Randomized controlled trials (RCT) by proper design, conduct, analysis and reporting, provide reliable information in clinical care. Reporting of RCT abstracts is of equal importance as there is evidence that many clinicians will change their clinical decisions based on RCT abstracts. The reporting quality of RCT abstracts has been suboptimal. It is not clear whether the reporting quality is related to the journal metrics. The main objective of this study is to conduct a cross-sectional survey to evaluate the reporting quality of randomized controlled trials of periodontal diseases in journal abstracts and to perform a bibliometric analysis. The null hypothesis was there is no association between the journal metrics (5-Year Impact Factor, Eigenfactor® Score and Article Influence® Score), abstract metrics (Word Count, Number of authors), journal endorsement of Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials (CONSORT) and the overall quality of reporting of CONSORT RCT modified checklist questions. Materials and methods CONSORT RCT Extension checklist with explanation and elaboration was utilized and modified to assess the quality of reporting of RCT abstracts of periodontal diseases in the journal abstracts in the year 2012. Bibliometric analysis of journal metrics (5-year impact factor, Eigenfactor® Score and Article Influence® Score) and abstract metrics (number of authors, abstract word count), the geographic distribution and the CONSORT endorsing journal abstracts was compared to the reporting quality of RCT abstracts in periodontal diseases. Calibration and intra-rater agreement was done prior to the data collection and analysis. A second reviewer was consulted for independent evaluation and clarification as needed. For descriptive analysis, the values of continuous variables were expressed as median and interquartile ranges and as proportion percent for binary categorical variables. For association analysis between binary (yes/no) response variable and the continuous variable, Mann-Whitney test (for independent samples) was used. For examining the association between 2 categorical variables, Fishers exact test was used. Chi-square test was performed to examine the association between two sets of binary response variables (yes/no). A p-value of <0.05 was considered statistically significant. All analyses were conducted using SAS v9.4. Results A total of 198 RCT abstracts of periodontal diseases in the year 2012 from 57 journals were included in the study. Fifteen journals, listed as endorsers of CONSORT, contributed 108 RCT. Four journals (Journal of Periodontology, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Clinical Oral Implants Research, and European Journal of Oral Implantology) contributed 84/198 RCT in 2012. European countries contributed the majority (n=81, 40.91%) of RCT abstracts. Among 31 countries in this study, United States contributed the most RCT (n=28, 14.14%) followed by India (24, 12.12%), Italy (n=22, 11.11%) and Brazil (n=20, 10.1%). The frequency of journal metrics were 5-Year Impact Factor (Median 2.316; IQR 1.439-2.970); Eigenfactor® Score (0.00474; 0.00202-0.01395); and Article Influence® Score (0.553; 0.382-0.755). The number of authors in 198 RCT abstracts ranged between 2 and 20 (median n=5, IQR 4-6) while the word count ranged between 48 and 569 (median 235, IQR 205-269). All RCT abstracts reported the experimental interventions (checklist question #5, frequency 100%). Some items were almost always reported - participant eligibility criteria (#3, 99%); comparison interventions (#6, 99.5%); specific objective or hypothesis (#7, 99.5%); primary outcome (#8, 99.5%); and reporting trial results as a summary (#16, 98.5%). All RCT abstracts never reported how the allocations were concealed (#11, 0) and the source of funding for the trials (#23, 0). Some items were almost always never reported - number of participants included in the analysis for each intervention (#15, 2%); trial registration number (#21, 2.5%); name of trial register (#22, 2.5%) ; and how the randomization or sequence generation was done (#22). Dismal reporting was noted in many checklist questions including the Identification of the study as randomized in the title (#1, 51%, design of the trial #2, 32.8%, trial setting #4, 3.5%, randomization #10, 3.5%, blinding #12, 21.7%, details about blinding #13, 8.1%, number of participants randomized to each intervention #14, 26.3%, effect size #17, 13.6%, precision of the estimate of the effect #18, 6.1% and adverse effects #19, 14.1%. Strikingly, there was a very high reporting of statistical significance #25, 92.4%. European countries, in particular, reported relatively better than other countrie...
      PubDate: 2017-09-23T23:12:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.08.005
       
  • Statement of Purpose/Levels of Evidence
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3


      PubDate: 2017-09-23T23:12:28Z
       
  • Information for Readers
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3


      PubDate: 2017-09-23T23:12:28Z
       
  • Information for Authors
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3


      PubDate: 2017-09-23T23:12:28Z
       
  • 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 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 3


      PubDate: 2017-09-23T23:12:28Z
       
  • Oral health interventions using chlorhexidine - effects on the prevalence
           of oral opportunistic pathogens in stroke survivors: a randomized clinical
           trial
    • Authors: Normaliza Ab Malik; Fathilah Abdul Razak; Sa’ari Mohamad Yatim; Otto Lok Tao Lam; Lijian Jin; Leonard. S.W. Li; Colman McGrath
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 August 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Normaliza Ab Malik, Fathilah Abdul Razak, Sa’ari Mohamad Yatim, Otto Lok Tao Lam, Lijian Jin, Leonard. S.W. Li, Colman McGrath
      Objective To evaluate the presence of oral opportunistic pathogens among stroke survivors, both before and after oral health care interventions. Methods A multi-centre randomized clinical trial was conducted on hospitalised stroke survivors. Those in the control group were given standard care of oral hygiene (manual toothbrush and toothpaste), while those in the test group were given intense care of oral hygiene (powered toothbrush and 1% Chlorhexidine oral gel). Oral clinical assessments were carried out and microbiological samples were collected, using concentrated oral rinse samples at three time points; baseline, 3-months and 6-months. Results The prevalence of oral yeast was significantly reduced in the test group at 6-months (P<0.05), but no significant difference was observed over time. A significant reduction was observed in the prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus (P<0.01) and aerobic and facultative Gram-negative bacilli (AGNB) over time (P<0.05), but there were no significant differences noted between groups at 6-months. Candida albicans, and Klebsiella pneumoniae were the prominent pathogens determined throughout the trial. Kluyvera strains has also been isolated from this cohort. Conclusion Oral hygiene intervention, using a powered tooth brush and 1% Chlorhexidine oral gel was effective in reducing the prevalence of oral opportunistic pathogens. (187 words)

      PubDate: 2017-08-20T14:37:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.08.002
       
  • DECLARATIVE TITLE: Knowledge gaps exist among dentists regarding curing
           lights and personal protection.
    • Authors: Wanda Wright
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 July 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Wanda Wright
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Light curing procedures - performance, knowledge level and safety awareness among dentists. Kopperud SE, Rukke HV, Kopperud HM, Bruzell EM. J Dent 2017;58: 67-73. REVIEWER NAME and CONTACT INFORMATION Wanda Wright, DDS, MS, MSD, Dental Public Health, East Carolina University, School of Dental Medicine, 1851 MacGregor Downs Road Mail Stop 701 Greenville, NC 27834-4354 e-mail: wrightwa15@ecu.edu PURPOSE/QUESTION To investigate dental practitioners’ knowledge regarding the practical use and technical features of their curing lights, as well as safety and maintenance awareness. SOURCE OF FUNDING Information not available TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Cross-sectional study

      PubDate: 2017-07-14T15:23:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.07.002
       
  • DECLARATIVE TITLE: Characteristics such as clenching, grinding, and molars
           with distal cracks maycorrelate with symptomatic cracked teeth.
    • Authors: Sami Chogle; Andrew Miller; Manal Saadoun
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 July 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Sami Chogle, Andrew Miller, Manal Saadoun
      ARTICLE TITLE Correlation Between Symptoms and External Characteristics of Cracked Teeth. Hilton TJ, Funkhouser E, Ferracane JL, Gilbert GH, Baltuck C, Benjamin P, Louis D, Mungia R, Meyerowitz. JADA 2017;148(4):246-56.e1 REVIEWER NAMES Chogle S, Miller A, Saadoun M. PURPOSE/QUESTION Among an adult population attending private general dental practice, is there any correlation between patient traits, behaviors, external tooth and crack characteristics and symptomatic cracked teeth' SOURCE OF FUNDING National Institutes of Health grant U19-DE-22516 TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Cross-sectional.

      PubDate: 2017-07-14T15:23:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.07.004
       
  • DECLARATIVE TITLE: Long-term use of the sialogogue medications pilocarpine
           and cevimeline can reduce xerostomia symptoms and increase salivary flow
           in head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors after radiotherapy.
    • Authors: Anna Greta Barbe
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 July 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Anna Greta Barbe
      Article title and bibliographic information Interventions for the management of radiotherapy-induced xerostomia and hyposalivation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Mercadante V, Hamad AA, Lodi G, Porter S, Fedele S. Oral Oncol 2017; 66:64-74. Reviewer name and contact information Dr. Anna Greta Barbe, University of Cologne, Centre of Dental Medicine, Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology, Kerpener Str. 32, 50931 Köln, Germany Purpose/question The authors estimated the efficacy of available treatments with respect to changes in xerostomic visual analogue scales, salivary flow rates, and quality of life and developed evidence-based guidelines for the management of radiotherapy-induced hyposalivation and xerostomia. Source of funding The authors reported that no external funding sources directly supported this study Type of Study/Design Systematic review with meta-analysis of data

      PubDate: 2017-07-04T14:10:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.06.013
       
  • Declarative Title: Although limited evidence suggests patient perceptions
           and expectations for dental implants are realistic, many misconceptions
           remain
    • Authors: Paul S. Farsai
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 July 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Paul S. Farsai
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information What do patients expect from treatment with Dental Implants' Perceptions, expectations and misconceptions: a multicenter study. Yao J, Li M, Tang H, Want P-L, Zhao Y-X, McGrath C, Mattheos N. Clin Oral Implants Res 28(3): 261-71. Reviewer Name and Contact Information Paul S. Farsai, DMD, MPH, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Department of General Dentistry, Boston, MA. USA Purpose/Question The aim of this study was to investigate the knowledge, perceptions, and expectations for implant therapy among patients who had at least one missing tooth and were interested in receiving dental implants. Source of Funding Information not available Type of Study/Design Cross-sectional study (survey)

      PubDate: 2017-07-04T14:10:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.06.011
       
  • Declarative Title: Insufficient evidence supports the use of low level
           laser therapy (LLLT) to accelerate tooth movement, prevent orthodontic
           relapse, and modulate acute pain during orthodontic treatment
    • Authors: Adrian Farsaii; Thikriat S. Al-Jewair
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 30 June 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Adrian Farsaii, Thikriat S. Al-Jewair
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Efficacy of low-level laser therapy in accelerating tooth movement, preventing relapse and managing acute pain during orthodontic treatment in humans: a systematic review. Sonesson M, De Geer E, Subraian J, Petrén S. BMC Oral Health. 2017;17:11. Reviewers Adrian Farsaii, Thikriat Al-Jewair Purpose/Question The aims of the systematic review were to investigate the scientific evidence to support the application of low-level laser therapy to: (1) accelerate orthodontic tooth movement, (2) prevent orthodontic relapse, and/or (3) modulate acute pain of orthodontic treatment in children and young adults. Source of Funding No funding was obtained for this study. Type of Study/Design Systematic review

      PubDate: 2017-07-04T14:10:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.06.008
       
  • DECLARATIVE TITLE: The Invisalign appliance could be an effective modality
           for treating overbite malocclusions within a mild to moderate range
    • Authors: Kyungsup Shin
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 30 June 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Kyungsup Shin
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Management of overbite with the Invisalign appliance. Khosravi R, Cohanim B, Hujoel P, Daher S, Neal M, Liu W, Huang G. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2017;151:691-99 Reviewer Name and Contact Information Kyungsup Shin, MS, PhD, DMD, MS , Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, 235 Dental Science S. Iowa City, IA 52242-1001 Source of Funding This study was supported by the University of Washington Orthodontic Alumni Association. Type of Study/Design A retrospective study

      PubDate: 2017-07-04T14:10:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.06.010
       
  • Some Malocclusion Traits Significantly Reduce Quality of Life Among Adults
    • Authors: Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães De Abreu
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 June 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Mauro Henrique Nogueira Guimarães De Abreu
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Malocclusion traits and oral health-related quality of life in Finnish adults. Masood M, Suominen AL, Pietila T, Lahti S. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2017; 45:178-88. Reviewer Name and Contact Information MAURO HENRIQUE NOGUEIRA GUIMARÃES DE ABREU Purpose/Question To assess the impact of malocclusion on the oral health−related quality of life (OHQoL) among Finnish adults. Source of Funding Finnish Dental Society Apollonia and the Finnish Dental Association. Type of Study/Design Cross-sectional study

      PubDate: 2017-07-04T14:10:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.06.007
       
  • In defense of flossing: Part II-can we agree it’s premature to claim
           flossing is ineffective to help prevent periodontal diseases'
    • Authors: Lance T. Vernon; Andre Paes; Jason D. Seacat
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 27 June 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Lance T. Vernon, Andre Paes, Jason D. Seacat
      Periodontal diseases (PD) are complex, multifactorial disorders. Effective daily plaque control promotes gingival/periodontal health. Recent meta-analyses and other reviews have found inconclusive evidence to support that tooth flossing promotes gingival/periodontal health. Ideally, the claim should have been that, “at present, we do not have high-quality evidence from well-designed randomized clinical trials (RCTs) to determine whether flossing lowers the risk for periodontal diseases.” Rather than “not proven to be effective,” the lay public may now think that flossing is “almost entirely unhelpful and/or unnecessary.” How does the dental community communicate the nuances of this topic' Herein, we examine the key structural issues underlying this area of research. We assert that effective flossing between specific teeth can promote gingival/periodontal health. Further, we explore the nuances of for whom this may be true and untrue, why our evidence is lacking and what can be done to clarify the effectiveness of flossing on clinical outcomes.

      PubDate: 2017-07-04T14:10:14Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.06.003
       
 
 
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