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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)
Actualités Odonto-Stomatologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Dental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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: 6)
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: 2)
Case Reports in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
City Dental College Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Advances in Periodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Clinical and Experimental Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 10)
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: 5)
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: 11)
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: 4)
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: 3)
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: 3)
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: 6)
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: 4)
International Journal of Dental Hygiene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dental Science and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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   (Followers: 2)
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: 6)
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: 2)
Journal of Dental Biomaterials     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 6)
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: 4)
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: 2)
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   (Followers: 1)
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   (Followers: 1)
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: 5)
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  
Orthodontic Journal of Nepal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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  • Direct pulp capping: what is the most effective therapy' –
           systematic review and meta-analysis
    • Authors: Anabela Baptista Pereira Paula; Mafalda Laranjo; Carlos-Miguel Marto; Siri Paulo; Ana Abrantes; João Casalta-Lopes; Manuel Marques-Ferreira; Maria Filomena Botelho; Eunice Carrilho
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 February 2018
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Anabela Baptista Pereira Paula, Mafalda Laranjo, Carlos-Miguel Marto, Siri Paulo, Ana Abrantes, João Casalta-Lopes, Manuel Marques-Ferreira, Maria Filomena Botelho, Eunice Carrilho


      PubDate: 2018-02-15T08:23:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2018.02.002
       
  • Using Evidence Based Dentistry in the Clinical Management of Combined
           Periodontal Conditions

    • Authors: S. Shaikh; I.F. Dragan; A. Nevius; N. Mehta; N. Karimbux
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 February 2018
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): S. Shaikh, I.F. Dragan, A. Nevius, N. Mehta, N. Karimbux
      Objective This report proposes a framework to integrate evidence-based dentistry (EBD) in a systematic approach in the clinical management of a patient diagnosed with drug induced gingival hyperplasia combined with generalized aggressive periodontitis. Background This report illustrates the case of a 37 years-old female who presented to the Department of Periodontology at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with enlarged, tender, bleeding gums and loose teeth combined with a history of uncontrolled hypertension treated with calcium channel blockers. Methods Incorporating the EBD process, a new 5-steps framework is proposed: ask the clinical question, acquire and appraise the evidence, apply it in the clinical setting and assess the subjective and objective outcomes. Articles on aggressive periodontitis and/or gingival enlargement were sought using the assistance of an expert librarian. The search was conducted on databases PubMed, EMBASE and Scopus. Results Initial literature search lead to a result of 34 publications. Articles were reviewed by two clinicians and 31 relevant articles were selected. 26 of the references matched the levels of evidence initially agreed. Based on the scientific evidence, patient’s chief complaint and clinical expertise, a decision tree highlighting treatment options was compiled. The outcomes of the clinical management, revealed that combined conditions can be successfully treated to an extent with non-surgical therapy, before proceeding with surgical therapy. Conclusion Within the limitations of this study, integrating EBD concepts was a reliable method to treat an atypical case, where two severe periodontal conditions were combined: drug induced gingival enlargement and generalized aggressive periodontitis.

      PubDate: 2018-02-15T08:23:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2018.02.001
       
  • Multiple Disconnections/Reconnections of Implant Abutment May Induce
           Recession of Peri-Implant Mucosa
    • Authors: Won-suk
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 January 2018
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Won-suk Oh
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Abutment Disconnection/Reconnection Affects Peri-implant Marginal Bone Levels: A Meta-Analysis. Koutouzis T, Gholami F, Reynolds J, Lundgren T, Kotsakis GA. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2017;32(3):575–81 Source of Funding The authors declared no conflict of interest Type of Study/Design Systematic review with meta-analysis of data

      PubDate: 2018-01-15T18:11:59Z
       
  • SDF Staining is Acceptable for Posterior Primary Teeth and is Preferred
           Over Advanced Pharmacologic Behavior Management by Many Parents
    • Authors: Nicholas B. Gordon
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 January 2018
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Nicholas B. Gordon
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Parental perceptions and acceptance of silver diamine fluoride staining. Crystal YO, Janal MN, Hamilton DS, Niederman R. J Am Dent Assoc 2017;148(7): 510-8 Source of Funding Grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Institutes of Health; New York University Clinical and Translational Science Award, and National Center for Advancing Translational Science, National Institutes of Health Type of Study/Design Cross sectional

      PubDate: 2018-01-15T18:11:59Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2018.01.001
       
  • Measuring Adherence to Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines
    • Authors: Richard Clark; Utsana Tonmukayakul; Yvonne Mangan; Michael Smith; Mark Gussy; David Manton; Denise Bailey; Hanny Calache
      Pages: 301 - 309
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4
      Author(s): Richard Clark, Utsana Tonmukayakul, Yvonne Mangan, Michael Smith, Mark Gussy, David Manton, Denise Bailey, Hanny Calache
      Objectives Dental Health Services Victoria publishes evidence-based clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) to assist public oral health practitioners to provide high-quality dental care. How well these CPGs are implemented into practice is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess adherence to selected CPGs. Methods An electronic auditing tool was developed using clinical indicators derived for “stainless steel crown (SSC),” “restorative care for children under general anesthetic (GA),” and “direct restorative materials” CPG. Six trained dentists audited a random sample of 204 dental records of children aged 3-12 years from 2 major public dental agencies. Results In total, 319 material-based treatments were audited, comprising 170 resin composite, 81 glass ionomer cement, 64 SSC, and 4 amalgam restorations. Adherence to the current guidelines varied from 94% of the SSC to none of the amalgam treatments audited. Almost half (47%) of the resin composite restorations and 5% of glass ionomer cement restorations were nonadherent to the relevant guideline. Conclusions Average adherence was up to 72% of cases. Clinicians need to consider recording the rationale upon which their professional judgment is based when they decide not to follow an appropriate CPG.

      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.05.001
       
  • Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Education on Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
    • Authors: Allison Buchanan; Karan Thachil; Chris Haggard; Sajitha Kalathingal
      Pages: 310 - 316
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4
      Author(s): Allison Buchanan, Karan Thachil, Chris Haggard, Sajitha Kalathingal
      Objectives As the use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in dentistry continues to grow, questions related to appropriate radiation safety, training, and interpretation arise. Recognizing this need, the American Dental Association published an advisory statement for the safe use of CBCT in dentistry and recommended that guidelines for appropriate training be established. The purpose of this study was to assess radiation safety concerns related to CBCT and identify voids in current education on CBCT for the predoctoral dental curriculum and continuing dental education. Methods A survey was mailed to general practitioners, oral surgeons, and periodontists in the Georgia Dental Association (n = 415). Results One hundred twenty-one surveys were received for a response rate of 29%. Sixty-eight percent of practitioners reported using CBCT, with 89% having used it for over 2 years. Few (12.4%) had experience with CBCT in dental school. Interest in continuing dental education on CBCT was reported at 59.8% and 43.6% for current users and nonusers of CBCT, respectively. Approximately 50% reported using precautionary radiation safety measures, and the methods used were varied. Conclusions Although a higher survey return rate would allow for stronger evidence, this project identified some areas of education voids including radiation safety and the factors that contribute to patient dose; CBCT basics including instruction on the limitations of CBCT; CBCT anatomy and pathology with additional time dedicated to the paranasal sinuses; and interpretation.

      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.05.002
       
  • Outcomes of Dental Implant Therapy in Patients With Down Syndrome: A
           Systematic Review
    • Authors: Shariq Najeeb; Zohaib Khurshid; Fahad Siddiqui; Sana Zohaib; Muhammad Sohail Zafar
      Pages: 317 - 323
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4
      Author(s): Shariq Najeeb, Zohaib Khurshid, Fahad Siddiqui, Sana Zohaib, Muhammad Sohail Zafar
      Objectives Patients with Down syndrome (DS) require an earlier and more frequent tooth replacement than rest of the population. The objective of this systematic review is to critically analyze and summarize studies to ascertain the outcomes and survival of dental implants placed in jaws of DS patients. Methods Using the key words “dental implants,” “Down syndrome,” and “prosthodontics,” an electronic search was conducted via PubMed/MEDLINE, ISI Web of Science, Google Scholar, Embase, and Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) databases by 2 authors, S.N. and Z.K., independently. Retrieved studies were screened against the predefined exclusion and inclusion criteria. To estimate the risk of bias, quality assessment of included studies was carried using the ‘Case Reports (CARE) guidelines’. Results Primary search resulted in 156 studies. Eight studies met the inclusion criteria and reporting a total of 81 dental implants placed in 36 DS patients. The type of implant loading ranged from immediate to a delay of 1 year after placement of the implant. Implant diameter ranged from 3.3 to 4.5 mm, and height ranged from 8.5 to 18 mm. The follow-up ranged from 1 to 6 years. Of 81 implants placed, 21 implants (26%) were reported as failed. Conclusions Patients with DS have a higher risk of implant failure. However, the reason for the failure is not very well understood. Although case reports and case series suggest that implant survival is diminished in DS patients, large-scale randomized controlled trials are required to determine the exact mechanism associated with risks of implant failure.

      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.05.003
       
  • Erbium Laser Technology vs Traditional Drilling for Caries Removal: A
           Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
    • Authors: Siying Tao; Lan Li; He Yuan; Sibei Tao; Yiming Cheng; Libang He; Jiyao Li
      Pages: 324 - 334
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4
      Author(s): Siying Tao, Lan Li, He Yuan, Sibei Tao, Yiming Cheng, Libang He, Jiyao Li
      Objective The study aimed to assess the efficacy of erbium laser technology compared with traditional drilling for caries removal. Methods A systematic search was conducted through Medline via PubMed, Embase, Cochrane databases, CNKI till December 2016. Randomised controlled trials, quasi-randomized controlled trials, or controlled clinical trials with data comparing the efficacy of erbium laser technology versus traditional drilling for caries removal were included. Results Fourteen studies were selected in our meta-analysis. Erbium laser technology showed an increased time when removing caries compared with drilling (mean difference: 3.48, 95% confidence interval: 1.90-5.06, P < .0001). However, erbium laser technology reduced the requirement for local anesthesia (risk ratio: 0.28, 95% confidence interval: 0.13-0.62, P = .002). Erbium laser technology was also not significantly different to traditional drilling with regard to restoration loss, pulpal vitality, and postoperative sensitivity. Conclusions Erbium laser technology showed an increased time for cavity preparation compared with traditional drilling. However, erbium laser technology reduced the requirement for local anesthesia. There was no significant difference between erbium laser technology and traditional drilling regarding restoration loss, pulpal vitality, and postoperative sensitivity.

      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.05.004
       
  • Gap Analysis of Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes Receiving Nonsurgical
           Periodontal Therapy
    • Authors: Enihomo Obadan-Udoh; Samantha Jordan; Olubukola Mudah; Wenche Borgnakke; Mary Tavares
      Pages: 335 - 349
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4
      Author(s): Enihomo Obadan-Udoh, Samantha Jordan, Olubukola Mudah, Wenche Borgnakke, Mary Tavares
      Objective Twenty percent of the elderly US population is diagnosed with diabetes. The elderly are at a higher risk of developing serious complications from diabetes. Regular professional dental care may help control blood glucose levels and thereby diabetes complications. Since such potential benefits could play a clinically significant role in diabetes management, our aim was to identify and review relevant evidence among the older population. Materials and Methods Electronic databases were searched for periodontal intervention studies using modified search terms from previous systematic reviews. The final search date was October 31, 2016. Results Twenty-five publications (22 studies) were included in our final review. They varied in study design, duration, therapeutic interventions, and systemic outcomes measured. No study restricted its participants to seniors, and therefore, a mean age of 55 years or more was used. Fourteen studies showed significant reductions in serum glycated hemoglobin levels, but 8 studies showed nonsignificant changes. Conclusion The evidence suggests a beneficial effect of receiving periodontal care on serum glycated hemoglobin and systemic biomarker levels in older persons with T2DM. Such care would be considered a novel, safe, and acceptable adjunct to current medical management of T2DM in older individuals. The dearth of studies restricted to the elderly represents a gap in knowledge that needs to be addressed in the United States.

      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.05.005
       
  • A Novel Evidence-Based Periodontal Prognosis Model
    • Authors: Troy McGowan; Kelly McGowan; Saso Ivanovski
      Pages: 350 - 360
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4
      Author(s): Troy McGowan, Kelly McGowan, Saso Ivanovski
      Objective Patients with periodontal disease and the dental professionals responsible for their care want to know which teeth are expected to respond favorably to periodontal treatment and which teeth are likely to be lost in the short and long term. A number of different periodontal prognosis systems have been previously proposed but do not consider important patient-level factors, such as smoking and diabetic control, in the calculation of the expected outcome and often use subjective measures that introduce potential inaccuracies. The aim of this report is to translate the best available evidence on periodontal prognosis into a clinical model to facilitate decision-making and improve patient outcomes. Methods Criteria for an ideal prognostic system were proposed and used to assess the previously reported models. With an emphasis on the inclusion of patient-level modifiers (PLMs) and the exclusive use of objective parameters, a new evidence-based model was developed. Results This report proposes a new tooth-level prognosis model that uses 9 evidence-based quantifiable parameters to provide a prognosis of secure, doubtful, poor, or irrational to treat. Six tooth-level risk predictors (bone loss:age, pocket depth, furcation involvement, infrabony defects, anatomical factors, and mobility) and 3 PLMs (smoking, diabetes, and bleeding on probing) are used to determine the expected course of disease with specific reference to the suitability of the tooth for future dental treatment. Conclusions PLMs must be considered when determining the prognosis of a tooth with periodontal disease. The model proposed in this report is based on the best available evidence for factors affecting tooth survival and has been designed to be as simple and objective as possible to facilitate its adoption in clinical practice. It will be retrospectively and prospectively validated to determine its ability to accurately predict the course of disease.

      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.05.006
       
  • Periodontal Diseases and Systemic Disorders: What Do Our Doctors Know'
           A General Practitioner's Survey Conducted in Southern France
    • Authors: Vinel Alexia; Vachon Chloé; Barthet Pierre; Laurencin-Dalicieux Sara
      Pages: 361 - 369
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4
      Author(s): Vinel Alexia, Vachon Chloé, Barthet Pierre, Laurencin-Dalicieux Sara
      Objectives With 39,359 entries on PubMed, periodontal medicine has a prominent position in periodontal research. Good patient care requires well-advised physicians, and whereas the dental community is informed about the relationships between periodontal diseases (PDs) and an increasing number of systemic pathologies, we wondered whether general practitioners were too. Thus, we aimed to evaluate their knowledge of the links between periodontal and systemic diseases. Methods To this end, we sent an electronic questionnaire to the 2350 general practitioners registered to the URPS (Union régionale des Professionnels de Santé) of Midi-Pyrénées, France. They were asked about their practice, their attitude during a medical examination, and their knowledge about PDs. Results The analysis of 222 properly answered questionnaires showed that while most general practitioners are aware of the relationships between PDs and diabetes or cardiovascular diseases, the majority of them are unaware that obesity and respiratory and joint diseases are also concerned. Indeed, 94% of the questioned subjects consider their insight of PDs to be insufficient. Nevertheless, more than half of the interrogated physicians cared about their patients' oral health and dental care. Conclusions Education regarding relationships between periodontal and systemic diseases must be improved among general practitioners who are in the front line to refer high-risk patients to a periodontist.

      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.05.007
       
  • Clinical Outcomes of Comparing Soft Tissue Alternatives to Free Gingival
           Graft: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

    • Authors: Irina F. Dragan; Lucrezia Paterno Hotlzman; Nadeem Y. Karimbux; Rebecca A. Morin; Seyed Hossein Bassir
      Pages: 370 - 380.e3
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4
      Author(s): Irina F. Dragan, Lucrezia Paterno Hotlzman, Nadeem Y. Karimbux, Rebecca A. Morin, Seyed Hossein Bassir
      Objectives This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to compare clinical outcomes and width of keratinized tissue (KT) around teeth, following the soft tissue alter- natives and free gingival graft (FGG) procedures. The specific graft materials that were explored were extracellular matrix membrane, bilayer collagen membrane, living cellular construct, and acellular dermal matrix. Methods Four different databases were queried to identify human controlled clinical trials and randomized controlled clinical trials that fulfilled the eligibility criteria. Relevant studies were identified by 3 independent reviewers, compiling the results of the electronic and handsearches. Studies identified through electronic and handsearches were reviewed by title, abstract, and full text using Covidence Software. Primary outcome in the present study was change in the width of KT. Results of the included studies were pooled to estimate the effect size, expressed as weighted mean differences and 95% confidence interval. A random-effects model was used to perform the meta-analyses. Results Six hundred thirty-eight articles were screened by title, 55 articles were screened by abstracts, and 34 full-text articles were reviewed. Data on quantitative changes in width of KT were provided in 7 studies. Quantitative analyses revealed a significant difference in changes in width of KT between patients treated with soft tissue alternatives and patients treated with FGGs (P < .001). The weighted mean difference of changes in the width of KT was 21.39 (95% confidence interval: 21.82 to 20.96; heterogeneity I 5 70.89%), indicating patients who were treated with soft tissue alternatives gained 1.39 mm less KT width compared with the patients who received free gingival graft. Conclusions Based on the clinical outcomes, the results of this systematic review and meta-analysis showed that soft tissue alternatives result in an increased width of KT. Patients in the soft tissue alternatives group obtained 1.39 mm less KT compared with those in the FGGs group.

      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.05.008
       
  • Halitosis Assessment and Changes in Volatile Sulfur Compounds After
           Chewing Gum: A Study Performed on Dentistry Students
    • Authors: Mayra Schemel-Suárez; Eduardo Chimenos-Küstner; Albert Estrugo-Devesa; Enric Jané-Salas; José López-López
      Pages: 381 - 388
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4
      Author(s): Mayra Schemel-Suárez, Eduardo Chimenos-Küstner, Albert Estrugo-Devesa, Enric Jané-Salas, José López-López
      Objective The objective of this study is to estimate the prevalence of halitosis (with subjective and objective methods), evaluate the immediate effect of chewing gum on volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs), assess the perception of halitosis by dentistry students, and estimate the distribution of positive and negative frequencies, when comparing objective and subjective methods for the diagnosis of halitosis. Methods The study was performed on a sample of dentistry students attending the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Barcelona. A questionnaire about halitosis perception was provided and a clinical examination, organoleptic test (OT), and gas chromatography were performed to determine the presence of halitosis. The subjects were also given chewing gum to modify their breath, and gas chromatography was carried out to evaluate possible changes in VSCs. Results The sample comprised 80 individuals. Twenty-seven (33.75%) self-perceived halitosis during the period of evaluation; the OT was positive in 38 subjects (47.5%); and individuals positive for halitosis on gas chromatography were distributed as follows: H2S in 25 (31.25%), CH3SH in 28 (35%), and (CH3)2S in 70 individuals (87.5%). A statistical difference before and after chewing gum (P < .05) was found for each VSC; a difference in frequencies was observed between the variable OT and H2S (P < .05) and between the OT and (CH3)2S (P < .001). There was no significant difference (P > .05) between the positive and negative frequencies retrieved between the variable OT and CH3SH and between the OT and the student's halitosis perception. Conclusion Prevalence of halitosis in the studied sample is high, considering that it comprised healthy individuals. The relationship between the OT and gas chromatography is not completely established. Chewing gum could be considered a therapeutic alternative to decrease or neutralize the amount of VSCs present in oral breath.

      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.06.001
       
  • A Quality Analysis of Systematic Reviews in Dentistry, Part 1:
           Meta-Analyses of Randomized Controlled Trials
    • Authors: Mohamed El-Rabbany; Silvia Li; Stephanie Bui; Jeffrey M. Muir; Mohit Bhandari; Amir Azarpazhooh
      Pages: 389 - 398
      Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4
      Author(s): Mohamed El-Rabbany, Silvia Li, Stephanie Bui, Jeffrey M. Muir, Mohit Bhandari, Amir Azarpazhooh
      Objectives As the volume of publications in dentistry continues to increase, clinicians are becoming increasingly reliant on systematic reviews and meta-analyses as their primary source of evidence. With an increase in the dependence on dental metaanalyses, it is important to ensure that they are being conducted with as little bias as possible. The objective of this systematic review is to assess the quality of therapeutic meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on dental-related topics and to analyze how quality has changed over time. Methods All relevant studies were searched for through MEDLINE, Embase, PsycINFO, and the Cochrane Library. Title, abstract, and full-text review, as well as data extraction and quality assessment, were all conducted in duplicate. All reviewers used a pilot-tested extraction form that included the AMSTAR checklist to assess quality of systematic reviews. A logit link function ordinal regression was conducted to evaluate quality improvement trends over time. Results Of the 3832 studies identified, 208 studies were selected for review. Of these, 13% provided an a priori design, 53% screened and extracted data in duplicate, 29% included gray literature, 63% assessed the quality of included studies, and 39% assessed publication bias. As was indicated by the ordinal regression, the quality of meta-analyses, as per the AMSTAR criteria, has increased significantly with time (P < .001). Conclusions This investigation illustrates that although the quality of meta-analyses of RCTs has been increasing since the start of the millennium, there remains substantial room for improvement within all aspects of systematic review reporting and methodology. Therefore, it is critical for clinicians to take caution when reading systematic reviews and meta-analyses, ensuring that the principals of critical appraisal are applied when interpreting meta-analyses of RCTs.

      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.06.004
       
  • Silver Diamine Fluoride Has Efficacy in Controlling Caries Progression in
           Primary Teeth: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    • Authors: Jaana Gold
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 22 December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Jaana Gold


      PubDate: 2017-12-22T19:55:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.12.007
       
  • Impact of adenotonsillectomy on the dentofacial development of obstructed
           children: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    • Authors: Qiao Sun; Fang Hua; Hong He
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Qiao Sun, Fang Hua, Hong He
      Selection Criteria An electronic search of 6 databases (PubMed, EMBASE, TRIP, Google Scholar, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and the Cochrane Oral Health Group Specialized Register) was performed. The paper version of the primary orthodontic journals and the reference lists of relevant articles were manually searched. Only studies regarding adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy in children (age 3-18 years) were included. No language restriction was applied. A total of 1166 records were initially identified through electronic searches. Supplementary hand searches yielded 30 additional items. After screening of titles/abstracts and full-texts, 16 articles were deemed eligible and included in the review. Key Study Factors All 16 articles described cohort studies comparing a patient group (patients who underwent adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy) and a control group [healthy children (healthy controls) or children with hypertrophic adenoids and/or tonsils (patient controls)]. However, among these, 10 articles originated from 3 unique samples and another 3 articles were reports of the same study. Therefore, only 7 presumed original studies were included, with 190 children in patient groups (mean age, 3-10.2 years) and 271 in control groups (222 healthy controls and 49 patient controls; mean age, 3-13.9 years). The length of follow-up varied from 1 to 5 years. Given the heterogeneity in study design, the authors used a descriptive summary to present the 14 most frequently reported findings in the included studies. They carried out meta-analyses to pool quantitative data regarding the NL-SNL and ML-SNL angles including only 3 studies. Statistical heterogeneity was assessed with eye-ball testing of forest plots and the χ 2 test (P < .1). Means and standard deviations (SDs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to estimate the summary effect. In addition, they used the Cochrane Risk of Bias (RoB) Tool to assess the RoB of included studies. Main Outcome Measures The primary outcomes of this review were changes in “intra-oral occlusal and extra-oral craniofacial measurements” before and after surgery. Pre-determined intra-oral measures included intercanine width, intermolar width, arch length, arch perimeter, palatal depth, and other occlusal characteristics identified by the Index of Complexity, Outcome and Need (ICON) and Peer Assessment Rating (PAR). Pre-determined extraoral measures included all outcomes that were associated with craniofacial growth in the vertical, sagittal, and transverse directions. Main Results Results of RoB assessments suggest that the overall RoB was high. Half of the included articles had a high risk of attrition bias. Only 1 article mentioned blinding of outcome assessment. In addition, due to a lack of control for confounding factors, most articles had a high risk of “other bias”. According to a descriptive summary of the 14 most frequently recorded findings, most studies found that after adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy the upper and lower incisors became normal by proclination, the maxillary arch width increased, the prevalence of lateral crossbite decreased, and the mandibular growth pattern became more horizontal. However, there was no consensus with regard to changes in the mandibular arch width, overjet, overbite, gonial angle, and SNB angle. Three studies comparing patients who underwent adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy and healthy control children were included in the meta-analyses. The results showed no significant before-and-after difference in maxillary growth direction (NL-SNL angle) in either the patient group (-0.84, 95% CI: -1.86 to 0.18) or control group (-0.29, 95% CI: -1.39 to 0.80). However, the ML-SNL angle decreased significantly in the patient group (3.80, 95% CI: 2.36 to 5.25), indicating an anti-clockwise mandibular growth after surgery. Conclusions Results of this systematic review suggest that, according to the available literature, surgical treatment of h...
      PubDate: 2017-12-22T19:55:04Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.12.002
       
  • Survival rate of delayed implants placed in healed extraction sockets is
           significantly higher than that of immediate implants placed in fresh
           extraction sockets.
    • Authors: Jordan Antetomaso; Satish Kumar
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Jordan Antetomaso, Satish Kumar
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Immediate implant placement into fresh extraction sockets versus delayed implants into healed sockets: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Mello CC, Lemos CAA, Verri FR, Dos Santos DM, Goiato MC, Pellizzer EP. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2017 Sep; 46(9):1162-77. Purpose/Question Do immediately inserted implants perform similarly to implants that are inserted into a healed socket' Strength of Recommendation Taxonomy (SORT) Grading Strength of Recommendation Grade Grade B Inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence Level of Evidence Level 2 Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Source of Funding None Type of Study/Design Systematic review with meta-analysis of data

      PubDate: 2017-12-12T04:19:12Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.12.003
       
  • Alveolar ridge preservation after tooth extraction: a Bayesian Network
           meta-analysis of grafting materials efficacy on prevention of bone height
           and width reduction
    • Authors: Victor Tu; Satish Kumar
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Victor Tu, Satish Kumar


      PubDate: 2017-12-12T04:19:12Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.12.006
       
  • Insufficient Evidence to Compare the Efficacy of Treatments for
           Medication-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws
    • Authors: Kelly McGowan
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Kelly McGowan
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Effectiveness of treatments for medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw: A systematic review and meta-analysis. El-Rabbany M, Sgro A, Lam DK, Shah PS, Azarpazhooh A. J Am Dent Assoc 2017; 148(8):584-94. Source of Funding Non-profit: Canadian Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and the Alpha Omega Foundation of Canada Type of Study/Design Systematic review with meta-analysis of data

      PubDate: 2017-12-12T04:19:12Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.12.001
       
  • Limited Longitudinal Evidence Suggests that Socioeconomic Position May
           Influence Periodontal Diseases Over the Course of Life
    • Authors: Luisa N. Borrell; Sharon P. Joseph
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Luisa N. Borrell, Sharon P. Joseph
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Socioeconomic position during life and periodontitis in adulthood: a systematic review. Schuch HS, Peres KG, Singh A, Peres MA, Do LG. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2017; 45(3):201-8. Source of Funding Brazilian Government Agency—CAPES: Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel for the PhD Scholarship (HSS- Process 13374-13-1) Type of Study/Design Systematic review

      PubDate: 2017-12-12T04:19:12Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.12.005
       
  • Limited Evidence Suggests that a History OF Sub-Optimal Breast-Feeding May
           Increase the Risk of Developing Anterior Open Bite, Posterior Crossbite
           and Class II Canine Relationship
    • Authors: Carlos Flores-Mir
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Carlos Flores-Mir
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Malocclusion in young children. Does breast-feeding really reduce the risk' A systematic review and meta-analysis. Doğramacı EJ, Rossi-Fedele G, Dreyer CW. J Am Dent Assoc 2017; 148(8):566-74. Source of Funding Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship Type of Study/Design Systematic review with meta-analysis of data

      PubDate: 2017-12-12T04:19:12Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.12.004
       
  • Recommendations for the prevention of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis
           of the jaw: a systematic review
    • Authors: Flávia Aparecida Cariolatto; Julia Carelli; Taís de Campos Moreira; Ricardo Pietrobon; Clarissa Rodrigues; Ana Paula Bonilauri Ferreira
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Flávia Aparecida Cariolatto, Julia Carelli, Taís de Campos Moreira, Ricardo Pietrobon, Clarissa Rodrigues, Ana Paula Bonilauri Ferreira
      Background The aim of this study was to assess the quality and outline the differences among recommendations of published clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for the management of bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw. Methods We conducted a systematic literature search in PubMed, Cochrane, EMBASE, Web of Science and Google website. We selected CPGs supported by a non-governmental organization or nationally provided related to bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw in adults, in English language, dated from January 2008 onwards. The validity of each included CPG was appraised according to two validated appraisal tools for CPG that were independently used by two reviewers. Results We identified 724 articles, of which 13 were retained based on our eligibility criteria. Most CPGs were of good quality based on the appraisal tools for CPG used in this study. Conclusion We did not find consensus on all the recommendations of the evaluated CPGs. Thus, each clinical case must be accessed individually, considering the risks and benefits on the proposed dental treatment.

      PubDate: 2017-12-12T04:19:12Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.11.002
       
  • Founding Editor-In-Chief retires
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4


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  • Statement of Purpose/Levels of Evidence
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4


      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
       
  • Information for Readers
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4


      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
       
  • Information for Authors
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4


      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
       
  • 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 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 17, Issue 4


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  • The effect of membrane coverage on the resorption of autogenous intra-oral
           block grafts: a systematic review of literature and meta-analysis
           Inevitability or an iatrogenic vulnerability'
    • Authors: John Zaki; Marwa Al-Nawawy; Nermin Yussif; Ahmed Elkhadem
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 November 2017
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): John Zaki, Marwa Al-Nawawy, Nermin Yussif, Ahmed Elkhadem
      Background Autogenous intra-oral block grafting is the gold standard augmentation technique for moderate to severe horizontal ridge deficiency. However, the graft undergoes variable resorption during healing that might jeopardize the outcome of the procedure. Several studies hypothesized that covering the graft with a membrane decreases the amount of graft resorption, but this effect is not established in the literature. Objective To assess the clinical value of covering intra-oral block grafts with membranes in horizontal ridge augmentation regarding graft resorption (primary outcome), graft success, net bone gain, and complications (secondary outcomes). Data sources Till August 2017, the review team conducted an electronic search including PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane, and Lilacs databases; we also identified other articles through hand searching. The search terms included: alveolar ridge augmentation, bone transplantation, block graft, guided bone regeneration, membranes, resorbable membrane, and non-resorbable membrane Study selection The review included human randomized-controlled trials, controlled clinical trials; cohort and case-control studies in English that compared membrane coverage to no membrane coverage of autogenous intra-oral block grafts and reported the amount of graft resorption after > 3-months follow-up. Study appraisal Two authors independently assessed the risk of bias using Cochrane risk of bias tool and a third reviewer was the judge in the case of conflict. Data extraction Two authors independently filled the effective practice and organization of care (EPOC) form for data extraction and a third reviewer revised the data. Data synthesis The statistical method of choice was the generic inverse variance and the results were pooled using random effect models, with the effect size measure being mean difference (MD) for continuous outcomes and risk ratio (RR) for dichotomous outcomes. Results The review members screened 2266 records; we excluded 2231 records by the title and abstract and screened 35 full-text records for eligibility, from which we excluded 32 articles for reasons (the most common were a different comparison and excluded study design). Three randomized controlled trials were included in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of this review, providing the data for 41 participants with 49 sites. Data analysis showed a statistically significant potential benefit of membrane coverage in decreasing the amount of graft resorption of intra-oral block grafts (MD -1.20mm, 95% CI -2.11, -0.30, P= 0.009). There was no statistically significant benefit from the use of membranes regarding graft success (RR 1.02, 95% CI 0.89, 1.17, P=0.79) and net bone gain (MD 0,46, 95% CI -0.16, 1.09, P= 0.15). The use of membranes did not show a statistically significant increase in the incidence of complications (RR 1.80, 95% CI 0.55, 5.96, P=0.33). The reviewers judged all the studies as of fair quality regarding the risk of bias. Conclusion The use of membranes decreased the graft resorption, but there was no difference regarding graft su...
      PubDate: 2017-12-01T00:08:08Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2017.11.001
       
  • 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
       
  • 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
       
 
 
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