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Ação Odonto     Open Access  
Acta Biomaterialia Odontologica Scandinavica     Open Access  
Acta Odontológica Colombiana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Odontológica Latinoamericana     Open Access  
Acta Odontologica Scandinavica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Actualités Odonto-Stomatologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Dental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Angle Orthodontist     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annals of Periodontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annals of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Dental Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Australian Endodontic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Avances en Odontoestomatologia     Open Access  
Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Avicenna Journal of Dental Research     Open Access  
Bangladesh Journal of Dental Research & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bangladesh Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics     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: 13)
Bulletin du Groupement International pour la Recherche Scientifique en Stomatologie et Odontologie     Open Access  
Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene     Full-text available via subscription  
Caries Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Case Reports in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
City Dental College Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cleft Palate–Craniofacial Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Clínica e Pesquisa em Odontologia - UNITAU     Open Access  
Clinical Advances in Periodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Clinical and Experimental Dental Research     Open Access  
Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Oral Implants Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Clinical Oral Investigations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Clinical Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Critical Reviews in Oral Biology Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Current Oral Health Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Current Research in Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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Dental Cadmos     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
Dental Clinics of North America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Dental Hypotheses     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Dental Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics     Open Access  
Dental Protection Annual Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dental Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Dental Traumatology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Dentistry     Open Access  
Dentistry Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dentomaxillofacial Radiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Der Freie Zahnarzt     Hybrid Journal  
der junge zahnarzt     Hybrid Journal  
Die Quintessenz     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Disease-a-Month     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Droit et Médecine Bucco-Dentaire     Full-text available via subscription  
ENDO     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Endodontic Topics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Endodontie     Full-text available via subscription  
European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Dental Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Dentistry and Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Esthetic Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of General Dentistry     Open Access  
European Journal of Oral Implantology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of Oral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Journal of Orthodontics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Evidence-Based Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Faculty Dental Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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: 5)
Indian Journal of Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription  
Indian Journal of Oral Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Informationen aus Orthodontie & Kieferorthopädie     Hybrid Journal  
International Dental Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Endodontic Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Computerized Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Dental Hygiene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Dental Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Odontostomatology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Oral Science     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Prosthodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Stomatological Research     Open Access  
International Orthodontics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Japanese Dental Science Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Adhesive Dentistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Applied Oral Science     Open Access  
Journal of Clinical Periodontology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Conservative Dentistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Craniomandibular Function     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)

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  • A critical comment to the practice of article “Analysis and
           Evaluation” Faveri et al. J Evid Base Dent Pract 2014;14:70-72
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Hans R. Preus , Per Gjermo , Vibeke Baelum



      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Declarative Title: Water fluoridation has a pre-eruptive effect in
           preventing caries in children
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Kiran A. Singh
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Systemic effect of water fluoridation on dental caries prevalence. Cho H-J, Lee H-S, Paik D-I, Bae K-H. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2014;42(4):341-8 REVIEWER NAME and CONTACT INFORMATION Kiran A Singh PURPOSE/QUESTION To determine if water fluoridation has a pre-eruptive effect in reducing the prevalence of caries SOURCE OF FUNDING Government- Health Promotion Fund, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Family Affairs, Republic of Korea (Policy Project 11-15) TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Cross-sectional study LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 2, Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade NA, Not applicable


      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Declarative Title: Hall technique had better 1-year clinical outcomes for
           treating dental caries in primary molars in high-risk children compared
           with conventional restoration or non-restorative approaches
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Veerasamy Yengopal
      Article Title and Bibliographic information Caries Management Strategies for Primary Molars: 1-Yr Randomized Control Trial Results.Santamaria RM, Innes NPT, Machiulskiene V, Evans DJP, Splieth CH.J Dent Res 2014; 93 (11): 1062-9 Purpose/Question This randomized clinical trial sought to evaluate the clinical efficacy of three caries management options for occlusoproximal cavitated lesions in primary molars. Source of Funding Study funded by the Pediatric Dentistry Department of Greifswald University, Germany Type of Study Randomized Controlled Trial Reviewer Veerasamy Yengopal, MChD (Community Dentistry) HOD Level of Evidence Level 1: Consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable


      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Declarative Title: An automated system targeting outpatients at high risk
           for oral cancer improves recruitment to screening programs for
           premalignant or early-stage cancerous lesions
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Richard Macey
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Initial outcomes of an integrated outpatient-based screening program for oral cancers.Liao LJ, Chou H-L, Lo W-C, Wang C-T, Chou H-W, Chen C-D, Hwieh C-H, Lin Y-C, Cheng P-W.Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 119(1):101-6 REVIEWER NAME and CONTACT INFORMATION Richard Macey PURPOSE/QUESTION Does the introduction of an automated, outpatient-based screening program successfully identify premalignant or early-stage cancerous lesions in high-risk patients' SOURCE OF FUNDING This work was supported by a grant from the Far Eastern Memorial Hospital (FEMH e 2012 e C e 028). TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Cross-sectional study LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 2 Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE N/A Not applicable


      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Declarative Title: Streptococcus mutans is vertically transmitted from
           mother to child
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Jaana Gold
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Mother-to-child transmission of Streptococcus mutans: a systematic review and meta-analysis.da Silva Bastos VA, Freitas-Fernandes LB, da Silva Fidalgo TK, Martins C, de Mattos CT, de Souza IPR, Maia LC.J Dent 2015;43(2):181-91 REVIEWER NAME and CONTACT INFORMATION Jaana Gold, DDS, PhD PURPOSE/QUESTION The authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the evidence for the vertical transmission of S. mutans from mothers to their children. SOURCE OF FUNDING Brazilian government agencies: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) and Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ). TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Systematic review with meta-analysis of data LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE C, Disease-oriented evidence


      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Declarative Title: Existing screening methods for oral cancer are
           generally acceptable to patients in non-dental settings
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Virginia J. Dodd
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION A systematic review of patient acceptance of screening for oral cancer outside of dental care settings.Paudyal P, Flohr FD, Llewellyn CD.Oral Oncol 50(10):956-62 Reviewer Virginia J. Dodd, PhD, MPH, RDH Purpose/Question To determine the acceptability of screening for oral cancer outside of dental settings Source of Funding Information not available Type of Study/Design Systematic review Level of Evidence Level 2 Limited quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of recommendation grade Grade B Inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence


      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Declarative Title: The Hall Technique, a simplified method for placing
           stainless steel crowns on primary molars, may be as successful as
           traditionally placed crowns
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Nicola P.T. Innes , Matthew Stewart
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION The success of stainless steel crowns placed with the Hall technique: a retrospective study.Ludwig KH, Fontana M, Vinson LA, Platt JA, Dean JA.J Am Dent Assoc 145(12):1248-53 PURPOSE/QUESTION Are stainless steel crowns placed using the Hall Technique as clinically and radiographically as successful as crowns placed using the traditional method, when used to manage caries lesions in primary molars in children in a private practice setting' SOURCE OF FUNDING Information not available TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Retrospective cohort study REVIEWER NAMES Nicola P. T. Innes, PhD, BDS(Hons), BSc, BMSc(Hons), Matthew Stewart, BDS LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 2 Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of recommendation level not applicable


      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Declarative Title: Laser therapy is safe but not superior to conventional
           treatment of peri-implantitis
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Georgios E. Romanos , Fawad Javed
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effect of various laser wavelengths in the treatment of peri-implantitis.Kotsakis GA, Konstantinidis I, Karoussis IK, Ma X, Chu H.J Periodontol 85(9):1203-13. PURPOSE/QUESTION Is laser therapy, as a mono-therapy or as an adjunctive therapy, an efficacious treatment modality for patients with peri-implantitis' SOURCE OF FUNDING National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, Award Number UL1TR000114 TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Systematic review with meta-analysis of data REVIEWER NAME Georgios E. Romanos, DDS, PhD, Prof. Dr. med. dent., Fawad Javed, BDS, PhD LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 1: Good-quality, patient-oriented evidence STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE Grade A:Consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence (Systematic review and meta-analysis of studies with consistent findings)


      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Considerations about Designing and Reporting Randomized Clinical Trials -
           Response to the Letter to the Editor from Preus et al
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Marcelo Faveri , Luciene Cristina Figueiredo , Magda Feres



      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Declarative Title: Effects of coffee consumption on human periodontitis
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Poliana Mendes Duarte , André Figueiredo Reis
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Coffee consumption and periodontal disease in males. Ng N, Kaye EK, Garcia RI. J Periodontol 2014;85(8):1042-9. REVIEWER NAME and CONTACT INFORMATION Poliana Mendes Duarte, DDS, MS, PhD, André Figueiredo Reis, DDS, MS, PhD PURPOSE/QUESTION To assess the relationship between coffee consumption and periodontitis in adult males. SOURCE OF FUNDING National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, Grants R01DE019833 and K24 DE000419. TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN cohort study LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 2: limited-quality patient-oriented evidence STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE Not applicable


      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Smoking Cessation May Promote Additional Benefits to Non-Surgical
           Periodontal Therapy in Adults With Chronic Periodontitis
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 April 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Tiago Fiorini
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Effect of smoking cessation on non-surgical periodontal therapy: results after 24 months. Rosa EF, Corraini P, Inoue G, Gomes EF, Guglielmetti MR, Sanda SR, Lotufo JPB, Romito GA, Pannuti CM. J Clin Periodontol 41(12):1145-1153 Reviewer Name and Contact Information Tiago Fiorini DDS, MSD,PhD, {AU: Please provide affiliations and contact information} Purpose/Question To assess the adjunctive effect of smoking cessation in non-surgical therapy of smoking subjects with severe chronic periodontitis Source of Funding Government: São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) Grant 07/54494-3 Type of Study/Design “Quasi-Experimental” clinical trial (non-randomized clinical trial) Level of Evidence Level 2 Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade N/A Not applicable


      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Declarative Title: MTA, formocresol, and ferric sulfate have significantly
           better clinical and radiographic outcomes than calcium hydroxide and laser
           therapies in primary molar pulpotomies after 18-24 months
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 30 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Samah Omar
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Primary molar pulpotomy: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.Lin PY, Chen H-S, Wang Y-H, Tu Y-K.J Dent 2014;42(9):1060-77 PURPOSE/QUESTION The aim of this study is to undertake a systematic review and network meta-analysis, comparing the clinical and radiographic outcomes in primary molar pulpotomy among different dressing materials. SOURCE OF FUNDING This project was partly supported by a grant from the National Science Council in Taiwan (grant number: NSC 101-2314-B- 002-197-MY2). TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Systematic review with meta-analysis of data. REVIEWER NAME and CONTACT INFORMATION Samah Omar, BDS, DDS, MSD. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 2 Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE Grade B Inconsistent, limited-quality patient-oriented evidence


      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Declarative Title: The Miller-McEntire score for molars provides an
           evidence-based approach to assigning periodontal prognosis for molar
           teeth.
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 30 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Martha E. Nunn , William G. Carney , Stuart J. McNally
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION An evidence-based scoring index to determine the periodontal prognosis on molars.Miller PD Jr, McEntire ML, Marlow NM, Gellin RG.J Periodontol 2014;85(2):214-25. PURPOSE/QUESTION To evaluate the evidence for a scoring index used to assign periodontal prognosis of molars based on 102 patients from a private periodontal practice. SOURCE OF FUNDING Supported by National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources Grant P20 RR017696 TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Cohort study REVIEWER NAMES Martha E. Nunn, D.D.S., Ph.D., William G. Carney, D.D.S., Stuart J. McNally, D.D.S. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE Not applicable


      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Declarative Title: Sealing/Infiltration Of Non-Cavitated Proximal Carious
           Lesions May Lead To Lesion Arrest
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Mathilde C. Peters
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Is non-cavitated proximal lesion sealing an effective method for caries control in primary and permanent teeth' A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ammari MM, Soviero VM, da Silva Fidalgo TK, Lenzi M, Masterson D, Ferreira TP, Mattos CT, Ribeiro de Souza IP, Maia LC. J Dent 42(10):1217-1227 REVIEWER NAME and CONTACT INFORMATION Mathilde C Peters, DMD, PhD PURPOSE/QUESTION Is non-cavitated proximal lesion sealing an effective method for carious lesion control in primary and permanent teeth' Source of Funding Information not available Type of Study/Design Systematic review with meta-analysis of data Level of Evidence Level 2, Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Grade A, Consistent, good-quality patient-oriented evidence


      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Declarative Title: A Combination of Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone May Not
           Affect Cold Pulpal Testing in Patients With Symptomatic Irreversible
           Pulpitis
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Anne E. Williamson
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Does acetaminophen/hydrocodone affect cold pulpal testing in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis' A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Fowler S, Fullmer S, Drum M, Reader A. J Endod 40(12):1958-60 PURPOSE /QUESTION: The authors attempted to determine if pre-operative dosing with acetaminophen (1000 mg)/hydrocodone (10 mg) affected pulpal sensibility testing with cold in a tooth with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis. SOURCE OF FUNDING Funding source not available. TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 1 Good-quality, patient-oriented evidence STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE Not applicable


      PubDate: 2015-04-05T00:07:03Z
       
  • Table of Contents
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 15, Issue 1




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  • Editorial Board
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  • Statement of Purpose and Methods/Levels of Evidence
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  • Information for Readers
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  • Information for Authors
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  • Issue Summary Matrix
    • Abstract: Publication date: March 2015
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  • Smoking tobacco products daily may increase adults’ caries increment
           over 4 years
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 January 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice

      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Daily smoking and 4-year caries increment in Finnish adults.Bernabé E, Delgado-Angulo EK, Vehkalahti MM, Aromaa A, Suominen AL.Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2014;42(5):428-34 Reviewer Name and Contact Information Deborah E. Polk, PhD Assistant Professor University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Department of Dental Public Health, 3501 Terrace St. Pittsburgh, PA 15261 dpolk@pitt.edu Purpose/Question Does daily smoking increase an adult’s caries increment over 4 years? Source of Funding Health 2000 Survey: Government: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Non-profits: Finnish Dental Society Apollonia, Finnish Dental Association, Follow-Up Study on Finnish Adults’ Oral Health: Government: National Institute for Health and Welfare, Social Insurance Institution of Finland Type of Study/Design Cohort study Level of Evidence Level 2: limited-quality patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable Article Analysis and Evaluation - Diagnosis/Treatment/Prognosis


      PubDate: 2015-01-11T19:54:52Z
       
  • Claims that periodontal treatment reduces costs of treating five systemic
           conditions are questionable
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 January 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Aubrey Sheiham
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Impact of periodontal therapy on general health: evidence from insurance data for five systemic conditions.Jeffcoat MK, Jeffcoat RL, Gladowski PA, Bramson JB, Blum JJ.Am J Prev Med 2014;47(2):166-74 REVIEWER NAME and CONTACT INFORMATION Aubrey Sheiham BDS, PhD, DHC PURPOSE/QUESTION Did periodontal treatment reduce the medical costs and inpatient hospitalizations during the 5 years after periodontal treatment in individuals with five systemic medical diseases or conditions, namely, type 2 diabetes; coronary artery disease; cerebral vascular disease; rheumatoid arthritis; and pregnancy' SOURCE OF FUNDING Industry: United Concordia Companies, Inc., TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Retrospective cohort study STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE Grade B Inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence


      PubDate: 2015-01-07T19:47:04Z
       
  • Long-term routine dental attendance is important for older adults
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 January 2015
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice

      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Long-term routine dental attendance: influence on tooth loss and oral health-related quality of life in Swedish older adults.Astrøm AN, Ekback G, Ordell S, Nasir E. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2014;42(5):460-69. REVIEWER NAME and CONTACT INFORMATION Leonard A. Crocombe, BDSc, MBA, MPA, PhD. Senior Research Fellow, Australian Research Centre of Population Oral Health, University of Adelaide. Associate Professor, Oral Health, Centre for Rural Health, University of Tasmania. Private Bag 103, Hobart, Tasmania, 7001, Australia e-mail: leonard.crocombe@adelaide.edu.au PURPOSE/QUESTION To investigate the effect of long-term dental attendance on oral health−related quality of life and tooth loss. SOURCE OF FUNDING Government: Department of Dentistry, Orebro County The Dental Commissioning Unit, Ostergotland County, Sweden. NRC Grant 204887/V50. TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Cohort study LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 2 Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE NA


      PubDate: 2015-01-07T19:47:04Z
       
  • There are more than 1.3 million emergency department visits and charges of
           $1 billion annually due to nontraumatic dental conditions in the United
           States
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 December 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Christopher Okunseri
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Hospital-based emergency department visits involving dental conditions: profile and predictors of poor outcomes and resource utilization. Allareddy V, Rampa S, Lee MK, Allareddy V, Nalliah RP. J Am Dent Assoc 2014;145(4):331-7 Level of Evidence Not Applicable Purpose/Question The primary aim was to examine hospital emergency department (ED) charges for dental care−related visits and the effect of patient-related factors, including co-morbid conditions. The secondary aim was to examine the profiles of patients with dental care−related problems who are likely to experience an extreme adverse event such as death in an ED setting. Source of Funding Information not available Type of Study/Design Cross-sectional design Reviewer Name and Contact Information Christopher Okunseri BDS, MSc, DDPHRCSE, FFDRCSI Level of Evidence Level 3 Strength of Recommendation Grade N/A


      PubDate: 2014-12-16T18:44:11Z
       
  • Countries with public dental care coverage have lower social inequalities
           in the use of dental services than countries without such coverage
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 December 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Stefan Listl
      Article Title and Bibilographic Information Socioeconomic inequalities in the use of dental care services in Europe: what is the role of public coverage'Palència L, Espelt A, Cornejo-Ovalle M, Borrell C.Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2014; 42: 97–105. Purpose/Question The authors analyzed samples of persons age 50 years or older from 11 European countries to examine whether social inequalities in dental care use are lower in countries with than in countries without public dental care coverage. Source of funding None Type of study/design Cross-sectional study Reviewer Name and Contact Information Stefan Listl, Priv.-Doz. Dr.rer.pol. Dr.med.dent., M.Sc. Level of evidence Level 3: Other evidence Strength of recommendation grade Not applicable


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  • Electronic apex locators may be better at determining endodontic working
           length than radiographs and could reduce patient radiation exposure
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 December 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Nicholas Chandler
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Clinical efficacy of electronic apex locators: Systematic review.Martins JNR, Marques M, Mata A, Carames J. J Endod 2014;40(6):759–77. REVIEWER Nicholas Chandler BDS, MSc, PhD, LDSRCS, MRACDS (Endo), FDSRCPS, FDSRCSEd, FFDRCSI, Associate Professor/Specialist Endodontist PURPOSE/QUESTION The authors conducted a systematic review to compare radiographic and electronic methods of determining endodontic working length. SOURCE OF FUNDING The authors reported no external funding sources. TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Systematic review LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 2: Limited-quality patient-oriented evidence STRENGTH OF THE RECOMMENDATION GRADE Grade B: Limited-quality patient-oriented evidence


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  • Implant success rates for single crowns and fixed partial dentures in
           general dental practices may be lower than those achieved in
           well-controlled university or specialty settings
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 December 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Panos Papaspyridakos
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Outcomes of implants and restorations placed in general dental practices: a retrospective study by the Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research and Learning (PEARL) Network.Da Silva JD, Kazimiroff J, Papas A, Curro FA, Thompson VP, Vena DA, Wu H, Collie D, Craig RG, Practitioners Engaged in Applied Research Learning Network Group.J Am Dent Assoc 145(7):704-13. PURPOSE/QUESTION What are the outcomes of implants and restorations placed in general dental practices' SOURCE OF FUNDING Government: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Retrospective cohort study REVIEWER NAME and CONTACT INFORMATION Panos Papaspyridakos DDS, MS, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Postgraduate Prosthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine 1 Kneeland Street, Boston, 02111, MA, USA LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 2 Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE Not applicable


      PubDate: 2014-12-16T18:44:11Z
       
  • Head and neck cancer radiation therapy with and without chemotherapy may
           result in decreased health-related quality of life followed by a return to
           baseline over a 1-year period
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 15 December 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Walter J. Psoter , Maria L. Aguilar
      ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION Health related quality of life in head and neck cancer treated with radiation therapy with or without chemotherapy: a systematic review.Klein J, Livergant, J, Ringash J.Oral Oncol 2014;50(4):254-62 PURPOSE/ QUESTION The authors conducted a systematic review to evaluate health-related quality of life (HRQol) outcomes in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSSC) in non-surgical patients whose treatment consisted of radiotherapy with and without chemotherapy. SOURCE OF FUNDING Information not available TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN Systematic Review REVIEWER NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION Walter J. Psoter, DDS, PhD, Director of Dental Research, Lutheran Medical Center, 150 55th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220, United States of America Telephone: (413) 386-5041 wp9@nyu.edu Maria L. Aguilar, DDS, MSD, MSc, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Restorative Dental Science, Division of Prosthodontics, University of Florida College of Dentistry, Health Science Center Gainesville,FL 32610-0435 maguilar@dental.ufl.edu LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Level 2: Limited-quality patient-orientated evidence {AU: OK'} STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE B Limited-quality patient-orientated evidence {AU: OK'}


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  • Noncavitated Active Caries Lesions at Occlusal Surfaces Presented Higher
           Risk of Progression Than Inactive Ones.
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 14, Issue 4
      Author(s): Marisol Tellez , Sungwoo Lim
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Validation of visual caries activity assessment: a 2-yr cohort study. Guedes RS, Plovesan C, Ardenghi TM, Emmanuelli B, Braga MM, Ekstrand KR, Mendes FM. J Dent Res 2014;93(7 suppl):101S–107S. Reviewers Marisol Tellez, BDS, MPH, PhD, Sungwoo Lim, MS, DrPH Purpose/Question Would children with a higher number of active lesions present a higher risk for developing new lesions' Would caries lesions classified as active be more prone to progress to higher ICDAS scores when compared to inactive lesions' Source of Funding Government- Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico and Fundacao de Amparo a Pesquisa no Estado de Sao Paulo Type of Study/Design Cohort study Level of Evidence Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable


      PubDate: 2014-12-08T18:21:09Z
       
  • Early Oral Health Promotion Program for New Mothers May Have Impact on
           Child Dental Caries After 5 Years
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 14, Issue 4
      Author(s): Juan E. Onetto
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Evaluation of an oral health promotion program at the time of birth on dental caries in 5-year-old children in Vorarlberg, Austria. Wagner Y, Greiner S, Heinrich-Weltzien R. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 2014;42(2):160-9. Reviewer Juan E. Onetto, DDS Purpose/Question To assess the effect of a one-off intervention at the time of birth on dental caries in 5-year-old children in an early oral health promotion program. Is a one-off intervention at the time of birth sufficient to improve the oral health of young children' Source of Funding No financial support. Logistic support from Zahnprophylaxe Vorarlberg GmbH, Bregenz, Austria Type of Study/Design Cross-sectional study Level of Evidence Level 3: Other evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable


      PubDate: 2014-12-08T18:21:09Z
       
  • Erythritol May Reduce Dental Caries in High-Risk School Children
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 14, Issue 4
      Author(s): Jaana Gold
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Effect of erythritol and xylitol on dental caries prevention in children. Honkala S, Runnel R, Saag M, Olak J, Nõmmela R, Russak S, Mäkinen PL, Vahlberg T, Falony G, Mäkinen K, Honkala E. Caries Res 2014;48(5):482-90. Reviewer Jaana Gold, DDS, PhD Purpose/Question To determine the efficacy of daily consumption of erythritol, xylitol, and sorbitol candies by first- and second-graders on the development of enamel and dentin caries lesions. Source of Funding Cargill R&D Center Europe (Vilvoorde, Belgium), manufacturer of sweeteners Type of Study/Design Double-blind, cluster randomized clinical trial Level of Evidence Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not Applicable


      PubDate: 2014-12-08T18:21:09Z
       
  • How a Modified Approach to Dental Coding Can Benefit Personal and
           Professional Development With Improved Clinical Outcomes
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 14, Issue 4
      Author(s): Raymond Lam , Estie Kruger , Marc Tennant
      Background One disadvantage of the remarkable achievements in dentistry is that treatment options have never been more varied or confusing. This has made the concept of Evidenced Based Dentistry more applicable to modern dental practice. Despite merit in the concept whereby clinical decisions are guided by scientific evidence, there are problems with establishing a scientific base. This is no more challenging than in modern dentistry where the gap between rapidly developing products/procedures and its evidence base are widening. Furthermore, the burden of oral disease continues to remain high at the population level. These problems have prompted new approaches to enhancing research. Aim The aim of this paper is to outline how a modified approach to dental coding may benefit clinical and population level research. Methods and Materials Using publically assessable data obtained from the Australian Chronic Disease Dental Scheme and item codes contained within the Australian Schedule of Dental Services and Glossary, a suggested approach to dental informatics is illustrated. Results A selection of item codes have been selected and expanded with the addition of suffixes. These suffixes provided circumstantial information that will assist in assessing clinical outcomes such as success rates and prognosis. Conclusion The use of item codes in administering the CDDS yielded a large database of item codes. These codes are amenable to dental informatics which has been shown to enhance research at both the clinical and population level. This is a cost effective method to supplement existing research methods.


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  • Matrix JEBDP June 2014
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  • Information for Authors
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  • Patients With Non-Apnea Sleep Disorder Have an Increased Risk of
           Periodontal Diseases
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 14, Issue 4
      Author(s): Ayse Basak Cinar
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Non-apnea sleep disorder increases the risk of periodontal disease: a retrospective population-based cohort study. Lee CF, Lin MC, Lin CL, Yen CM, Lin KY, Chang YJ, Kao CH. J Periodontol 2014;85(4):e65-71. Reviewer Ayse Basak Cinar, DDS, MBA, PhD Purpose/Question The authors attempt to investigate whether non-apnea sleep disorder (NA-SD) (excluding apnea sleep disorder or named obstructive sleep apnea disorder) increases the risk of periodontal disease. Source of Funding The study was supported in part by the study projects (DMR-102-014 and DMR-102-023) in China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan; Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare Clinical Trial Research Center for Excellence (DOH102-TD-B-111-004); Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare Cancer Research Center for Excellence (MOHW103-TD-B-111-03); and International Research-Intensive Centers of Excellence (NSC101-2911-I-00 2-303), Taiwan Type of Study/Design Retrospective cohort study Level of Evidence Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable


      PubDate: 2014-12-08T18:21:09Z
       
  • Nonsurgical Periodontal Treatment Can Improve HbA1c Values in a
           Mexican-American Population of Patients With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
           (DM2) and Periodontal Disease (PD)
    • Abstract: Publication date: December 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice, Volume 14, Issue 4
      Author(s): Panagiotis A. Koromantzos , Phoebus Madianos
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information The effect of periodontal therapy on glycaemic control in a Hispanic population with type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Gay IC, Tran DT, Cavender AC, Weltman R, Chang J, Luckenbach E, Tribble GD. J Clin Periodontol 2014;41(7):673-80. Reviewers Panagiotis A. Koromantzos, DDS, PhD, Phoebus Madianos, DDS, PhD Purpose/Question To evaluate how treatment of periodontal disease affects HbA1c values in a population of Mexican-Americans with DM2 and PD. Source of Funding Government: National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Award UL1 RR024148 and KL2 RR024149 from the National Center for Research Resources Type of Study/Design Randomized controlled trial Level of Evidence Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable


      PubDate: 2014-12-08T18:21:09Z
       
  • Table of Contents
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  • Editorial Board
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  • Statement of Purpose/Levels of Evidence
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  • Information for Readers
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  • Adequate Vitamin D Status May Prevent Subsequent Tooth Loss
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 November 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Amy E. Millen
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Prospective study of serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D and tooth loss. Zhan Y, Samietz S, Holtfreter B, Hannemann A, Meisel P, Nauck M, Volzke H, Wallaschofski H, Dietrich T, Kocher T. J Dent Res 2014;93(7):639-44. Reviewer Amy E. Millen, PhD Purpose/Question The authors analyzed data from a prospective, population-based study in northeast Germany to examine the association between baseline serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH)]D) concentrations, a marker of vitamin D status, and the occurrence of tooth loss and the progression of periodontal disease and caries status over a mean 5.9 years of follow-up. Source of Funding German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF; grant 01ZZ96030, 01ZZ0701). The Ministry of Education, Research, and Cultural Affairs, and the Ministry of Social Affairs of the Federal State of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania (Government). Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Inflammatory Disease (grant 290246), Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union (Government). GABA, Switzerland, Immunodiagnostic Systems (Industry) Type of Study/Design Cohort study (prospective) Level of Evidence Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable


      PubDate: 2014-11-18T16:37:19Z
       
  • Publication Bias & Small-study Effects in Pediatric Dentistry
           Meta-analyses
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 30 October 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Spyridon N. Papageorgiou , Dionysia Dimitraki , Trilby Coolidge , Nikolaos Kotsanos
      Objectives The aim of this study was to examine the presence and extent of publication bias and small-study effects in meta-analyses (MAs) investigating pediatric dentistry-related subjects. Methods Following a literature search, 46 MAs including 882 studies were analyzed qualitatively. Of these, 39 provided enough data to be re-analyzed. Publication bias was assessed with the following methods: contour-enhanced funnel plots, Begg and Mazumdar's rank correlation and Egger's linear regression tests, Rosenthal's failsafe N, and Duval and Tweedie's “trim and fill” procedure. Results Only a few MAs adequately assessed the existence and effect of publication bias. Inspection of the funnel plots indicated asymmetry, which was confirmed by Begg–Mazumdar's test in 18% and by Egger's test in 33% of the MAs. According to Rosenthal's criterion, 80% of the MAs were robust, while adjusted effects with unpublished studies differed from little to great from the unadjusted ones. Pooling of the Egger's intercepts indicated that evidence of asymmetry was found in the pediatric dental literature, which was accentuated in dental journals and in diagnostic MAs. Since indications of small-study effects and publication bias in pediatric dentistry were found, the influence of small or missing trials on estimated treatment effects should be routinely assessed in future MAs.


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  • Psychological Screening Test Results for Stress, Depression, and Anxiety
           are Variably Associated With Clinical Severity of Recurrent Aphthous
           Stomatitis and Oral Lichen Planus
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 November 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Saad Alshahrani , Lorena Baccaglini
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information The role of anxiety, depression, and psychological stress on the clinical status of recurrent aphthous stomatitis and oral lichen planus. Gavic L, Cigic L, Lukenda DB, Gruden V, Pokupec JSG. J Oral Pathol Med 2014;43(6):410-7. Reviewers Saad Alshahrani, MD, Lorena Baccaglini, DDS, MS, PhD Purpose/Question In patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) or oral lichen planus (OLP), is there a difference in severity of certain signs or symptoms comparing patients with higher vs. lower screening test results for psychological factors (stress, anxiety, and depression)' Source of Funding None stated Type of Study/Design Cross-sectional Level of Evidence Level 3: Other evidence Strength of Recommendation grade Not applicable


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  • Smoking May Decrease the Survival Rate of Dental Implants Placed in Areas
           of Maxillary Sinus Floor Augmentation
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 November 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Liran Levin
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Effects of tobacco smoking on the survival rate of dental implants placed in areas of maxillary sinus floor augmentation: a systematic review. Chambrone L, Preshaw PM, Ferreira JD, Rodrigues JA, Cassoni A, Shibli JA. Clin Oral Implants Res 2014; 25(4):408–416. Reviewer Liran Levin, DMD Purpose/Question The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of smoking on the survival rate of dental implants placed in areas of maxillary sinus floor augmentation. Source of Funding The study was self-funded by the authors and their institutions Type of Study/Design Systematic review with meta-analysis of data Level of Evidence Level 2 Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Grade B: Inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence


      PubDate: 2014-11-18T16:37:19Z
       
  • Possible Association Between Dental Sealants and Urinary Bisphenol A
           Levels in Children Warrants Additional Biomonitoring and Safety Research
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 November 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Nancy Maserejian
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Dental sealants and restorations and urinary bisphenol A concentrations in children in the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. McKinney C, Rue T, Sathyanarayana S, Martin M, Seminario AL, DeRouen T. J Am Dent Assoc 2014;145(7):745-750. Reviewer Nancy Maserejian, ScD Purpose/Question Is there an association between dental sealants or restorations and urinary bisphenol A levels in school-aged children in the United States' Source of Funding None reported Type of Study/Design Cross-sectional study Level of Evidence Level 3: Other evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable


      PubDate: 2014-11-18T16:37:19Z
       
  • The Trend of Quality of Publications in Endodontic Surgery: A 10-year
           Systematic Survey of the Literature
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 November 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Massimo Del Fabbro , Stefano Corbella , Igor Tsesis , Silvio Taschieri
      Objectives The aims of the present systematic literature analysis were to evaluate, over a 10-year period, the trend of the proportion of RCT, SR, MA published on endodontic surgery, and to investigate if the impact factor (IF) of the main endodontic Journals correlates with the proportion of RCT, SR, MA they publish. Methods An electronic search of the RCT, SR and MA published on the topic “endodontic surgery” from 2001 to 2010 was performed on Medline and Cochrane CENTRAL database using specific search terms combined with Boolean operators. Endodontic Journals impact factor was retrieved by the Thomson Scientific database. The proportion of each study type over the total number of articles on endodontic surgery published per year was estimated. The correlation between the number of high-evidence level studies published on the main endodontic Journals and the IF of such Journals per year was estimated. Results From a total of 900 articles published in 2001–2010 on endodontic surgery, there were 114 studies of high evidence level. A significant increase of the proportion of either RCT, SR and MA over the years was found. A modest to unclear correlation was found between the Journal IF and the number of high-evidence articles published. Conclusions There is a positive trend over the years among researchers in performing studies of good quality in endodontic surgery. The impact factor of endodontic Journals is not consistently influenced by publication of high-evidence level articles.


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  • Self-induced Vomiting as a Function of Bulimia Nervosa Increases the Risk
           for Oral Health Issues
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 12 November 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Alison Oberne , Rita DeBate
      Article Title and Bibliographic Information Oral care behavior after purging in a sample of women with bulimia nervosa. Conviser JH, Fisher SD, Mitchell KB. J Am Dent Assoc 2014;145(4):352–354. Reviewers Alison Oberne, MA, MPH, Rita DeBate, PhD, MPH, FAED, FAAHB Purpose/Question The purpose of this research is to explore the perspectives among individuals diagnosed with bulimia nervosa regarding (1) oral care behaviors after purging and (2) barriers to patient-initiated discussion of his/her eating disorders with oral health care providers. Source of Funding Information not available Type of Study/Design Cross-sectional study Level of Evidence Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence Strength of Recommendation Grade Not applicable


      PubDate: 2014-11-18T16:37:19Z
       
  • Conflict of Interest Reporting in Dentistry Randomized Controlled Trials:
           A Systematic Review
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 June 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Mohammed M. Beyari , Alisha Hak , Chuan Silvia Li , Hanadi A. Lamfon
      Objectives Conflict of interest (COI) reporting in the medical field has been a concern for a number of years. As the impact of industry on medical research increases, the need for transparency in these relationships increases. In this present study we aim to assess current practices and associations for COI reporting in the field of dentistry. Study Design We conducted a systematic review of conflict of interest reporting for Randomized-Controlled Trials (RCTs) in 6 journals of Dentistry published between Jan 2011 and Mar 2012. We extracted study characteristics in duplicate and used descriptive statistics and Chi-square tests to assess associations. Results Of 1755 studies across seven journals, we identified 66 eligible RCTs. Many included studies were conducted in Europe (39%), with an average sample size of 355. A total of 76% of studies mentioned the presence or absence of potential COI. No correlation between the direction of results and whether a COI was declared was found (p=0.328), nor was there an association between funding source and whether COI was discussed (p = 0.120). The journal in which the article was published did however have a correlation as to whether COI was discussed (p = <0.0001). Conclusions RCTs published in the field of dental research inconsistently report the presence or absence of a conflict of interest. Dental journals should standardize conflict of interest reporting to aid dental researchers in understanding when a conflict of interest exists, and to provide transparency to readers and patients alike.


      PubDate: 2014-07-28T06:51:41Z
       
  • Perspectives of Dental Students and Faculty about Dental Practice
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 June 2014
      Source:Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice
      Author(s): Ahmad Abdelkarim , Donna Sullivan
      Objective The study aimed at evaluating attitudes and perceptions of dental students and faculty towards evidence-based practice, integration of technology and social media, general practitioners’ and specialists’ scope of practice, and dental practice rewards and disadvantages. Methods A survey instrument was designed with 10 statements rated on a five-point Likert scale (strongly agree to strongly disagree) and an optional comment section. The survey instrument was delivered through SurveyMonkey, whereby 401 students and 182 faculty members from ten U.S. dental schools participated (16% estimated response rate). Null hypotheses regarding the equality between the responses of the two groups were statistically tested using Mann-Whitney U test. Statistical significance was set at 0.05. Results Evidence-based practice is positively perceived by both groups, but with significantly higher support by faculty than students (P = 0.002). Both groups agreed that technological advancements are advantageous (P = 0.95), but do not constitute good dentistry and cannot mask poor clinical skills. Students showed higher support for social media than faculty (P = 0.000). Both groups perceived group practices positively. Faculty members showed higher agreement than students towards limitation of dental specialists’ practices to their specialties (P = 0.000). Both groups are aware of practice disadvantages, such as increased litigation, health risks, and detriment to the dentist’s posture. However, they both perceive dental practice positively despite all these challenges. Conclusions Students and faculty share generally comparable perspectives towards dental practice. They are both in agreement with evidence-based practice, adoption of technology. They both acknowledge practice limitations.


      PubDate: 2014-07-28T06:51:41Z
       
 
 
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