Adrian Ujin Yap, Jie Lei, Xiao-Han Zhang, Kai-Yuan Fu
OBJECTIVES: The relationships between cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) findings, Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptoms, and signs were investigated in patients with TMJ degenerative joint disease (DJD). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Adult patients with Diagnostic Criteria for TMDs (DC/TMD)-defined intra-articular conditions were enrolled and subjected to CBCT assessment. The participants were organized into three groups, namely no (NT), early (ET), and late (LT) TMJ DJD based on radiographic findings...
May 21, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Helene B Sæthre, Nina J Wang, Tove I Wigen
PURPOSE: To explore breastfeeding from 6 to 18 months of age and to study the association between breastfeeding and caries prevalence at 5 years of age. METHODS: The study included 1088 children from one Norwegian county and was based on the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). The children had clinical dental examination at 5 years of age, and parents answered a questionnaire, which included information on breastfeeding, oral health behaviour and child characteristic...
May 21, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Elisa Lind, Hilma Mähönen, Rose-Marie Latonen, Lippo Lassila, Marja Pöllänen, Vuokko Loimaranta, Merja Laine
OBJECTIVES: Kombuchas and other tea-based beverages are often perceived as healthy products despite the lack of knowledge on their effects on oral health. This in vitro study determined the erosive potential of commercial kombuchas, and ice teas compared to cola drinks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The pH and fluoride content of 7 kombuchas and 18 tea drinks were measured with ion-selective electrodes. Calcium dissolution from hydroxyapatite grains was quantified by atomic absorption spectroscopy after beverage exposure...
May 16, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Pierluigi Mariani, Dardo Menditti, Diana Russo, Luigi Laino
INTRODUCTION: The present randomized split-mouth study aimed to investigate the clinical effectiveness of postoperative discomfort of the use of a surgical drain after lower third molar extraction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was conducted a prospective randomized split-mouth study involving 30 patients with bilateral symmetric lower third molar. Each patient underwent two operations for the extraction of impacted teeth: test site (tube drain) and control site (conventional total closure of surgical flap), resulting in 30 cases in the test group, and 30 cases in the control group...
May 13, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Marko Oksa, Aleksi Haapanen, Emilia Marttila, Jussi Furuholm, Johanna Snäll
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the occurrence and causes of non-infection-related surgical wound dehiscence (SWD) in intraorally treated mandibular fractures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with one or two fractures of the dentate part of the mandible treated surgically via an intraoral approach were included in this retrospective study. The primary outcome variable was SWD. Associations between patient-, fracture- and surgery-related variables and SWD were evaluated. RESULTS: Altogether 232 patients with 270 mandibular angle, body, symphysis and/or parasymphysis fractures were included in the analysis...
May 12, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Helena O Haugbo, Pasquale Klepp, Anders Verket
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease, which includes ulcerative colitis (UC), is an inflammatory disorder with potential impact on periodontal disease, but evidence to date for this association is limited. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of periodontitis according to the 2017-classification in a cohort of subjects with UC. The secondary aim was to assess a potential correlation of periodontal status with previous UC disease parameters and to assess oral health-related quality-of-life...
May 12, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Heikki Alapulli, My Blomqvist, Sarimari Tupola, Elisa Valkama, Eeva Nikkola
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess the experiences, attitudes and knowledge of child abuse and neglect (CAN) among dentists, dental hygienists and dental nurses in Finland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A web-based CAN survey was sent to 8500 Finnish dental professionals, covering demographic characteristics, dental education, suspicion of CAN, actions taken and reasons for inaction as well as training on CAN issues. The chi-squared (χ2 ) test was used to analyse associations...
May 8, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Riitta Söderlund
Objective: The study aimed to analyse the usefulness of signalling waiting times to citizens on the websites of public primary oral healthcare providers in Finland. Finnish laws require this signalling. Material and methods: We gathered data with two cross-sectional surveys in 2021. One electronic questionnaire was for Finnish-speaking citizens in Southwest Finland. The other was for public primary oral healthcare managers ( n  = 159). We also gathered data on 15 public primary oral healthcare providers' websites...
May 8, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Charlotte Angelhoff, Tomas Faresjö, Anna Lena Sundell
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to 1) investigate the relationships between hair cortisol concentration (HCC), insomnia symptoms, Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) in preschool children with severe early childhood caries, 2) compare HCC, insomnia symptoms, HRQoL and OHRQoL in preschool children with severe early childhood caries with these factors in children without clinical signs of dental caries, and 3) explore correlations between caries scores and HCC, insomnia symptoms, HRQoL and OHRQoL...
April 29, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Ruijun Chen
PURPOSE: Rapid maxillary expansion (RME) is a routine method for correcting transverse maxillary deficiency. This paper investigated the effect of RME on anchorage alveolar bone and examined the differences between micro-implant-assisted RME and conventional RME. METHODS: Relevant articles were selected from the PubMed, EMBASE and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases. Review Manager software (v.5.3) was used for the pooled analysis and Cochran Q and I 2 statistic tests were used to assess the heterogeneity...
April 19, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Susanna Ilonen, Sabiina Ylönen, Minna Kaila, Satu Lahti, Nora Hiivala
OBJECTIVE: To investigate how patients experienced a new dental service voucher, what influenced the patient experience, and the use of such vouchers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An SMS-linked patient survey was sent to all patients ( n  = 1,000) that had received the voucher. The survey consisted of 23 questions (20 multiple choice, 3 open-ended), included themes like access to treatment, use of the voucher, and patient experience. Statistical analyses included Chi-square, Fisher's exact, Mann-Whitney U tests, and Spearman's rank correlation...
March 22, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Leona Malmberg, Catherine Benavente Hansson, Annika Elisabeth Björkner
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to explore what affected dental health care workers' sense of safety while working during the COVID-19 pandemic and examine their satisfaction with the information they received on COVID-19 and pandemic protocols. MATERIAL AND METHOD: An invitation to participate in the survey was distributed to 2,990 dental health care workers in Sweden. Open-ended questions were analyzed using the Theoretical Domains Framework, closed-ended questions with Pearson's chi-squared test...
March 7, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Simen E Kopperud, Vibeke Ansteinsson, Ibrahimu Mdala, Rune Becher, Håkon Valen
OBJECTIVE: Use of snus, a moist, smokeless tobacco product, may lead to local changes in the oral mucous membrane in the area where the snus is placed. It can also cause irreversible gingival retraction. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the relationship between use of snus, oral mucosal lesions (snus induced lesions) and gingival retractions among adolescents in Norway. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All 18-20 years olds visiting public dental health clinics in the south-eastern region of Norway between October 2015 and December 2016 were invited to participate...
February 17, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Gudrun Stålhand, Avni Abdiu, Lars Rasmusson, Jahan Abtahi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to provide a nationally representative assessment of orthognathic procedures performed in hospitalised patients in Sweden and study regional differences in prevalence, demographic parameters and hospitalisation time. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare's register, all the patients undergoing orthognathic surgery between 2010 and 2014 were identified. Outcome variables were categorised into: (1) Surgical methods and regional distribution (2) Demographic variations (3) Hospitalisation time...
February 16, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Astrid Rathcke Poulsen, Liselotte Sonnesen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to analyse the association between dental and skeletal maturation in children born between 2005 and 2010. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dental and skeletal maturation of 117 ethnic Scandinavian children born between 2005 and 2010 (70 girls, 47 boys, mean age 11.48 years) was analysed. Dental maturation (DM) was assessed on orthopantomographs (OPs) by using Demirjian's and Haavikko's methods while skeletal maturation was assessed on hand-wrist radiographs by use of Helm's method...
February 14, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Josefine Cederhag, Durer Iskanderani, Per Alstergren, Xie-Qi Shi, Kristina Hellén-Halme
OBJECTIVE: Optimization of radiographic examinations is essential for radiation protection. The objective of the study was to investigate the clinical applicability of a low-dose CBCT protocol as compared to the default for pre-surgical evaluation of mandibular third molars. MATERIAL & METHODS: Forty-eight patients (62 teeth) referred for pre-surgical mandibular third molar investigation were recruited after justification for CBCT. Two CBCT scans of each site were made using a default protocol and a low-dose protocol (Veraviewepocs 3D F40, J Morita Corp, Kyoto, Japan)...
February 7, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Adrian Ujin Yap, Carolina Marpaung
OBJECTIVES: The relationships between Temporomandibular disorder (TMD) symptoms, psychological distress and coping, together with the psychological risk factors for TMDs were investigated in young adults. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The quintessential five TMD symptoms (5Ts) of the DC/TMD were used to screen for TMDs. Participants were categorized into 5Ts-negative/positive groups and 5Ts-positive individuals were divided into those with pain-related (PT), intra-articular (IT) and combined (CT) TMD symptoms...
January 28, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Sara Hag Mohamed, Wael Sabbah
OBJECTIVES: To examine the relationship between tooth loss and co-occurrence of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) among American adults at working age. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data was from the Behavioural Risk Factor Surveillance System 2018, a cross-sectional telephone-based, nationally representative survey of American adults. We included participants aged 25-64 years. The survey included sociodemographic data, reported diagnosis of chronic conditions, the number of missing teeth and health behaviours...
January 12, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Juuso Stenbäck, Antti Tiisanoja, Anna-Maija Syrjälä, Kaija Komulainen, Sirpa Hartikainen, Pekka Ylöstalo
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to study the association between high anticholinergic burden and hyposalivation and xerostomia among older people. BACKGROUND: Anticholinergic drugs have been shown to cause xerostomia and hyposalivation. Yet there are few studies on the association between anticholinergic burden and hyposalivation and xerostomia in the elderly. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study population consisted of community-dwelling older people ( n  = 321, mean age 81...
January 10, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
Julija Narbutaitė, Gertrūda Skirbutytė, Jorma I Virtanen
AIM: This study examines the attitudes and practices of ICU nurses towards the provision of oral care to their patients. OBJECTIVE: We conducted this cross-sectional survey about oral health care practices in ICUs in Lithuania. METHODS: We used a self-administered 20-item questionnaire to survey the current oral care practices, training, and attitudes of 108 nurses. The questionnaire was based on previous studies to gather information related to the attitudes, oral care practices, and training of ICU nurses...
January 4, 2023: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
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