Making the case for a new typology of dental care systems
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
by Carol C. Guarnizo‐Herreño, Ankur Singh, Manu Raj Mathur, Shilpa Sarawagi, Marco A. Peres
5d ago
Abstract Background and Rationale Dental care systems have the potential to influence population oral health and patterns of socioeconomic inequalities. Therefore, understanding the impact of the ways in which countries fund, provide, and organize their dental care services is key in the analysis of determinants of oral health. In this commentary we offer a synopsis of recent typologies of healthcare systems, based on a rapid review, and highlight that none of them fit dental care services given the separation of dental care from general healthcare provision in many countries. The paper also s ..read more
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Correction to ‘the oral health landscape in Singapore: A commentary on key features, challenges and future policies’
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Oral health literacy, knowledge, practice and beliefs among Asian Americans: A scoping review
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
by Rohit Baal Balasundaram, Sarpong Boateng, R. Andrew Yockey, Hayley Yording, Duong Tran, Uyen‐Sa D. T. Nguyen
3w ago
Abstract Objectives The Asian American (AsA) population is at high risk for poor oral health outcomes and remains an underserved and understudied community. Low oral health literacy could explain poor oral health behaviours, practices and outcomes in this population. The aims were as follows: (i) provide a scoping review of oral health literacy, knowledge, practice and beliefs among AsA individuals residing in the United States; (ii) identify any instruments or tools translated into participants' language and (iii) determine whether the translated instruments had been assessed for validity and ..read more
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Dental caries status and related factors among 12‐year‐old Somali school children in Hargeisa
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
by Abdelrahman Eid Dahroug, Espen Kolstad Heen, Mohamed A. Hussein, Ahmed Ali Madar
3w ago
Abstract Objectives There is little data on the oral health conditions of Somali children. The aim was to assess the dental caries status and related risk factors of 12-aged children in primary schools in Hargeisa, Somaliland. Methods A school-based survey was conducted in Hargeisa in December 2022. Using 2-stage cluster sampling, 405 children (12-aged) were randomly selected from 16 primary schools. Data collection involved WHO structured interviewer-administered questionnaire and clinical examinations. The DMFT index was measured according to WHO criteria, and accordingly, the mean for the s ..read more
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Assessing motivational interviewing integrity in the Toddler Oral Health Intervention study
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
by Peggy C. J. M. van Spreuwel, Esther Voets, Janna Bruijning, Cor van Loveren, Geert J. M. G. van der Heijden, Katarina Jerković‐Ćosić
3w ago
Abstract Objectives The Toddler Oral Health Intervention (TOHI) was launched in 2017 to promote oral health prevention at well-baby clinics, with a focus on parents with children aged 6–48 months. This study aims to evaluate the integrity of motivational interviewing (MI) as one of the core intervention pillars in the TOHI study. Methods The TOHI study was conducted at nine well-baby clinics in the central and southern regions of the Netherlands, with 11 trained oral health coaches (OHCs) delivering a tailored individual counselling programme. Audio recordings of counselling sessions were uplo ..read more
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Prevalence and severity of periodontal disease in the host community and Rohingya refugees living in camps in Bangladesh
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
by Khaleda Zaheer, Mohammad Jonayed Hossain, Israt Isha, Elsa Delgado‐Angulo, Luigi Nibali
3w ago
Abstract Objectives To assess the prevalence and severity of periodontal disease of the Rohingya refugees and host community in Bangladesh. Methods An unpublished pilot was conducted for the sample size calculation. Two-stage cluster sampling method was used to select 50 participants from refugee camps and 50 from the host community. Structured questionnaire and periodontal examination were completed. Composite measures of periodontal disease were based on the World Workshop (WW) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-American Academy of Periodontology. Linear regression models, for cl ..read more
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Dental antibiotic policies, stewardship, and implementation in India: A policy document analysis
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
by Aarthi Bhuvaraghan, Rebecca King, John Walley, Badri Thiruvenkatachari, Vishal R. Aggarwal
3w ago
Abstract Objectives Dental antibiotic stewardship is crucial in low- and middle-income countries where the burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is high and antibiotic misuse is common. Given that India is the most populous country, the largest antibiotic consumer and has a large dental prescriber population, this study investigated the extent to which current Indian policy and practice for dental antibiotic prescribing and stewardship aligns with the global policy and best practice. Methods The READ approach was used to identify and extract data and synthesize the findings. Policy document ..read more
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Effects of dental insurance and dental care utilization on oral health‐related daily life activities among federally qualified healthcare center patients in the United States
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
by Tejasvita Chandel, Muath Aldosari, Steffany Chamut
1M ago
Abstract Objectives To assess the association between dental insurance, dental care utilization and oral health-related impact on daily activities among patients visiting Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded health centers in the United States. Methods This cross-sectional study examined the 2014 Health Center Patient Survey (HCPS), a survey of patients who received care at US health centers. Logistic regression analyses were conducted to explore the likelihood of the oral health-related impact on daily activities domains such as school/work performance, sleeping, eating ..read more
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Barriers to and facilitators for creating, disseminating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating oral health policies in the WHO African region: A scoping review
Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
by Francisca Verdugo‐Paiva, Olivia Urquhart, Cleopatra N. Matanhire‐Zihanzu, Carolina Castro Martins‐Pfeifer, Emmett Booth, H. Austin Booth, Hind Aljarahi, John Button, Camila Pinto‐Grunfeld, Julio Villanueva, Iliana V. Kohler, Michael Glick, Alonso Carrasco‐Labra
1M ago
Abstract Objective To advance oral health policies (OHPs) in the World Health Organization (WHO) African region, barriers to and facilitators for creating, disseminating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating OHPs in the region were examined. Methods Global Health, Embase, PubMed, Public Affairs Information Service Index, ABI/Inform, Web of Science, Academic Search Complete, Scopus, Dissertations Global, Google Scholar, WHO's Institutional Repository for Information Sharing (IRIS), the WHO Noncommunicable Diseases Document Repository and the Regional African Index Medicus and African Journal ..read more
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