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  • Public Dental Service personnel facing a major health care reform in Finland 

    Widström, Eeva; Tiira, Hannele; Tillberg, Anders (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-04-11)
    <i>Objectives</i> - A health care reform will replace the health care and social services centred on public provision with a market-oriented system and enhanced competition between public and private sectors. The aim was to ascertain Public Dental Services (PDS) changes personnel anticipated and how dental services in the new “public” undertakings could be made more cost-efficient.<p> <p><i>Materials ...
  • The impact of ICDAS on occlusal caries treatment recommendations for high caries risk patients: an in vitro study 

    Qudeimat, Muawia; Altarakemah, Yacoub; Alomari, Qasem; Alshawaf, Nour; Honkala, Eino (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-07)
    <i>Background</i> - The diagnostic criteria and tools used in caries lesion detection have been shown to affect the decision-making for caries treatment. Compared to other diagnostic criteria/classifications, ICDAS has been shown to provide a more accurate method for the detection of occlusal caries lesions. The influence of using ICDAS on caries treatment recommendations has received increasing ...
  • Children and adolescents dental treatment in 2001-2013 in the Finnish public dental service 

    Lindén, J.; Widström, Eeva; Sinkkonen, Jari (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-01)
    <i>Background</i> - The Public Dental Service (PDS) in Finland has catered for the overwhelming majority of the young for more than 50 years. They have had examinations, preventive measures and all other necessary treatment free of charge. This study aimed to survey the treatment needs and treatment measures provided for children and adolescents and changes in these during the period 2001–2013.<p> ...
  • European Society of Endodontology position statement: Management of deep caries and the exposed pulp 

    Duncan, Henry F.; Galler, Kerstin; Tomson, Phillip L.M.; Simon, Stephanie; El-Karim, Ikhlas; Kundzina, Rita; Krastl, Gabriel; Dammaschke, Till; Fransson, Helena; Markvart, Merete; Zehnder, Matthias; Bjørndal, Lars (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-21)
    This position statement on the management of deep caries and the exposed pulp represents the consensus of an expert committee, convened by the European Society of Endodontology (ESE). Preserving the pulp in a healthy state with sustained vitality, preventing apical periodontitis and developing minimally invasive biologically based therapies are key themes within contemporary clinical endodontics. ...
  • Airborne exposure to gaseous and particle-associated organic substances in resin-based dental materials during restorative procedures 

    Nilsen, Bo Wold; Jensen, Einar; Õrtengren, Ulf; Bang, Berit; Michelsen, Vibeke Barman (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-16)
    Dental composite dust has been shown to act as a vehicle for methacrylates in vivo/in vitro. The objective of this study was to assess airborne exposure of dental personnel to gaseous and particle‐associated organic constituents from resin‐based dental materials in a simulated clinic. Sampling of total aerosol fractions and gaseous substances was performed by dental students carrying particle filters ...
  • Promoter activity of ORF-less gene cassettes isolated from the oral metagenome 

    Tansirichaiya, Supathep; Mullany, Peter; Roberts, Adam P. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-10)
    Integrons are genetic elements consisting of a functional platform for recombination and expression of gene cassettes (GCs). GCs usually carry promoter-less open reading frames (ORFs), encoding proteins with various functions including antibiotic resistance. The transcription of GCs relies mainly on a cassette promoter (P<sub>C</sub>), located upstream of an array of GCs. Some integron GCs, called ...
  • Dog-assisted therapy in the dental clinic. Part B. Hazards and assessment of potential risks to the health and safety of the dental therapy dog 

    Gussgard, Anne Margrete; Weese, J.Scott; Hensten, Arne; Jokstad, Asbjørn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-20)
    <i>Background</i> - A dental therapy dog may help anxious patients in the dental clinic overcome their fear and facilitate the completion of necessary dental care. Dental clinic activities are associated with hazards that may pose potential risks to the health and safety of the dental therapy dog.<p> <p><i>Objectives</i> - To describe potential hazards associated with risks to health and safety ...
  • Dog-assisted therapy in the dental clinic: Part A - Hazards and assessment of potential risks to the health and safety of humans 

    Gussgard, Anne Margrete; Weese, J.Scott; Hensten, Arne; Jokstad, Asbjørn (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-16)
    <i>Background</i> - Dog‐assisted therapy in the dental clinic may be an attractive alternative to sedation for anxious patients. Including a dental therapy dog in a clinical setting introduces new hazards and potential risks to health and safety for both humans and animal.<p> <p><i>Objectives</i> - The study aims to describe potential hazards associated with risks to humans by having a therapy ...
  • Differences in emotional and pain-related language in tweets about dentists and medical doctors: Text-analysis of Twitter content 

    Johnsen, Jan-Are Kolset; Eggesvik, Trude Benedikte; Rørvik, Thea Heyerdahl; Hansen, Miriam Wöhlert; Wynn, Rolf; Kummervold, Per Egil (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-06)
    <p><i>Background - </i>Social media provides people with easy ways to communicate their attitudes and feelings to a wide audience. Many people, unfortunately, have negative associations and feelings about dental treatment due to former painful experiences. Previous research indicates that there might be a pervasive and negative occupational stereotype related to dentists and that this stereotype is ...
  • Surface properties of dental zirconia ceramics affected by ultrasonic scaling and low-temperature degradation 

    Nakazawa, Kosuke; Nakamura, Keisuke; Harada, Akio; Shirato, Midori; Inagaki, Ryoichi; Örtengren, Ulf; Kanno, Taro; Niwano, Yoshimi; Egusa, Hiroshi (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-13)
    Zirconia (3Y-TZP) dental prostheses are widely used in clinical dentistry. However, the effect of ultrasonic scaling performed as a part of professional tooth cleaning on 3Y-TZP dental prostheses, especially in conjunction with low-temperature degradation (LTD), has not been fully investigated. The present study aimed to evaluate the influence of ultrasonic scaling and LTD on the surface properties ...
  • Stability of orthodontic treatment outcomes after 1-year treatment with the eruption guidance appliance in the early mixed dentition: A follow-up study 

    Myrlund, Rita; Keski Nisula, Katri; Kerosuo, Heidi (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-20)
    <p><i>Objectives</i>: To investigate occlusal stability from the early mixed to the permanent dentition in children after early treatment with the eruption guidance appliance (EGA).</p> <p><i>Materials and Methods</i>: Of 46 participants who received 1-year early EGA treatment, 35 attended a follow-up examination at age 12. Group 1 (n = 21) started their EGA treatment at mean age 7.7 years, and ...
  • Periodontitis and quality of life: What is the role of socioeconomic status, sense of coherence, dental service use and oral health practices? An exploratory theory-guided analysis on a Norwegian population 

    Holde, Gro Eirin; Baker, Sarah R; Jönsson, Birgitta (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-04-22)
    <p><i>Aim</i> - To utilise Andersen's behavioural model for health services’ use as the theoretical framework to examine direct and indirect relationships between population characteristics, oral health behaviours and periodontitis and oral health impacts. <p><i>Materials and methods</i> - The model was tested in a general adult population (n = 1,886) in Norway, using structural equation ...
  • Prevalence of dental anxiety and associations with oral health, psychological distress, avoidance and anticipated pain in adolescence: a cross-sectional study based on the Tromsø study, Fit Futures 

    Nermo, Hege; Willumsen, Tiril; Johnsen, Jan-Are Kolset (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Preprint; Manuskript, 2018-10-20)
    <i>Objective</i>: To describe the prevalence of dental anxiety (DA) among adolescents in Tromsø and Balsfjord region in northern Norway and present a multivariate logistic regression model to predict high dental anxiety scores (DASs) among these adolescents.<p> <p><i>Materials and methods</i>: We used self-report questionnaires and clinical dental examination data from adolescents registered in ...
  • Need of non-operative caries treatment in 16-year-olds from Northern Norway 

    Jacobsen, Ioanna Dallari; Crossner, Claes-Göran; Eriksen, Harald; Espelid, Ivar; Ullbro, Arne Christer (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-04)
    <p><i>Aim</i>: To assess the prevalence of proximal enamel lesions, the need for non-operative caries treatment and the quality of dental restorations in 869 students aged 16 years from Northern Norway.</p> <p><i>Methods</i>: All first year upper secondary school students in Tromsø and Balsfjord municipalities were invited to participate in an oral- and general health project (Fit Futures). The ...
  • The effect of smear layer removal on E. faecalis leakage and bond strength of four resin-based root canal sealers 

    Andriukaitiene, Laura; Song, Xiaobo; Yang, Nannan; Lippo V. J., Lassila; K. Vallittu, Pekka; Kerosuo, Eero (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-13)
    <p><i>Background</i>: The aim of the study was to assess bacterial sealability and bonding ability of methacrylate-based Resilon (RS, SybronEndo), Endo Rez (ER, Ultradent Products Inc), and epoxy-based AH Plus (AH, Dentsply/DeTrey), MTA Fill Apex (MTAF, Angelus Soluções Odontológicas) root canal sealers, and the effect of the smear layer removal on the sealability.</p> <p><i>Methods</i>: One ...
  • Changes in dental anxiety among 15‐ to 21‐year‐olds. A 2‐year longitudinal analysis based on the Tromsø study: Fit futures 

    Nermo, Hege; Willumsen, Tiril; Johnsen, Jan-Are Kolset (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-08)
    <i>Objective</i>: Identify predictive variables related to the development and continuation of high dental anxiety among young people over 2 years and assess differences between youth experiencing increased, decreased or unchanged dental anxiety scores over time.<p> <p><i>Methods</i>: An observational panel study of 15‐to 21‐year‐old people in Tromsø and Balsfjord region followed students from ...
  • Investigational Clinical Trial of a Prototype Optoelectronic Computer-Aided Navigation Device for Dental Implant Surgery 

    Jokstad, Asbjørn; Winnett, Brenton; Fava, Joseph; Powell, David; Somogyi-Ganss, Eszter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-06)
    Purpose: New digital technologies enable real-time computer-aided (CA) three-dimensional (3D) guidance during dental implant surgery. The aim of this investigational clinical trial was to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of a prototype optoelectronic CA-navigation device in comparison with the conventional approach for planning and effecting dental implant surgery. Materials and Methods: ...
  • Determination of copy number and circularization ratio of Tn916-Tn1545 family of conjugative transposons in oral streptococci by droplet digital PCR 

    Lunde, Tracy Munthali; Al-Haroni, Mohammed; Roberts, Adam P. (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-06)
    <p><I>Background</I>: Tn916 and Tn1545 are paradigms of a large family of related, broad host range, conjugative transposons that are widely distributed in bacteria and contribute to the spread of antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs). Variation in the copy number (CN) of Tn916-Tn1545 elements and the circularization ratio (CR) may play an important role in propagation of ARGs carried by these ...
  • Group 1 ITI Consensus Report: The influence of implant length and design and medications on clinical and patient-reported outcomes 

    Jung, Ronald; Al-Nawas, Bilal; Araujo, Mauricio; Avila-Ortiz, Gustavo; Barter, Stephen; Brodala, Nadine; Chappuis, Vivianne; Chen, Bo; De Souza, Andre; Almeida, Ricardo Faria; Fickl, Stefan; Finelle, Gary; Ganeles, Jeffrey; Gholami, Hadi; Hammerle, Christoph; Jensen, Simon; Jokstad, Asbjørn; Katsuyama, Hideaki; Kleinheinz, Johannes; Kunavisarut, Chatchai; Mardas, Nikos; Monje, Alberto; Papaspyridakos, Panos; Payer, Michael; Schiegnitz, Eik; Smeets, Ralf; Stefanini, Martina; ten Bruggenkate, Christiaan; Vazouras, Konstantinos; Weber, Hans-Peter; Weingart, Dieter; Windisch, Péter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-17)
    <p><i>Objectives</i>: The aim of Working Group 1 was to address the influence of different local (implant length, diameter, and design) and systemic (medications) factors on clinical, radiographic, and patient‐reported outcomes in implant dentistry. Focused questions on (a) short posterior dental implants (≤6 mm), (b) narrow diameter implants, (c) implant design (tapered compared to a non‐tapered ...
  • Systematic review of clinical and patient-reported outcomes following oral rehabilitation on dental implants with a tapered compared to a non-tapered implant design 

    Jokstad, Asbjørn; Ganeles, Jeffrey (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-17)
    <p><i>Background</i>: Dental implants are available in different shapes.</p> <p><i>Aims</i>: This systematic review aims to address whether tapered compared to non‐tapered implants demonstrate similar clinical and patient‐reported outcomes. The review follows the preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta‐analyses (PRISMA) format.</p> <p><i>Materials & Methods</i>: We searched ...

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