Dental Care

Publication Title: 
Clinical Oral Implants Research

OBJECTIVES: Identify the words and phrases that authors used to describe time-to-event outcomes of dental treatments in patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic handsearch of 50 dental journals with the highest Citation Index for 2008 identified articles reporting dental treatment with time-to-event statistics (included "case" articles, n = 95), without time-to-event statistics (active "control" articles, n = 91), and all other articles (passive "control" articles n = 6796).

Author(s): 
Layton, Danielle M.
Clarke, Michael
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Managing children is a challenge that many dentists face. Many non-pharmacological techniques have been developed to manage anxiety and behavioural problems in children, such us: 'tell, show & do', positive reinforcement, modelling and hypnosis. The use of hypnosis is generally an overlooked area, hence the need for this review.

Author(s): 
Al-Harasi, Sharifa
Ashley, Paul F.
Moles, David R.
Parekh, Susan
Walters, Val
Publication Title: 
Presse Medicale (Paris, France: 1983)

OBJECTIVE: Hypnosis is widely used in medicine and dentistry, but many practitioners still consider it as a mysterious technique. Thus, a systematic review was conducted to assess the effects of hypnosis during dental treatment. METHODS: A literature search was conducted on PubMed (1981-2012) to retrieve references, written in French or English, reporting controlled clinical studies that have evaluated any type of hypnosis. The quality of included studies was assessed by evaluating randomisation, blindness and drop-outs.

Author(s): 
Jugé, Charlène
Tubert-Jeannin, Stéphanie
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Managing children is a challenge that many dentists face. Many non-pharmacological techniques have been developed to manage anxiety and behavioural problems in children, such us: 'tell, show & do', positive reinforcement, modelling and hypnosis. The use of hypnosis is generally an overlooked area, hence the need for this review.

Author(s): 
Al-Harasi, Sharifa
Ashley, Paul F.
Moles, David R.
Parekh, Susan
Walters, Val
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

BACKGROUND: Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) has been used for a variety of medicinal indications. Most recent research has focussed on its use in herbal form for depression, but its claimed analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties in homeopathic form have also led to a number of studies in patients with acute pain conditions. This systematic review overviews the literature on the use of St. John's Wort for pain conditions in homeopathic dental practice.

Author(s): 
Raak, Christa
Büssing, Arndt
Gassmann, Georg
Boehm, Katja
Ostermann, Thomas
Publication Title: 
Oral Diseases

OBJECTIVE: To review the scientific validity of published papers on the efficacy of acupuncture in dentistry based on predefined methodological criteria. MATERIALS: A literature search performed by the Royal Society of Medicine and the University Library, Copenhagen, Denmark was able to identify 74 papers written in English, German, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, French and Russian published between 1966 and 1996.

Author(s): 
Rosted, P.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Gag reflex is an involuntary defence mechanism to protect the pharynx and throat from foreign objects. Gagging is a common problem encountered during dental treatment, which makes therapeutic procedures distressing and often difficult or even impossible to perform. Various interventions can be used to control the gag reflex; for example, anti-nausea medicines, sedatives, local and general anaesthetics, herbal remedies, behavioural therapies, acupressure, acupuncture, and prosthetic devices.

Author(s): 
Prashanti, Eachempati
Sumanth, Kumbargere N.
Renjith George, P.
Karanth, Laxminarayan
Soe, Htoo Htoo Kyaw
Publication Title: 
The Journal of the American College of Dentists

Creighton University, a Jesuit institution of higher education, has supported a community health program in the poor and remote areas of the Dominican Republic since 1976. This program is built around multidisciplinary health teams combining undergraduate and graduate students in various health professional schools with practitioners. A permanent center in the Dominican Republic has been established for coordination and training. The program is conceived as providing participants an opportunity to reflect on their own spiritual development.

Author(s): 
Ayers, Frank J.
Publication Title: 
Odonto-Stomatologie Tropicale = Tropical Dental Journal

The patient facing the dentist knows fear, anxiety. The symbolism of the mouth and teeth from childhood is an entirely specific nature of the human body. The terrifying image of dental treatment and dentist that has long been stigmatized through painting, literature, theater and cinema can change today.

Author(s): 
Bohl, J. B.
Bracconi, M.
Herve, C.
Pirnay, P.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Dental Education

If it is not a naÔve expectation for dentists who have been beneficiaries of public generosity to share their good fortune with the public that made it possible, there may be a rational basis for enhancing the role of dental education in improving access to oral health care by promoting-but not requiring-a voluntary service commitment after graduation commensurate with the magnitude of the subsidy received.

Author(s): 
Bertolami, Charles N.
Berne, Robert

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