Peer-reviewed Articles

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Background The misunderstanding of specific vocabulary may hamper the patient-health provider communication. The 20-item Rapid Estimate Adult Literacy in Medicine and Dentistry (REALMD-20) was constructed to screen patients by their ability in reading medical/dental...

["Dentistry","Health Policy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3744
34 downloads
201 views

Background The phenotypic characters of X -linked Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (XLHED) are the dysplasia of epithelial- and mesenchymal-derived organs. Ectodysplasin (EDA) is the causative gene of XLHED. Methods The current study reported a large Chinese XLHED...

["Genetics","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3691
46 downloads
408 views

Background The cause−effect relation between periodontal inflammatory disease (PID) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) remains uncertain. The purpose of our study was to investigate the association between PID and PD. Methods We conducted a retrospective matched-cohort...

["Dentistry","Epidemiology","Neurology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3647
62 downloads
390 views

Background Reciproc instruments are the only contemporary root canal instruments where glide path preparation is no longer strictly demanded by the manufacturer. As the complete preparation of root canals is associated with success in endodontic treatment we wanted...

["Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3583
1 citation
185 downloads
700 views

Background Interleukin (IL)-17 produced by mainly T helper 17 (Th17) cells may play an important destructive role in chronic periodontitis (CP). Thus, anti-inflammatory cytokines, such as IL-35, might have a beneficial effect in periodontitis by inhibiting differentiation...

["Dentistry","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2999
271 downloads
724 views

Background Dental anxiety is a widespread problem in many populations. This problem can be a barrier to dental care and may lead to poor oral health. Dental anxiety may be related to psychological status. Aims The aim of the present study was to assess the levels...

["Dentistry","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2978
217 downloads
693 views

Background Little is known about the differences of rotary multiple file endodontic therapy and single-file reciprocating endodontic treatment under routine care conditions in dental practice. This multicenter study was performed to compare the outcome of multiple-file...

["Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2765
130 downloads
564 views

Background A carbon dioxide (CO2) laser has been used to morphologically and chemically modify the dental enamel surface as well as to make it more resistant to demineralization. Despite a variety of experiments demonstrating the inhibitory effect of a CO2 laser...

["Biochemistry","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2458
386 downloads
619 views

Background Termination of fixed orthodontic treatment is associated with bracket debonding and residual adhesive removal. These procedures increase enamel roughness to a degree that should depend on the tool used. Enamel roughening may be associated with bacterial...

["Dentistry","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2558
2 citations
391 downloads
1,129 views

Background The composition of the salivary microbiota has been reported to differentiate between patients with periodontitis, dental caries and orally healthy individuals. To identify characteristics of diseased and healthy saliva we thus wanted to compare saliva...

["Microbiology","Dentistry","Immunology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2433
257 downloads
978 views

Background Periodontitis is one of the most common oral diseases associated with the host’s immune response against periodontopathogenic infection. Failure to accurately diagnose the stage of periodontitis has limited the ability to predict disease status. Therefore,...

["Molecular Biology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2327
1 citation
168 downloads
532 views

Background. Tooth loss is an easily identifiable outcome that summarizes a complex suite of factors in an individual’s history of dental disease and its treatment by dental services over a lifetime. Assessment of overall tooth loss data is essential for epidemiologically...

["Dentistry","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2015
2 citations
380 downloads
1,117 views

Background. Little is known about the clinical impact of new root canal preparation systems in general dental practice under routine care conditions. Therefore, we compared hand instrumentation (H) with Reciproc (R) (VDW, Munich, Germany) preparation. The outcomes...

["Dentistry","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2182
2 citations
567 downloads
1,170 views

Monolaurin (also known as glycerol monolaurate) is a natural compound found in coconut oil and is known for its protective biological activities as an antimicrobial agent. The nature of oral candidiasis and the increased antifungal resistance demand the search...

["Cell Biology","Microbiology","Dentistry"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2148
2 citations
250 downloads
1,173 views

Background. A loss of mucosal tolerance to the resident microbiome has been postulated in the aetiopathogenesis of spondyloarthritis, thus the purpose of these studies was to investigate microbial communities that colonise the oral cavity of patients with axial...

["Microbiology","Dentistry","Rheumatology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2095

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