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2018 Articles

 
A scoping review exploring the opioid prescribing practices of US dental professionals (December 2018 Article 1)
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JADA December 2018

Background: The prescribing practices of dental professionals may play an important role in the opioid epidemic. The authors performed a scoping review of the current original research literature on dental professionals’ prescribing practices for opioid analgesics published from 2000 through 2017.

Key Words:  Dental professionals’ opioid prescribing; opioid prescription practice; opioids; dental pain.

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Access to preventive services after the integration of oral health care into early childhood education and medical care (December 2018 Article 2)
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JADA December 2018

Background: The effect of Early Head Start (EHS) on receipt of preventive oral health services (POHS) from both oral and medical health care providers is not known.

Key Words:  Early intervention (education); preventive health services; preventive dentistry; oral health care for children; health services research; health care disparities; integration.

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Prevalence of risk factors for oral diseases in obese patients referred for bariatric surgery (December 2018 Article 3)
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JADA December 2018

Background: Obesity is a risk factor for several chronic diseases, and scientific evidence suggests an association between obesity and oral diseases. In this study, the authors estimated the prevalence of risk factors for caries, dental erosion, and periodontal disease in a group of obese patients referred for bariatric surgery.

Key Words:  Caries; obesity; oral health; dental erosion.

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JADA November 2018

Background: The authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine whether arthrocentesis or arthroscopy combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or platelet-rich growth.

Key Words:  Temporomandibular joint disorders; osteoarthritis; platelet-rich plasma; arthrocentesis; arthroscopy; systematic review; meta-analysis.

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Evidence-based clinical practice guideline on nonrestorative treatments for caries lesions: a report of the American Dental Association (October 2018 Article 1)
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JADA October 2018

Background: An expert panel convened by the American Dental Association Council on Scientific Affairs and the Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry conducted a systematic review and formulated evidence-based clinical recommendations for the arrest or reversal of noncavitated and cavitated dental caries using nonrestorative treatments in children and adults.

Key Words: Carious lesion; American Dental Association; practice guidelines; evidence-based dentistry; decision making; general practice; clinical recommendations; nonrestorative treatments; caries.

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The use and misuse of antibiotics in dentistry: a scoping review (October 2018 Article 2)
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JADA October 2018

Background: To describe antibiotic prescribing behaviors in dentistry, including clinical and nonclinical indications for their use, the type and regimen of antibiotics prescribed, and factors influencing their prescription, the authors conducted a scoping review.

Types of Studies Reviewed: The authors conducted a scoping review of published literature by searching multiple databases. Key search terms included dentist, antibiotic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, prophylaxis, prescription, pattern, habit, knowledge, and practice. Two authors independently reviewed titles and abstracts by using detailed eligibility criteria. The authors placed no restrictions on study design or publication year. The authors qualitatively assessed studies by using a modified version of the Center for Evidence-Based Management’s critical appraisal of a survey checklist.

Key Words: Antibiotics; antimicrobials; dentistry; stewardship; survey; audit antibiotic resistance; prescription.

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Observable characteristics coincident with internal cracks in teeth: finding from The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (October 2018 Article 3)
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JADA October 2018

Background: This study determined if there are observable patient-, tooth- and crack-level characteristics markedly associated with whether a tooth with an external crack also has an internal crack.

Methods: Two hundred nine dentists in The National Dental Practice-Based Research Network enrolled 2,858 adults with a vital permanent posterior tooth having at least 1 observed external crack. Presence and characteristics of internal cracks were recorded for 435 cracked teeth that were treated. Generalized estimating equations were used to identify significant (P < .05) independent odds ratios associated with the tooth having internal cracks.

Key Words: Cracked teeth; cracked tooth; internal crack; practice-based research; symptoms.

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Assessing the validity of existing dental sealant quality measures (September 2018 Article 1)
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JADA September 2018

Although sealants are highly effective in preventing caries in children, placement rates continue to be low. The authors’ goals were to implement and assess the performance of 2 existing sealant quality measures against a manual audit of charts at 4 dental institutions and to identify measurement gaps that may be filled by using data from electronic health records.

Key Words: Dental sealants; oral health; quality of care; caries risk assessment; caries.

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To what extent are impacted canines associated with root resorption of the adjacent tooth? (September 2018 Article 2)
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JADA September 2018

The authors’ aim in this systematic review was to evaluate to what extent impacted canines are associated with root resorption (RR) of the adjacent tooth by using cone-beam computed tomography.

Key Words: Root resorption; impacted tooth; ectopic tooth; systematic review.

Enamel remineralization therapies for treating postorthodontic white-spot lesions (September 2018 Article 3)
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JADA September 2018

One of the adverse effects of orthodontic treatment is the appearance of white-spot lesions (WSLs) resulting from enamel demineralization. The objective of this systematic review was to investigate the effectiveness of remineralization therapies on WSLs after orthodontic treatment.

Key Words: White-spot lesion; enamel demineralization; remineralization; fluoride.

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