Ana Paula Hermont

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The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breast feeding for at least six months. However, there is no scientific evidence of the benefits of breast feeding for oral health in children under primary dentition. This study aimed to search for scientific evidence regarding the following question: is bottle feeding associated with malocclusion in the(More)
BACKGROUND Eating disorders are associated with the highest rates of morbidity and mortality of any mental disorders among adolescents. The failure to recognize their early signs can compromise a patient's recovery and long-term prognosis. Tooth erosion has been reported as an oral manifestation that might help in the early detection of eating disorders. (More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the occurrence of tooth erosion (TE) and dental caries (DC) in adolescents with and without risk behavior for eating disorders (EDs). METHOD A controlled cross-sectional study involving 1,203 randomly selected female students aged 15-18 years was conducted in Brazil. Risk behavior for EDs was evaluated through the Bulimic(More)
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess awareness and attitudes related to tooth erosion among dental students, patients, and faculty members in a Brazilian dental school. Data were collected by means of a self-applied questionnaire that was distributed among 298 participants. The response rate was 89.6 percent. Chi-square and Fisher's exact(More)
Assess agreement between proxy respondents (caregivers) and children/adolescents related to the impact of cancer on children’s/adolescents’ health-related quality of life, with respect to anxiety and worry issues. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 83 Brazilian children/adolescents, of both genders, diagnosed with cancer, aged 5–18 years and their(More)
BACKGROUND Dental practitioners have a key role in the quality of life and prevention of occupational accidents of workers with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS). AIM The aim of this study was to review the impact of OSAS, the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy, and the evidence regarding the use of oral appliances (OA) on the health(More)
PURPOSE To verify the nutritive and non-nutritive stimuli efficacy in the newborn's response to pain during venipuncture. METHODS The main sample was composed of 64 newborns that were randomly divided into three groups. The first group (n=20) received nutritive sucking stimulus that was performed through maternal breastfeeding. The second group (n=21)(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of two types of oral appliance (OA) in the treatment of severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and their impact on the reduction of obstructive, central and mixed apneas. Forty-eight patients suffering from severe OSAS with a history of non-adherence to positive airway pressure therapy were(More)
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