Harold S Goodman

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BACKGROUND Oral pharyngeal cancer constitutes the most life-threatening of all dental and craniofacial conditions. The U.S. five-year survival rate of 52 percent for these cancers is one of the lowest and has not changed in decades. METHODS The authors mailed a pretested survey to 7,000 randomly selected general dentists. They obtained information on(More)
The authors mailed a pilot survey to 500 randomly selected general dentists. Although most dentists reported their knowledge of oral cancer to be current, their actual knowledge of oral cancer risk factors and signs and symptoms was inconsistent. Conflicting data were also found between their level of knowledge and their provision of oral cancer(More)
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine (1) knowledge of risk factors for oral cancer, (2) knowledge of signs and symptoms of oral cancers, and (3) factors associated with having had an oral cancer examination among 916 Maryland adults 18 years of age and older. METHODS A statewide, random-digit dial, computer-assisted telephone survey was conducted.(More)
BACKGROUND The five-year survival rate for patients in the United States diagnosed with oral pharyngeal cancer is 52 percent, which suggests that these cancers are diagnosed at late stages. The authors conducted this study to determine U.S. dentists' opinions and practices regarding oral cancer prevention and early detection. METHODS The authors mailed a(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess and compare parental awareness of unrestored dental caries needs in a schoolchildren population according to socioeconomic status. METHODS Subjective and normative unrestored dental caries data of kindergarten and third-grade children were collected from parental awareness questionnaires and clinical(More)
A study of 204 inner-city, senior center participants (ages ranged from 41-96 years) was conducted to assess their knowledge, opinions, and practices related to oral cancer. Participants were either White, African-American, or of Korean descent. The interview/questionnaire revealed this cohort to lack correct knowledge of the signs, symptoms, and risk(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the lifetime prevalence of dental pain among Maryland's school age children. METHODS Data come from the Survey of Oral Health Status of Maryland School Children conducted in 2000-01. History of dental pain, as reported by an adult respondent, was analyzed for 2,411 kindergarten and third grade students. Percentages with their 95%(More)
Tyrosine-225 is hydrogen-bonded to the 3'-hydroxyl group of pyridoxal 5'-phosphate in the active site of aspartate aminotransferase. Replacement of this residue with phenylalanine (Y225F) results in a shift in the acidic limb of the pKa of the kcat/KAsp vs pH profile from 7.1 (wild-type) to 8.4 (mutant). The change in the kinetic pKa is mirrored by a(More)
OBJECTIVES This review paper provides a rationale for using health promotion to help reduce morbidity and mortality due to oral cancers by identifying barriers to prevention and early detection of these cancers and discussing strategies for change. METHODS A literature review of the following areas was conducted: epidemiology of and risk factors for oral(More)