Helen D Rodd

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This revised Clinical Guideline in Paediatric Dentistry replaces the previously published eighth Guideline entitled ÔThe pulp treatment of the primary dentitionÕ [Llewelyn, 2000]. The process of guideline production began in 1994, resulting in first publication in 1997. Each guideline has been circulated to all Consultants in Paediatric Dentistry in the UK,(More)
The neural status of carious teeth, particularly those associated with a painful pulpitis, is largely unknown. This study sought to determine differences in the innervation density of human primary and permanent teeth and whether caries or painful pulpitis was associated with anatomical changes in pulpal innervation. Coronal pulps were removed from 120(More)
This study sought to explore the anatomical relationships between peptidergic nerves and blood vessels within human primary and permanent teeth. Extracted primary and permanent molars (n = 120) were split longitudinally, placed in Zamboni's fixative and the coronal pulps were processed for indirect immunofluorescence. Ten-micrometre-thick serial frozen pulp(More)
This immunohistochemical study sought to determine whether there are any differences in the peptidergic innervation of these pulps and whether dental caries is associated with changes in neuropeptide expression. Mandibular first permanent molars and second primary molars (n=120) were obtained from children requiring dental extractions under general(More)
AIM There is evidence to suggest that negative social judgements are made on the basis of poor dental aesthetics. This study sought to determine how children view other children with visible incisor trauma. MATERIAL AND METHODS Year 7 (aged 11-12 years) and year 10 (aged 14-15 years) school children (the participants) were invited to look at colour(More)
BACKGROUND There is a lack of evidence for the effective management of dental caries in children's primary teeth. The trial entitled 'Filling Children's Teeth: Indicated Or Not?' (FiCTION) was designed to examine the clinical and cost effectiveness, in primary dental care, of three different approaches to the management of caries in primary teeth. However,(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood dental anxiety is very common, with 10-20 % of children and young people reporting high levels of dental anxiety. It is distressing and has a negative impact on the quality of life of young people and their parents as well as being associated with poor oral health. Affected individuals may develop a lifelong reliance on general(More)
BACKGROUND Several measures of oral health-related quality of life have been developed for children. The most frequently used are the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ), the Child Oral Impacts on Daily Performances (C-OIDP) and the Child Oral Health Impact Profile (COHIP). The aim of this study was to assess the methodological quality of the development(More)
This study details the development of a guided self-help Cognitive Behavioural Therapy resource for the management of children's dental anxiety and provides preliminary evidence for the feasibility and acceptability of this approach with children aged between 9 and 16 years. The results of this study will inform the design of a definitive trial to examine(More)
Characteristics of the pulpal innervation in teeth obtained from a 4-year-old Asian boy with hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy, type II (HSAN) were investigated. Four minimally carious primary teeth were split longitudinally and prepared for either fluorescent immunocytochemistry or electron microscopy. The occurrence and distribution of specific(More)
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