Joshua L. Smallridge

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OBJECTIVES We describe the methodology for a major study investigating the impact of reconfigured cleft care in the United Kingdom (UK) 15 years after an initial survey, detailed in the Clinical Standards Advisory Group (CSAG) report in 1998, had informed government recommendations on centralization. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION This is a UK multicentre(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare oral health and hearing outcomes from the Clinical Standards Advisory Group (CSAG, 1998) and the Cleft Care UK (CCUK, 2013) studies. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION Two UK-based cross-sectional studies of 5-year-olds born with non-syndromic unilateral cleft lip and palate undertaken 15 years apart. CSAG children were treated in a(More)
BACKGROUND Amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is an inherited disorder characterised by generalised defects of dental enamel, but has been associated with other dental and medical conditions. It affects the appearance and structure of teeth, both in the primary and secondary dentition. AI in the presence of dental follicular hamartomas and gingival hyperplasia is(More)
Haematological disease in his/her patients is of particular relevance to the dental surgeon; the diagnostic signs and symptoms may be manifest in the mouth, and patients with haematological disorders must be managed carefully. This paper, the second in a series on recognizing and caring for medically compromised children, provides a simple classification of(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore centre-level variation in fluoride treatment and oral health outcomes and to examine the association of individual- and area-level risk factors with dental decay in Cleft Care UK (CCUK). SETTING Two hundred and sixty-eight 5-year-old British children with non-syndromic unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES Outline methods used to describe centre-level variation in treatment and outcome in children in the Cleft Care UK (CCUK) study. Report centre-level variation in dento-facial outcomes. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION Two hundred and sixty-eight five-year-old British children with non-syndromic unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP). MATERIALS(More)
OBJECTIVES To summarize and discuss centre-level variation across a range of treatment and outcome measures and examine individual and ecological determinants of outcome in children in Cleft Care UK (CCUK). SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION Two hundred and sixty-eight 5-year-old British children with non-syndromic unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP)(More)
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OBJECTIVES We summarize and critique the methodology and outcomes from a substantial study which has investigated the impact of reconfigured cleft care in the United Kingdom (UK) 15 years after the UK government started to implement the centralization of cleft care in response to an earlier survey in 1998, the Clinical Standards Advisory Group (CSAG). (More)
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