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OBJECTIVES To determine whether general dental practitioners (GDPs) currently provide alcohol-related advice (ARA) and to inform the development of an intervention, should one be required. METHOD Cross-sectional postal survey of a random sample of 300 GDPs in Scotland. The questionnaire assessed beliefs derived from psychological models that explain(More)
Considerable resources are expended in dealing with dental disease easily prevented with better oral hygiene. The study hypothesis was that an evidence-based intervention, framed with psychological theory, would improve patients' oral hygiene behavior. The impact of trial methodology on trial outcomes was also explored by the conducting of two independent(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify salient beliefs of general dental practitioners (GDPs) regarding their role in the identification of alcohol misuse and the provision of an alcohol related health message in the primary dental care setting. METHOD A convenience sample of 12 GDPs practising in the North Highland region of Scotland underwent semi-structured interview.(More)
Recent evidence has suggested a possible relationship between the tendency to exhibit excessive cardiovascular reactions during psychological challenge and the risk of cardiovascular disease. Valid techniques for reliably assessing such reactions are, however, minimally available. A test battery for the assessment of cardiovascular reactivity to(More)
A female bonobo (Pan paniscus) born at the San Diego Zoo exhibited inability to nurse and progressive weakness plus multiple congenital abnormalities including aural canal atresia and stenosis, malformed auricles, clenched hands, lordosis, agenesis of the caudal vertebra and cardiac abnormalities. Chromosome analysis identified the bonobo as being trisomic(More)
BACKGROUND In April 2011 the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme published the Oral health management of patients prescribed bisphosphonates guidance document. The aims of this study were to examine whether dentists' practice and beliefs changed after guidance publication to determine whether a knowledge translation intervention was required,(More)
AIMS In April 2010, the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) published guidance on the Prevention and management of dental caries in children. The aims of this study were to determine if further intervention is required to translate the SDCEP guidance recommendations into practice and to identify salient beliefs associated with(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate experience, practice and beliefs regarding occupational exposures to blood and oral fluids among a random sample of 300 dentists working in Scotland's NHS primary dental services. METHOD A cross-sectional postal survey assessed occupational exposure policies and procedures, recent occupational exposure incidence and current(More)
AIMS To understand current practice and the beliefs of dentists and hygienists towards factors which may influence the management of patients with periodontal diseases in primary dental care in Scotland. To inform the scope of a guidance publication and the future development of diagnostic analyses tools. METHODS A qualitative approach of semi-structured(More)