Paulo Antônio Martins-Júnior

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The aim of the present population study was to evaluate the impact of early childhood caries (ECC) on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of preschool children and their parents/caregivers. A random sample of 638 children (aged 2-5 years) underwent a clinical oral examination to assess ECC, and their parents were invited to answer two(More)
BACKGROUND   Studies on the prevalence of enamel defects in the primary dentition as a whole are scarce, as most investigations examine specific population groups. OBJECTIVES   The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of enamel defects in primary teeth and determine whether prematurity, birthweight, and socio-demographic variables are(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Brazilian version of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (ECOHIS). A total of 247 children aged 2 to 5 years and their parents/guardians participated in this study. A clinical oral examination was performed and the parents/guardians completed the ECOHIS questionnaire. Within a period(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the association between types of malocclusion and quality of life in children between 8-10 years of age and establish correlations between the severity of the malocclusion and particular bio-psychosocial variables. STUDY DESIGN The sample was made up of 102 schoolchildren aged 8-10 years. Clinical exams were performed using the(More)
PURPOSE This study's purpose was to evaluate the impact of untreated dental caries on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of children of low socioeconomic status. METHODS One hundred twelve impoverished 8- to 10-year-olds from a city in southeastern Brazil were selected. OHRQoL was measured using the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ8-10;(More)
Root resorption is a pathological process that causes a shortening of the dental root. Although this condition is generally asymptomatic and missed in diagnosis, it may result in tooth mobility and even tooth loss if not diagnosed and treated early (Ahangari et al., 2010). In orthodontics, induced inflammatory root resorption is a form of pathologic root(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC) in children and investigate the influence of sociodemographic variables, quality of oral hygiene and child-related aspects. A cross-sectional study was carried out with 593 children aged three to five years. Data were collected through clinical examinations and interviews(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the prevalence of malocclusion and associated factors in the primary dentition of preschoolers in the city of Diamantina, Brazil. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out with 381 children aged 3-5 years treated at the 10 basic health care units in the city during immunisation campaigns. The dependent variables (presence of(More)
BACKGROUND Oral diseases can negatively influence the quality of life causing harm in the development of routine activities, child development and their well-being. AIM To investigate the impact of dental caries, malocclusion and developmental defects of enamel (DDE) on the oral health-related quality of life of preschool children and their parents. (More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of oral mucosal conditions and associated factors among 541 preschoolers of low socioeconomic status. A cross-sectional study was carried out. Sociodemographic data and information on harmful oral habits were gathered with the use of a questionnaire. A clinical exam was performed for the(More)