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Oral health issues among migrant farmworkers.
TLDR
The majority of migrant farmworkers in a southern Illinois community reported access to care barriers, and having never or episodically received dental services, and nearly half reported signs of periodontal disease. Expand
Identification of a giant cell fibroma.
TLDR
Dental hygienists should be familiar with the different fibrous hyperplasias, noting lesions during the intra- and extra-oral examinations for further evaluation by the dentist. Expand
Dental decay in southern Illinois migrant and seasonal farmworkers: an analysis of clinical data.
TLDR
Results indicate that untreated dental decay is significant among migrant and seasonal farmworkers who seek care at this dental clinic, and recommendations include addressing barriers to care, improved monitoring of dental health conditions, and further research to better document the treatment needs of this population. Expand
Dental services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in US community/migrant health centers.
TLDR
The facilities, services, staffing, and patient characteristics of US dental clinics serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers are described, and trends and issues that may impede or improve dental care access and service are identified. Expand
Healthy Smiles Healthy Growth 2004--basic screening survey of migrant and seasonal farmworker children in Illinois.
TLDR
The population's mobility suggests need for more frequent surveillance for effective programmatic planning. Expand
Compound odontoma: a case study.
TLDR
The possibility of discovering lesions such as the odontoma supports the practice of recommending baseline radiographic surveys for all dental patients, and the recommendation of surgical excision is recommended for both types by most practitioners. Expand
Smiles over time: an older adult oral health survey in Illinois.
TLDR
This study revealed that surveillance can be accomplished by the collaboration among entities with focus on a specific population, and additional surveillance efforts are warranted among older adults in Illinois. Expand
Oral health knowledge attitudes and behaviors of migrant preschooler parents.
TLDR
MSFWs remain an underserved population with poor access to oral health care and multiple factors affecting oral health knowledge, attitudes and behaviors, which can assist in implementing appropriate interventions for the maintenance of good oral health in MSFW families. Expand
An assessment of printed oral cancer materials from local health departments in Illinois.
TLDR
Local health departments can be resources for the public and health professionals to access educational materials on a variety of topics and should be proactive in assisting LHDs with acquisition of appropriate printed materials and partner with them to advocate for prevention and early detection of oral cancer. Expand