Shimae Soheilipour

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BACKGROUND The NICE guideline for antibiotic prophylaxis before dental treatment has made a substantive change and fundamental departure from previous practice that affects long-standing beliefs and practice patterns. There is potential difficulty for healthcare professionals explaining the new guidance to patients who have long believed that they must(More)
BACKGROUND The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommendations in 2008 for antibiotic prophylaxis before dental treatment contradict previous practice. There is a potential difficulty in explaining the new guidance to patients who have long believed that they must receive antibiotics before their dental treatment. AIM This(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the knowledge and application of current expert recommendations on antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent infective endocarditis (IE) both in the United Kingdom and Iran. METHODS The study used a 3-part postal questionnaire survey of dentists in the United Kingdom (n=467) and Iran (n=200) covering demographic data,(More)
This study explored how older Punjabi-speaking South-Asian immigrants (four focus groups; 33 participants) in Surrey, British Columbia, perceive oral health and related problems. Content analysis revealed two umbrella themes: (a) interpretations of mouth conditions and (b) challenges to oral health. The umbrella themes had four sub-themes: damage caused by(More)
OBJECTIVES This trial aimed to assess the effectiveness of two different communication tools on the levels of anxiety and concern when a change in patients' treatment was introduced. METHOD Patients previously advised to have antibiotic prophylaxis before their dental treatments were randomised to receive information about the new policy either through a(More)
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