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BACKGROUND Early detection holds the key to an effective control of cancers in general and of oral cancers in particular. However, screening procedures for oral cancer are not straightforward due to procedural requirements as well as feasibility issues, especially in resource-limited countries. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional study to compare the(More)
AIM Dental fear and anxiety in early childhood are widely prevalent and contribute to dental problems and behaviour in adulthood. Novel ways to reduce dental fear and anxiety in children are needed. Our aim was to conduct an efficacy trial of a novel Camouflage Syringe to reduce dental fear and anxiety in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS STUDY DESIGN(More)
High levels of plasma homocysteine are implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases especially if accompanied by sleep apnea, but a direct pathogenetic link between plasma homocysteine levels and obstructive sleep apnea is debatable. This association can have far-reaching public health implications considering the inverse association between(More)
PURPOSE There is a burgeoning recognition and interest in the potential of probiotics in the treatment and prevention of oral candidiasis associated with the use of dentures. Our aim was to investigate if commercially available over-the-counter probiotics can influence the ability of Candida albicans to form biofilms, which is considered a hallmark of the(More)
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