Tim J Newton

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Dental anxiety and fear are common and potentially problematic, both for the patient and for the dental team in managing such patients. Furthermore, dental fear still presents a major barrier to the uptake of dental treatment. This article will take as its premise an assumption that anxiety manifests at different levels and that consequently management of(More)
AIMS In spite of the remarkable success of current preventive efforts, periodontitis remains one of the most prevalent diseases of mankind. The objective of this workshop was to review critical scientific evidence and develop recommendations to improve: (i) plaque control at the individual and population level (oral hygiene), (ii) control of risk factors,(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore the association between area deprivation and adult oral health. METHODS Multilevel regression analysis of data taken from the 1998 Adult Dental Health Survey in the UK comprising 632 participants living in 346 households located in 31 postcode sectors in Scotland. Three oral health outcomes were investigated: number of sound(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess referrals to sedation, examining dental anxiety and background of patients, and compare these characteristics to those referred to a restorative dentistry clinic. DESIGN Descriptive, cross sectional survey. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Subjects were 100 consecutive new patients in sedation and special care and 50 new patients in restorative(More)
BACKGROUND The objectives for this study were to assess Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) in young people aged 15-25 who sought orthodontic treatment, and to measure the association between orthodontic treatment need (using the IOTN), sex, age and education level, and oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL). METHODS Survey of a consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Teeth that have suffered trauma can fuse to the surrounding bone in a process called dental ankylosis. Ankylosed permanent front teeth fail to erupt during facial growth and can become displaced, thus resulting in functional and aesthetic problems. Dental ankylosis is also associated with root resorption, which may eventually lead to the loss of(More)
BACKGROUND Adherence to oral hygiene is an important aspect of the treatment of periodontal disease. Traditional educational interventions have been shown to be of little value in achieving long term behaviour change. OBJECTIVES The aim of this review was to determine the impact of interventions aimed to increase adherence to oral hygiene instructions in(More)
There have been few studies of psychopathology in adult with autism. This study examined psychiatric co-morbidity in 147 adults with intellectual disability (ID) and autism and 605 adults with ID but without autism. After controlling for the effects of gender, age, psychotropic medication and level of ID, people with autism and ID were no more likely to(More)
BACKGROUND Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a common mode of presentation of diabetes mellitus in children, accounting for 26% of new cases. Rarely, children with diabetes may develop other forms of metabolic decompensation associated with hyperglycaemia and hyperosmolality. Hyperglycaemia and hyperosmolality without ketoacidosis has high mortality in adults,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to examine the impact that national income and income inequality in high and low income countries have on the relationship between dental caries and sugar consumption. METHODS An ecological study design was used in this study of 73 countries. The mean decayed, missing, or filled permanent teeth (DMFT) for 12-year-old(More)