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Contemporary plasma-sprayed hydroxylapatite (HA) coatings with high crystalline content are much more resistant to in vivo degradation than HA coatings of a decade ago but reportedly exhibit reduced wettability, which could potentially negatively affect tissue adhesion and long-term clinical outcome. The present prospective study was undertaken to determine(More)
There is a controversy regarding whether dental treatment before chemotherapy protocols, including hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), is helpful to prevent infections during the consequent immunosuppression. The aim of this study was to develop a decision analysis framework that would test the effect of dental treatment prior to chemotherapy on(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine, in community-dwelling elderly persons with disabilities, the association between oral health-related quality of life (OHRQOL) as measured using the 14-item Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) and specific oral health, health, and disability status variables; life satisfaction; living alone; and low income. DESIGN Observational(More)
The dental education system has been suggested as the vital link in providing a workforce capable of improving oral health for people with special needs. Dental education institutions not only train dental professionals for their role in providing oral health services for people with special needs, they also provide a significant amount of services to this(More)
The aims of this study were to improve progress note documentation by dental students, achieve accurate and timely charge capture and treatment code and note approval, and determine the effectiveness of multiple interventions in improving overall documentation of patient encounters in the clinic of one U.S. dental school. The study, conducted in 2014-15,(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether and how much time in a state of ill oral health an older person would be willing to trade for optimal oral health. METHODS This is a cross-sectional observational study of 76 subjects (52 female, 24 male) ages 47-93 (mean 75.2) recruited from a Medicare demonstration. Subjects had to need or receive help with 2+ activities(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to explore whether management of mucositis with Chlorhexidine (CHX) mouthwash could be a cost-effective method to decrease the risk of mortality and economic burden in hemato-oncologic or hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) patients. METHODS A cost-effectiveness analysis model of prophylactic CHX mouthwash(More)
The current study was designed to assess the relationship between dentists' communication behavior and their perception of patient attributes such as likeability, manageability, and prognosis. Six AEGD residents were videotaped, and their verbal and nonverbal communication behavior was analyzed in the manner described. Each resident was administered a(More)
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