Valérie Roger-Leroi

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BACKGROUND Many background variables, such as socioeconomic status (SES), may be measured at the level of the individual or using some ecological indicators. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to examine, in 5- and 10-year-olds in Clermont-Ferrand, the relationship between household SES indicators, SES measured as an area-based ecological variable and dental(More)
Inequalities within dentistry are common and are reflected in wide differences in the levels of oral health and the standard of care available both within and between countries and communities. Furthermore there are patients, particularly those with special treatment needs, who do not have the same access to dental services as the general public. The dental(More)
Ever since 2006, Nantes University dental educators have started organising lectures led by the mother of a young patient suffering from ectodermic dysplasia (patient-educator) to help second-year students to better understand how important it is for their future dental work to better understand basic sciences. In this study, we have analysed this training(More)
At the end of the first year of both French medical and dental studies, a four-week rotation in a hospital department has been implemented to introduce preclinical students to hospital life. The aims of this study were to analyze the scope of this training period and to determine dental students' perceptions of how they benefited from this hospital(More)
BACKGROUND This study aims to evaluate whether an e-learning curriculum was sufficient to impart the necessary knowledge to dentists to allow them to implement an oral health promotion intervention in an institution for persons with disability. MATERIALS AND METHODS Participants were asked to complete a 10-module online training course and to implement a(More)
OBJECTIVE Last-year students and young graduates of the Clermont-Ferrand dental school (France) assessed their professional skills in order to shed light on those which are perfectly mastered and those which are not, with the aim of improving the undergraduate training given by the school. METHODS A questionnaire was handed out to students in their last(More)
The aim of this work was to substantiate artificial saliva prepared for use in a masticator apparatus. Mastication's goal is to produce a viscous and plastic food bolus where these properties authorize a safe swallow. Apart from its biochemical contribution, saliva is mainly used in this kind of apparatus to provide a viscous component to the bolus.(More)
Continuous quality improvement (CQI) can be envisaged as a circular process of goal-setting, followed by external and internal evaluations resulting in improvements that can serve as goals for a next cycle. The need for CQI is apparent, because of public accountability, maintaining European standards and the improvement of dental education. Many examples(More)
OBJECTIVES The attitude of French dentists concerning domestic abuse has hardly ever been documented upon so far. The purpose of this study is to investigate the attitudes, knowledge and practices of a population of French general dental practitioners towards the prevention and detection of signs of neglect and abuse in order to determine the educational(More)
BACKGROUND Data on the profile of patients attending hospital dental emergencies units in France, and the activity of these units is scarce. Such knowledge is nevertheless necessary not only to optimize care, but also as the first step in a quality assurance process. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in the Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital(More)