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OBJECTIVES A cross sectional survey of dentists in the west of Scotland and unmatched controls was conducted to find the effect of chronic exposure to mercury on health and cognitive functioning. METHODS 180 dentists were asked to complete a questionnaire that included items on handling of amalgam, symptoms experienced, possible influences on psychomotor(More)
Aim A study of 180 dentists in the West of Scotland was conducted to determine their exposure to mercury during the course of their work and the effects on their health and cognitive function.Design Data were obtained from questionnaires distributed to dentists and by visiting their surgeries to take measurements of environmental mercury.Methods Dentists(More)
Tobacco use has been identified as a major risk factor for oral disorders such as cancer and periodontal disease. Tobacco use cessation (TUC) is associated with the potential for reversal of precancer, enhanced outcomes following periodontal treatment, and better periodontal status compared to patients who continue to smoke. Consequently, helping tobacco(More)
AIM The aim of this study was to test the mediating role of the satisfaction of dental students' basic psychological needs of autonomy, competence and relatedness on the association between learning climate, feedback and student motivation. The latter was based on the self-determination theory's concepts of differentiation of autonomous motivation,(More)
Paul Affleck Kevimy Agossa Dapo Akintola Fahad Alawsi Rahat Ali Ana Volponi Toshihiro Ansai Margie Arnett Andreas Artopoulos Martin Ashley Koula Asimakopoulou Adil Aslam Philip Atkin Edmund Bailey Avijit Banerjee Dean Barker David Bartlett Mark Bartold Paul Batchelor Claire Bates Nicholas Beacher Raman Bedi Garmon Bell Philip Benson Yuli Berlin-Broner(More)
DesignThis was a cohort study.Cohort selectionA longstanding prospective study was carried out of a birth cohort born in Dunedin (New Zealand) in 1972–1973.Exposure measurementPeriodontal examinations of the study participants were carried out when they reached the age of 26 and 32 years by calibrated examiners; smoking exposure was measured by questioning(More)
INTRODUCTION Self-determination theory postulates that the three basic psychological needs of autonomy, competence and relatedness have to be satisfied for students to achieve intrinsic motivation and internalisation of autonomous self-regulation towards academic activities. Consequently, the influence of the clinical teaching environment becomes crucial(More)
Tobacco use is a significant public health problem across Europe. Each year over half a million Europeans die prematurely due to a smoking-related disease. Tobacco use is a primary cause of many oral diseases and adverse oral conditions. The prevalence of tobacco use varies considerably across Europe, although in many countries overall rates of use have(More)
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