Walid Ahmed Al-Soneidar

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of oral mucosal lesions (OMLs) and dental caries and to evaluate oral health practices among institutionalized orphan-children in Sana'a city, Yemen. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A sample of 202 institutionalized male-orphan-children in the main orphanage in Sana'a city, were matched to 202 non-orphan(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding infection control procedures among senior dental students. MATERIALS AND METHODS A questionnaire-based cross-sectional survey was conducted among 145 4(th)- and 5(th)-year dental students at the Faculty of Dentistry, Sana'a University, Yemen. The(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to assess the prevalence of oral lesions among children with autism in Sana'a City, Yemen, and to evaluate their dental status. PATIENTS AND METHODS This case-control study included 42 children with autism, aged between 5 and 16 years, and 84 age- and gender-matched healthy children as controls. Oral lesions were assessed based on(More)
PURPOSE The objective of the present study was to assess the oral hygiene and gingival health status among Yemeni children with Down syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study sample comprised 101 children with Down syndrome attending special needs schools in Sana'a, Yemen. The calculus index (CI), plaque index (PI), and the gingival index (GI) were used(More)
Tobacco use is a significant health problem in Yemen and worldwide. Dental practitioners can play a pivotal role in educating their patients on the risk of smoking and motivating them to quit. This study aimed to assess the attitudes towards and practices of tobacco cessation counseling (TCC) among Yemeni dental professionals and to evaluate whether such(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to evaluate Yemeni dental practitioners' knowledge and practices concerning fissure sealants. MATERIALS AND METHODS A modified questionnaire consisted of 25-items was distributed to 500 dentists working in Sana'a City. Descriptive statistics and Chi-square/Fisher's exact tests were used for statistical analyses. (More)
More than 50 % of oral cancer cases are diagnosed at advanced stages. Public knowledge about oral cancer can help in prevention and early detection of the disease. The aim of the present study was to assess the levels of awareness and knowledge about signs and risk factors of oral cancer among dental patients in Saudi Arabia. A self-administered(More)
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