Yolanda Martínez-Beneyto

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the antioxidant substances present in the human diet with an antimutagenic protective capacity against genotoxic damage induced by exposure to X-rays in an attempt to reduce biological damage to as low a level as reasonably possible. METHODS Ten compounds were assessed using the lymphocyte cytokinesis-block(More)
AIM To compare the diagnostic quality of endodontic working length estimation films produced using film holders with those taken using the bisecting angle technique and to assess the level of acceptance of film holders by operator and patient. METHODOLOGY Five post-graduate and 20 final year undergraduate students attending a UK Dental School produced(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship among self-reported oral hygiene habits, dental decay, and periodontal condition among pregnant women. METHOD In a cross-sectional study, a structured questionnaire and dental examination were used to assess pregnant women's knowledge of oral health and attitudes to oral hygiene, in addition to their dental and(More)
OBJECTIVE Our aim was to develop a compensated filtration collimator for use in paediatric patients undergoing cephalometric radiography that reduces the radiation dose administered and fulfils recommendation 4F of the European guidelines on radiation protection in dental radiology. METHODS An easy to use filtration-compensated collimator was constructed(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate skill in diagnosing cancer and oral precancerous lesions among general dentists in the Autonomous Community of Murcia (Spain). MATERIAL AND METHOD Twenty randomly distributed clinical images were used, of which 45% corresponded to benign lesions, 35% to oral precancerous lesions, and 20% to oral cancer. Each case was accompanied by a(More)
The aim of this study was to determine a group of Spanish dental students' knowledge of and attitudes toward anticoagulated patients and clinical practice and to assess the need for additional education in this area. A survey with sections on demographics and knowledge of general coagulation, anticoagulation treatment, clinical practice, local hemostatic(More)
AIM To determine the attitude of Spanish general dentists in relation to dental extraction in patients with heart valve prostheses subjected to acenocoumarol anticoagulation. MATERIAL AND METHODS A telephone survey was made of Spanish general dentists, asking about the indicated approach in the case of performing dental extractions in patients with heart(More)
BACKGROUND Candida albicans is an opportunistic agent that colonizes the oral mucosa. OBJECTIVES To determine the attitude of Spanish dentists toward the oral treatment of candidiasis. METHOD Between May and November 2006, a questionnaire was circulated to a random selection of 1134 dentists obtained from the General Dental Council's main list. The(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the influence of European Union legislation on dental radiology practice in Spain and the reduction in doses administered in dental radiological installations 11 years after its introduction. METHODS A total of 19 079 official reports on dental surgeries from 16 Spanish autonomous regions published between(More)
Lichen planus (LP) is a cutaneous-mucous disease of unknown aetiology, which can chronically affect the skin, nails, scalp and mucous membranes (larynx, oesophagus, nasal mucosa, conjunctiva, etc), but particularly the oral mucosa [1,2], which represents 70–77% of cases. This last type may accompany or precede skin lesions [3] although it is more frequent(More)