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Dec
1969

Light transmission (LT) into deeper areas of the dentin root is limited.
The aim of this study is to perform a quantitative investigation of the radial transmission of light (LT) through different fiber posts and its influence on the Knoop hardness number (KHN) and bond strength (BS) of a dual-cure self-adhesive resin cement at 3 different depths.
Four types of fiber posts (2 translucent and 2 conventional) were used.

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Dec
1969

Parents' report is the most used method for the study of sleep bruxism (SB) in children, especially in research with large samples. However, there is no consensus about the questions used to assess SB, what may difficult the comparisons between studies.
The aim of this research was to evaluate the agreement between two different approaches to assess possible sleep bruxism (PSB) in children using parents' report.

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Sep
2016

Infective endocarditis (IE) is a serious disease that affects the surface of the endocardium. The spread of microorganisms from the oral cavity has been associated with the occurrence of IE.
To analyze whether dental treatment before cardiac valve surgery (CVS) influenced the occurrence of IE.

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Aug
2017

The authors systematically reviewed the scientific evidence regarding an association between oral health literacy (OHL) and oral conditions.
The authors performed an electronic search of 8 databases up through October 2016, as well as a manual search. The authors included studies in which the investigators evaluated oral conditions and measured OHL through a validated tool and studies in which OHL was an explanatory variable.

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May
2017

The parameters of orofacial dysfunction (OFD) in children can guide clinicians and researchers in the monitoring of deviations from normality. The aim for this study was to evaluate manifestation patterns and the prevalence of OFD in children.
A population-based cross-sectional study was conducted involving 531 schoolchildren (8-10 years old) in a small city in southern Brazil.

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Apr
2017

The aim of the present study was to assess the impact of orofacial dysfunction on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) among Brazilian schoolchildren.
A population-based study was conducted with 531 children aged eight to 10 years at schools in the city of Campo Magro, Brazil. The Brazilian version of the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ) was the outcome variable used to measure the impact on OHRQoL.

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Jan
2017

Eating behavior of parents exerts an influence on eating practices among their children, including the consumption of cariogenic products. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between the snack limits established by parents/caregivers and the prevalence of untreated dental caries (UDC) among their children. A cross-sectional study was conducted with a representative sample of 686 children aged four and five years enrolled at public schools in the city of Curitiba, Brazil, and their parents/caregivers.

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Feb
2016

The aim of the present study was to assess the association between untreated dental caries (UDC) and household food insecurity (HFI) among schoolchildren in different income strata. A population-based study was carried out with a sample of 584 12-y-old schoolchildren. Oral examinations were performed and HFI was determined using a validated scale.

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Dec
1969

To assess the impact of oral health status on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of incarcerated Brazilian male adolescents.
A cross-sectional survey with 102 male adolescents incarcerated at the São Francisco Juvenile Detention Facility, Piraquara, Brazil in 2010 was carried out. Dental caries, oral hygiene, periodontal status, malocclusion, dental fluorosis and dental trauma were analysed.

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Dec
1969

The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of developmental defects of enamel in patients diagnosed with phenylketonuria (PKU).
The study group consisted of 24 four- to 24-year-old subjects with PKU. The control group consisted of 24 healthy individuals.

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Oct
2014

The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of traumatic dental injury (TDI) on the oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of Brazilian preschool children and their families.
A cross-sectional study was carried out with 1632 children of both sexes aged 60-71 months in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Data on OHRQoL were collected using the Brazilian version of the Early Childhood Oral Health Impact Scale (B-ECOHIS), which was self-administered by parents/caregivers to record their perceptions regarding the oral health of their children.

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Oct
2014

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the impact of malocclusion on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) of children and their families. A population-based cross-sectional study was carried out in Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil. A representative sample of 1069 male and female preschoolers aged 60 to 71 months was randomly selected from public and private preschools and daycare centers.

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Oct
2014

This study sought to validate the Portuguese translation of a questionnaire on maltreatment of children and adolescents, developed by Russell et al. and to test its psychometric properties for use in Brazil. The original questionnaire was translated into Portuguese using a standardized forward-backward linguistic translation method.

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Aug
2013

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of oral health conditions on oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in population-based sample of Brazilian preschool children. A further aim was to identify the influence of socio-demographic profile and perceptions regarding general health and oral health status on OHRQoL.
An epidemiological survey was carried out at public and private preschools in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

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