Three-year root caries incidence and risk modeling in older adults in North Carolina.


OBJECTIVES:The purposes of this study were to describe the incidence of root caries and to identify its risk factors in a representative sample of older adults. METHODS:Root caries incidence was estimated and multivariate risk assessment models were developed to identify predictors for root caries in a three-year follow-up study of 234 black and 218 white noninstitutionalized adults aged 65 and older residing in North Carolina. RESULTS:During the observation period, 29 percent of blacks developed root caries, compared to 39 percent of whites (P < .05). The mean net DFS increment per person was 0.55 +/- 0.13 root surfaces for blacks vs 0.80 +/- 0.21 for whites (P > .32). Multivariate logistic regression analysis indicated that blacks wearing a partial denture, having some root fragments, having an average gingival recession > or = 2 mm, and being free of P. intermedia were at greater risk for developing new root caries. The model for whites showed that retired people with their most severe gingival recession > or = 4 mm, an average probing pocket depth > or = 2 mm, and taking antihistamines were more likely to develop new lesions. CONCLUSIONS:These findings suggest that older blacks had less risk of root caries than whites, and in both groups indicators of poor periodontal status increased the risk of root caries.


J Public Health Dent


Lawrence HP,Hunt RJ,Beck JD




Has Abstract


1995-04-01 00:00:00












  • Workforce diversity in dentistry - current status and future challenges.

    abstract::The racial and ethnic diversity of the US oral health care workforce remains insufficient to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population and to address persistent health disparities. The findings from a recent national survey of underrepresented minority dentists are reviewed and recommendations are made for ...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Garcia RI,Blue Spruce G,Sinkford JC,Lopez MJ,Sullivan LW

    更新日期:2017-03-01 00:00:00

  • Oral disease beliefs, behaviors, and health status of Korean-Americans.

    abstract::Previous research with other ethnic minorities has shown that culture and age cohort, as well as language and economic limitations, act as barriers to obtaining dental care and maintaining good oral health. This study compared self-reported oral health attitudes, self-efficacy, and dental practices of 20 younger and 2...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lee J,Kiyak HA

    更新日期:1992-04-01 00:00:00

  • Delivery of oral health care through the Ryan White CARE Act to people infected with HIV.

    abstract::The Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act of 1990 was passed by Congress "to improve the quality and availability of care for individuals and families with HIV disease." The act targets those individuals infected with HIV who lack financial resources to pay for care. While provision of oral heal...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Schneider DA,Hardwick KS,Marconi KM,Niemcryk SJ,Bowen GS

    更新日期:1993-10-01 00:00:00

  • National health care: whither goeth dentistry?

    abstract::National health insurance is reemerging as an important issue on the national health policy scene. The continuing escalation of health care costs in the US and increasing numbers of individuals without access to health services are stimulating a variety of proposals to redesign the structure and financing of the Ameri...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Corbin SB

    更新日期:1991-10-01 00:00:00

  • Translation and validation of the Chinese version of GOHAI.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To translate and validate the Chinese version of General Oral Health Assessment Index (GOHAI) for elderly in Hong Kong and to investigate factors that possibly may influence the GOHAI scores. METHODS:The English version of GOHAI was translated into Chinese. Persons aged 60-80 years were interviewed by two tr...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Wong MC,Liu JK,Lo EC

    更新日期:2002-04-01 00:00:00

  • Teachers as models in programs for school dental health; an evaluation of "The Toothkeeper".

    abstract::An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Toothkeeper program was performed in Houston to determine if participation in the program by elementary school children would result in their having cleaner teeth and better gingival health than seen in similar children not in the program. Assessments for plaque and gingivitis...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Smith LW,Evans RI,Suomi JD,Friedman LA

    更新日期:1975-04-01 00:00:00

  • Dental caries in homeless adults in Boston.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Information about the oral health status of the homeless is limited. The purpose of this study is to characterize the dental caries status among users of a dental treatment and referral program at homeless shelters in Boston, MA. METHODS:Persons attending the program during a one-year period were assessed f...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kaste LM,Bolden AJ

    更新日期:1995-01-01 00:00:00

  • The association between developmental enamel defects and caries in populations with and without fluoride in their drinking water.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The purpose of this study was to consider the association between developmental enamel defects and dental caries in children from areas with different levels of fluoride in their drinking water. METHODS:children (mean age = 14.1 +/- 0.3 years) were examined from areas with less than 0.1 ppm (n = 267) and 0....

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ellwood RP,O'Mullane D

    更新日期:1996-04-01 00:00:00

  • Sensory and motor deficits in the elderly: impact on oral health.

    abstract::Hearing, vision, orthopedic, and speech disorders are the most common impairments in the elderly. Older adults experience other sensory impairments such as olfactory and gustatory dysfunction, as well as oral motor problems including difficulty with mastication, speech, and swallowing. These disorders can directly aff...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Chávez EM,Ship JA

    更新日期:2000-10-01 00:00:00

  • Proportional changes in caries patterns from early to late primary dentition.

    abstract::A tooth-oriented caries measure has limitations in depicting the caries experience in the primary dentition for a population. Caries patterns based on the child have been presented previously and quantified. The purpose of this study was to explore proportional changes in caries patterns of the primary dentition in tw...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Johnsen DC,Schechner TG,Gerstenmaier JH

    更新日期:1987-01-01 00:00:00

  • Self and peer perception of male and female dental students.

    abstract::In order to investigate the similarity and differences between male and female dental students, the Bentler inventories, which utilize both self and peer report formats, were administered to first year students at U.C.L.A. Results indicated that male and female dental students are basically similar in terms of a wide ...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McCreary CP,Gershen JA

    更新日期:1978-07-01 00:00:00

  • Amount and type of alcohol consumption and missing teeth among community-dwelling older adults: findings from the Copenhagen Oral Health Senior study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To study if an association between total weekly intake of alcohol, type-specific weekly alcohol intake, alcoholic beverage preference, and the number of teeth among older people exists. METHODS:A cross-sectional study including a total of 783 community-dwelling men and women aged 65-95 years who were interv...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Heegaard K,Avlund K,Holm-Pedersen P,Hvidtfeldt UA,Bardow A,Grønbaek M

    更新日期:2011-10-01 00:00:00

  • Dental health services utilization and associated factors in children 6 to 12 years old in a low-income country.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:To determine the factors associated with the dental health services utilization among children ages 6 to 12 in León, Nicaragua. MATERIAL AND METHODS:A cross-sectional study was carried out in 1,400 schoolchildren. Using a questionnaire, we determined information related to utilization and independent variabl...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Medina-Solis CE,Maupomé G,del Socorro HM,Pérez-Núñez R,Avila-Burgos L,Lamadrid-Figueroa H

    更新日期:2008-01-01 00:00:00

  • ADA dental product evaluation: case history.

    abstract::The ADA Acceptance Programs entail a rigorous evaluation of products and offer clear benefits to manufacturers, dental professionals, and consumers alike. This paper outlines the implications of the ADA product-evaluation programs for each of these three constituencies and concludes that while there may be an occasion...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Barnett ML

    更新日期:1992-01-01 00:00:00

  • Dentists' stated restorative treatment thresholds and their restorative and caries depth decisions.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:This study examines the relationships between stated restorative treatment thresholds of 16 dentists and both their restorative decisions and caries depth determinations for approximal tooth surfaces based on bitewing radiographs. METHODS:Sixteen dentists independently examined 15 pairs of experimental bitew...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Lewis DW,Kay EJ,Main PA,Pharoah MG,Csima A

    更新日期:1996-07-01 00:00:00

  • Atraumatic restorative treatment (ART): a three-year clinical study in Malawi--comparison of conventional amalgam and ART restorations.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:This study compares the quality of class I restorations made with the atraumatic restorative treatment (ART) technique and conventional class I amalgam restorations. METHODS:The study was carried out among secondary school students in Mzuzu, Malawi. First-year students in 1987 who needed at least two class I...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,随机对照试验


    authors: Kalf-Scholte SM,van Amerongen WE,Smith AJ,van Haastrecht HJ

    更新日期:2003-04-01 00:00:00

  • The association of individual characteristics and neighborhood poverty on the dental care of American adolescents.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:The purpose of this study was to explore the extent to which neighborhood poverty was associated with the utilization of dental care by American adolescents. METHODS:To accomplish the study goals we conducted multilevel modeling analyses of two nationally representative data sets: National Longitudinal Study...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Atkins R,Sulik MJ,Hart D

    更新日期:2012-10-01 00:00:00

  • Assessing oral cancer early detection: clarifying dentists' practices.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:This study explores new methods for assessing in greater detail what dentists do when they perform oral cancer early detection examinations. It clarifies practice behaviors and opens opportunities to identify factors that facilitate thorough early detection examinations by clinicians and to assess the relativ...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: LeHew CW,Epstein JB,Kaste LM,Choi YK

    更新日期:2010-04-01 00:00:00

  • Dental caries in African preschool children: social factors as disease markers.

    abstract:OBJECTIVE:This study investigated the associations between dental caries prevalence and severity and social factors in 3- to 5-year-old African children. METHODS:Dental caries was diagnosed in natural light using WHO criteria, minors, and explorers. Socioeconomic information was obtained by questionnaire. RESULTS:The...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Khan MN,Cleaton-Jones PE

    更新日期:1998-01-01 00:00:00

  • Bacteriologic and nonbacteriologic criteria for identifying individuals at high risk of developing dental caries: a review.

    abstract::A review of the literature on bacteriologic and nonbacteriologic criteria for identifying individuals at high risk to dental caries is presented. The studies have been evaluated on the basis of 1) their ability to predict future caries activity of individuals and 2) their practical use. Single measurements of past car...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Vanderas AP

    更新日期:1986-04-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence of early childhood caries among very young urban Boston children compared with US children.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The aims of this study were to compare prevalence of early childhood caries (ECC) in 1- to 3-year-old children seeing primary-care pediatricians at two urban medical centers in Boston to the prevalence of ECC in similarly aged US children surveyed as part of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examinatio...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章,多中心研究


    authors: Nunn ME,Dietrich T,Singh HK,Henshaw MM,Kressin NR

    更新日期:2009-07-01 00:00:00

  • Use of the consolidated framework for implementation research to assess determinants of silver diamine fluoride implementation in safety net dental clinics.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:In the United States, silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a relatively new, quick, and low-cost method for arresting dental caries. This study's purpose was to identify determinants of the implementation of an SDF protocol for pediatric patients in three safety net clinics to inform future efforts to implement ...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Weintraub JA,Birken SA,Burgette JM,Lewis TA,White BA

    更新日期:2019-12-01 00:00:00

  • Using electronic dental records to establish a surveillance system for dental decay in rural Western Alaska.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Previous surveys have demonstrated high rates of early childhood caries (ECC) in the Alaska Native (AN) population of western Alaska. There are many challenges to providing dental care in this road-less Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region. The regional Tribal Health Organization implemented an electronic dental rec...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Thomas TK,Lenaker D,Day GM,Wilson JC,Holck P,Newman J,Bruden D,Hennessy TW

    更新日期:2020-12-06 00:00:00

  • Lack of oral care policies in Toronto daycares.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Currently, there is a deficit of information on policies regarding oral hygiene practices in Toronto daycares. It is unknown if any tooth-brushing programs are in existence and if children are permitted to follow professional advice on oral hygiene. The main objectives of this investigation were to a) determ...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gartsbein E,Lawrence HP,Leake JL,Stewart H,Kulkarni G

    更新日期:2009-07-01 00:00:00

  • The building blocks of precision oral health in early childhood: the ZOE 2.0 study.

    abstract::Improving children's oral health is a long-standing area of priority and sustained efforts by many stakeholders. Despite these efforts, dental caries, particularly early childhood caries (ECC), persists as a clinical and dental public health problem with multilevel consequences. Despite recent successes in the non-res...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Divaris K,Joshi A

    更新日期:2020-03-01 00:00:00

  • Accreditation of emerging oral health professions: options for dental therapy education programs.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:The study explored the options for accreditation of educational programs to prepare a new oral health provider, the dental therapist. METHODS:A literature review and interviews of 10 content experts were conducted. The content experts represented a wide array of interests, including individuals associated w...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gelmon SB,Tresidder AF

    更新日期:2011-04-01 00:00:00

  • Development of functional oral health literacy assessment instruments: application of literacy and cognitive theories.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This paper describes the development of a new literacy assessment instrument, the Hong Kong Oral Health Literacy Assessment Task for Paediatric Dentistry (HKOHLAT-P). Its relationship to literacy theory is analyzed to establish content and face validity. Implications for construct validity are examined by an...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bridges SM,Parthasarathy DS,Au TK,Wong HM,Yiu CK,McGrath CP

    更新日期:2014-04-01 00:00:00

  • Glass ionomer as fissure sealant--a critical review.

    abstract::This paper presents a review of the literature on glass ionomer cements used as fissure sealants. An objective assessment of the presently available scientific literature on the use of glass ionomer materials as pit and fissure sealants is not encouraging in terms of retention, but appears somewhat more positive for c...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Simonsen RJ

    更新日期:1996-01-01 00:00:00

  • The estimation of need for dental care.

    abstract::This paper presents a background discussion of the estimation of normative need for dental care. Definitions are given which differentiate normative need for dental care from perceived need, demand, or utilization. Four different approaches to obtaining estimates of normative need for dental care are outlined. They ar...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Spencer AJ

    更新日期:1980-10-01 00:00:00

  • Characteristics of publicly insured children with high dental expenses.

    abstract:BACKGROUND:Dental coverage is provided for all children with Medicaid in Washington State. The goal of this study was to illuminate the characteristics of a sample of Medicaid-enrolled children with high dental expenses. METHODS:Dental care utilization data for a 33-month period were obtained from Washington State's M...

    journal_title:Journal of public health dentistry

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Churchill SS,Williams BJ,Villareale NL

    更新日期:2007-10-01 00:00:00