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Ying-Chun Lin published latest article in Journal of public health dentistry entitled Significant caries and the interactive effects of maternal-related oral hygiene factors in urban preschool children. This article is available in PubMed with an unique identification number PMID: 27861912 and it is published in 2017. The coauthors of this article are Lin YC, Wang WC, Chen JH, Chen PH, Lee CH, Huang HL.


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Dental Research


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Article Title: Significant caries and the interactive effects of maternal-related oral hygiene factors in urban preschool children.

Co-Author(s): Lin, YC; Wang, WC; Chen, JH; Chen, PH; Lee, CH; Huang, HL

Affiliation(s): Department of Oral Hygiene, College of Dental Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

PMID 27861912, Year 2017

Abstract: This study examined significant caries (SiC) and the interactive effects of maternal-related oral hygiene factors in urban preschool children.A cross-sectional study was designed to collect data from a cluster of randomly selected samples in 2011. A total of 495 child-mother pairs from the San-Ming District of Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, participated in the study. Children aged 4-6 years received dental examinations, and their mothers completed a self-administered questionnaire. The SiC Index indicated the highest caries values in participants. The association between 3 groups - dmft (decayed, missing, and filled teeth)-free, non-SiC, and SiC - and the mothers and their childrens factors were examined using polytomous logistic regression analysis.Among the SiC children, caries experience was most frequent in the mandibular molars (64.5-84.9 percent), and almost 50 percent of these children had central incisor caries. The significant factors associated with the SiC children were lower maternal self-efficacy in oral hygiene [adjusted odds ratio (aOR)?=?2.04], childs intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) more than once per day (aOR?=?2.27), and irregular child dental checkups (aOR?=?2.32). Significant interaction effects were detected among children who received irregular dental checkups and whose SSBs intake was more than once per day and whose mothers had lower self-efficacy in oral hygiene (P for interaction term?=?0.034 and 0.004, respectively).Caries prevention programs should prioritize enhancing maternal self-efficacy in oral hygiene and emphasize childhood SSBs intake management and regular dental checkups to mothers to prevent severe caries in preschool-aged children.

Journal: Journal of public health dentistry

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