Special Issue "Psychosocial Impacts of Dental Conditions in Childhood, Volume Ⅱ"
A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: paediatric dentistry, psychosocial impacts of dental conditions, management of enamel defects, dental anxiety, cognitive behavioural therapy
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Interests: dental public health, child-centred oral health research, dental anxiety, cognitive behavioural therapy, clinical trials for caries prevention and management
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Guest Editors' Research Interests:
We belong to a multidisciplinary research team that aims to improve the oral health and treatment experiences of children and young people through a combination of clinical and social scientific research strategies that:
- Give children an active voice in relation to their oral health.
- Explore and evaluate the impact of oral health on the daily lives of children and their families.
- Develop child-centred measures, decision aids and resources.
Some of our current research projects include: development and evaluation of a self-help cognitive behavioural therapy resource for young people with dental anxiety; determining the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a SMS (text message) behaviour change programme to improve the oral health of young people living in deprived areas; conduct of a multi-centred clinical trial, ‘Filling Children's Teeth: Indicated Or Not?’ which seeks to provide an evidence base for the most effective approach to the management of dental caries in the primary teeth of children; and exploring the impacts of traumatic dental injuries and enamel defects on children’s oral health-related quality of life.
The wider contribution of children’s oral health to their overall wellbeing is increasingly being acknowledged. Clinicians, public health practitioners and researchers are therefore increasingly interested in the psychosocial impacts of various dental conditions and how interventions may affect a child’s oral health-related quality of life. Children are eloquent and insightful in describing the social, emotional or functional impacts of their dental condition and treatment experiences, providing they are engaged in a suitably child-centred approach. Indeed, over the last decade or so, it has been encouraging to observe the emergence of novel ways of involving children in oral health research, to ensure that their opinions are listened to and valued. Consequently, we now have a much greater understanding of what it means to a child (and indeed their family) to have a dental condition such as caries, enamel defects or trauma.
We very much hope that readers will enjoy this second volume of our Special Issue, which highlights recent research with children who have a range of dental conditions, and raises awareness of the diversity of impacts. The included studies will also serve to demonstrate the value of multi-disciplinary teams in enhancing both qualitative and quantitative enquiry. The overall theme reflects our own personal interest in child-centred dental research, through which we hope to improve the oral health and treatment experiences of children and their families (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/dentalschool/research/create/home2). For those of us who have the privilege of providing dental care for children, it is essential that we appreciate their perspectives and expectations, so that treatment outcomes are considered not just from a biomedical approach, but also from a psychosocial perspective.
Thank you very much!
Prof. Dr. Helen Rodd
Prof. Dr. Zoe Marshman
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- pediatric dentistry
- psychosocial impacts
- oral health-related quality of life
- dental conditions
- enamel defects
- traumatic dental injury