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December, 2020, Vol. 22, No. 4



Musculomandibular morphology in individuals with different vertical skeletal growth patterns: an MRI and cone beam computed tomography study
Katrina Gardovska, Ilga Urtane, Gaida Krumina


Various wound closure ways after impacted lower wisdom teeth removal: A review
Žygimantas Petronis, Jonas Zigmantavičius, Albinas Gervickas


The relationship between congenital cleft lip and palate malformation, skeletal and dental occlusal anomalies, and the infl uence of its treatment on affected patients’ oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL)
Reda Vaiciunaite, Austeja Mitalauskiene, Arunas Vasiliauskas


Family nurses, oral hygiene, and educational implications: a cross-sectional study
Pablo Varela-Centelles, Rosendo Bugarín-González, Andrés Blanco-Hortas, Ana Estany-Gestal, Almudena Varela-Centelles, Juan M. Seoane-Romero

Stress in the bone and prosthetic components due to "all-on-4" system with polyether-ether-ketone screwing prosthesis. Analysis using 3D fi nite element method
Ignas Vaitiekūnas, Justina Klimenko, Eglė Ivanauskienė, Juozas Žilinskas

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Family nurses, oral hygiene, and educational implications: a cross-sectional study

Pablo Varela-Centelles1, Rosendo Bugarín-González2, Andrés Blanco-Hortas3, Ana Estany-Gestal4, Almudena Varela-Centelles5, Juan M. Seoane-Romero6


Objective. To describe family nurses self-reported oral hygiene practices and to compare them with those of their potential patients in a public, free, and universal primary healthcare system.

Material and methods. Cross-sectional study using an anonymous questionnaire applied to randomly selected participants and their family nurses.

Results. A total of 1,394 people entered the study (1,326 laypersons, 66 nurses). Not all nurses reported to brush their teeth daily. Daily interdental cleaning scored percentages lower than mouthwashes. Devices like oral irrigators or tongue scrappers were not used by family nurses.

Conclusions. Nurses’ oral self-care routines are similar to those of university graduates, with poor reported interdental cleaning. Oral health promotion activities may contribute to nurse’s oral health and could have a positive effect on their patients.

Key words: family nurse practitioners, health promotion, oral hygiene, oral health.

Received: 20 05 2020

Accepted for publishing: 21 12 2020

1School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2Lugo School of Nursing, University of Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Spain

3Foundation of the Santiago de Compostela Institute for Health Research, Lucus Augusti University Hospital, Lugo, Spain

4Foundation of the Santiago de Compostela Institute for Health Research, Santiago de Compostela University Hospital, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

5Private Practice, Lugo, Spain

6School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain

Address correspondence to Pablo Varela-Centelles, C.S. Praza do Ferrol, Praza Ferrol 11, 27001 Lugo, Spain.

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