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Health Sciences profile

Mrs Dorothy Boyd

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Sciences
Research summaryPaediatric Dentistry

Research

My main interests are in children’s coping, acceptance and preferences, and anxiety related to dental treatment, and outcomes of dental care in primary care. A large part of my research centres on the use of the Hall Technique (HT) to place stainless steel crowns to treat decayed primary molar teeth. The HT has derived public and media interest because there is no removal of dental decay, hence no drilling, and no use of local anaesthetic injections. However, although studies so far have shown excellent clinical outcomes, children’s attitudes and preferences in relation to the treatment in New Zealand are not known.

Publications

Boyd, D. H., Foster Page, L. A., Thomson, W. M., Innes, N. P., & Marshall, D. (2017). A feasibility study of stainless steel crowns placed with the Hall Technique for primary molar carious lesion management in New Zealand primary oral health care. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(2), 14-21.

Boyd, D. H., Foster Page, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). The Hall Technique and conventional restorative treatment in New Zealand children's primary oral health care: Clinical outcomes at two years. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12324

Foster Page, L. A., Boyd, D. H., Davidson, S. E., McKay, S. K., Thomson, W. M., & Innes, N. P. (2014). Acceptability of the Hall Technique to parents and children. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(1), 12-17.

Foster Page, L. A., Boyd, D., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). Do we need more than one Child Perceptions Questionnaire for children and adolescents? BMC Oral Health, 13, 26. doi: 10.1186/1472-6831-13-26

Drummond, B. K., Meldrum, A. M., & Boyd, D. (2013). Influence of dental care on children's oral health and wellbeing. British Dental Journal, 214(11), E27. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.533

Journal - Research Article

Boyd, D. H., Foster Page, L. A., Thomson, W. M., Innes, N. P., & Marshall, D. (2017). A feasibility study of stainless steel crowns placed with the Hall Technique for primary molar carious lesion management in New Zealand primary oral health care. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(2), 14-21.

Boyd, D. H., Foster Page, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2017). The Hall Technique and conventional restorative treatment in New Zealand children's primary oral health care: Clinical outcomes at two years. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12324

Foster Page, L. A., Boyd, D. H., Davidson, S. E., McKay, S. K., Thomson, W. M., & Innes, N. P. (2014). Acceptability of the Hall Technique to parents and children. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(1), 12-17.

Foster Page, L. A., Boyd, D., & Thomson, W. M. (2013). Do we need more than one Child Perceptions Questionnaire for children and adolescents? BMC Oral Health, 13, 26. doi: 10.1186/1472-6831-13-26

Drummond, B. K., Meldrum, A. M., & Boyd, D. (2013). Influence of dental care on children's oral health and wellbeing. British Dental Journal, 214(11), E27. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2013.533

Boyd, D., Quick, A., & Murray, C. (2004). The Down syndrome patient in dental practice, Part II: Clinical considerations. New Zealand Dental Journal, 100(1), 4-9.

Davidson, L. E., Drummond, B. K., Williams, S. M., Boyd, D. H., & Meldrum, A. M. (2002). Comprehensive dental care under general anaesthesia from 1997-1999 for children under age 6 years. New Zealand Dental Journal, 98, 75-78.

Holmes, A. R., Niimi, M., Girgis, J. M., Boyd, D. H., & Cannon, R. D. (2002). Antifungal drug susceptibilities of commensal Candida isolates. New Zealand Dental Journal, 98, 36-49.

Boyd, D. H. (2001). Management of avulsed permanent teeth in children. DTA, 8, 8-9.

Thomson, W. M., Poulton, R., Kruger, E., & Boyd, D. H. (2000). Socio-economic and behavioural risk factors for tooth loss from age 18 to 26 among participants in the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study. Caries Research, 34, 361-366.

Geary, J. G., Kinirons, M. J., Boyd, D. H., & Gregg, T. A. (2000). The effectiveness of individualised mouth props for use by dental professionals and carers. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 10, 71-74.

Calderone, R., Suzuki, S., Cannon, R., Cho, T., Boyd, D., Calera, J., … Holmes, A., Jeng, H.-W., … O'Sullivan, J. M., … Tompkins, G. R., & Watanabe, T. (2000). Candida albicans: Adherence, signalling and virulence. Medical Mycology, 38(Suppl. 1), 125-137.

Boyd, D. H., Kinirons, M. J., & Gregg, T. A. (2000). A prospective study of factors affecting survival of replanted permanent incisors in children. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 10, 200-205.

Kinirons, M. J., Boyd, D. H., & Gregg, T. A. (2000). Inflammatory and replacement resorption in reimplanted permanent incisor teeth: A study of the characteristics of 84 teeth. Endodontics & Dental Traumatology, 15, 269-272.

Gregg, T. A., & Boyd, D. H. (1998). UK national guideline in paediatric dentistry: Treatment of avulsed permanent teeth in children. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 8, 75-81.

Gregg, T. A., & Boyd, D. H. (1998). National clinical guideline in paediatric dentistry: Treatment of avulsed permanent teeth in children. Royal College of Surgeons of England, Faculty of Dental Surgery Booklet on Clinical Guidelines.

Boyd, D. H., & Kinirons, M. J. (1997). Dental caries experience of children suffering from haemophilia in Northern Ireland. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 7, 149-153.

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