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Sir John Walsh Research Institute researcher profile

Dr Dorothy Boyd

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Sciences
QualificationsPhD
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., Moffat, S. M., Foster Page, L. A., Lacey, J. K., Fuge, K. N., Natarajan, A. K., Misa, T. F., & Thomson, W. M. (2022). Oral health of children in Aotearoa New Zealand: Time for change. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2022.2069826

Lee, Y.-L., Li, K. C., Yiu, C. K. Y., Boyd, D. H., Waddell, J. N., & Ekambaram, M. (2021). Bonding universal dental adhesive to developmentally hypomineralised enamel. Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, 23(6), 513-525. doi: 10.3290/j.jad.b2288247

Lee, Y.-L., Li, K. C., Yiu, C. K. Y., Boyd, D. H., & Ekambaram, M. (2021). Evaluation of developmentally hypomineralised enamel after surface pretreatment with Papacarie Duo gel and different etching modes: An in vitro SEM and AFM study. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40368-021-00671-w

Boyd, D. H., Zhang, Y., Smith, L., Adam, L., Foster Page, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Caregivers' understanding of informed consent in a randomized control trial. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 18, 141-150. doi: 10.1007/s11673-020-10085-w

Boyd, D. H., Thomson, W. M., Leon de la Barra, S., Fuge, K. N., van den Heever, R., Butler, B. M., … Foster Page, L. A. (2021). A primary care randomized controlled trial of Hall and conventional restorative techniques. JDR Clinical & Translational Research, 6(2), 205-212. doi: 10.1177/2380084420933154

Boyd, D. H., Moffat, S. M., Foster Page, L. A., Lacey, J. K., Fuge, K. N., Natarajan, A. K., Misa, T. F., & Thomson, W. M. (2022). Oral health of children in Aotearoa New Zealand: Time for change. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2022.2069826

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Boyd, D. H., Thomson, W. M., Leon de la Barra, S., Fuge, K. N., van den Heever, R., Butler, B. M., … Foster Page, L. A. (2021). A primary care randomized controlled trial of Hall and conventional restorative techniques. JDR Clinical & Translational Research, 6(2), 205-212. doi: 10.1177/2380084420933154

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Boyd, D. H., Zhang, Y., Smith, L., Adam, L., Foster Page, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2021). Caregivers' understanding of informed consent in a randomized control trial. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 18, 141-150. doi: 10.1007/s11673-020-10085-w

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Lee, Y.-L., Li, K. C., Yiu, C. K. Y., Boyd, D. H., & Ekambaram, M. (2021). Evaluation of developmentally hypomineralised enamel after surface pretreatment with Papacarie Duo gel and different etching modes: An in vitro SEM and AFM study. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s40368-021-00671-w

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Lee, Y.-L., Li, K. C., Yiu, C. K. Y., Boyd, D. H., Waddell, J. N., & Ekambaram, M. (2021). Bonding universal dental adhesive to developmentally hypomineralised enamel. Journal of Adhesive Dentistry, 23(6), 513-525. doi: 10.3290/j.jad.b2288247

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Loch, C., Jansen van Vuuren, L., Duncan, W. J., Boyd, D. H., & Foster Page, L. A. (2021). Ultrastructure and properties of primary carious molars treated using the Hall Technique. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 31(3), 290-298. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12681

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Boyd, D. H., Foster Page, L., & Thomson, W. M. (2018). 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, 28(2), 180-188. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12324

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Foster Page, L. A., Boyd, D., Stevenson, A., Goad, K., Sim, D., & Thomson, W. M. (2018). The effect of bitewing radiography on estimates of dental caries experience among children differs according to their disease experience. BMC Oral Health, 18, 137. doi: 10.1186/s12903-018-0596-1

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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.

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Gregg, T. A., & Boyd, D. H. (1996). A computer software package to facilitate clinical audit of outpatient paediatric dentistry. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 6(1), 45-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-263X.1996.tb00207.x

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Kinirons, M. J., Fleming, P., & Boyd, D. (1995). Dental caries experience of children in remission from acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in relation to the duration of treatment and the period of time in remission. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 5(3), 169-172. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-263X.1995.tb00301.x

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Boyd, D. H., Kinirons, M. J., & Gregg, T. A. (1994). Recent advances in the management of patients with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders. Dental Update, 21(6), 254-257.

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Gregg, T., Boyd, D., & Richardson, A. (1994). The incidence of cleft lip and palate in Northern Ireland from 1980-1990. British Journal of Orthodontics, 21(4), 387-392. doi: 10.1179/bjo.21.4.387

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Zafar, S., Boyd, D., & Siddiqi, A. (2017). Dental management of a child with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Oral Health & Dental Management, 16(4), 990. [Case Study].

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Gregg, T. A., & Boyd, D. H. (1998). UK National Clinical Guideline in Paediatric Dentistry: Treatment of avulsed permanent teeth in children. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 8(1), 75-81. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-263x.1998.00066.x

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Boyd, D. H., & Gregg, T. A. (1995). Candida infection of a persistent palatal ulcer in a 20-month-old child. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 5(2), 109-111. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-263X.1995.tb00173.x

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