Dental epidemiological research
In this work we study the occurrence, determinants and natural history of the common oral conditions. We employ a number of approaches, most notably the prospective cohort study and the cross-sectional survey.
Knight ET, Leichter JW, Tawse-Smith A, Thomson WM. Quantifying the association between self-reported diabetes and periodontitis in the New Zealand population. Journal of Periodontology 86: 945-954 (2015).
Thomson WM. Epidemiology of oral health conditions in older people. Gerodontology 31 (Suppl 1): 9-16 (2014).
Adsett L, Thomson WM, Tong DC, Kieser JA. Patterns and trends in facial fractures in New Zealand between 1999 and 2009. New Zealand Dental Journal 109: 142-147 (2013).
Benn AML, Broadbent JM, Thomson WM. Occurrence and impact of xerostomia among dentate adult New Zealanders: findings from a national survey. Accepted by Australian Dental Journal, 13 October 2014.
Espinoza I, Thomson WM, Gamonal J, Arteaga O. Disparities in oral-health-related quality of life among Chilean adults. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 41: 242-250 (2013).
Kamel MS, Thomson WM, Drummond BK. Fluoridation and dental caries severity in young children treated under general anaesthesia: an analysis of treatment records in a 10-year case series. Community Dental Health 30: 15-18 (2013).
Thomson WM, Sheiham A, Spencer AJ. Sociobehavioural aspects of periodontal disease. Periodontology 2000 60: 54-63 (2012).
Haisman-Welsh RJ, Thomson WM. Changes in periodontitis prevalence over two decades in New Zealand: evidence from the 1988 and 2009 national surveys. New Zealand Dental Journal 108: 134-138 (2012).
Thomson WM. Monitoring edentulism in older New Zealand adults over two decades: a review and commentary. International Journal of Dentistry Volume 2012, Article ID 375407, doi:10.1155/2012/375407.
Areai DM, Thomson WM, Foster Page LA, Denny SJ, Crengle S, Clark TC, Ameratunga SN, Koopu PI. Self-reported oral health, dental self-care and dental service use among New Zealand secondary school students: findings from the Youth 07 study. New Zealand Dental Journal 107: 121-126 (2011).
Foster Page LA, Thomson WM. Dental caries in Taranaki adolescents: a cohort study. New Zealand Dental Journal 107: 91-96 (2011).
Hashim R, Williams SM, Thomson WM. Severe early childhood caries and behavioral risk indicators among young children in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry 12: 205-210 (2011).