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Selected dental health services publications

Dental health services research


Our work is concerned with how the dental healthcare system works, and the extent to which users are benefiting from it. Key activities are measuring oral health outcomes and increasing understanding of how, and why people use (or do not use) dental services.

Turton BJ, Thomson WM, Foster Page LA, Saub R. Validation of an oral-health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) measure for Cambodian children. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health 27: NP2339-2349 (2015).

Turton BJ, Thomson WM, Foster Page LA, Saub RB, Razak IA. Responsiveness of the Child Perceptions Questionnaire 11-14 for Cambodian children undergoing basic dental care. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 25: 2-8 (2015).

Foster Page LA, Thomson WM, Marshman Z, Stevens KJ. The potential of the Child Health Utility 9D Index as an outcome measure for child dental health. BMC Oral Health 14: 90 (2014).

Thomson WM, Foster Page LA, Malden PM, Gaynor WN, Nordin N. Comparison of the ECOHIS and short-form P-CPQ and FIS scales. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 12: 36 (2014). (doi: 10.1186/1477-7525-12-36)

McKelvey VA, Morgaine KC, Thomson WM. Adults with intellectual disability: a mixed-methods investigation of their experiences of dental treatment under general anaesthetic. New Zealand Dental Journal 110: 58-64 (2014).

Thomson WM, Foster Page LA, Gaynor WN, Malden PE. Short-form versions of the Parental-Caregivers Perceptions Questionnaire (P-CPQ) and the Family Impact Scale (FIS). Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 41: 441-450 (2013).

Mohamed AR, Thomson WM, Foster Page LA. Epidemiological validation of a Malay version of the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ11-14) in Brunei. Brunei Darussalam Journal of Health 5: 56-69 (2013).

Foster Page LA, Thomson WM, Ukra A, Farella M. Factors influencing adolescents’ oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL). International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 23: 415-423 (2013).

Foster Page LA, Boyd DH, Thomson WM. Do we need more than one Child Perceptions Questionnaire for children and adolescents? BMC Oral Health 13: 26 (2013).

Foster Page LA, Baker SR, Thomson WM, Ukra A. Clinical status in adolescents: is its impact on oral–health-related quality of life influenced by psychological characteristics? European Journal of Oral Sciences 121: 182-187 (2013).

Enoki K, Ikebe K, Matsuda K, Yoshida M, Maeda Y, Thomson WM. Determinants of change in oral-health-related quality of life over 7 years among elderly Japanese. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 40: 252-257 (2013).

Foster Page LA, Thomson WM. Caries prevalence, severity and 3-year increment, and their impact upon New Zealand adolescents’ oral-health-related quality of life. Journal of Public Health Dentistry 72: 287-294 (2012).

Gaynor WN, Thomson WM. Changes in young children’s OHRQoL after dental treatment under general anaesthesia. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 22: 258-264 (2012).

Thomson WM, Mejia GC, Broadbent JM, Poulton R. Construct validity of Locker’s global oral health item. Journal of Dental Research 91: 1038-1042 (2012).