Effectiveness of mobile phone applications in improving oral hygiene care and outcomes in orthodontic patients.
Shankargouda Patil, Ismaeel Abker Hedad, Alhassen Abdurabu Jafer, Ghadah Khalid Abutaleb, Tahani Mohammed Arishi, Seham Abdullah Arishi, Hussam Abdullah Arishi, Mohammed Jafer, Anadha N Gujar, Shahrukh Khan, A Thirumal Raj
Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research | Published : 2021
Objectives: To assess the effectiveness of mobile phone applications in improving oral hygiene care and oral health outcomes in patients undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment. Materials and methods: PUBMED/MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE, COCHRANE, PROQUEST, Google Scholar, and Web of Science were systematically searched for original studies published between January 2000 and March 2020. The eligibility criteria being: (i) observational study [cross-sectional, case-control, cohort study, or RCTs] that reported mobile phone application as an intervention or exposure for oral hygiene care. Standard Protocol Items Recommendations for Interventional Trials (SPIRIT) statement was used for quality assess..View full abstract