Carly Ross

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Carly Ross is a clinical research fellow and honorary specialist registrar in special care dentistry at the University of Dundee. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2013 and following time in general dental practice and dental core training, embarked on specialist training in 2017. Carly is currently working towards an MSc in Research at the University of Dundee and her interests are in research and gerodontology

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Multimedia for recruitment in adolescent orthodontic research

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Aoife McDougall and Carly Ross look at this trail comparing multimedia websites & printed information for their quality,ease of understanding, and impact on decision making in adolescents.

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Tooth grinding in children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders

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This review of the prevalence of tooth grinding and/or clenching in children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders and other developmental anomalies included 77 studies from 2 countries. However a large proportion of the studies were at high risk of bias so the findings need to be interpreted with caution.

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Social isolation and oral health

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In this blog Carly Ross takes a look at a review assessing the association between social isolation and oral health in adults. The findings suggested no strong association however, only 4 studies were included and these were of limited quality.

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Chewing difficulty in older adults living in long-term care

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Carly Ross considers a review of the prevalence of chewing difficulty in older people in institutional long-term care. Only 10 cross-sectional studies were included in the review providing an estimated prevalence of chewing difficulties of 23% (95%CI; 1 to 53%) based on low certainty evidence.

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Oral health interventions in children and adolescents with special needs

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Carly Ross takes a look at this review of different oral health education and promotion interventions for children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Eighteen studies were included but they mainly of very low to low certainty.

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