J M Armfield

Summary

Affiliation: University of Adelaide
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Community effectiveness of fissure sealants and the effect of fluoridated water consumption
    J M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, South Australia
    Community Dent Health 24:4-11. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Consumption of nonpublic water: implications for children's caries experience
    Jason M Armfield
    Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 32:283-96. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Socioeconomic and psychosocial correlates of oral health
    Jason M Armfield
    School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Int Dent J 63:202-9. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Predicting dental avoidance among dentally fearful Australian adults
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Eur J Oral Sci 121:240-6. 2013
  5. doi request reprint What goes around comes around: revisiting the hypothesized vicious cycle of dental fear and avoidance
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 41:279-87. 2013
  6. pmc Water fluoridation and the association of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and dental caries in Australian children
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Am J Public Health 103:494-500. 2013
  7. doi request reprint A comparison of three continuous scales used to determine the prevalence of clinically significant dental fear
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 39:554-63. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Are people with dental fear under-represented in oral epidemiological surveys?
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, 122 Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:495-500. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Dental fear and adult oral health in Australia
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:220-30. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Risk perception and water fluoridation support and opposition in Australia
    Jason Mathew Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide
    J Public Health Dent 70:58-66. 2010

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Community effectiveness of fissure sealants and the effect of fluoridated water consumption
    J M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, South Australia
    Community Dent Health 24:4-11. 2007
    ..This study investigated the effectiveness of fissure sealants in a community-based programme and the relationship between fissure sealants effectiveness and exposure to fluoridated water...
  2. ncbi request reprint Consumption of nonpublic water: implications for children's caries experience
    Jason M Armfield
    Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 32:283-96. 2004
    ..There are concerns that the consumption of unfluoridated bottled and tank water may put children at increased risk of developing caries...
  3. doi request reprint Socioeconomic and psychosocial correlates of oral health
    Jason M Armfield
    School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Int Dent J 63:202-9. 2013
    ..This study therefore aimed to examine the role of psychosocial factors in oral health after controlling for selected socioeconomic and behavioural factors...
  4. doi request reprint Predicting dental avoidance among dentally fearful Australian adults
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Eur J Oral Sci 121:240-6. 2013
    ..While several variables were associated with dental avoidance among fearful adults, the nature and causal directions of these associations remain to be established...
  5. doi request reprint What goes around comes around: revisiting the hypothesized vicious cycle of dental fear and avoidance
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 41:279-87. 2013
    ..The current study sought to uncover the existence of this vicious cycle pattern and to investigate the role of both dental fear and avoidance in terms of their hypothesized effect on treatment needs and visiting for problems...
  6. pmc Water fluoridation and the association of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and dental caries in Australian children
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Am J Public Health 103:494-500. 2013
    ..We examined demographic and socioeconomic differences in the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), its association with dental caries in children, and whether exposure to water fluoridation modifies this association...
  7. doi request reprint A comparison of three continuous scales used to determine the prevalence of clinically significant dental fear
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 39:554-63. 2011
    ..To assess the level of agreement and concordance of three different dental anxiety and fear scales and determine whether using commensurate cut-points reduces discrepancies in the estimated prevalence of high dental fear...
  8. doi request reprint Are people with dental fear under-represented in oral epidemiological surveys?
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, 122 Frome Road, Adelaide, SA, 5000, Australia
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 44:495-500. 2009
    ..Dental phobia is associated with poorer dental attendance so epidemiological surveys requiring participants to undertake a dental examination may result in an under-representation of participants with high dental fear...
  9. doi request reprint Dental fear and adult oral health in Australia
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:220-30. 2009
    ..This study aimed to investigate the association between dental fear and both dental caries and periodontal indicators...
  10. doi request reprint Risk perception and water fluoridation support and opposition in Australia
    Jason Mathew Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide
    J Public Health Dent 70:58-66. 2010
    ..Our objectives were to determine whether risk perceptions reflecting various "outrage" factors are associated with water fluoridation support and opposition...
  11. ncbi request reprint Development and psychometric evaluation of the Index of Dental Anxiety and Fear (IDAF-4C+)
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 5005, Australia
    Psychol Assess 22:279-87. 2010
    ..The IDAF-4C+ is based on strong theoretical underpinnings, yet the scale is practical enough for application across a variety of potential uses...
  12. ncbi request reprint Changing inequalities in the distribution of caries associated with improving child oral health in Australia
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    J Public Health Dent 69:125-34. 2009
    ..This study aimed to document the changing distribution of and inequalities in dental caries in Australian children across the 25-year period from 1977 to 2002...
  13. doi request reprint Towards a better understanding of dental anxiety and fear: cognitions vs. experiences
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Eur J Oral Sci 118:259-64. 2010
    ..Perceptions of uncontrollability, unpredictability, dangerousness, and disgustingness were superior predictors of dental fear compared with negative dental experiences...
  14. ncbi request reprint How do we measure dental fear and what are we measuring anyway?
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Oral Health Prev Dent 8:107-15. 2010
    ..This is of concern given that these scales, by their very nature, serve to define the concept they aim to measure...
  15. pmc Community effectiveness of public water fluoridation in reducing children's dental disease
    Jason Mathew Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Public Health Rep 125:655-64. 2010
    ..This study compared children's decay experience and prevalence between areas with and without water fluoridation in Australia...
  16. doi request reprint The extent and nature of dental fear and phobia in Australia
    J M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Aust Dent J 55:368-77. 2010
    ..This study presents updated and refined dental fear and phobia prevalence estimates in Australia as well as information on the nature of dental fear and phobia...
  17. doi request reprint Australian population norms for the Index of Dental Anxiety and Fear (IDAF-4C)
    J M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Aust Dent J 56:16-22. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to provide Australian norms for the IDAF-4C using percentile ranks and to examine associations between scores and individual-level characteristics, dental avoidance and fear of pain...
  18. ncbi request reprint Community water fluoridation support and opposition in Australia
    J M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Community Dent Health 28:40-6. 2011
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  19. doi request reprint Exploring the associations between somatization and dental fear and dental visiting
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Eur J Oral Sci 119:288-93. 2011
    ..The results were consistent with the hypothesized role of somatization in the development of dental fear. Further investigation of how somatization is related to dental fear and dental-service utilization appears warranted...
  20. doi request reprint Quarter of a century of change: caries experience in Australian children, 1977-2002
    J M Armfield
    School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Aust Dent J 53:151-9. 2008
    ..The aims of this study were to examine the state of child oral health in Australia in 2002 and to explore longer term trends across the quarter of a century of recorded surveillance activity...
  21. doi request reprint A preliminary investigation of the relationship of dental fear to other specific fears, general fearfulness, disgust sensitivity and harm sensitivity
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 36:128-36. 2008
    ..This exploratory study, therefore, investigated the associations between dental fear and 67 other specific fears, general fearfulness, disgust sensitivity and harm sensitivity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Manipulating perceptions of spider characteristics and predicted spider fear: evidence for the cognitive vulnerability model of the etiology of fear
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    J Anxiety Disord 21:691-703. 2007
    ..The overall findings are consistent with the cognitive vulnerability model, with cognitive perceptions of an object or situation seen as causal determinants of the fear associated with the stimulus...
  23. ncbi request reprint A clinician guide to patients afraid of dental injections and numbness
    Jason M Armfield
    Department of Dental Public Health Sciences and the Dental Fears Research Clinic, University of Washington, Box 357475, Seattle, WA 98195 7475, USA
    SAAD Dig 27:33-9. 2011
    ..Associations with dental fear and avoidance as well as negative experiences and treatment needs were also explored...
  24. ncbi request reprint Dental fear in Australia: who's afraid of the dentist?
    J M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, South Australia
    Aust Dent J 51:78-85. 2006
    ..This study aimed to describe both the prevalence of dental fear in Australia and to explore the relationship between dental fear and a number of demographic, socio-economic, oral health, insurance and service usage variables...
  25. ncbi request reprint Public water fluoridation and dental health in New South Wales
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, University of Adelaide, South Australia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:477-83. 2005
    ..To evaluate whether access to fluoridated public water in New South Wales (NSW) is related to both a reduction in caries experience within NSW regions and to better dental health for disadvantaged children...
  26. ncbi request reprint An experimental study of the role of vulnerability related perceptions in spider fear: comparing an imaginal and in vivo encounter
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    J Anxiety Disord 22:222-32. 2008
    ..The idea that perceptions of spiders as uncontrollable, unpredictable and dangerous are causally related to spider fear was supported with in vivo exposure being a stronger modality for fear modification than imaginal exposure...
  27. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequalities in child oral health: a comparison of discrete and composite area-based measures
    Jason M Armfield
    Send correspondence and reprint requests to Jason AIHW Dental Statistics and Research Unit, Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    J Public Health Dent 67:119-25. 2007
    ..Comparisons were also made of the discrete SES measures and the Socio-Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) composite index in explaining child caries experience...
  28. pmc Understanding animal fears: a comparison of the cognitive vulnerability and harm-looming models
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    BMC Psychiatry 7:68. 2007
    ..Also assessed were the perceived loomingness, prior familiarity, and negative evaluation of the animals as well as possible conditioning experiences...
  29. pmc When public action undermines public health: a critical examination of antifluoridationist literature
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 4:25. 2007
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  30. ncbi request reprint Cognitive vulnerability: a model of the etiology of fear
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Clin Psychol Rev 26:746-68. 2006
    ..The model offers parsimonious explanations for the various characteristics of specific fears and phobias...
  31. ncbi request reprint Intra-oral distribution of caries in South Australian children
    Jason M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide, South Australia
    Aust Dent J 51:268-71. 2006
  32. ncbi request reprint Exposure to water fluoridation and caries increment
    A J Spencer
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide, South Australia
    Community Dent Health 25:12-22. 2008
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  33. ncbi request reprint Relative effects of pre- and posteruption water fluoride on caries experience of permanent first molars
    K A Singh
    Dental School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Adelaide University, South Australia
    J Public Health Dent 63:11-9. 2003
    ..This study aims to determine the relative pre- and posteruption exposure effects of fluoridated water on caries experience of 6-15-year-old Australian children based on individual residential histories...
  34. doi request reprint A retrospective longitudinal study of caries development in an Australian Aboriginal birth cohort
    L M Jamieson
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, S A, Australia
    Caries Res 44:415-20. 2010
    ..The findings indicate that Aboriginal young adults in this birth cohort experience a disproportionate amount of dental disease relative to their non-indigenous counterparts, and that this pattern is consistent across the life course...
  35. ncbi request reprint Indigenous child oral health at a regional and state level
    Lisa M Jamieson
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, South Australia, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:117-21. 2007
    ..To compare the dental disease experience of Indigenous and non-Indigenous children in South Australia's mid-north region (regional area) and to assess Indigenous oral health differences at a regional- and state-level...
  36. ncbi request reprint Indigenous and non-indigenous child oral health in three Australian states and territories
    Lisa M Jamieson
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Ethn Health 12:89-107. 2007
    ..To explore the prevalence and severity of Indigenous and non-Indigenous child dental disease in relation to age, sex, residential location and socio-economic status in three Australian states and territories...
  37. ncbi request reprint The role of location in indigenous and non-indigenous child oral health
    Lisa M Jamieson
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    J Public Health Dent 66:123-30. 2006
    ..The association of Indigenous status and residential location with caries prevalence, severity and unmet treatment need was examined...
  38. ncbi request reprint Oral health inequalities among indigenous and nonindigenous children in the Northern Territory of Australia
    Lisa M Jamieson
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 34:267-76. 2006
    ..To describe oral health inequalities among indigenous and nonindigenous children in the Northern Territory of Australia using an area-based measure of socioeconomic status (SES)...
  39. doi request reprint Management of fear and anxiety in the dental clinic: a review
    J M Armfield
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Aust Dent J 58:390-407; quiz 531. 2013
    ..There is an acceptable evidence base for several non-pharmacological anxiety management practices to help augment dental practitioners providing care to anxious or fearful children and adults. ..
  40. ncbi request reprint Dental caries trends among indigenous and non-indigenous Australian children
    L M Jamieson
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, The University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia
    Community Dent Health 24:238-46. 2007
    ..To examine trends in dental caries among indigenous and non-indigenous children in an Australian territory...
  41. ncbi request reprint Self-rated oral health and oral health-related factors: the role of social inequality
    G Mejia
    Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide, South Australia
    Aust Dent J 59:226-33. 2014
    ..The reasons why social inequality is associated with oral health outcomes is poorly understood. This study investigated whether stratification by different measures of socio-economic status (SES) helped elucidate these associations...
  42. ncbi request reprint The extent of water fluoridation coverage in Australia
    Jason M Armfield
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:581-2. 2006