D Locker

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Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Patient-based assessment of the outcomes of implant therapy: a review of the literature
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
    Int J Prosthodont 11:453-61. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Self-perceived oral health status, psychological well-being, and life satisfaction in an older adult population
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Dent Res 79:970-5. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Geographic variations in dental services provided to older adults in Ontario, Canada
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 27:275-82. 1999
  4. ncbi request reprint Oral health status of Canadian-born and immigrant adolescents in North York, Ontario
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 26:177-81. 1998
  5. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic categories of dental anxiety: a population-based study
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Behav Res Ther 37:25-37. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Does dental care improve the oral health of older adults?
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
    Community Dent Health 18:7-15. 2001
  7. ncbi request reprint Issues in measuring change in self-perceived oral health status
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 26:41-7. 1998
  8. ncbi request reprint Using subjective oral health status indicators to screen for dental care needs in older adults
    D Locker
    Department of Community Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 24:398-402. 1996
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychological disorder, conditioning experiences, and the onset of dental anxiety in early adulthood
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Dent Res 80:1588-92. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Clinical correlates of changes in self-perceived oral health in older adults
    D Locker
    Community of Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 25:199-203. 1997

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  1. ncbi request reprint Patient-based assessment of the outcomes of implant therapy: a review of the literature
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
    Int J Prosthodont 11:453-61. 1998
    ..This paper reviews the literature on patient-based assessments of implant therapy...
  2. ncbi request reprint Self-perceived oral health status, psychological well-being, and life satisfaction in an older adult population
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Dent Res 79:970-5. 2000
    ..These results suggest that poor self-perceived oral health and relatively poor quality of life co-exist in the same subgroup of older adults...
  3. ncbi request reprint Geographic variations in dental services provided to older adults in Ontario, Canada
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 27:275-82. 1999
    ..Since patient-reported outcomes were better in the communities with higher volumes of provision, further research concerning the patient and dentist factors influencing treatment provision is warranted...
  4. ncbi request reprint Oral health status of Canadian-born and immigrant adolescents in North York, Ontario
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 26:177-81. 1998
    ..Since these programs cease at age 13 or 14 years, barriers to accessing the private dental care sector may mean that the residual inequities and inequalities evident in the data widen as these individuals age...
  5. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic categories of dental anxiety: a population-based study
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ont, Canada
    Behav Res Ther 37:25-37. 1999
    ..Younger subjects were more likely to be categorized as type I, while older subjects were more likely to be categorized as type III. Overall, the results indicate that dental anxiety is a complex fear with a number of components...
  6. ncbi request reprint Does dental care improve the oral health of older adults?
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
    Community Dent Health 18:7-15. 2001
    ..To assess the relationship between self-perceived change in oral health status and the provision of dental treatment in an older adult population...
  7. ncbi request reprint Issues in measuring change in self-perceived oral health status
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 26:41-7. 1998
    ..Nevertheless, the measurement of change in oral health status is complex and controversial and no approach is universally accepted. Consequently, the decision as to which strategy to adopt is far from simple...
  8. ncbi request reprint Using subjective oral health status indicators to screen for dental care needs in older adults
    D Locker
    Department of Community Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 24:398-402. 1996
    ..In this respect, the subjective measures assessed here can themselves be interpreted as indicators of need which complement conventional clinical measures of needs for dental care...
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychological disorder, conditioning experiences, and the onset of dental anxiety in early adulthood
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Dent Res 80:1588-92. 2001
    ..These results indicated that both psychological and conditioning variables contributed to the development of dental anxiety in this population of young adults...
  10. ncbi request reprint Clinical correlates of changes in self-perceived oral health in older adults
    D Locker
    Community of Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 25:199-203. 1997
    ..This suggests that the impact of tooth loss on health status may be positive or negative depending upon the condition of the teeth lost...
  11. ncbi request reprint Subjectively reported oral health status in an adult population
    D Locker
    Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 22:425-30. 1994
    ..On all measures except ability to chew, younger subjects were as likely to be compromised by oral conditions as older subjects...
  12. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the GOHAI and OHIP-14 as measures of the oral health-related quality of life of the elderly
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 29:373-81. 2001
    ..This paper compares the performance of the GOHAI and the OHIP-14 as measures of the oral health-related quality of life of the compromised elderly...
  13. doi request reprint Predictors of dental care utilization among working poor Canadians
    V E Muirhead
    Faculty of Dentistry, Division of Oral Health and Society, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 37:199-208. 2009
    ..This study used the Gelberg-Andersen Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations to identify predictors of dental care utilization by working poor Canadians...
  14. ncbi request reprint Questionnaire for measuring oral health-related quality of life in eight- to ten-year-old children
    Aleksandra Jokovic
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Pediatr Dent 26:512-8. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to present the development and evaluation of the CPQ for 8- to 10-year-olds (CPQ8-10)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Subjective reports of oral dryness in an older adult population
    D Locker
    Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 21:165-8. 1993
    ..Given its prevalence and effects, oral dryness constitutes an important health issue among older adults...
  16. ncbi request reprint Psychological disorders and dental anxiety in a young adult population
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, 124 Edward Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1G6, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 29:456-63. 2001
    ..This paper compares the prevalence of psychological disorders among dentally anxious and non-anxious groups drawn from the general population...
  17. ncbi request reprint Clinical correlates of dental anxiety among older adults
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 20:372-5. 1992
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  18. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an area-based measure as an indicator of inequalities in oral health
    D Locker
    Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 22:80-5. 1994
    ..Moreover, it identified variations in measures of oral health that were independent of household income, and the region of the province in which subjects lived...
  19. ncbi request reprint Oral hygiene knowledge of high-risk Grade One children: an evaluation of two methods of dental health education
    R J Hawkins
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 28:336-43. 2000
    ..Results suggest a classroom-based lesson combined with small-group sessions is a more effective method of improving oral hygiene knowledge among high-risk Grade One students compared to a single classroom-based lesson...
  20. ncbi request reprint Work stress, job satisfaction and emotional well-being among Canadian dental assistants
    D Locker
    Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 24:133-7. 1996
    ..Role ambiguity, under-utilization of skills and low self-esteem emerged as important issues. These results are of interest theoretically and have important implications for the way dental practice and dentistry are organized...
  21. ncbi request reprint Incidence of root caries in an older Canadian population
    D Locker
    Department of Communicty Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 24:403-7. 1996
    ..In both cases, the predictive power of the models was poor but improved marginally when baseline root caries experience was also entered as an independent variable...
  22. ncbi request reprint Patterns of and reasons for tooth extractions in general dental practice in Ontario, Canada
    H Murray
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 24:196-200. 1996
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  23. ncbi request reprint Differences in oral health status between institutionalized and non-institutionalized older adults
    G D Slade
    Department of Community Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 18:272-6. 1990
    ..These findings suggest that antecedent, sociodemographic factors prior to institutionalization are responsible for the higher probability of oral disease in this group of older adults...
  24. ncbi request reprint Deprivation and oral health: a review
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 28:161-9. 2000
    ..Deprivation measures have a major role to play in research that examines features of people and places, and how they promote and/or damage both oral and general health...
  25. ncbi request reprint Onset of and patterns of change in dental anxiety in adolescence and early adulthood: a birth cohort study
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Health 18:99-104. 2001
    ..This may be related to dental disease and treatment factors, or changing psychological states during significant life transitions...
  26. ncbi request reprint Dental fear and anxiety in an older adult population
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 19:120-4. 1991
    ..Possible explanations of higher dental anxiety scores among younger persons and the edentulous are reviewed...
  27. doi request reprint Disability days in Canada associated with dental problems: a pilot study
    C Quinonez
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Int J Dent Hyg 9:132-5. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to explore disability days, or bed days and cut-down days, associated with dental problems in Canada...
  28. ncbi request reprint Who is dentally anxious? Concordance between measures of dental anxiety
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 24:346-50. 1996
    ..The results of the study suggest the need to revisit the issue of measurement in studies of dental anxiety...
  29. ncbi request reprint Response and nonresponse bias in oral health surveys
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Public Health Dent 60:72-81. 2000
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  30. ncbi request reprint Effects of non-response on estimates derived from an oral health survey of older adults
    D Locker
    Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 21:108-13. 1993
    ..These results indicate that response rates lower than those conventionally regarded as acceptable do not necessarily compromise the results of epidemiological studies...
  31. ncbi request reprint Work-related stress and its predictors among Canadian dental assistants
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 17:263-6. 1989
    ..9% of those who said that their job was not at all stressful (P less than 0.0001). These findings have implications for the way in which dental practice is organised and managed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Validity and reliability of a questionnaire for measuring child oral-health-related quality of life
    A Jokovic
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, 124 Edward Street, ON, Canada M5G 1G6
    J Dent Res 81:459-63. 2002
    ..05) and overall well-being (p < 0.01). The Cronbach's alpha and intraclass correlation coefficient for the CPQ(11-14) were 0.91 and 0.90, respectively. These results suggest that the CPQ(11-14) is valid and reliable...
  33. ncbi request reprint How well do parents know their children? Implications for proxy reporting of child health-related quality of life
    A Jokovic
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, ON, Canada
    Qual Life Res 13:1297-307. 2004
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  34. ncbi request reprint Toothbrushing competency among high-risk grade one students: an evaluation of two methods of dental health education
    R J Hawkins
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, 124 Edward Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5G 1G6
    J Public Health Dent 61:197-202. 2001
    ..To evaluate the effectiveness of two methods of dental health education (DHE) for improving toothbrushing competency among grade one students at high risk for dental diseases...
  35. ncbi request reprint Oral self-care behaviours in older dentate adults
    B J Payne
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 20:376-80. 1992
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  36. ncbi request reprint Psychological factors and perceptions of pain associated with dental treatment
    J Maggirias
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 30:151-9. 2002
    ..These results indicate that pain is as much a cognitive and emotional construct as a physiological experience. They also have implications for dentists' behaviour when providing dental care...
  37. doi request reprint Canadian dental students' perceptions of stress and social support
    V Muirhead
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Eur J Dent Educ 12:144-8. 2008
    ..Further studies are needed to elucidate the role of social support and proxy measures as potential dental school stress alleviators...
  38. pmc Need and demand for sedation or general anesthesia in dentistry: a national survey of the Canadian population
    B Chanpong
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Anesth Prog 52:3-11. 2005
    ..001). In conclusion, this study demonstrates that there is significant need and demand for sedation and GA in the Canadian adult population...
  39. ncbi request reprint Association of symptoms and signs of TM disorders in an adult population
    D Locker
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 17:150-3. 1989
    ..Validity tests showed a sensitivity of 81.4% and a specificity of 48.3%. When "false" positives and "true" positives were compared, the former were found to be significantly less likely to report pain...
  40. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of symptoms associated with temporomandibular disorders in a Canadian population
    D Locker
    Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 16:310-3. 1988
    ..The proportion in need of treatment varied from 3.5% to 9.7% according to the case definition used...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prevention. Part 8: The use of pit and fissure sealants in preventing caries in the permanent dentition of children
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Br Dent J 195:375-8. 2003
    ..However, careful selection of patients and teeth for sealant placement is required to ensure cost-effectiveness...
  42. ncbi request reprint Sensory and affective components of orofacial pain: is it all in your brain?
    H C Tenenbaum
    Department of Dentistry, Wasser Pain Management Centre, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Crit Rev Oral Biol Med 12:455-68. 2001
    ..These changes may be quite subtle and require sophisticated approaches, such as functional MRI, to study them, as is now being done. New findings obtained therefore may lead to more rational and reliable treatment for orofacial pain...
  43. ncbi request reprint Associations between xerostomia and health status indicators in the elderly
    David W Matear
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1G6, Canada
    J R Soc Promot Health 126:79-85. 2006
    ..g. demographic and health status indicators). This paper aims to report on the severity of xerostomia in the elderly population and investigate the relationship with other aspects of perceived health...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prevention. Part 7: professionally applied topical fluorides for caries prevention
    R Hawkins
    University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Br Dent J 195:313-7. 2003
    ..A cleaning, or prophylaxis, is not necessary before the application of topical fluoride for caries prevention. In conclusion, when used appropriately, PATFs are a safe, effective means of reducing caries risk among high-risk populations...
  45. ncbi request reprint Changes in chewing ability with ageing: a 7-year study of older adults
    D Locker
    Community Dental Health Services Research Unit, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    J Oral Rehabil 29:1021-9. 2002
    ..Factors which predict the patterns of change identified by this study need to be explored in order to enhance our understanding of changes in the chewing ability of this population as it ages...
  46. ncbi request reprint A general dental practice research network: impact of oral health in general dental practice patients
    E J Kay
    Dental Health Services Research, University of Manchester Dental Hospital and School, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester M5 6FH
    Br Dent J 194:621-5; discussion 611. 2003
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  47. ncbi request reprint The mouth-body split: conceptual models of oral health and their relationship to general health among ethnic minorities in South Thames Health Region
    M Corrigan
    Department of Dental Public Health and Oral Health Services Research, Guy's Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Community Dent Health 18:42-6. 2001
    ..This finding has important implications both for the design of measures which seek to assess oral health related quality of life, and for the development of health promotional materials...
  48. doi request reprint Changes in parent-assessed oral health-related quality of life among young children following dental treatment under general anaesthetic
    P E Malden
    Capital and Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 36:108-17. 2008
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  49. ncbi request reprint Cross-cultural adaptation of the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP) for the Malaysian adult population
    R Saub
    Department Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Community Dent Health 24:166-75. 2007
    ..The aim of this project was to develop an oral health related-quality of life measure for the Malaysian adult population aged 18 and above by the cross-cultural adaption the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP)...
  50. ncbi request reprint The impact of oral conditions on the quality of life of the Malaysian adult population: preliminary results
    R Saub
    Department of Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur
    Med J Malaysia 61:438-46. 2006
    ..The preliminary results revealed that a substantial proportion of the sample included in this study experienced frequent psychosocial impacts associated with oral conditions...
  51. ncbi request reprint An evaluation of the Child Perceptions Questionnaire in the UK
    Z Marshman
    Department of Oral Health and Development, School of Clinical Dentistry, Sheffield, UK
    Community Dent Health 22:151-5. 2005
    ..To assess the reliability and validity of the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ11-14), an oral health related quality of life measure for 11-14 year old children, for use in the UK...
  52. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ 11-14)
    L A Foster Page
    Department of Oral Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Otago, PO Box 647, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Dent Res 84:649-52. 2005
    ..Children in the worst 25% of the DMFS distribution had higher CPQ(11-14) scores overall and for each of the 4 subscales. The construct validity of the CPQ(11-14) appears to be acceptable...
  53. ncbi request reprint Variations in restorative treatment decisions: an international comparison
    E J Kay
    Turner Dental School, University of Manchester, England
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 24:376-9. 1996
    ..The dentists' action thresholds also differed. However, methodological issues mean that the data from the study need to be interpreted with caution...
  54. ncbi request reprint Reduced neuropsychologic measures as predictors of treatment outcome in patients with temporomandibular disorders
    M L Grossi
    PUCRS Dental School, Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sol, Brazil
    J Orofac Pain 15:329-39. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: We conclude that various neuropsychologic, psychosocial, and some clinical parameters may provide pretreatment prediction of treatment outcome in an idiopathic TMD population...
  55. ncbi request reprint The self-assessed oral health status of individuals from White, Indian, Chinese and Black Caribbean communities in South-east England
    J T Newton
    Division of Dental Public Health and Oral Health Services Research, Guy s Hospital, Guy s, King s, and St Thomas Dental Institute, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 31:192-9. 2003
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  56. ncbi request reprint Is dental health education effective? A systematic review of current evidence
    E J Kay
    Department of Oral Health and Development, Tumer Dental School University of Manchester, England
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 24:231-5. 1996
    ..The results of this analysis suggest that further efforts to synthesise current information about dental health education, in a systematic way, are required, along with maintenance of rigorous scientific standards in evaluation research...
  57. ncbi request reprint A general dental practice research network--philosophy, activities and participant views
    E J Kay
    Dental Health Services Research, University of Manchester Dental Hospital and School, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester M15 6FH
    Br Dent J 194:545-9. 2003
    ..Once the practitioners had acquired the relevant skills, they undertook a research project, which will be reported in a later paper...