American Journal of Health Research

Special Issue

Oral Health Status in Yemen

  • Submission Deadline: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Ahmed A. Madfa
About This Special Issue
“People do not care how much you know, but they know how much you care.” Therefore, the need for oral health care in Yemen (developing country) is increasing and is paralleled by an increasing number of dental faculties as well as public/private hospital and clinics. However, until now no information is available about the health status among Yemeni Population. This information is needed to assist the designing of appropriate measures in the planning phase of health care for Yemeni population. Moreover, little prospective information exists about the impact of medical conditions of Yemeni population.

This special issue will focus on health education, health promotion, health quality and health managements in dental faculties as well as public/private hospital and clinics. This will provide data-base for oral and medical health in Yemen and in turn will help to improve the services supplied for patients.

We encourage researchers, postgraduate students, researchers and lecturers to submit their original/review articles about status of oral heath in Yemen.

Lead Guest Editor
  • Ahmed A. Madfa

    Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Thamar, Dhamar, Yemen

Guest Editors
  • Fadhel Alsanabani

    Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Thamar, Dhamar, Yemen

Published Articles
  • Idiopathic Gingival Fibromatosis – Case Report

    Abdullah G. Amran , Ahmed A. Madfa

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-2, January 2015
    Pages: 16-19
    Received: Nov. 20, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 22, 2014
    Published: Jan. 22, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2015030102.14
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    Abstract: Idiopathic gingival enlargement is a type of gingival fibromatosis characterized by progressive overgrowth of the gingival tissues.This case report presented the clinical features of a typical idiopathic gingival enlargement which was treated with external bevel gingivactomy. The patient presented with generalized diffuse gingival enlargement invol... Show More
  • Impression about Healthcare Services at Medical Hospitals in Dhamar City, Yemen

    Hamzah A. Al-washali , Hamzah A. Al-Dawlah , Fadhel A. Al-Sanabani , Nasr H. Al-Qudaimi , Xiao-Guang Yue , Abdullah G. Amran , Ahmed A. Madfa

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-2, January 2015
    Pages: 10-15
    Received: Nov. 07, 2014
    Accepted: Nov. 10, 2014
    Published: Jan. 22, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2015030102.13
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    Abstract: Health systems consist of all the people and actions whose primary purpose is to improve health. It is therefore urgent to assess current performance and to judge how health systems can reach their potential. This cross sectional study was conducted in Dhamar city, Yemen to assess the impression about level of the healthcare services. About 240 sub... Show More
  • Prevalence of Dental Anxiety and Fear among Medical Students at University of Thamar

    Ahmed A. Madfa , Abdullah G. Amran , Fadhel A. Al-Sanabani , Mohammed N. Alhajj , Nasr H. Al-Qudaimi , Nayl A. AL-Malahy , Hamzah A. Al-washali , Xiao-Guang Yue

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-2, January 2015
    Pages: 5-9
    Received: Oct. 04, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 09, 2014
    Published: Jan. 22, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2015030102.12
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    Abstract: Background/purpose: Fear from dental treatment is widespread distressing problem for the dentist. Anxiety may have an impact to the dentist-patient relationship and it may cause to misdiagnosis. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the levels of dental anxiety and fear among medical students at University of Thamar.Materials and methods: Dental an... Show More
  • Evaluation of the Occlusion and Maxillary Dental Arch Dimensions in the Mixed Dentitions of Yemeni Population

    Nasr H. Al-Qudaimi , Fakhri A. Ali , Ahmed A. Madfa , Fadhel A. Al-Sanabani

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1-2, January 2015
    Pages: 1-4
    Received: Dec. 17, 2014
    Accepted: Dec. 25, 2014
    Published: Jan. 22, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.s.2015030102.11
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    Abstract: Determination the dental arch dimensions in human populations is necessary for various fields of dental sciences. This study was designed to evaluate the maxillary dental arch dimensions of Yemeni children aged (10-12) years. The sample was gathered from primary and intermediate school in Sana'a city, Yemen. Clinical examination was performed on 20... Show More