Special Issue "Advance Research in Pediatric Dental Disease"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Pediatric Dentistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Maria Grazia Cagetti
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Director Post-graduated School in Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, 20142 Milan, Italy
Interests: pediatric dentistry; community dentistry; caries prevention; oral health promotion; caries epidemiology; oral health of special needs children
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Pediatric dentistry is taking on an increasingly important role in the dental scenario. Today, advanced pediatric dental research has a very wide spectrum, offering, on one hand, evidence on the efficacy of innovative technologies and, on the other, data on how traditional therapies are still extremely relevant. This is true for different topics within pediatric dentistry, such as children’s growth and development, behavior management in the dental environment, oral disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment, and all issues related to special needs children. However, many areas of research on pediatric dentistry still remain to be explored.

Some of the areas that need to be further investigated in the scientific world include:

  • New re-mineralizing agents for non-invasive treatment of early and advanced caries lesions, especially in young and children with special needs;
  • Bioactive materials and their application in endodontic and restorative therapies;
  • The role of functional foods and nutraceuticals to maintain and promote child oral health;
  • Preventive orthodontic treatments and advanced behavioral management and painless cares.

Another field of pediatric dentistry that should be explored with more attention is adolescence. Adolescence is a period of life in which the child begins to detach from the parental sphere with a consequent change in habits and/or lifestyles that could represent a risk to oral health. Teenagers should therefore be studied in order to promote a healthy lifestyle, important to help an adolescent to develop into a healthy adult subject.

Papers addressing these topics are invited to be submitted for this Special Issue, including systematic reviews, protocol papers, clinical trials, and observational studies.

Prof. Dr. Maria Grazia Cagetti
Prof. Dr. Guglielmo Campus
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Children is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • oral health promotion and prevention in children
  • caries prevention and management
  • re-mineralizing agents
  • special needs children
  • adolescents
  • bioactive materials

Published Papers (2 papers)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:

Research

Article
Fracture Resistance of Primary Zirconia Crowns: An In Vitro Study
Children 2022, 9(1), 77; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children9010077 - 05 Jan 2022
Viewed by 128
Abstract
In this study, we evaluated the fracture resistance of three commercially available prefabricated primary zirconia crowns and their correlation with dimensional variance. Methods: a total of 42 zirconia crowns were selected from three companies, (1) NuSmile primary zirconia crowns, (2) Cheng Crowns zirconia, [...] Read more.
In this study, we evaluated the fracture resistance of three commercially available prefabricated primary zirconia crowns and their correlation with dimensional variance. Methods: a total of 42 zirconia crowns were selected from three companies, (1) NuSmile primary zirconia crowns, (2) Cheng Crowns zirconia, and (3) Sprig EZ crowns. The crowns were divided into two groups based on their location in the oral cavity and further divided into subgroups based on the brand. All of the samples were subjected to fracture tests using a universal testing machine. Results: the mean load observed was highest with Cheng Crowns zirconia anterior crowns (1355 ± 484) and the least load was seen with Sprig EZ anterior crowns with a mean load of 339 ± 94. The mean load observed was highest with Cheng Crowns zirconia posterior crowns (1990 ± 485) followed by NuSmile posterior crowns and the least load was seen with Sprig EZ posterior crowns with a mean load of 661 ± 184. Conclusion: the Cheng crowns showed the highest fracture resistance amongst all three groups. Overall, the zirconia crowns (anterior and posterior) tested showed optimum mechanical properties to withstand the masticatory forces. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advance Research in Pediatric Dental Disease)
Show Figures

Figure 1

Article
Analysis of the Impact of Oral Health on Adolescent Quality of Life Using Standard Statistical Methods and Artificial Intelligence Algorithms
Children 2021, 8(12), 1156; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/children8121156 - 08 Dec 2021
Viewed by 432
Abstract
The aim of this study was to determine the impact of oral health on adolescent quality of life and to compare the results obtained using standard statistical methods and artificial intelligence algorithms. In order to measure the impact of oral health on adolescent [...] Read more.
The aim of this study was to determine the impact of oral health on adolescent quality of life and to compare the results obtained using standard statistical methods and artificial intelligence algorithms. In order to measure the impact of oral health on adolescent quality of life, a validated Serbian version of the Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (OIDP) scale was used. The total sample comprised 374 respondents. The obtained results were processed using standard statistical methods and machine learning, i.e., artificial intelligence algorithms—singular value decomposition. OIDP score was dichotomized into two categories depending on whether the respondents had or did not have oral or teeth problems affecting their life quality. Human intuition and machine algorithms came to the same conclusion on how the respondents should be divided. As such, method quality and the need to perform analyses of this type in dentistry studies were demonstrated. Using artificial intelligence algorithms, the respondents can be clustered into characteristic groups that allow the discovery of details not possible with the intuitive division of respondents by gender. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advance Research in Pediatric Dental Disease)
Show Figures

Figure 1

Back to TopTop