Special Issue "Dental Caries across the Adulthood Lifespan: Research and Clinical Practice"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
It is exciting and challenging how cariology has significantly evolved in the last decades. Recent research advances (including “omics” techniques) have enabled a better understanding of the complexity of dental biofilms (dental plaque) and their importance regarding balance in the etiopathology of dental caries. As result, dental caries is nowadays understood as a behavior-mediated biofilm disease. In parallel, the developments in materials and technologies (such as adhesive dentistry and digital dentistry) have also contributed to establishing the novel concepts of cariology and minimally invasive dentistry. “Personalized dental caries prevention and management”, “surgical and non-surgical management” of cavitated and non-cavitated lesions, “selective removal of caries tissues”, “motivational communication”, “biofilm modulation”, “dietary counseling”, and “interprofessional approaches” are pillars that support the most current principles of cariology. However, how to translate and implement all of those concepts into our daily clinical practice remains a challenge. Specifically, very demanding areas include the use of more accurate tools to identify specific preventive and therapeutic needs. An example would be the use of caries risk assessment systems that truly “personalize” individual’s risk and their changes or fluctuations throughout patient’s adulthood lifespan. Very importantly, personalized dental caries management in geriatric and special needs populations also deserve further attention. In the research field, very little is known about the interaction of cariogenic biofilms with the organic components of dental tissues, or about the role of the immune system in dental caries progression. Although significant advances have been made, we still have challenges to overcome from both research and clinical perspectives. We would like to invite you to contribute to this topic by submitting your original in vitro, in vivo, and clinical research studies, letters, or critical/narrative reviews. Our hope is that this Special Issue will support us in implementing evidence-based changes into our daily clinical practice as well as introducing us to new caries-related research strategies and possibilities.
Dr. Camila A. Zamperini
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- dental caries
- root caries
- cariogenic diets
- tooth remineralization
- cariostatic agents
- dental materials