Special Issue "The Value of Fluorescence Enhanced Diagnosis and Therapy Guidance in Dentistry"

A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767). This special issue belongs to the section "Restorative Dentistry and Traumatology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Liviu Steier
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Department of Preventive and Restorative Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Interests: fluorophores; photobiomodulation; photoactivated disinfection; bioactive glass; hypochlorous acid; root canal disinfection; root canal obturation; restorative dentistry; arrested caries; infected dentin; affected dentin; demineralization; remineralization; prosthodontics; peri-implantitis; regeneration
Prof. Dr. Hervé Tassery
Guest Editor
Department of Restorative Dentistry of Marseille Dental School, Aix-Marseille University, 13007 Marseille, France
Interests: Cariology; restorative dentistry; preventive dentistry; dental caries; glass Ionomer cements

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bioluminescence has successfully created benefits for in vitro research as well as for bioimaging in diagnosis, guidance, and monitoring of treatment goal achievement. Different light sources and a great selection of endogenous and exogenous fluorophores prove to be a highly valuable addition.

Fluorescence currently finds its application in clinical dentistry in resin curing, caries diagnosis, activity monitoring, diseased tissue removal guidance, plaque and calculus identification and removal, mucosal and tumor diagnosis, and fluorescence-guided surgery. Photoactivated disinfection and photobiomodulation round up the spectrum of use.

This Special Issue welcomes submissions covering fluorescence-guided surgery and enhanced theragnosis (diagnosis and treatment guidance) in all the clinical specialties as well as for photoactivated disinfection and photobiomodulation.

Prof. Dr. Liviu Steier
Prof. Dr. Hervé Tassery
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Dentistry Journal 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 1400 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.


  • Fluorescence Enhanced Theragnosis
  • photoactivated disinfection
  • photo biomodulation
  • endo/exogenous fluorophores
  • caries
  • active caries
  • arrested caries
  • demineralization
  • remineralization
  • plaque
  • calculus
  • peri-implantitis
  • periodontitis
  • early tumor detection
  • tumor margins
  • oral squamous cell carcinoma
  • leukoplakia

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Diagnosis of Biofilm-Associated Peri-Implant Disease Using a Fluorescence-Based Approach
Dent. J. 2021, 9(3), 24; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/dj9030024 - 27 Feb 2021
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Dental implants have become a routine component of daily dental practice and the demand for dental implants is expected to increase significantly in the future. Despite the high success rates of dental implants, failures do occur, resulting in discomfort, rampant destruction of the [...] Read more.
Dental implants have become a routine component of daily dental practice and the demand for dental implants is expected to increase significantly in the future. Despite the high success rates of dental implants, failures do occur, resulting in discomfort, rampant destruction of the oral health, or painful and costly surgical replacement of a failed implant. Peri-implant diseases are inflammatory conditions affecting the soft/hard tissues surrounding a functional dental implant. Plenty of experimental evidence indicates that the accumulation of dental plaque at the soft tissue–implant interface and the subsequent local inflammatory response seems to be key in the pathogenesis of the peri-implant mucositis. Such peri-implant–soft tissue interface is less effective than natural teeth in resisting bacterial invasion, enhancing vulnerability to subsequent peri-implant disease. Furthermore, in certain individuals, it will progress to peri-implantitis, resulting in alveolar bone loss and implant failure. Although early diagnosis and accurate identification of risk factors are extremely important to effectively prevent peri-implant diseases, current systematic reviews revealed that a uniform classification and diagnostic methodology for peri-implantitis are lacking. Recent progress on fluorescence-based technology enabled rapid diagnosis of the disease and effective removal of plaques. Here, we briefly review biofilm-associated peri-implant diseases and propose a fluorescence-based approach for more accurate and objective diagnoses. A fluorescence-based diagnosis tool through headlights combined with special-filtered dental loupes may serve as a hands-free solution for both precise diagnosis and effective removal of plaque-biofilms. Full article
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