Special Issue "Oral Health Care in Paediatric Dentistry"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: paediatric dentistry; restorative dentistry; dental materials; esthetic dentistry; oral diseases; dental traumatology
Oral health is an integral part of general health and enables people to live without discomfort or embarrassment. Early childhood is a key period in the construction of healthy life habits that affect oral health. Early childhood caries is a significant public health problem that can be found throughout the general population. Worldwide children continue to have a high rate of dental disease, and this burden of illness is mostly represented by children in low-income families and socially disantvantaged families. There is sound evidence that preventive dental visits improve oral health and reduce later costs, and good evidence that fluoridation therapy and fissure sealants decreases the rate of dental caries, particularly in high-risk populations. Untreated carious lesions commonly lead to a poor quality of life with functional, aesthetic, and psychological problems. Paediatric dentists play an important role in identifying children at high risk for dental disease and in advocating for more comprehensive and universal dental care for children. Lifestyle changes during COVID-19 pandemic will have an effect on oral health of parents and their children.
In this Special Issue, papers that explore the etiology, prevalence, symptoms, risk factors, evaluation strategies, treatments, dental trauma and any other aspect of oral health in children are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Kristina Gorseta
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. 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.
- child oral health
- dental caries
- fissure sealing
- dental trauma