Special Issue "2nd Edition of Oral Diseases and Public Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 March 2022.
Interests: functional anatomy; masticatory muscles; temporomandibular disorders; craniofacial morphology; oral tissue microscopy; oral disease epidemiology
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The maintenance of general health, well-being and of the overall quality of life recognizes the key role of oral health. Most oral diseases have multiple etiologic and pathogenetic items and present risk factors related to the environment and to the patient lifestyles that interact with genetic heritage.
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the appearance of a wide spectrum of clinical systemic and oral manifestations that suggest different responses of the single patient to the same infective agent. In the oral cavity, alveolar bone pain, mucosal ulcerations, xerostomia, and alteration of the taste perception were reported in patients affected by SARS-CoV-2. Genetic and immune system features may represent predisposing factors to different presentation of oral signs and symptoms in terms of localization, severity, and clinical course. Evaluation of these aspects during the diagnosis and treatment planning together with the development and application of even more precise, non-invasive, and early diagnostic tools is crucial to design patient-centered clinical intervention. Personalized medicine needs to investigate the integration of environmental risk factors with innate variables to set a therapeutic customized program with a multidisciplinary approach.
After the success of the previous Special Issue on “Oral Diseases and Public Health,” we are pleased to invite researchers to contribute to the second Special Issue. Similarly, this Special Issue seeks research papers on the various aspects of the oral diseases management including diagnostic, epidemiologic, therapeutic and maintenance strategies with both basic and clinical research focus. In particular, we encourage the submission of original and review studies assessing how all these factors may impact public health.
Prof. Dr. Claudia Dellavia
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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2300 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.
- oral epidemiology
- oral health
- early diagnosis
- risk factors
- diagnostic tools
- oral diseases
- community dentistry