Special Issue "Oral Health and Diseases"
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: closed (15 June 2021).
Interests: oral health; special care in dentistry; gerodontology; oral health and diseases
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Previous studies have been reported about the strong association between several systemic diseases and dental diseases, such as caries, periodontitis, and periapical jaw lesions. The influence of oral diseases on general health is mostly attributed to the nature of these diseases, which are primarily chronic bacterial infections that have a local effect of compromised teeth´s periodontal tissues and a systemic effect, whereby the increased levels of inflammatory mediators contribute to endothelial dysfunction and carotid artery plaque formation.
On the other hand, preventive strategies should be implemented to reduce oral problems, due to the negative consequences on individuals and communities in terms of pain and suffering, functional impairments, and reduced quality of life. Psychosocial factors, such as improved awareness, knowledge, and attitudes toward dental health care in both children and adult patients are included in general health status improvements.
This Special Issue will focus on oral health and diseases and their impact on clinical practice. Full papers of original articles, communications, and review articles are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Francisco Javier Rodríguez-Lozano
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Oral health
- Special patients
- Oral health care of patients with special needs
- Oral bisphosphonates
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Jaw osteonecrosis
- Periodontal disease
- Dental treatment