Special Issue "Effect of Smoking on Oral Health"

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Alessandro Scardina
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Guest Editor
Department of Surgical, Oncological and Stomatological Disciplines, Università degli Studi di Palermo, 90133 Palermo, Italy
Interests: surgical; oncological; stomatological disciplines

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The effects of smoking, especially if prolonged over time, cause significant alterations in oral health. Risk of periodontitis and teeth missing is increased significantly by long-term smoking, poor oral hygiene, and poor diet. The destruction of periodontal tissue by smoking and the unfavorable clinical course of periodontal disease have been reported in cigarette-smoking patients. Data from existing studies point to smoking and diabetes as biological-associated factors for peri-implantitis. In addition, smoking is a risk factor for persistent oral HPV and candida infection, and oral HPV infection may be associated with increased concentrations of salivary IgG and lysozyme. Smoking is also a risk factor in numerous pathologies of the oral mucosa, such as oral cancer. This Special Issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) focuses on the current state of knowledge on the links between smoking and human health. New research papers, reviews, case reports, and conference papers are welcome to this issue.

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Alessandro Scardina
Guest Editor

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  • oral health
  • smoking habit
  • periodontal disease
  • oral cancer
  • oral microcirculation
  • peri-implant health
  • oral surgery
  • ONJ
  • tooth restoration
  • periapical periodontitis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: 12-month smoking cessation program lowers soluble CD44 levels in a high-risk population
Authors: Drew Smith; Elizabeth J Franzmann; Noel Barengo
Affiliation: Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA

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