Special Issue "Oral Health Promotion by Controlling the Composition of the Oral Microbiome"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: oral bacteriology; halitosis; periodontitis; dental education; dental materials
Interests: periodontal disease; natural plant compounds; pathogenic microorganisms; virulence factors; biofilm
Interests: periodontology; bone resorption; immunology
Interests: oral malodor; oral microbiome; probiotics; salivary components
Many oral diseases such as dental caries, periodontal diseases, oral malodor, root canal infections, and candidiasis are caused by microorganisms. More than 700 species of commensal microorganisms inhabit the human oral cavity, many of which have been of great interest to researchers due to their pathogenic properties and their association with specific oral infections. The interactions between these pathogens and other commensal bacteria are still not well understood. The use of antimicrobial agents, including antibiotics, is one strategy to prevent and treat oral diseases. However, the abuse and inappropriate use of antimicrobial agents may lead to drug-resistance or microbial substitution. Several research groups are developing novel strategies to transform the oral microbiome from a pathogenic one to a healthy one. Some are focusing on the application of probiotic therapies that may promote a healthy oral microbiome, while others are investigating natural plant compounds that can be used as antimicrobial, anti-biofilm, and anti-adhesion agents. Even some commonly dental materials have been found to exert beneficial effects on oral health. We are launching a call for papers that focus on the aspects mentioned above. Articles related to the molecular mechanisms behind the pharmaceutical effects are welcome. Clinical submissions with biomolecular experiments are also welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Masahiro Yoneda
Prof. Daniel Grenier
Dr. Yasunori Yoshinaga
Prof. Dr. Nao Suzuki
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- oral flora composition
- natural plant compounds
- kampo medicine
- dental materials
- dental caries
- periodontal diseases
- root canal infections
- oral malodor