Special Issue "Dietary Interventions for Human General and Oral Health and Disease Reduction"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Theodoros Varzakas
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Guest Editor
Dr. Maria Antoniadou
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Guest Editor
Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Thivon 2, Goudi, GR-11527 Athens, Greece
Interests: adult education; management of health units; sustainability in health units, communication strategies; leadership coaching; oral health coaching; nutritional coaching; geriatric patients, diet interventions for caries control
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of Applied Sciences titled “Dietary Interventions for Human General and Oral Health and Disease Reduction”.

According to WHO, "a healthy diet is essential for good health and nutrition". It protects us against many chronic noncommunicable diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and dental caries. Eating a variety of foods and consuming less salt, sugars, and saturated and industrially produced trans-fats is essential to a healthy diet. Furthermore, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, 4 of the top 10 leading causes of death in the United States are directly linked to diet—that is, heart disease, cancer, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. In the field of oral health, diet approaches also secure the control of dental caries, ensuring that people keep their teeth when they are elders. The presence of natural teeth during the human lifespan guarantees the quality of life. A healthy diet style also helps the immune system to cope better with viral diseases such as COVID-19, while it certainly affects the psychological part of the human equation. The evidence so far clearly shows that if nutritional needs are ignored, health outcomes worsen. Our environment does not sufficiently enable individuals to make healthier choices easily.

Therefore, research on these matters is important not only for patients but also for the better health of the professionals in the health industry. There is not enough evidence on the diet habits of doctors, much less about their education regarding nutrition, enabling them to better perform their duties and stay healthy themselves. The same is true for the education of patients regarding a better diet style. The benefits of improving nutritional care through relevant education and providing adequate hydration to patients are immense, especially for those with long-term conditions and chronic general and oral diseases.

The aim of this Special Issue is to enhance the subject of nutrition as a key part of human well-being in different systematic and oral diseases. Furthermore, it will approach diet from the point of view of professionals so that they themselves can stay healthy in busy and stressful working environments. Papers discussing educational diet coaching issues are also welcome.

As a further aim, a goal of this Special Issue is to address modern food technology issues, supplementary foods, fermentative products and diet styles for the general and oral health improvement of adults.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Dental caries and supplements or fermented foods;
  • Obesity and malnutrition vs. dental caries;
  • Nutritional approaches in systematic and oral diseases;
  • Education on diet styles;
  • Diet and psychological wellbeing of adults;
  • Nutritional issues for professionals in the health industry.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Theodoros Varzakas
Dr. Maria Antoniadou
Guest Editors

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. Applied Sciences 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.


  • nutrition
  • malnutrition
  • obesity
  • Mediterranean diet
  • dental caries
  • systematic diseases
  • nutritional coaching

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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