Special Issue "Advances in Clinical Periodontology"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 54

Special Issue Editors

Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Iuliu Haţieganu”, 400349 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: orthodontics; growth and development; ortho-perio; dentistry
Department of Pathophysiology, Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Victor Babeş Street, No. 2-4, 400012 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: oxidative stress; nitrosative stress; inflammation; nanomedicine
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Prof. Dr. Mihaela Hedesiu
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Guest Editor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Implantology, Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 400029 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: CBCT; computed tomography; digital radiography; head and neck radiology; dentistry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Periodontitis is a public health problem whose high prevalence contributes to the global burden of chronic non-communicable diseases. There is a growing recognition in the periodontal community of the impact of periodontal disease, and its treatment, on the quality of life and general well-being of patient. Periodontitis is a bacterial-associated and host-mediated multifactorial inflammatory disease. Although the overall phenotype of chronic periodontitis may be similar across patients, the underlying cause of the disease varies from person to person. Traditional periodontal treatment fails primarily when local inflammation caused by bacterial invasion is met with an uncontrolled host immune response. Novel responses to periodontitis will require an understanding of individual molecular pathogenesis and the development of target-oriented therapeutic drugs.

There is also an increasing number of adult patients with sequelae of periodontal diseases seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their occlusion and quality of life. Orthodontic treatment of periodontal patients with a multidisciplinary approach is increasingly frequent and should be planned individually, considering bone losses suffered by each patient. Respecting some limitations, it is possible to improve the level of bone insertion, smile aesthetics and masticatory function, to facilitate oral hygiene through the orthodontic treatment of adult patients with little bone support. It is also important to highlight that there are unique aspects in the orthodontic retention in these cases.

This Special Issue will be dedicated to new perspectives and technologies in the diagnosis, treatment and multidisciplinary combined approach of periodontal-affected patients.

Dr. Dana Gabriela Festila
Prof. Dr. Adriana Elena Bulboaca
Prof. Dr. Mihaela Hedesiu
Guest Editors

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  • periodontites
  • periodontal regeneration
  • periodontal grafts
  • orthodontic treatment
  • treatment stability
  • treatment technologies

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