Special Issue "New Frontiers in Orofacial Diagnosis and Clinical Approach"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: digital dentistry; imaging; orthodontics; TMJ disorders; oral pathology; oral cancer; orofacial pain; craniofacial growth; oral health; general health; quality of life
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Special Issue in Journal of Clinical Medicine: Advancements and New Technologies in Clinical Dentistry
Advances in dentistry tend to be evolutionary rather than revolutionary. Dental clinicians are called to keep up with all the developments that are occurring simultaneously in this field. In this regard, new technologies are available to enhance the effectiveness of the diagnostic process and increase the spectrum of detectable pathologies, dimorphisms, and dysfunctions in the orofacial region, as well as to the new clinical approach to comprehensive dental care.
Some examples of new specific diagnostic systems are caries detection solutions (transillumination, laser-scanning, or fluorescence), software applications that automate the review of intraoral X-rays, advanced dental shade equipment, oral cancer detection systems, and salivary diagnostic tests. Additionally, digital smile design (DSD), facial scanning, photogrammetry and artificial intelligence (AI) are dramatically changing the diagnostic workflow for the assessment of dental/orofacial disharmonies.
The aim of this Special Issue is to provide the available evidence-based data of innovative advances and knowledge in oral diagnosis as well as to present the upcoming diagnostic and therapeutic technologies in the orofacial field.
In this regard, clinical and research studies aiming to spread the knowledge of new techniques/advances are welcomed. Studies with new approaches or providing novel information are of higher priority. Case reports and reviews including studies involving the aforementioned topics will also be welcomed.
Prof. Rosalia Maria Leonardi
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- digital workflow
- oral surgery
- surface matching
- desktop scanners
- intraoral scanners
- face scanners
- dynamic articulators
- software for dentistry
- guided surgery
- custom-made appliance