Special Issue "Dentistry, Orthodontics and Maxillo-Facial Surgery, Traditional and Smart Approaches"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2023) | Viewed by 2555
Interests: orthodontics; pediatric dentistry; oral medicine; oropharyngeal neoplasms; hygiene; prevention
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Dental and craniofacial diseases are a common term for an extensive group of diseases with multiple characteristics and a variety of craniofacial manifestations. Moreover, systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), adverse pregnancy outcomes and unbalanced functional occlusion could critically impact the general well-being of both growing and adult patients. In elderly patients, the good maintenance of oral health, which manifests as an efficient mastication and a mouth free of inflammation, is a part of the WHO recommendations for healthy aging. The oral commensal could become pathogenic upon migration to extra-oral sites and the direct or indirect toxic effects of viruses, fungi and bacteria and their products, and can maintain a status of general chronic inflammation that is a common environment for many diseases. Non-invasive diagnosis of numerous systemic illnesses is possible through testing saliva, for its intrinsic availability and easy collection; this has increased interest in the oral microbiome, oral cavity biology and biomechanics. To determine the significance of this initial evidence, integrated with the more traditional field of medical imaging and recently developed machine learning techniques, a sub-area of artificial intelligence, can greatly contribute to the concept of the mouth as window of human well-being. The aim of this Special Issue is to collect methods, pilot studies and feasibility research and evidence-based data on the mouth and the use of diagnostic and therapeutic instruments for oral cavities for the wellness of the entire body, as the principle “earlier the diagnosis is made, sooner treatment can begin, and better will be the outlook of patients” is applicable here.
Dr. Assunta Patano
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