Special Issue "Epidemiology and New Classification of Periodontal Disease"

A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Grimm
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Guest Editor
emeritus, Periodontology, School of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Health, Witten/Herdecke University, A.-Herrhausen-Street 50, 58 455 Witten, Germany
Interests: periodontology; minimal-invasive periodontology; regenerative dentistry; regenerative medicine; stem cell transplantation; cell free transplantation of stem cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, entitled “Epidemiology and the New Classification of Periodontal Disease,” aims to express the ongoing debate in periodontology. Periodontology is a dentistry area in continuous evolution, drawing from the most recent technological innovations as well as from the most accredited scientific reports and practical experience, the basis for updating knowledge in the field. This Special Issue provides a comprehensive view of state-of-art developments in periodontology, outlined by research experts from different countries, to clarify emerging directions in the periodontal field, especially in periodontal medicine.

The main goal of periodontal therapy is to treat the infection caused by periodontal pathogenic biofilm and to arrest or slow down further attachment and bone loss, ultimately preventing tooth loss. Successful treatment is evidenced clinically by a reduction of probing pocket depths (PPD) and a decrease in bleeding sores (i.e., bleeding on probing) along with the reformation of a dentogingival environment that allows effective oral-hygiene measures. These clinical improvements should ideally be accompanied by gain of clinical attachment level (CAL) and radiographic bone-fill. Recent years have seen an increased demand for periodontal treatment from both regenerative periodontology and from regenerative implantology, and in addition, patient and clinician expectations of treatment outcomes continue to rise.

All these innovations make it necessary to constantly update our knowledge with the help of experts and clinicians and to continue to acquire and consolidate new skills. Therefore, treatment concepts aiming to provide a clinical benefit should be based on a sound biological rationale incorporating not only the use of regenerative methods and materials, but also taking into consideration the defect’s innate healing potential. With this aim, the present Special Issue covers a variety of topics, including minimal-invasive methods, regenerative materials, the management of systemic diseases associated with periodontal inflammation, the epidemiology and risk factors in periodontology, the preventive approach to manage the subgingival biofilm, and the different periodontal treatment strategies distributed to periodontal diseased patients and to systemic diseased periodontal patients.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolf-Dieter Grimm
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Epidemiology of Periodontal Disease
  • New Classification of Periodontal Disease
  • Full-mouth treatment modalities (within 24 hours) of Periodontal Disease
  • Minimal-invasive Periodontology
  • Regenerative Periodontology
  • Periodontal Medicine

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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