Topical Collection "Light and Laser Dentistry"

A topical collection in Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767). This collection belongs to the section "Lasers in Dentistry".


Lead Collection Editor
Prof. Dr. Samir Nammour

1. General Director of the European inter-Universities group of EMDOLA (European Master Degree in Oral Laser Applications); 2. Director of the post-graduate: Laser Applications in Dental Medicine ; Department of Dental Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Liege, Quai Godfroid Kurth 45, 4020 Liege, Belgium
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Interests: Photo-biomodulation (PBM) therapy, laser dentistry, oral surgery and pathology, enamel fluoridation, dentinal adhesion to composites, interaction laser–matter
Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Kenji Yoshida

Aichi Gakuin University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nisshin, Japan
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Interests: photobiomodulation; LLLT; photodynamic therapy; photodynamic diagnosis; oral laser surgery; oral and maxillofacial surgery
Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Aldo Brugnera Junior

National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT)—“Basic Optics and Applied to Life Sciences”—IFSC, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Interests: photobiomodulation, photodynamic therapy, laser in cavity preparation, dental hypersensitive and mucosite

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit your studies, letters, case reports and any overviews related to the keywords of our sub-editorial board. Several studies are currently focusing on the materials and lights used daily in practices. Their interactions with oral tissues can induce, produce or provoke biological effects that can be appreciated or unwished. Knowledge of their process of interaction is necessary to improve the quality of treatments or products and to avoid side effects. Furthermore, several lights have been proposed for oral treatments in different fields. The understanding of their effects on biological material can improve or prohibit their applications (e.g., bio-activation, bio-modulation, magnetic properties, mechanical properties, chemical properties, tissue overheating, etc.). Thus, studies focused on light applications, matters used in oral treatments and fundamental studies can enlighten us the interaction process with biological oral tissues and improve the quality of oral treatments. In the oral environment, there are both hard (bone and teeth) and soft (gingival and mucosal tissues) tissues, providing complex functions and aesthetics. Treatment modalities including light energy should specifically target these tissues for the best biological responses and clinical outcomes. Thus, research and clinical studies focused on the application of light on the various oral tissues would enlighten the biological and interactive mechanisms that can eventually improve the quality of treatment for oral conditions and needs.

Prof. Samir Nammour
Prof. Aldo Brugnera Junior
Prof. Kenji Yoshida
Collection Editors

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  • Light applications
  • Light interaction with biological oral tissues
  • Clinical applications using a new material
  • Interaction between materials and oral tissues
  • Case reports
  • Basic research including molecular biology
  • Properties of light-emitting sources including lasers for oral tissues
  • Bio-interactive mechanisms—wavelengths, parameters, indications
  • Clinical studies of such applications
  • New materials and advantages
  • Limitations and risks

Published Papers

This collection is now open for submission.
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