Special Issue "Management and Health Care in Pediatric Dentistry"
A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016).
Interests: restorative dentistry; laser dentistry; cell culture
Interests: pediatric dentistry; conservative dentistry; oral health related quality of life
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Management and Health Care in Pediatric Dentistry is still, unfortunately, a red-hot topic. The incidence of tooth decay in children and adolescents has declined from the early 1970s, due to fluoride toothpaste and improved oral hygiene. However, there is, evidence that this decrease in caries is partially reversing again, especially in the younger age groups, in lower socioeconomic groups and in children with migration background or of ethnic minority groups. For children ages 2 to 5, 70% of the caries is found in 8% of the population and approximately 40% of children have dental caries by the age of five indicating that Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is a serious public health problem. This special issue "Management and Health Care in Pediatric Dentistry” aims to report new trends in managing caries in pediatric patients. New approaches on how to confront the renewed caries increase should be identified.
Topics might include, but are not limited to:
- Early and periodic screening of childhood caries
- Diagnostics in pediatric patients
- Treatments in pediatric patients
- Incidence and prevalence of dental caries in children
- Caries prevention in children
- Early childhood caries
- Treatment needs in childhood caries
- Endodontic treatment in primary teeth
- Restorative treatment in primary teeth
- Oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) in children
Assoc. Prof. Priv. Doz. Barbara Cvikl
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. dent. habil. Katrin Bekes
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- pediatric dentistry
- Early Childhood Caries
- primary teeth
- deciduous teeth
- mixed dentition
- oral health-related quality of life