Special Issue "Preventive Dentistry and Dental Public Health"

A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767). This special issue belongs to the section "Preventive Dentistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2023 | Viewed by 265

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Pizzo
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Guest Editor
Department of Surgical, Oncological and Oral Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Palermo, 90127 Palermo, Italy
Interests: oral diseases; preventive dentistry; dental public health; periodontology
Prof. Dr. Livia Ottolenghi
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Guest Editor
Department of Odontostomatological and Maxillofacial Sciences, School of Dentistry, Sapienza University of Rome, 00161 Rome, Italy
Interests: dental health; dental hygiene

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Oral diseases pose a major health burden for many countries and affect nearly 3.5 billion people throughout their lifetime, causing pain, discomfort, loss of function, and even death. In a relevant number of countries, the prevalence of oral diseases continues to increase, while it is now universally acknowledged that most oral health conditions are largely preventable and can be easily treated in their early stages. Moreover, inequalities and social gradients in oral health have been reported all over the world, and socio-economic factors are considered to be responsible for most of the widening inequalities in oral health.

Dental public health covers a wide range and includes such topics as oral epidemiology, oral health promotion, oral health education, behavioural sciences related to dentistry, oral-health-service research, and prevention of oral diseases with particular emphasis on the care of people with disabilities and vulnerable groups. Preventive dentistry covers the scientific basis and clinical practice of the prevention of oral diseases (e.g., caries, periodontal disease, and oral cancer) and other relevant conditions (e.g., erosion, dentin hypersensitivity, and traumatic dental injuries). New developments in diagnosis and risk assessment of oral diseases, as well as in oral care products, are also covered.

Papers addressing the topics listed above are welcome for this Special Issue, including pre-clinical studies, epidemiological surveys, clinical trials, narrative reviews, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses. Reports dealing with people of all age groups are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Pizzo
Prof. Dr. Guglielmo Campus
Prof. Dr. Livia Ottolenghi
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • preventive dentistry
  • dental public health
  • community dentistry
  • oral health
  • oral epidemiology
  • oral health promotion
  • oral health education
  • fluoride
  • sealants
  • varnishes
  • mouth rinses
  • toothbrushes
  • toothpastes
  • mechanical plaque control
  • chemical plaque control
  • professional mechanical plaque removal
  • prevention of periodontal disease
  • sugars and caries prevention
  • oral cancer prevention
  • prevention of traumatic dental injuries
  • management of dentin hypersensitivity
  • management of initial caries
  • management of dental wear
  • prevention for people with disabilities and vulnerable group
  • dental health services in Europe and around the world

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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