Special Issue "Salivary Medicine and Regeneration of Salivary Glands"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Mihnea-Ioan Nicolescu
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Histology and Regenerative Dentistry Division, Faculty of Dental Medicine, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: salivary regeneration; medical education; interstitial cells; telocytes; radiobiology
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Dear Colleagues,

Saliva is a biological fluid which maintains oral health (protecting teeth and tongue) while also taking an active part in digestion, taste sensing and antimicrobial mechanisms. A major clinical problem is the lack of saliva caused by various malfunctions of salivary glands. Repairing or regenerating the salivary glands by restoring a healthy cellular microenvironment is regarded as an appealing alternative to the current limited palliative-only treatments (sialagogues or artificial saliva). Salivary glands are known to possess an intrinsic recovery potential, which allows them to self-repair after experimental induced atrophy. The regeneration capability of salivary glands is among top research topics in salivary research.
Salivary biomarker data, as well as developmental pathways findings, are helping to rapidly piece together the puzzle of salivary gland regeneration.
In this Special Issue, we intend to sum up the latest discoveries in the field in order to serve as a useful tool for researchers that are interested in both saliva and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Mihnea-Ioan Nicolescu
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Saliva
  • Biomarkers
  • Salivary glands
  • Regenerative medicine

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Reliability of Screening Methods to Diagnose Oral Dryness and Evaluate Saliva Secretion
Dent. J. 2020, 8(3), 102; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8030102 - 02 Sep 2020
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In this study, we evaluated the reliability and reproducibility of widely implemented salivary flow rate and oral dryness tests. In experiment 1, twenty young and healthy Japanese participants volunteered to participate. For each participant, the oral moisture (OM) level, unstimulated whole saliva volume [...] Read more.
In this study, we evaluated the reliability and reproducibility of widely implemented salivary flow rate and oral dryness tests. In experiment 1, twenty young and healthy Japanese participants volunteered to participate. For each participant, the oral moisture (OM) level, unstimulated whole saliva volume (U-WSV), and stimulated whole saliva volume (S-WSV) were measured at the same time on two separate days. In experiment 2, twenty-seven patients who were over 65 years of age volunteered to participate. The OM level and U-WSV were measured at the same time on two separate days. In Experiment 1, the intra-class correlation coefficients (ICCs) corresponding to the S-WSV, U-WSV, and OM level were 0.23, 0.28, and 0.16, respectively, for the young participants. In Experiment 2, the ICCs corresponding to the U-WSV/spitting and OM level were 0.83 and 0.12, respectively, for the older participants. The results of Bland–Altman analysis confirmed the absence of systematic error, with the exception of the OM level results in Experiment 2, which indicated systematic bias. In conclusion, we believe that there is currently no consistent and reliable screening test for assessing salivary flow rate and oral dryness, although the spitting test was determined to be highly reliable. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Salivary Medicine and Regeneration of Salivary Glands)
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