Special Issue "Improving Child, Adolescent and Maternal Oral Health"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "School Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. John Skinner
Guest Editor
Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, Room 224 Edward Ford Building, The University of Sydney, Sydney 2006, Australia
Interests: Child and maternal oral health; Indigenous health; Prevention and early intervention; Co-design; Rural and remote health; Health policy
Dr. Kylie Gwynne
Guest Editor
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, Macquarie University, 3/75 Talavera Rd, New South Wales 2113, Australia
Interests: Indigenous health; Rural and remote health; Service impact and outcomes; Health policy; Co-design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For this Special Issue of Healthcare, we plan to bring together research that focuses on innovative oral health promotion, prevention and early intervention strategies for children, adolescents, and pregnant women, either in the form of integrated solutions or models of care.

We welcome the submission of articles that include reported outcomes and those that detail the use and impact of community partnerships and co-design in the development of research questions, methods, and data collection and analysis. We are interested in participatory action research and multidisciplinary approaches and will give preference to articles that address Indigenous child, adolescent and maternal oral health strategies and research methodologies.

We encourage the submission of both quantitative and qualitative research articles, as well as systematic reviews. We are not seeking protocol papers or commentaries, although we will accept Letters to the Guest Editor. Well written articles displaying methodological rigor will be prioritized. We welcome articles from different countries (low, middle, and high income) as well as different contexts (populations or diseases).

Dr. John Skinner
Dr. Kylie Gwynne
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Oral health
  • Indigenous health
  • Children oral health
  • Maternal oral health
  • Adolescents
  • Prevention and early intervention co-design
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Health policy
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Rural and remote health
  • Service impact and outcomes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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