Special Issue "New Medicine in Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Dentistry and Oral Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 January 2024 | Viewed by 1020

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Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry, University of Salerno, Via S. Allende, Baronissi, 84081 Salerno, Italy
Interests: clinical dentistry; restorative dentistry; implant dentistry; esthetic dentistry; oral surgery; dental materials; dental caries
Department of Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry "Scuola Medica Salernitana", via Salvador Allende 43, 84081, Baronissi, SA, Italy
Interests: orthodontics; temporomandibular disorders, orofacial pain; COVID-19; dental materials
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Dear Colleagues,

Oral health is closely related to overall health and essential to a child's overall quality of life. Dental caries, periodontal disease, malocclusion, and traumatic dental injuries are children's most common dental and oral problems. Because of their progressive nature, these conditions can lead to discomfort, pain, and oral dysfunction.

Fortunately, oral and dental problems in children can be mainly prevented through good oral hygiene, proper nutrition, regular dental visits, and avoidance of misbehavior. However, the prevalence of dental disease and harmful oral conditions continues to increase worldwide, highlighting the need for supplementary preventive strategies, including educating caregivers and pediatric patients.

In addition, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in pedodontics and orthodontics have been developed recently, with an increasing interest in biomaterials, imaging, digital dentistry, artificial intelligence, sleep dentistry, and new aligners.

This Special Issue aims to cover all new clinical approaches and techniques for preventive, diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic interventions in pediatric oral care and orthodontics, including innovations in technologies, materials, and devices.

Original research articles, reviews, and high-quality case reports are welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Massimo Amato
Dr. Stefano Martina
Dr. Alessandra Amato
Dr. Federica Di Spirito
Dr. Alfredo Iandolo
Guest Editors

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  • pedodontics
  • orthodontics
  • pediatric
  • oral care
  • dental caries
  • malocclusions
  • oral diseases
  • oral disorders

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Case Report
Unusual Presentation of Juvenile Rhabdomyosarcoma in the Temporomandibular Area: A Case Report
Appl. Sci. 2023, 13(10), 5926; https://doi.org/10.3390/app13105926 - 11 May 2023
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Rhabdomyosarcoma frequently affects the craniofacial region with a rapid growing pattern that usually results in swelling of the interested area. The present paper describes a peculiar occurrence of rhabdomyosarcoma in a 12-year-old boy and the importance of a careful evaluation of clinical history [...] Read more.
Rhabdomyosarcoma frequently affects the craniofacial region with a rapid growing pattern that usually results in swelling of the interested area. The present paper describes a peculiar occurrence of rhabdomyosarcoma in a 12-year-old boy and the importance of a careful evaluation of clinical history to choose the correct diagnostic strategy. The patient was evaluated in the orthodontics section of the Dental School of the University of Bologna by an orofacial pain specialist, with a compliance of excruciating pain around the right ear that occurred 4 months earlier after a sports trauma. The patient had been previously evaluated by a pediatrician and an ENT specialist who requested a computerized tomography that did not show pathological conditions in the head/neck district. The drug therapy for pain control was not effective. The clinical examination showed a severe limitation of mouth opening, periauricular paresthesia and mandibular hyperalgesia on the right side. The patient reported intermittent, very intense stabs of pain occurring every 5 min, with a continuous dull pain in the temporal area. A nuclear magnetic resonance was requested and showed the presence of a solid expansive lesion in the right pterygoid area that eroded the cranial base and the medial portion of the mandibular condyle. An incisional biopsy led to the diagnosis of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. This case report emphasizes the importance of not underestimating the presence of pain in young subjects, suggesting a proper approach to apparently simple clinical cases. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New Medicine in Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics)
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