Special Issue "Focus on Oral Problems of the Elderly"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2024 | Viewed by 3815
Interests: implantology; bioengineering; stem cells; hemocomponents
Interests: oral medicine and interconnected systemic disorders; oral microbiome, dysbiosis and interconnected systemic disorders; periodontology and implantology; applied technologies (disease prevention, teledentistry, machine learning in dentistry education)
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We are inviting submission to this Special Issue on the “Focus on Oral Problems of the Elderly” in various dental research fields.
Human life expectancy has increased dramatically. United Nations studies show that the percentage of the global population aged 60 years or over increased from 8.6% in 1980 to 12% in 2014 and is projected to rise further to 21% by 2050. ‘The Greying of the Nations” was a common phrase that described the process of a significant worldwide increase in the population, a large proportion of who are older adults. Consequently, there is now a global concern about how to maintain the quality of life for this ever-increasing elderly population and to reduce the socio-economic burden related to the prevention and treatment of age-related disorders and conditions and to the averall elderly care.
Older people are at higher risk of infectious, chronic multi-factorial and neoplastic diseases, both primarily and secondarily involving soft and hard tissues of the mouth and putatively relying on systemic inflammation, immune-microbiome unbalance, and genetics. A deeper insight into the etio-pathogenic pathways underlying oral and periodontal diseases in elderly and oral manifestations of age-related systemic disorders may improve their early detection and inter-disciplinary management, positively affecting oral and general health, oral health-related quality of life, morbidities, and healthcare costs.
Particularly welcome will be studies, from basic to clinical research, and reviews that in all dentistry fields would improve knowledge about prevention and treatment of oral diseases and conditions of the elderly, aiming to achieve a good quality of life also reducing morbidities.
Dr. Roberta Gasparro
Dr. Federica Di Spirito
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- oral diseases
- oral infection
- oral cancer
- age-related disorders