Advances in Orofacial Dysfunctions and Pain

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2024 | Viewed by 670

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Multidisciplinary Department of Medical-Surgical and Dental Specialties, Orthodontic Program, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: orofacial pain; temporomandibular disorders; sleep disorders; circadian rhythm; craniofacial anomalies; vibrational spectroscopies; orthodontics
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Multidisciplinary Department of Medical-Surgical and Dental Specialties, Orthodontic Program, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: early treatment; dentofacial orthopedics; clear aligners; impacted canines; cleft lip and palate; biomarkers during orthodontic movement
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Dear Colleagues,

The concept of orofacial dysfunctions and pain encompasses a wide spectrum of conditions that affect the mouth, jaw, and face. These disorders can have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life, often presenting multifaceted challenges in terms of diagnosis and management. This Special Issue on “Advances in Orofacial Dysfunctions and Pain” aims to bring together the latest research, innovations, and insights in this field, shedding light on emerging diagnostic tools, novel interdisciplinary treatment modalities, and a bringing about a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms.

We invite investigators, scholars, and practitioners to submit their original research, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses for consideration. Let us endeavor together to expand our understanding of orofacial dysfunctions and pain, fostering innovation and progress in this crucial area of healthcare.

Dr. Fabrizia D’apuzzo
Dr. Ludovica Nucci
Dr. Vincenzo Grassia
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • orofacial pain
  • temporomandibular disorders
  • dysfunction
  • diagnostic criteria
  • neuropathic pain
  • comorbidities
  • circadian rhythm disorders
  • sleep-disordered breathing
  • treatment management

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3D Printing Approach in Maxillofacial Surgery in Iran: An Evaluation Using the Non-Adoption, Abandonment, Scale-Up, Spread, and Sustainability (NASSS) Framework
by Rosana Farjaminejad, Samira Farjaminejad, Ludovica Nucci, Fabrizia d’Apuzzo, Vincenzo Grassia, Korosh Majidi and Abdolreza Jamilian
Appl. Sci. 2024, 14(7), 3075; https://doi.org/10.3390/app14073075 - 6 Apr 2024
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The integration of 3D printing technology in maxillofacial surgery in Iran represents a significant advancement in medical practice, offering unprecedented precision and efficiency in surgical procedures. Employing the Non-Adoption, Abandonment, Scale-Up, Spread, and Sustainability (NASSS) framework and the WHO Health Systems Framework, this [...] Read more.
The integration of 3D printing technology in maxillofacial surgery in Iran represents a significant advancement in medical practice, offering unprecedented precision and efficiency in surgical procedures. Employing the Non-Adoption, Abandonment, Scale-Up, Spread, and Sustainability (NASSS) framework and the WHO Health Systems Framework, this study analyzes the complex impact and challenges of 3D printing adoption within the Iranian healthcare sector. Maxillofacial surgery has seen transformative progress with 3D printing’s ability to produce accurate surgical models and customized implants. The results indicate a notable improvement in surgical precision and patient recovery times, alongside combatting identified barriers including technological access, cost, and skill acquisition. This conclusion underscores the critical need for targeted educational programs, policy support, and infrastructure development to overcome these obstacles. This paper highlights 3D printing’s potential to revolutionize maxillofacial surgery in Iran, provided that comprehensive strategies are implemented to address the current limitations and fully leverage this innovative technology’s benefits. Full article
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