Special Issue "Advance Research in Pediatric Dental Disease: 2nd Edition"

A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067). This special issue belongs to the section "Pediatric Dentistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 1465

Special Issue Editors

Director, Post-Graduated School in Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, University of Milan, 20142 Milan, Italy
Interests: pediatric dentistry; community dentistry; caries prevention; oral health promotion; caries epidemiology; oral health of special needs children
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Dear Colleagues,

Pediatric dentistry is taking on an increasingly important role in the dental work. Nowadays’ advanced pediatric dental research has a very wide spectrum, offering, on the one hand, evidence on the efficacy of innovative technologies, and on the other data on how traditional therapies are still extremely relevant. This is true for different topics within pediatric dentistry, such as child’s growth and development, behavior management in the dental environment, oral diseases diagnosis, prevention and treatment, and all issues related to special needs children. However, many areas of research on pediatric dentistry still remain to be explored.

Some of the areas need to be further investigated in the scientific world include:

  • New re-mineralizing agents for non-invasive treatment of early and advanced caries lesions; especially in young and children with special needs;
  • Bio-active materials and their application in endodontic and restorative therapies;
  • The role of functional foods and nutraceuticals to maintain and promote child oral health;
  • Preventive orthodontic treatments and advanced behavioral management and painless cares.

Another field of pediatric dentistry that should be explored with more attention is adolescence. Adolescence is a period of life in which the child begins to detach from the parental sphere with a consequent change in habits and/or lifestyles that could represent a risk to oral health. Teenagers should, therefore, be studied in order to promote a healthy lifestyle, important to make an adolescent develop into a healthy adult subject.

Papers addressing these topics are invited to be submitted for this Special Issue, including systematic reviews, protocol papers, clinical trials, and observational studies.

Dr. Maria Grazia Cagetti
Prof. Dr. Guglielmo Campus
Guest Editors

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  • oral health promotion and prevention in children
  • caries prevention and management
  • re-mineralizing agents
  • special needs children
  • adolescents
  • bio-active materials

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Partial Pulpotomy in Young Permanent Teeth: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Children 2023, 10(9), 1447; https://doi.org/10.3390/children10091447 - 24 Aug 2023
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The aim of the present systematic review was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic success of partial pulpotomies in deep caries processes or post-eruptive defects in young, vital permanent teeth. Four electronic databases, PubMed, Scopus, Embase, and Google Scholar, were searched, followed by [...] Read more.
The aim of the present systematic review was to evaluate the clinical and radiographic success of partial pulpotomies in deep caries processes or post-eruptive defects in young, vital permanent teeth. Four electronic databases, PubMed, Scopus, Embase, and Google Scholar, were searched, followed by a manual search in the reference lists. Randomized controlled trials evaluating partial pulpotomy with a follow-up period of ≥12 months were included. A meta-analysis using a random effects model was performed. A total of 3127 articles were retrieved, and after duplicate removal, 2642 were screened by title and abstract; 1 additional article was found during the manual search, and 79 were identified. Finally, six papers were included in the review. Regardless of the partial pulpotomy modalities or material used, there were no significant differences between clinical and radiographic success rates (cumulative success rate 91.8–92.3%). Five studies were included in the meta-analysis that did not indicate any statistically significant differences in success rates when mineral trioxide aggregate was compared to other materials (95% confidence interval: 0.239 to 1.016; p = 0.055). The present research systematically evaluates the evidence and summarizes the available data on partial pulpotomy in young permanent teeth. Given its high clinical and radiographic success rate, partial pulpotomy should be considered when vital pulpal therapy needs to be performed in highly damaged young permanent teeth, as this procedure provides a biological benefit and allows more invasive endodontic treatments to be postponed. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advance Research in Pediatric Dental Disease: 2nd Edition)
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