BioMed Research International

Oral Biology, Oral Pathology, and Oral Treatments

Publishing date
15 Jul 2016
Submission deadline
26 Feb 2016

Lead Editor

1University of Liège, Liège, Belgium

2Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon

3Aichi Gakuin University, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

4Universidade Camilo Castelo Branco, São Paulo, Brazil

Oral Biology, Oral Pathology, and Oral Treatments


Several materials and lights are actually used for oral treatments. Their interactions with oral tissues can induce, produce, or provoke biological effects that could be appreciated or unwished. The knowledge of their process of interaction is necessary to improve the quality of treatments to avoid side effects.

Importantly, several matters are proposed for oral treatments in different fields of dentistry. The understanding of their effects on biological material can improve or prohibit their applications (e.g., bioactivation, biomodulation, magnetic properties, mechanical properties, chemical properties, and tissue overheating). Thus, studies focused on light or matters used in oral treatments and fundamental studies can enlighten on the interaction process with biological oral tissues and by the way improve the quality of oral treatments. In the oral environment, there are both hard (bone and teeth) and soft (gingival and mucosal tissues) ones, providing complex functions and aesthetics. Treatment modalities including matters or lights should specifically target these tissues for the best biological responses and clinical outcomes. Thus, fundamental research and clinical studies focused on the various oral tissues would enlighten the biological and interactive mechanisms that can eventually improve the quality of treatment for oral conditions and needs.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Oral light applications
  • Oral pathologies
  • Oral treatments applications
  • Lasers and lights interactions with biological oral tissues
  • Clinical applications using a new material
  • Interaction between materials and oral tissues
  • Basic research including molecular biology
  • Stem cell research in dentistry
  • Tissue regeneration in dentistry
  • Bioactive molecules to stimulate dental pulp healing or dentinal bridging
  • Biointeractive mechanisms—wavelengths, parameters, and indications
  • Clinical studies of such applications
  • New materials and advantages
  • Limitations and risks


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2849795
  • - Editorial

Oral Biology, Oral Pathology, and Oral Treatments

Samir Nammour | Toni Zeinoun | ... | Aldo Brugnera Junior
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1386158
  • - Research Article

A Preliminary In Vitro Study on the Efficacy of High-Power Photodynamic Therapy (HLLT): Comparison between Pulsed Diode Lasers and Superpulsed Diode Lasers and Impact of Hydrogen Peroxide with Controlled Stabilization

Gianluigi Caccianiga | Marco Baldoni | ... | Alessio Paiusco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8421656
  • - Review Article

Laser Application in Dentistry: Irradiation Effects of Nd:YAG 1064 nm and Diode 810 nm and 980 nm in Infected Root Canals—A Literature Overview

Yves Saydjari | Thorsten Kuypers | Norbert Gutknecht
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1027525
  • - Review Article

MicroRNAs as Salivary Markers for Periodontal Diseases: A New Diagnostic Approach?

Gerhard Schmalz | Simin Li | ... | Dirk Ziebolz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2509757
  • - Research Article

A Comparative Study of Microleakage on Dental Surfaces Bonded with Three Self-Etch Adhesive Systems Treated with the Er:YAG Laser and Bur

Youssef Sanhadji El Haddar | Sibel Cetik | ... | Ramin Atash
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6321906
  • - Clinical Study

Clinical, Radiographic and Microbiological Evaluation of High Level Laser Therapy, a New Photodynamic Therapy Protocol, in Peri-Implantitis Treatment; a Pilot Experience

Gianluigi Caccianiga | Gerard Rey | ... | Alessio Paiusco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4741516
  • - Research Article

Safety Irradiation Parameters of Nd:YAP Laser Beam for Endodontic Treatments: An In Vitro Study

A. Namour | S. Geerts | ... | S. Nammour
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5749150
  • - Research Article

Pilot Study of Laser Doppler Measurement of Flow Variability in the Microcirculation of the Palatal Mucosa

Pierre Le Bars | Gaston Niagha | ... | Assem Soueidan
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