International Journal of Dentistry

Interactions between Oral Tissues and External Light and Matters


Publishing date
17 Aug 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
30 Mar 2012

Lead Editor

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, National University Hospital, Singapore

2Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology, Ghent Dental Laser Centre, Dental School, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium


Interactions between Oral Tissues and External Light and Matters

Description

Several materials and lights are actually available for use in daily practices. 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 or products and to avoid side effects.

Importantly, several lights are proposed for oral treatments in different fields. The understanding of their effects on biological material can improve or prohibit their applications (e.g., bioactivation, biomodulation, magnetic properties, mechanical properties, chemical properties, tissue overheating, etc.). Thus, studies focused on light applications and matters used in oral treatments and fundamental studies can enlighten the interaction process with biological oral tissues and through this can improve the quality of oral treatments. In the oral environment, there are both hard (bone and teeth) and soft (gingival and mucosal tissues), providing complex functions and aesthetics. Treatment modalities including light energy should specifically target these tissues for the best biological responses and clinical outcomes. Thus, research and clinical studies focused on these light applications 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 not limited to:

  • Oral light applications
  • Light interaction with biological oral tissues
  • Clinical applications using a new material
  • Interaction between material and oral tissues
  • Basic research including molecular biology
  • Properties of light-emitting sources including lasers for oral tissues
  • Biointeractive mechanisms– wavelengths, parameters, indications
  • Clinical studies of such applications
  • New materials and advantages
  • Limitations and risks

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 726259
  • - Editorial

Interactions between Oral Tissues and External Light and Matters

S. Nammour | H. S. Loh | ... | C. P. Eduardo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 230967
  • - Research Article

The Ablation Properties of CO2 Laser Irradiating to Absorption Media: An In Vitro Study

Sajee Sattayut | Kittiwut Hortong | Chorpaka Kitichaiwan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 617264
  • - Research Article

Er:YAG Laser and Fractured Incisor Restorations: An In Vitro Study

C. Fornaini | S. Petruzzella | ... | P. Vescovi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 371595
  • - Research Article

Use of ICDAS-II, Fluorescence-Based Methods, and Radiography in Detection and Treatment Decision of Occlusal Caries Lesions: An In Vitro Study

Anahita Jablonski-Momeni | Jasmin Stucke | ... | Monika Heinzel-Gutenbrunner
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 628375
  • - Research Article

Management of Root Perforations Using MTA with or without Er:YAG Laser Irradiation: An In Vitro Study

M. Tielemans | I. Saloukas | ... | S. Nammour
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 719452
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Wound Healing Improvement by Low-Level Laser Therapy Application in Cultured Gingival Fibroblasts

Fernanda G. Basso | Taisa N. Pansani | ... | Carlos A. de Souza Costa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 858950
  • - Clinical Study

Treatment of Dentine Hypersensitivity by Diode Laser: A Clinical Study

Romeo Umberto | Russo Claudia | ... | Del Vecchio Alessandro
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 720538
  • - Research Article

Laser Welding and Syncristallization Techniques Comparison: In Vitro Study

C. Fornaini | E. Merigo | ... | S. Nammour
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 852841
  • - Research Article

An In Vitro Evaluation of Leakage of Two Etch and Rinse and Two Self-Etch Adhesives after Thermocycling

Sabine Geerts | Amandine Bolette | ... | Audrey Guéders
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