International Journal of Dentistry

New Directions in Cariology Research 2011


Publishing date
01 Dec 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jun 2011

1Department of Oral Biology and Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 614 Salk Hall, 3501 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

2Department of Biological Sciences, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, Alameda Octávio Pinheiro Brisolla 9-75, 17012-901 Bauru, SP, Brazil

3Department of Pedodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey


New Directions in Cariology Research 2011

Description

Although there has been more than 100 years since Miller first postulated about the caries etiopathogenesis, this disease remains the most prevalent noncontagious infectious disease in humans. It is clear that the current approaches to decrease the prevalence of caries in human populations, including water fluoridation and school-based programs, are not enough to protect everyone. The NIH Consensus Development Program released a statement in 2001 entitled “Diagnosis and Management of Dental Caries Throughout Life” (NIH Consensus Statement Online 2001 March 26–28; 18(1): 1–24) and listed six major clinical caries research directions. These directions include, but are not limited to:

  • The “Epidemiology of Primary and Secondary Caries” needs to be systematically studied with population cohort studies that collect information on natural history, treatment, and outcomes across the age spectrum
  • Research into “Diagnostic Methods,” including established and new devices and techniques, is needed. Development of standardized methods of calibrating examiners is needed
  • “Clinical Trials” of established and new treatment methods are needed. These should conform to contemporary standards of design, implementation, analysis, and reporting. They should include trials of efficacy
  • Systematic research on caries “Risk Assessment” is needed using population-based cohort techniques
  • Studies of “Clinical Practice” including effectiveness, quality of care, outcomes, health-related quality of life, and appropriateness of care are needed
  • “Genetic” studies are necessary to identify genes and genetic markers of diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic value

We invite the authors to submit papers that are focused on aspects of the six topics listed above. The aim of this special issue is to describe the current effort to address caries at the population level, since it remains highly prevalent everywhere in the world. This special issue will include original research and review articles addressing any of the six topics listed above. Papers should include in the introduction explicit text on how the work addresses one or more of the six topics above.

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijd/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 392730
  • - Editorial

New Directions in Cariology Research 2011

Alexandre R. Vieira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 452108
  • - Clinical Study

Relationship between Cariogenic Bacteria and pH of Dental Plaque at Margin of Fixed Prostheses

Junko Tanaka | Norio Mukai | ... | Masahiro Tanaka
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 571726
  • - Clinical Study

Analysis of Polymorphisms in the Lactotransferrin Gene Promoter and Dental Caries

João Armando Brancher | Giovana Daniela Pecharki | ... | Paula Cristina Trevilatto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 953412
  • - Review Article

Susceptibility to Dental Caries and the Salivary Proline-Rich Proteins

Martin Levine
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 519691
  • - Research Article

Frequency of Dental Caries in Four Historical Populations from the Chalcolithic to the Middle Ages

A.-M. Grimoud | S. Lucas | ... | F. Duranthon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 150424
  • - Clinical Study

Measuring Dental Caries in the Mixed Dentition by ICDAS

Eino Honkala | Riina Runnel | ... | Kauko K. Mäkinen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 435830
  • - Research Article

Dynamic Production of Soluble Extracellular Polysaccharides by Streptococcus mutans

Eva-Maria Decker | Ilka Dietrich | ... | Christiane von Ohle
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 571573
  • - Research Article

Timing of Colonization of Caries-Producing Bacteria: An Approach Based on Studying Monozygotic Twin Pairs

Michelle R. Bockmann | Abbe V. Harris | ... | Grant C. Townsend
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 196721
  • - Research Article

Identification of Microbial and Proteomic Biomarkers in Early Childhood Caries

Thomas C. Hart | Patricia M. Corby | ... | Walter A. Bretz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 725320
  • - Review Article

Early Childhood Caries

Yumiko Kawashita | Masayasu Kitamura | Toshiyuki Saito
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