International Journal of Dentistry

New Directions in Cariology Research


Publishing date
01 May 2010
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Nov 2009

1Department of Oral Biology and Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics, 614 Salk Hall, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 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, Bauru, SP 17012-901, Brazil

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


New Directions in Cariology Research

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:

  • 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 opinion papers, review articles, and original research addressing any of the six topics listed 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 2010
  • - Article ID 525417
  • - Editorial

New Directions in Cariology Research

Alexandre R. Vieira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 432767
  • - Review Article

The Caries Phenomenon: A Timeline from Witchcraft and Superstition to Opinions of the 1500s to Today's Science

John D. Ruby | Charles F. Cox | ... | Yasuko Momoi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 879252
  • - Research Article

Determining the Effect of Calculus, Hypocalcification, and Stain on Using Optical Coherence Tomography and Polarized Raman Spectroscopy for Detecting White Spot Lesions

Amanda Huminicki | Cecilia Dong | ... | Lin-P'ing Choo-Smith
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 821357
  • - Research Article

The Evaluation of the Vector System in Removal of Carious Tissue

Mine Yildirim | Figen Seymen | Nurullah Keklikoglu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 270729
  • - Review Article

Caries Detection Methods Based on Changes in Optical Properties between Healthy and Carious Tissue

Lena Karlsson
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 958264
  • - Research Article

Demineralization Depth Using QLF and a Novel Image Processing Software

Jun Wu | Zachary R. Donly | ... | Steven Hackmyer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 651869
  • - Research Article

Clinical Implications of Power Toothbrushing on Fluoride Delivery: Effects on Biofilm Plaque Metabolism and Physiology

M. Aspiras | P. Stoodley | ... | M. de Jager
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 786503
  • - Research Article

Tooth Decay in Alcohol Abusers Compared to Alcohol and Drug Abusers

Ananda P. Dasanayake | Saman Warnakulasuriya | ... | Stanley Gelbier
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 649643
  • - Review Article

Explaining Gender Differences in Caries: A Multifactorial Approach to a Multifactorial Disease

Maria Ferraro | Alexandre R. Vieira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2010
  • - Article ID 860515
  • - Clinical Study

The Possibility of Digital Imaging in the Diagnosis of Occlusal Caries

Sachi Umemori | Ken-ichi Tonami | ... | Kouji Araki
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