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Oral Health Care

Prosthodontics, Periodontology, Biology, Research and Systemic Conditions

Geriatric dentistry, or gerodontics, is the branch of dental care dealing with older adults involving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of problems associated with normal aging and age-related diseases as part of an interdisciplinary team with other healthcare professionals. Prosthodontics is the dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance, and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible materials. Periodontology, or Periodontics, is the specialty of oral healthcare that concerns supporting structures of teeth, diseases, and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium, which includes the gingiva (gums), alveolar bone, cementum, and the periodontal ligament. Oral biology deals with the microbiota and their interaction within the oral region. Research in oral health and systemic conditions concerns the effect of various systemic conditions on the oral cavity and conversely helps to diagnose various systemic conditions.

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Oral Health CareProsthodontics, Periodontology, Biology, Research and Systemic ConditionsEdited by Mandeep Virdi

Published: February 29th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2520

ISBN: 978-953-51-0040-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6814-0

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

87080 Total Chapter Downloads

19 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

44 Dimensions Citations


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1. Relationship Between Chewing and Swallowing Functions and Health-Related Quality of Life

By Hiroko Miura, Shuichi Hara, Kiyoko Yamasaki and Yoshie Usui


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2. Residual Ridge Resorption – Revisited

By Derek D’Souza


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3. Improvement of Patient’s Satisfaction and Oral Health-Related Quality of Life by the Implant and Prosthodontic Treatment

By Nikola Petricevic, Asja Celebic and Ksenija Rener-Sitar


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4. Association Between Tooth Loss and Cancer Mortality in Elderly Individuals

By Toshihiro Ansai and Yutaka Takata


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5. Geriatric Oral Health – Appreciating and Addressing It with a Team Approach

By Mun Loke Wong and Hilary P. Thean


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6. Research and Clinical Applications of Facial Analysis in Dentistry

By Barbara de Lima Lucas, Roberto Bernardino Júnior, Luiz Carlos Gonçalves, Maria Beatriz Duarte Gavião and Vanderlei Luiz Gomes


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7. Clinical and Histological Evaluation of Barberry Gel on Periodontal Inflammation

By Abbas Makarem, Amir Moeintaghavi, Hossein Orafaei, Mahboube Shabzendedar and Iman Parissay


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8. Periodontal Disease and Carotid Atherosclerosis: Mechanisms of the Association

By Maria Serena De Franceschi, Leonzio Fortunato, Claudio Carallo, Cesare Tripolino, Concetta Irace, Michele Figliuzzi, Antonio Crispino and Agostino Gnasso


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9. Relationship Between Oral Malodor and Oral Microbiota

By Nao Suzuki, Masahiro Yoneda and Takao Hirofuji


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10. Oral Health and Nutrition

By Sudeshni Naidoo


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11. Use of Polyols in Oral Biology Research

By Kauko K. Mäkinen


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12. Virulence Mechanisms of Leukotoxin from Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans

By Anders Johansson and Sotos Kalfas


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13. Transformation of Nitrite and Nitric Oxide Produced by Oral Bacteria to Reactive Nitrogen Oxide Species in the Oral Cavity

By Umeo Takahama and Sachiko Hirota


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14. Dentists and Preventive Oral Health Care

By Hadi Ghasemi


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15. Inequality of Oral Health in a Life-Course Perspective

By Dorthe Holst and Annemarie A. Schuller


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16. The Role of the Oral Health Therapist in the Provision of Oral Health Care to Patients Across All Ages

By Hanny Calache and Matthew Hopcraft


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17. Oral Health & HIV

By Sudeshni Naidoo


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18. Oral Health of People with Psychiatric Disorders

By Lin-Yang Chi and Kuan-Yu Chu


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19. Structural Changes on Human Dental Enamel Treated with Er:YAG, CO2 Lasers and Remineralizing Solution: EDS Analysis

By Rosalía Contreras-Bulnes, Oscar Fernando Olea-Mejía, Laura Emma Rodríguez-Vilchis, Rogelio José Scougall-Vilchis and Claudia Centeno-Pedraza


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20. Indigenous Australians and Oral Health

By Madeline Shearer and Lisa Jamieson


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21. Oral Health Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Parents/Caregivers

By Suttatip Kamolmatyakul


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22. Systemic Methods of Fluoride and the Risk for Dental Fluorosis

By Consuelo Fernanda Macedo de Souza, José Ferreira Lima Júnior, Maria Soraya P. Franco Adriano and Fabio Correia Sampaio


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