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Oral and Systemic Health

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New Content ItemAccording to the World Health Organisation, oral diseases pose a major public health burden worldwide, with almost 10% of the global population being affected by severe periodontal disease. Furthermore, numerous studies have demonstrated a connection between oral and overall health. For example, periodontal disease has been linked to many common non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, rheumatoid arthritis, kidney disease and cancer. Therefore, a greater understanding of oral-systemic health is required to improve our general health and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being. BMC Oral Health has published this collection to bring together articles on oral-systemic health to highlight this need for knowledge.

The Collection considers:

  • Observational studies investigating associations between oral and systemic health.
  • Studies investigating common modifiable risk factors associated with oral and systemic diseases.
  • Research on the biological mechanisms connecting oral and systemic health.
  • Preventative strategies to improve oral and systemic health.

Meet the Guest Editors

Prof. Rodrigo Mariño

New Content Item (1)Rodrigo Mariño is a Professor of Population Oral Health at the Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne, where he has worked since 2004. Rodrigo Mariño has a dental degree from the University of Chile, a master’s in public health, and a PhD from the University of Melbourne (Australia). Rodrigo’s research strongly focuses on oral health promotion and reducing inequalities in oral health status. Rodrigo has excellent research expertise in social epidemiology, dental workforce issues, public health, migrant health, Information and Communication Technology, gerontology, and population oral health. Rodrigo has published more than 160 papers in scientific journals, several major research reports and 34 book chapters. Rodrigo is currently member of the Editorial Board of three international, peer-reviewed journals and is a senior Editorial Board Member for BMC Oral Health.

Prof. Meghashyam Bhat

New Content ItemMeghashyam Bhat is a dental academic with a Ph.D in Dentistry (Oral Epidemiology) from the University of Adelaide, Australia and an MDS in Community Dentistry from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, India. Additionally, he holds a Diploma and Membership from the Royal College of Surgeons England and the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, UK, respectively. He has been working in dental academia for over two decades and has been heavily involved in teaching and research. Meghashyam Bhat is a Professor at the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bengaluru, India and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Adelaide Dental School, The University of Adelaide, Australia. His research interests are in oral epidemiology, oral health inequalities, preventive dentistry, and health promotion. Prof. Bhat has published his research in several international open-access, peer-reviewed journals. He is also on the international advisory panel and editorial boards of other prestigious journals.

Collection Articles

  1. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships of oral health status and swallowing function with cognitive impairment in community-dwelling older adults from Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

    Authors: Yong Chen, Canyang Li, Yongmei Fan, Lili Jiao, Matthew Silverman, Masashi Ishimaru, Jing Wang, Alice J. Van Pelt and Rumi Wang
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2023 23:912
  2. Dental care in cancer patients tends to be less prioritized. However, limited research has focused on major dental treatment events in cancer patients after the diagnosis. This study aimed to examine dental tr...

    Authors: Areum Han, Eun-Gee Park, Jeong-Hwa Yoon, Ji-Yeob Choi, Hee-Kyung Park and Seokyung Hahn
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2023 23:64
  3. Hyperlipidaemia may play a significant role in the interrelationship between type 1 diabetes (T1D) and periodontal disease. A potential mechanism that links these three aspects together is the oral microbiota....

    Authors: Caitlin A. Selway, Emilija D. Jensen, Alexia S. Pena, Gabrielle Smart and Laura S. Weyrich
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2023 23:15
  4. Oral mucositis (OM) is a major side effect of cancer therapy, which is associated with significant symptoms, treatment delays and increased costs for the health system. It is an important component of the qual...

    Authors: O. Di Fede, F. Canepa, L. Maniscalco, P. Tozzo, D. Matranga and G. Giuliana
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2023 23:4
  5. Although periodontitis is associated with increased risk of hypertension, studies based on new periodontal disease classification is limited. We investigated whether periodontitis severity and progression rate...

    Authors: Burak G. Yildirim, Cemilenur Aksit, Mesut Mutlu, Mari Ainola, Kari K. Eklund, Jaakko Leskelä, Pirkko Pussinen and Arzu Beklen
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:627
  6. Sleep is crucial for survival. Sleep deprivation causes ROS accumulation and, consequently, oxidative stress. The goal of the study was to evaluate gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) levels of the oxidative stres...

    Authors: Qianwen Yin, Chao Liu, Han Bao, Size Li, Zhuwei Huang, Deao Gu, Liping Xiong and Leiying Miao
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:616
  7. Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is closely associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS). An alteration of FGF21 is possibly affected by periodontitis. The present study aimed to investigate the levels of seru...

    Authors: Teerat Sawangpanyangkura, Panwadee Bandhaya, Pattanin Montreekachon, Anongwee Leewananthawet, Arintaya Phrommintikul, Nipon Chattipakorn and Siriporn C. Chattipakorn
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:570
  8. 2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The COVID-19 pandemic has already had a serious influence on human exist...

    Authors: Churen Zhang, Yuzhe Sun, Min Xu, Chang Shu, Zhaoguo Yue, Jianxia Hou and Dongchen Ou
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:520
  9. Oral streptococci represent the causing microorganism for infective endocarditis (IE) in many patients. The impact of oral infections is questioned, and it has been suggested that bacteraemia due to daily rout...

    Authors: Therese Thoresen, Stina Jordal, Stein- Atle Lie, Friederike Wünsche, Martha Rolland Jacobsen and Bodil Lund
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:491
  10. Periodontal disease is the most common oral health problem among individuals living with disabilities. Any physical impairment and/or mental handicap can compromise the capability to perform oral health care. ...

    Authors: Amare Teshome Tefera, Biruk Girma, Aynishet Adane, Abebe Muche, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Kefyalew Ayalew Getahun, Zelallem Aniley, Semira Ali and Simegnew Handebo
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:343
  11. Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a systemic disorder of connective tissues caused by insufficient elastic fiber formation that leads to structural weakness and results in various tissue disorders, including cardiovasc...

    Authors: Kouta Umezawa, Takako Kajiwara, Kyoko Ishii, Tatsuya Hasegawa, Shigeto Suzuki, Masato Nakano, Mayu Sawaguchi, Venkata Suresh Venkataiah, Yoshio Yahata, Koki Ito, Yoshikatsu Saiki and Masahiro Saito
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:336
  12. Post-stroke inpatients are at risk of poor oral health for a number of reasons. The aim of this study was to assess the oral health status of post-stroke patients and also to explore the factors that may influ...

    Authors: Júlia Moldvai, Mercédesz Orsós, Eszter Herczeg, Eszter Uhrin, Márton Kivovics and Orsolya Németh
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:234