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Oral and Systemic Health

Call for Papers!

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 launched a new collection to bring together articles on oral-systemic health to highlight this need for knowledge.

The Collection will consider:

  • 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.

Submission guidelines

This Collection will consider researchdatabase and software articles. Review articles will be considered at the discretion of the Journal’s Editor. If you would like to submit a review article, please first email Jennifer Harman <> - the Editor of BMC Oral Health. Please note that unsolicited reviews will not be considered as per our submission guidelines.

Datasets, descriptions and short reports relevant to the Collection will be considered by BMC Research Notes as data or research notes. This type of content will be published in BMC Research Notes and included in the final collection.

Articles under consideration for publication within the collection will be assessed according to the standard BMC Oral Health editorial criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process overseen by Editorial Board Members Professor Rodrigo Mariño (The University of Melbourne, Australia) and Professor Meghashyam Bhat (Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India and the University of Adelaide, Australia).

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for BMC Oral Health. Please ensure you highlight in your cover letter that you are submitting to a collection and select the collection in the submission questionnaire in Editorial Manager.

If accepted for publication, an article processing charge applies. Please click here to find out about our standard waiver policy.

The Collection opens on the 1st of June 2022 and closes on the 31st of May 2023.

  1. Professionally applied topical fluoride preparations have been commonly used and have proven to prevent dental decay. Alternative preparations that provide further benefits may be of interest to investigate. T...

    Authors: Dina I. El-Desouky, Azza Hanno, Yasmine Elhamouly, Sara A. Hamza, Lubna M. El-Desouky and Karin M. L. Dowidar
    Citation: BMC Oral Health 2022 22:244
  2. 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