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    Aims and Scope

    International Journal of Oral and Craniofacial Science is a online peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles, case reports, short communications, review articles and clinical studies related to all aspects of craniofacial science and maxillofacial surgery. The aim of the journal is to provide a forum for researchers, surgeons, clinicians and other health professionals to find most recent advances in the areas of applications of craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery. International Journal of Oral and Craniofacial Science is committed to publishing and disseminating all the latest and exceptional research articles, letters and reviews in all areas of following field but not limited to these fields.

    Subsequent research topics are covered by the IJOCS:

    Oral complications of cancer therapy

    • Prevention and treatment of oral complications of cancer therapy including mucositis, infection, salivary gland hypofunction and xerostomia, and bisphosphonate-associated osteonecrosis of the jaw

    Oral immunology

    • Innate, adaptive immunity and inflammation in oral disease processes
    • Mucosal immunology
    • Systemic effects of oral inflammation

    Oral microbiology

    • Microbial genetics, biochemistry and physiology
    • Diofilms, pathogenesis of infection of oral and dental structures, and systemic consequences of oral microbial infections
    • Ecology, genomics and proteomics of oral microbes
    • Metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metaproteomics of oral microbial communities in health and disease

    Dental restorations and bioengineering of oral and dental tissues

    • Dental restorative and impression materials, biomechanics of dental materials;
    • Biocompatibility of dental materials
    • Dental implants; biomaterials for controlling oral infections
    • Biomimetics and bioengineering including cell- and gene-based therapy, drug delivery, reconstruction and regeneration of oral tissues

    Development and pathophysiology of oral structures

    • Formation and pathogenesis of periodontal tissues
    • Periodontal ligament extracellular matrix/cell-cell interactions
    • Alveolar bone resorption and pathogenesis relating to periodontal disease and bisphosphonates
    • Pulp biology, pulp therapy, pulp regenerative responses
    • Studies of caries development and prevention

    Salivary gland biology

    • Development, physiology and biochemistry of salivary glands and salivary secretions
    • Oral complications of Sjogren's syndrome
    • Mechanisms and etiology of salivary gland tumors

    Design and development of instrumentation and therapy

    • Prevention, detection and treatment of dental caries, periodontal diseases
    • Devices for orthodontic and endodontic treatment
    • Biosensors
    • Structural and diagnostic imaging of dental and oral tissues