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Featured News: BMC Oral Health launches the Digital Dentistry Section

We are excited to announce the launch of a new section in BMC Oral Health entirely dedicated to the world of Digital Dentistry. The new Digital Dentistry section, headed by Dr Francesco Mangano, will accept high quality research articles, clinical studies, technical advances, and case reports.


Featured Article: Pro-inflammatory to the salivary pellet

The inflammatory response to endotoxins is a key factor in the development and progress of periodontal disease, but the molecular mechanisms underlying the pro-inflammatory capacity of salivary fractions are still unclear.  This article examines the pro-inflammatory response of gingival fibroblast to the salivary pellet, mediated via the TLR4–NF-kB pathway.


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Aims and scope

BMC Oral Health is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of disorders of the mouth, teeth and gums, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.


  • Liam Messin, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Morenike Folayan, Obafemi Awololo University
  • Alpdogan Kantarci, Forsyth Institute
  • Francesco Mangano, University of Varese
  • Rodrigo Marino, University of Melbourne
  • Fausto Mendes, University of São Paulo
  • Anton Sculean, Universität Bern
  • Hidenobu Senpuku, National Institute of Infectious Diseases

Fausto Mendes, Section Editor

Fausto Mendes is associate professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, where he teaches Epidemiology and Biostatistics. His research is focused on caries diagnosis in children and at present he is leading a randomized clinical trial to compare different caries diagnostic strategies for children. He joined the Editorial Board of BMC Oral Health as Section Editor in 2013.   

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