About this Research Topic
Multi-omics research holds great promise to fill our understanding of pediatric dental health and disease in a concerted manner, ranging from the provision of diagnosis, monitoring and personalized medicine, to the identification of prognostic biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets.
This Research Topic aims to employ multi-omics research to highlight the current understanding of the relationship between the oral microbiome composition, activity and interactions, and children’s oral health. There will be a focus on the links between oral and systemic diseases associated with this microbial community including, but not limited to: caries, periodontal diseases, oral cancer, and inflammatory diseases, all of which have important implications in pediatric dentistry.
This collection aims to also show evidence of the potential predictive relationship between the oral microbiota and childhood diseases, suggesting that the oral microbiome can be used as a target for disease diagnosis and novel approaches to maintain children’s health.
The Research Topic will be of interest to researchers in fields such as dentistry, microbiology, immunology and pathology, as well as physicians and dental practitioners. Examples of Original Research or Reviews for this collection would be investigations using genomics, epigenomics, pharmacogenomics, microbiomics, proteomics, glycomics, metabolomics, or integrative omics.
Keywords: Omics, Pediatric Dentistry, Microbiome, Oral Health, Systemic Health
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