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Speculations, knowledge and evidence about crown and root fractures

Evidence-Based Endodontics welcomes submissions to the thematic series on 'Speculations, knowledge and evidence about crown and root fractures'.

Crown and root originating fractures coupled with impact trauma fractures, are the main fractures occurring in the tooth. Crown origination fracture (COF) usually occur in non-endodontically treated teeth with symptoms related to the diseased pulp (vital and non-vital), while root originating fractures (ROF) occur primarily in root canal treated teeth with or without coronal restoration and symptoms related to chronic or acute periapical disease. Although in recent years, more information regarding these two entities were published in scientific journals, there is still confusion and perplexity in the literature regarding many of the etiologies, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of these two entities thus frustrating the researchers and clinicians alike. The result of this mixture of speculations, knowledge and non-evidenced information about the etiologies, pathogenesis and signs and symptoms of the COF's and ROF’s are publications presenting them as one entity, thus adding more confusion. In this special thematic series we call for the most updated information about a large variety of topics related to crown and root fractures.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

· The etiology and risk factors of tooth fractures including: the teeth anatomy; the development of dentinal defects; and the role of occlusion, dentin dehydration, macrostrains and instrumentation on the initiation and propagation of fractures. 
· The diagnosis of tooth fractures and the use of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) for the diagnosis.
· The clinical presentations of the fractures: deep periodontal probing and other clinical signs and symptoms as potential indicators.
· The pathogenesis of the fractures.
· The treatment Alternatives for the preservation of fractured teeth.
· The relationship between dental implants and root fractures in adjacent teeth.

Lead Guest Editor

Professor Aviad Tamse, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Guest Editor

Dr Silvio Taschieri, University of Milan, Italy

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Evidence-Based Endodontics. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Evidence-Based Endodontics submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the thematic series on 'Speculations, knowledge and evidence about crown and root fractures'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

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