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RETRACTED ARTICLE: Aeronautic dentistry: an upcoming branch

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international journal of stomatology & occlusion medicine

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Abstract

Exposure to microgravity and the space environment during short and long duration space missions has important medical and health implications in astronauts. Numerous counter measures have been developed and tested for moderating these physiological changes. The acclimatisation of astronauts to these conditions is of utmost importance. Aeronautical dentistry is a newly recognized speciality in dentistry concerning the application of dentistry to aeronautical environments. Various orofacial structures are affected in an outer space. An aeronautic dentist has to be prepared to screen and select only those astronauts with optimal oral health. Also, an aeronautic dentist has to be prepared to face any emergencies that may arise due to exposure to microgravity. This article highlights the effects of microgravity on human body with emphasis on orofacial structures.

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K. S. Soodan, P. Priyadarshni, and J. P. Singh state that there are no conflicts of interest.

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Soodan, K., Priyadarshni, P. & Singh, J. RETRACTED ARTICLE: Aeronautic dentistry: an upcoming branch. J. Stomat. Occ. Med. 7, 91–96 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12548-014-0113-3

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