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Lasers in dentistry

Guest Edited by Nasim Chiniforush and Jacek Matys

Prevention and management of dental erosion and decay

Guest Edited by Guglielmo Campus, John Yun Niu, Berkant Sezer and Ollie Yiru Yu

Early detection and prevention of oral cancer

Guest Edited by Márcio Diniz-Freitas, Deepak Gupta, Shankargouda Patil and Alan Roger Santos-Silva

Patient-reported outcomes in dentistry

Guest Edited by Jieyi Chen and Dhelfeson Willya Douglas-de-    

Editor's picks

Headphones and a microphone on a colourful backgroundA systematic review and network meta-analysis of virtual reality, audiovisuals and music interventions for reducing dental anxiety related to tooth extraction

A row of colourful toothbrushesAssociation between oral hypofunction and general health: a systematic review

Cartoon of silhoutted people with speech bubbles over their headsOral health in an urban slum, Nigeria: residents’ perceptions, practices and care-seeking experiences

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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.

BMC Oral Health blogs

New Content ItemHighlights of the BMC Series - May 2022

In May, a BMC Series blog highlighted a study exploring dentist perceptions and barriers to the implementation of teledentistry to improve access to oral health care.

New Content ItemHighlights of the BMC Series – February 2022

In February, a BMC Series blog highlighted a study investigating the use of laminate veneer ceramics in aesthetic rehabilitation of teeth with fluorosis.

New Content ItemIntroducing the BMC Series SDG Editorial Board Members: Maha El Tantawi and Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan

BMC Oral Health senior Editorial Board Members introduce their research interests and articles published in the 2021 'Something in the Water: Fluoridation and Caries' Collection.

New Content ItemHighlights of the BMC Series – October 2021

In October, the BMC Series blog highlighted a study developing a digital behaviour change intervention to improve the oral health of UK school children.

New Content ItemHighlights of the BMC Series – August 2021

In August, the BMC Series blog highlighted an article aiming to assist the Scottish Government in delivering an oral health improvement programme for people experiencing homelessness.

Editorial Board news

BMC Oral Health is recruiting new Editorial Board Members

Learn about the role and requirements here. In particular, we are looking for active researchers with expertise in oral-systemic health and cost-effective analyses. 

Editorial Board Member of the month

Explore a series of interviews with selected Editorial Board Members who share their insights on oral health research and peer review publishing.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    2.9 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.5 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.368 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    0.741 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    19 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    117 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    2,992 Altmetric mentions 

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

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