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Oral health and mental health

Guest Editors
Jieyi Chen, BDS, PhD, FICD, Guanghua School of Stomatology, Hospital of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University, The University of Hong Kong, China
Ramon Targino Firmino, MSc, PhD, DDS, Federal University of Campina Grande, Brazil
Morẹ́nikẹ́ Oluwátóyìn Foláyan, BChD, MBA, MEd, PhD, FWACS, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

Tamanna Tiwari, BDS, MDS, MPH, University of Colorado, USA

Submission Status: Open until 2 April 2025

Innovations in cleft research

Guest Editors
Mekonen Eshete Abebe MD, PhD, FCS (ECSA), FACS, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Magdalena Sycińska-Dziarnowska, DDS, PhD Orthodontist, Pomeranian Medical University, Poland
Liliana Szyszka-Sommerfeld, DMD, PhD, Pomeranian Medical University, Poland

Submission Status: Open until 7 February 2025

Advancing oral medicine

Guest Editors
Alessandro Antonelli, DDS, PhDs, Magna Græcia University of Catanzaro, Italy
Manish Devendra Mair, MS, MCh, University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust, UK

Submission Status: Open until 22 January 2025

Sustainability in dentistry

Guest Editors
Kelvin Ian Afrashtehfar, DDS, Dr med dent, MSc, PHD/MOE, FCGDent, FRCD(C), FDS RCS(Eng), University of Bern, Switzerland

Maria Antoniadou, PhD, University of Athens, Greece
Carlos Alberto Jurado, DDS, MS, MBA(c), University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Steven Mulligan, BSc (Hons), BDS, PhD, The University of Sheffield, UK

Submission Status: Open until 6 January 2025

Resolving inequalities through oral health literacy

Guest Editors
Arheiam Arheiam, BDS, MSc, PhD, DDPH RCS (Eng.), University of Benghazi, Libya
Rafael Aiello Bomfim, PhD, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil

Arash Ghanbarzadegan, DDS, MPH, PhD, Sydney Dental School, The University of Sydney, Australia

Submission Status: Open until 6 November 2024

Advancing dental education

Guest Editors
Mariana Minatel Braga, PhD, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Tong Wah Lim, BDS, MProsRCS, AM, MClinDent in Prosthodontics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Galvin Sim Siang Lin, DDS, MScD, MMedEd, PhD, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia

Submission Status: Open until 17 October 2024

Dental trauma

Guest Editors
Patrícia Corrêa-Faria, PhD, Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brazil
Sumir Gandhi, BDS, MDS, Christian Dental College, Ludhiana, India

Submission Status: Open until 12 September 2024

Third molar impaction and oral lesions management

Guest Editors

Marco Cicciù, DDS, MSc, PhD, University of Catania, Italy
Maria Maddalena Marrapodi, MD, MS, PhD, University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli", Naples, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 9 September 2024

Lasers in dentistry

Guest Editors:
Nasim Chiniforush, DDS, PhD, University of Genoa, Italy
Jacek Matys, DDS, PhD, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland

Submission Status: Open until 13 August 2024

Prevention and management of dental erosion and decay

Guest Editors

Guglielmo Campus, DDS, PhD, Doctor Honoris Causa in Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland

John Yun Niu, PhD (HKU), BDS & MDS (WHU), The University of Hong Kong, China
Berkant Sezer, DDS, MSc, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Türkiye
Ollie Yiru Yu, BMed, MStomat (Huazhong Sc & Tech), PhD (HK), The University of Hong Kong, China

Submission Status: Open until 7 August 2024


Early detection and prevention of oral cancer

Guest Editors:
Márcio Diniz-Freitas: University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago, Spain
Deepak Gupta: Maharishi Markandeshwar (Deemed to be University), Ambala, India
Shankargouda Patil: College of Dental Medicine, Roseman University of Health Sciences, Utah, United States
Alan Roger Santos-Silva: Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Brazil

Patient-reported outcomes in dentistry

Guest Editors:
Jieyi Chen: Guanghua School of Stomatology, Hospital of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China
Dhelfeson Willya Douglas-de-Oliveira: Adjunct Professor, Dentistry Department, Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys, Brazil

New biomaterials for modern dentistry

Guest Editors:
Francesco Bennardo: School of Dentistry, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy
Artak Heboyan: Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Stomatology, Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi, Armeni

Advancing oral health care for vulnerable patients

Guest Editors:
Julia Csikar: Lecturer in Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Karen Vinall-Collier: Lecturer in Behavioural Sciences and Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Artificial intelligence: applications in dentistry

Guest Editors:

Prabhat Kumar Chaudhari: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Kunaal Dhingra: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Raša Mladenović: University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Sergio Uribe: Riga Stradins University, Latvia / Austral University of Chile, Chile

Antibiotic use, resistance and stewardship in dentistry

Guest Editors:
Kangmin Duan
: The University of Manitoba, Canada
Smitha Sukumar: The University of Sydney, Australia
Leanne Teoh: The University of Melbourne, Australia
Wendy Thompson: The University of Manchester, UK

Oral and systemic health

Guest Editors: Rodrigo Marino and Meghashyam Bhat

Teledentistry and distance learning: improving access to oral health care and education

Guest Editors: Rasa Mladenovic, Bharathi Purohit and Tuti Mohd-Dom 


Something in the Water - Fluoridation and Caries
Edited by Morenike Folayan and Maha El Tantawi (also previously Santiago Gómez)

Water fluoridation is a measure to prevent caries, a disease of significant public health importance. Caries, when not managed, result in pain and discomfort for individuals and have further implications for the health and wellbeing of the affected individual. The cost of managing caries is often large and the prevalence of the disease in a society has significant repercussions for the allocation of public health funding. Public water fluoridation is used as a cost-effective approach to facilitate systematic fluoride access to a population and, in turn, reduce caries. Given the level of interest surrounding the issue of public water fluoridation, the range and complexity of the public debate, and its implication for policy making, this thematic series brings together empirical research papers and theoretical and conceptual analyses about water fluoridation and caries. 

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests.


State of the Art of Digital Technologies Applied in Daily Dental practice
These articles represent the first of a series of annual collections from the Digital Dentistry Society, the affiliated society of BMC Oral Health.  This collection focuses on the latest modern advances in the field of digital dentistry covering the digital workflow of prosthodontics, guided implant surgery, intraoral scanners and cone beam computed tomography.

The Digital Dentistry Society II Consensus Conference on Digital Technologies - Marrakech 2018
Digital Technologies are transforming the dental profession: with 3D scanners and cone beam computed tomography, it is possible to gather accurate 3D data from patients. These data are processed with computer software allowing the dentist to make accurate 3D models of the patient and design surgical, prosthetic and orthodontic devices. These devices are fabricated with powerful milling machines and 3D printers - ready for clinical use. In the second Consensus Conference on Digital Technologies, organized by the Digital Dentistry Society, several digital topics have been discussed, from acquisition of data, to fabrication and to clinical application. These topics have been included in this collection of articles, published in the Digital Dentistry section of BMC Oral Health.

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact 2023
    Journal Impact Factor: 2.6
    5-year Journal Impact Factor: 3.2
    Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.205
    SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.737

    Speed 2023
    Submission to first editorial decision (median days): 18
    Submission to acceptance (median days): 125

    Usage 2023
    Downloads: 3,281,097
    Altmetric mentions: 1,262

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