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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

Submission Status: Open until 31 May 2024

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

Submission Status: Open until 24 January 2024

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

Submission Status: Open until 17 January 2024

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

Submission Status: Open until 22 December 2023

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

Submission Status: Open until 30 September 2023


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

  • 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
    20 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    117 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    2,992 Altmetric mentions 

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