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Patient-reported outcomes in dentistry

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

New biomaterials for modern dentistry

Guest Edited by Francesco Bennardo and Artak Heboyan

New Content ItemAdvancing oral health care for vulnerable patients

Guest Edited by Julia Csikar and Karen Vinall-Collier

New Content ItemArtificial Intelligence: applications in dentistry

Guest Edited by Prabhat Kumar Chaudhari, Kunaal Dhingra, Raša Mladenović and Sergio Uribe

Editor's picks

New Content ItemDiode laser in management of loss of taste sensation in patients with post-COVID syndrome: a randomized clinical trial

New Content ItemExploring the microbiome of oral epithelial dysplasia as a predictor of malignant progression

New Content ItemPatterns and predictors of public dental service utilisation among refugees in Victoria, Australia: a latent profile and multilevel analysis                                                                        New Content Item

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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

  • Citation Impact
    3.747 - 2-year Impact Factor (2021)
    3.916 - 5-year Impact Factor (2021)
    1.785 - SNIP Source Normalized Impact per Paper
    0.790 - SJR SCImago Journal Rank

    45 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    58 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only (Median)

    2,656,612 downloads (2022)
    1,191 Altmetric mentions (2021)

    Transparency and Openness
    TOP Factor score - 9

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

    More information is available here

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