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Editor in Chief Editor-in-Chief
Robert L. Vanarsdall

Professor and Chairman
Department of Orthodontics
The University of Pennsylvania
USA

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Impact Factor 1.22*

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Impact Factor: 1.22*

Dentistry is a peer reviewed medical journal that includes a wide range of fields on aspects like Endodontics, Orthodontics, Dental Implants, Prosthodontics, Restorative Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Periodontics, Forensic Dentistry, Digital Dentistry, Minimal Intervention Dentistry etc and creates a platform for the authors to make their contribution towards the journal. The editorial office promises peer review of the submitted manuscripts for the quality of publishing.

Dentistry is one of the best open access journals that aims to publish the most complete and reliable source of information on discoveries and current developments in the mode of original articles, review articles, case reports, short communications, etc. in this field and provide online access without any restrictions or subscriptions to researchers worldwide.

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Gum disease

Gum disease is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it. Also referred to as periodontal disease, gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth.

Pediatric dentistry

It is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence. A dental visit should occur within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by a child's first birthday. Early oral examination aids in the detection of the early stages of tooth decay. Early detection is essential to maintain oral health, modify aberrant habits, and treat as needed and as simply as possible. It covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner, to studies on child behavior and growth and development.

Cosmetic dentistry

It is a branch of dentistry which deals with any dental work that improves the appearance (though not necessarily the function) of a person's teeth, gums and/or bite. There are many techniques and options to treat teeth that are discolored, chipped, misshapen or missing. Common procedures include bleaching, bonding, crowns, veneers and reshaping and contouring. These improvements are not always just cosmetic. Many of these treatments can improve oral problems, such as your bite.

Braces

These are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person's bite, while also working to improve dental health. They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, moth bites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Orthodontic treatment can help fix the patient's teeth and set them in the right place. Orthodontists usually use braces and clear aligners to set the patient's teeth.

Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry that focuses on dental prostheses. It is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA), Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. The dental specialty pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and/or oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.

Oral surgeons

They are specialists within the broader field of dentistry. Oral surgeons operate on the mouth and jaw of their patients and often work in conjunction with other dentists, surgeons and orthodontists. Typical duties of an oral surgeon include consulting with patients, discussing treatment options, treating patients, overseeing aftercare, coordinating with other dentists and physicians, overseeing office administration and recording patient care.

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

It is surgery to treat many diseases, injuries and defects in the head, neck, face, jaws and the hard and soft tissues of the oral (mouth) and Maxillofacial (jaws and face) region. It is an internationally recognized surgical specialty. In most countries around the world, including the United States, Canada and Australia, it is a recognized specialty of dentistry; in others, such as the UK, it is recognized as a medical specialty.

Family dentistry

Dentistry is the branch of medicine that is involved in the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases, disorders and conditions of the oral cavity. Family dentistry deals with the treatment of the oral problems related to a family which ensures that entire practice is dedicated to a patient's comfort and well-being.

Oral surgery

Oral surgery provides a practical and complete overview of the medical and surgical techniques of dental practice in four areas. Topics covered include such current issues as dental implants, treatment of HIV-infected patients, and evaluation and treatment of TMJ disorders.

Mouthguard

A mouthguard is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. A mouthguard is most often used to prevent injury in contact sports, as a treatment for bruxism or TMD, or as part of certain dental procedures, such as tooth bleaching. Depending on application, it may also be called a mouth protector, mouth piece, gumshield, gumguard, nightguard, occlusal splint, bite splint, or bite plane.

Dental veneers

Dental veneers are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth, either to improve the aesthetics of a tooth or to protect the tooth's surface from damage. There are two main types of material used to fabricate a veneer: composite and dental porcelain. A composite veneer may be directly placed (built-up in the mouth), or indirectly fabricated by a dental technician in a dental lab, and later bonded to the tooth, typically using a resin cement such as Panavia. In contrast, a porcelain veneer may only be indirectly fabricated.

Amalgam fillings

Amalgam is an alloy of mercury with various metals used for dental fillings. It commonly consists of mercury (50%), silver (~22–32% ), tin (~14%), copper (~8%), and other trace metals. Dental amalgam is a mixture of metals, consisting of liquid (elemental) mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, and copper dental filling material used to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. Approximately 50% of dental amalgam is elemental mercury by weight. The chemical properties of elemental mercury allow it to react with and bind together the silver/copper/tin alloy particles to form an amalgam.

Human teeth

Human teeth found in the human mouth function in mechanically breaking down items of food by cutting and crushing them in preparation for swallowing and digestion. The roots of teeth are embedded in the maxilla (upper jaw) or the mandible (lower jaw) and are covered by gums. Teeth are made of multiple tissues of varying density and hardness.

Periodontal diseases

Periodontal diseases can affect one or more of the periodontal tissues/structures (e.g. alveolar bone, periodontal ligament, cementum and gingiva). While there are many different periodontal diseases that can affect these tooth-supporting tissues/structures, by far the most common ones are plaque-induced inflammatory conditions, such as gingivitis and periodontitis.

Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a non-destructive periodontal disease that refers to inflammation of the gum tissue. The most common form of gingivitis, and the most common form of periodontal disease overall, is in response to bacterial biofilms (also called plaque) adherent to tooth surfaces, termed plaque-induced gingivitis. Gingivitis is reversible with good oral hygiene. However, in the absence of treatment, or if not controlled, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, where the inflammation results in tissue destruction and alveolar bone resorption, which can ultimately lead to tooth loss.

Periodontitis

Periodontitis is a set of inflammatory diseases affecting the periodontium, i.e., is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. It is caused by microorganisms that adhere to and grow on the tooth's surfaces, along with an over-aggressive immune response against these microorganisms. It results in progressive loss of the alveolar bone around the teeth, and if left untreated, can lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth. Periodontitis can cause tooth loss or worse, an increased risk of heart attack or stroke and other serious health problems.

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Dentistry is organizing 5th American Dental Congress during October 05-07, 2015 in Philadelphia, USA with the theme of Innovative Ideas and Approaches for Striving the Future of Dental and Oral Health Care

Welcome Message
Dear Dental Scientific Community, On behalf of the Journal Dentistry: Current Research, as Editor-in-Chief it is my distinct honor and privilege to welcome all dental scientific community to our journal.
As editor of the Journal, I consider the job seriously. It requires knowledge and a team effort. The multiple disciplines and specialties that make up the science of dentistry make the journal appealing to a wide range of clinicians.
The journal will emphasize high-level research of clinical relevance and exciting education. Therefore, we welcome any clinical and basic science research, as long as the study has clinical relevance to the benefit of our readers and authors.
Although challenging, we will work hard to maintain a high quality journal that is innovative and helpful to clinicians so that it engenders a desire to continually improve their skills. We wish to encourage more contributions from the dental scientific community and industry practitioners to ensure continued success of the journal. We welcome original research, reviews of the literature, short communication, commentaries, case reports, book reviews, and works-in-progress. Editor, reviewers, authors and readers are the strength of this journal and I feel personally obligated if all of them contribute to take the journal to greater heights.
We are delighted that you are joining us as readers and hope you will also join us as contributors. Any comments or suggestions you may have that would improve the Journal are welcome.

 

*Unofficial 2014 Impact Factor was established by dividing the number of articles published in 2012 and 2013 with the number of times they are cited in 2014 based on Google search and the Scholar Citation Index database. If ‘X’ is the total number of articles published in 2012 and 2013, and ‘Y’ is the number of times these articles were cited in indexed journals during 2014 then, impact factor = Y/X

 

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