Impact Factor: 0.85*
Dentistry and Craniofacial Research is the leading international dental journal within the field of Restorative Dentistry. Placing an emphasis on publishing novel and high-quality research papers, the Journal aims to influence the practice of dentistry at clinician, research, industry and policy-maker level on an international basis.
Topics covered include the management of dental disease, periodontology, endodontology, operative dentistry, fixed and removable prosthodontics, dental biomaterials science, long-term clinical trials including epidemiology and oral health, technology transfer of new scientific instrumentation or procedures, as well as clinically relevant oral biology and translational research.
Dentistry and Craniofacial Research will publish original scientific research papers including short communications. It is also interested in publishing review articles and leaders in themed areas which will be linked to new scientific research.
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Pedodontics (formerly pediatric dentistry in American English or paedodontics in Commonwealth English) is the branch of dentistry dealing with children from birth through adolescence. The specialty of pediatric dentistry is recognized by the American Dental Association, Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
Pediatric (also paediatric or pædiatric) dentists promote the dental health of children as well as serve as educational resources for parents. It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that a dental visit should occur within six months after the presence of the first tooth or by a child's first birthday. The AAPD has said that it is important to establish a comprehensive and accessible ongoing relationship between the dentist and patient – referring to this as the patient's "dental home". This is because 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. Additionally, parents are given a program of preventive home care (brushing, flossing and fluorides), a caries risk assessment, information on finger, thumb, and pacifier habits, advice on preventing injuries to the mouth and teeth of children, diet counseling , and information on growth and development.
Oral and maxillofacial specialises in diagnosing and treating diseases, injuries and defects related to neck, head, jaws and tissues of the mouth and jaw and facial regions. It requires expertise from both medical and dental background. There are numerous problems which affect the oral mucosa such as mouth ulcers and infections are kept into consideration. A maxillofacial surgeon should have training in dentistry, surgery and general medicine. Oral and maxillofacial specialists work with patients of any age from infants to elderly individuals. They treat infants who are born with different problems of their skull or face. In adults their work involves surgery due to an injury or accident, and in older people for treating oral cancer and tumours of the face and head.
Oral Cancer can be easily treated if diagnosed in an early stage or it can be said that treatment of cancer depends on the stage it is diagnosed in. There are three useful methods which have proved themselves helpful in treating mouth cancer. These include surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. During chemotherapy treatment is done using the intravenous injections containing the anticancer drugs. It is possible that the victim may experience some side effects of chemotherapy. These side effects can include hair loss, quick weight loss, mouth sores, nausea, vomiting etc. In radiation therapy beta rays are used for killing the deadly mouth cancer cells. This surgery is usually done when the tumor is small and gentle. Some physicians suggest all these three ways for the treatment of mouth cancer.
Pediatric Dentistry is the branch of dentistry that deals with the oral health of the infants through the adolescence. A wide range of treatment is provided to the patients which includes primary or baby teeth to secondary teeth develops, and different problems related to gums and mouth. The treatments include infant oral health exam, repair of tooth decay and cavity, treatment for dental injury.
Dentofacial orthopaedics is one of the specialist area of dentistry that involves prevention, diagnosis and correction of the malocclusion, neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities. The objective of dentofacial orthopaedics is to guide facial advancement and development so that the lining of the teeth is normal which, mostly occurs during the childhood. Children are the best candidates for receiving the therapy as the jaw bones of the younger patients are still growing which makes the specialist to control the movement of the tooth and bone growth, whereas in adults the treatment may involve surgery because their bones don’t grow therefore it is difficult for the specialist to control the movement of the tooth and bone growth.
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals in the correction of the irregular teeth with the help of the braces, development and shape of the jaw and facial growth. Screwy teeth and teeth that don't fit together accurately are difficult to clean, these teeth are at a high danger of being lost right on time because of tooth rot and periodontal disease, which causes additional weight on the chewing muscles that can prompt cerebral pains, neck and back pain. The benefits of this treatment includes, closing of the gaps between the teeth, straightening of the teeth, good appearance.
*2020 Journal Impact Factor was established by dividing the number of articles published in 2018 and 2019 with the number of times they are cited in 2020 based on Google Scholar Citation Index database. If 'X' is the total number of articles published in 2018 and 2019, and 'Y' is the number of times these articles were cited in indexed journals during 2020 then, impact factor = Y/X
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