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Revista Facultad de Odontología Universidad de Antioquia

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JAIMES-MONROY, Gustavo; VALDERRAMA SALGADO, Ángela Ivonne; PRIETO CARDENAS, Elver Steven  and  RINCON-BERMUDEZ, Claudia Milena. Scientific production on dental caries 2014-2018: a bibliometric study in Web of Science. Rev Fac Odontol Univ Antioq [online]. 2019, vol.31, n.1, pp.77-90. ISSN 0121-246X.


the aim was to conduct a bibliometric study regarding the scientific production on dental caries in the period 2014-2018.


a bibliometric study in a five-year period including 2,291 publications from the Web of Science database. The following variables were included: annual production of articles, journals, authors, cooperation, and citation analysis.


a sustained production of information has been conducted throughout the study years. Paiva, from Brazil, is the author with the largest number of publications (n = 33); the journal with the highest number of articles is Caries Research (n = 176). The United States and Brazil are the countries with the most publications on this topic.


there is a sustained production of publications on dental caries, validating this topic and showing the importance of scientific groups conducting research in the fields of diagnosis, prevention, and public health mainly.

Keywords : bibliometrics; dental caries; statistics and numerical data; dental research.

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