CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Eur J Dent 2020; 14(01): 128-143
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703419
Original Article

Citation Classics on Dental Caries: A Systematic Review

1  Paediatric Dentistry Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
2  Paedodontics Department, Rashid Latif Dental College, Rashid Latif Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan
,
Paras Ahmad
3  Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
,
Paul M.H. Dummer
4  School of Dentistry, College of Biomedical and Life Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom
,
Mohammad Khursheed Alam
5  Orthodontic Department, College of Dentistry, Jouf University, Sakaka, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
,
Jawaad Ahmed Asif
6  Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
,
Zuliani Mahmood
1  Paediatric Dentistry Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
,
Normastura Abd Rahman
7  Department of Dental Public Health, School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
,
Noraida Mamat
1  Paediatric Dentistry Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia
› Author Affiliations
Funding The first author is grateful to the university for providing financial assistance under fellowship scheme for 2 years of his candidature. All authors acknowledge the sponsorship of article publication charges from the Universiti Sains Malaysia RU grant no. 1001/PPSG/812079.
  

Abstract

Objective A systematic search was performed for the identification and analysis of the 100 most often cited articles on dental caries and to highlight the changing trends in the field of dentistry over time.

Materials and Methods The search was performed without any restriction on the study design, publication year, or language using the Web of Science (WoS) group of Clarivate Analytics enabling the search through “All Databases.” Based on the citation count as available in WoS, the articles were sorted in a descending manner. Information regarding each article was then extracted, which included its authorship, counts of citation (in other databases), citation density, current citation index (2019), publication year, country of publication, journal of article, evidence level based on study design, and keywords description.

Results The count of citation for each article varied in each database, that is, 175 to 2,003 in WoS, 89 to 1,981 in Scopus, and 126 to 3,492 when searched in Google Scholar. The highest number of articles (n = 10) related to dental caries were published in 2004. A total of 301 authors made valuable contributions to this field, out of which J.D. Featherstone had coauthored 6 articles. A significant negative correlation (p < 0.01) was found between the age of the article and the citation density (r =–0.545). However, a nonsignificant correlation (p = 0.952) occurred between the age of publication and the citation count (r = 0.006).

Conclusion The results of this systematic review provide a critical appraisal of the context underpinning scientific developments in the field of dental caries and also highlighted trends in clinical management and research.

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Publication History

Publication Date:
13 March 2020 (online)

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