Community Dental Health - Aims

The journal is concerned with dental public health and related subjects. Dental public health is the science and the art of preventing oral disease, promoting oral health, and improving the quality of life through the organised efforts of society.

The discipline covers a wide range and includes such topics as:

  • oral epidemiology,
  • oral health services research,
  • preventive dentistry - especially in relation to communities,
  • oral health education and promotion,
  • clinical research - with particular emphasis on the care of special groups,
  • behavioural sciences related to dentistry,
  • decision theory,
  • quality of life
  • risk analysis
  • ethics and oral health economics
  • quality assessment

The journal publishes scientific articles on the relevant fields, review articles, discussion papers, news items, and editorials. It is of interest to dentists working in dental public health and to other professionals concerned with disease prevention, health service planning, and health promotion throughout the world. In the case of epidemiology of oral diseases the Journal proritises national studies unless local studies have major methodological innovations or information of particular interest

The Journal Citation Reports for 2012 have now been published by Thompson ISI and Community Dental Health has an impact factor of 0.932.

Editorial correspondence and enquires:

c/o Michael Smith
Editorial Assistant,
80 Towngate Road,
Worral, Sheffield, UK,
S35 0AR
e-mail: [email protected]

Publisher correspondence, enquires and technical support:

Dennis Barber Ltd
5 Battery Green Road
Lowestoft , Suffolk
Tel: +44 1502 511522
Fax: +44 1502 583152
e-mail: [email protected]

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