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Welcome to BDJ Open

BDJ Open is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal publishing primary research from all oral health and dental disciplines across the globe.


  • As BDJ Open is ESCI-indexed, it will receive its first Journal Impact Factor in June 2023. BDJ Open is also indexed in other databases including PMC, SCOPUS, and Google Scholar.

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    This collection brings together the very best of BDJ Open – a selection of the most accessed, cited, and shared articles published in 2021 and 2022. They reveal the quality and international nature of the journal, showcasing the breadth of scope and global coverage that the journal consistently delivers.

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    Reflecting the often complex dental challenges associated with today’s ageing population, this collection brings together the latest research from BDJ Open. The articles look at how to protect, maintain and improve the oral health of older people both in a care home setting and for those living independently.

    Open for submissions


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Global Oral Health

This collection outlines prevalence, risk factors and the oral health-related quality of life of a number of oral health conditions globally. Included studies relate to caries, periodontitis, tooth loss, tooth wear, dental trauma and MIH, which aim to correlate oral health disorders with other health conditions. This offers the chance to assess and compare the various factors which lead to oral disease in different socio-economic systems, highlighting global inequalities in the burden of oral disease and access to dental healthcare.
Open for submissions