Scientific production on dental caries 2014–2018: a bibliometric study in Web of Science


  • Gustavo Jaimes-Monroy Universidad Antonio Nariño
  • Ángela Ivonne Valderrama-Salgado Universidad Antonio Nariño
  • Elver Steven Prieto-Cárdenas Universidad Antonio Nariño
  • Claudia Milena Rincón-Bermúdez Universidad Antonio Nariño



Bibliometrics, Dental caries, Statistics and numerical data, Dental research


Introduction: the aim was to conduct a bibliometric study regarding the scientific production on dental caries in the period 2014–2018. Methods: 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. Results: 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. Conclusions: 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.

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Author Biographies

Gustavo Jaimes-Monroy, Universidad Antonio Nariño

Graduate in Biology, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. DDS, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Specialist in Epidemiology, Universidad El Bosque. Master in Biochemistry, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Universidad Antonio Nariño, School of Dentistry, Bogotá, Colombia. Universidad Antonio Nariño, Research Group in Oral Health. Escuela de Ciencias de la Salud (ECISA), Universidad Nacional Abierta y a Distancia (UNAD), Bogotá, Colombia.

Ángela Ivonne Valderrama-Salgado, Universidad Antonio Nariño

DDS, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia. Student of the Specialization in Orthodontics, Universidad Antonio Nariño, Bogotá, Colombia. Universidad Antonio Nariño, School of Dentistry, Bogotá, Colombia.

Elver Steven Prieto-Cárdenas, Universidad Antonio Nariño

DDS, Fundación Universitaria San Martín, Bogotá, Colombia. Student of the Specialization in Orthodontics, Universidad Antonio Nariño, Bogotá, Colombia.  

Claudia Milena Rincón-Bermúdez, Universidad Antonio Nariño

DDS, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Specialist in Pediatric Stomatology and Maxillary Orthopedics, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Master in Dental Sciences, Universidad El Bosque.


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How to Cite

Jaimes-Monroy, G., Valderrama-Salgado, Ángela I. ., Prieto-Cárdenas, E. S., & Rincón-Bermúdez, C. M. (2019). Scientific production on dental caries 2014–2018: a bibliometric study in Web of Science. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 31(1-2), 77–90.

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