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Volume 32 , Issue 1
January/February 2017

Pages e1–e8


The 300 Most-Cited Articles in Implant Dentistry


Marco Antonio Alarcón, MSc, DDS/Diana Esparza, DDS/Carmen Montoya, DDS/Alberto Monje, DDS, MS/Clovis Mariano Faggion Jr, Dr med dent habil, DDS


PMID: 27706262
DOI: 10.11607/jomi.5104

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to review and evaluate the characteristics of the 300 most-cited articles that have been published in the most important implant dentistry journals. Materials and Methods: A search and selection of the most-cited articles up to October 2014 was conducted for implant journals with the highest impact factors, according to the ISI Web of Science. The 300-most-cited articles were evaluated according to the most commonly studied topics and methodological designs used. The most-cited journals and the number of articles cited by year were calculated. Descriptive statistics were used to summarize the results. Results: The most-cited topics consisted of implant success/survival and guided bone regeneration, and the most-cited methodological designs were case series and cohort studies. The most frequently referenced journal was The International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, with 47% of the citations, and the period with the most citations was 1996 to 2000. Conclusion: Longitudinal studies of success and survival have had great scientific impact on the practice of implant dentistry. Awareness of the most-cited articles in implant dentistry will contribute to scientific advances, as it serves to identify the most researched areas, the most frequently used study designs, and areas that require further research.


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