Oral Health and Dental Studies

Oral Health and Dental Studies is an open-access journal that publishes articles covering different aspects of dentistry and prevention, diagnosis, and management of disorders of mouth, gums, and teeth. The journal also welcomes submissions focusing on endemic diseases, oral cancers, clinical research on dental pulp, novel treatment modalities on oral verrucous hyperplasia, genetics and pathophysiology, application of biomaterials and drugs, and treatment of patients with different kinds of maxillofacial diseases. Oral Health and Dental Studies aims to stand as an authentic source of quality scientific information on oral health and dentistry subjects to all readers of this journal. Of particular, but not exclusive interest are articles on the treatment and management of various dental diseases, quality of life, improving disease treatment outcomes, rehabilitation, and palliative and end-of-life care for people belonging to different age groups are also welcome.

The journal focuses on publishing original research and expert review articles. Case reports, correspondence, perspectives, and short communications are published only upon invitation.

Some of the subjects covered in the journal include: 

  • Oral pathology and epidemiology
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Oral biology and microbiology
  • Dental diseases
  • Periodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Restorative dentistry
  • Minimal invasive dentistry
  • Dental biomaterials
  • Oral health and hygiene
  • Public health dentistry
  • Community dentistry
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Geriatric dentistry
  • Oral and maxillofacial radiology
  • Oral cancer and treatment
  • Prosthodontics (fixed and removable)

Editorial Contact

Kenneth Hall, Managing Editor

Journal Information

ISSN: 2576-8239

Current Volume: Volume 2, Issue 2

Open Access: For all article types

Average time to first decision: 39 days (38 days in 2023 YTD)

Impact metrics

The following citation metrics are produced by abstracting and indexing databases using their respective datasets.

Google Scholar (h5-index and h5-median scores awaiting)

Benefits of publishing with us

Open Access
All articles published by Oral Health and Dental Studies are made freely and permanently accessible online immediately upon publication, without subscription charges or registration barriers.

Article Processing Charges
Oral Health and Dental Studies accomplish global open access. The journal, therefore, levies an affordable article-processing charge of $1495 for each article accepted for publication.

Peer Review — High standard, rigorous peer review
All articles that reach us undergo a double-blind peer review by at least two anonymous reviewers before being considered for publication in the journal.

Post-publication Open Peer Review
Following publication, the peer review comments would be made open for anyone to read. The authors have the option to make the peer review history publicly available after publication.

Research Promotion
Increased credibility and wider dissemination of published articles.


Senior Editors

Marek Kowalczuk

School of Biology, Chemistry and Forensic Science
University of Wolverhampton, UK

Editorial Board

Nicholas C. K. Heng

Faculty of Dentistry
University of Otago, New Zealand

Camila S. Sampaio

Universidad de los Andes

Sausan Al Kawas

College of Dental Medicine
University of Sharjah, UAE

Norliza Binti Ibrahim

Department of Diagnostic & Integrated Dental Practice
University of Malaya, Malaysia

Brian Myung Chang

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Pennsylvania, USA

Adriana Corsetti

Faculty of Dentistry
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Thakib A. Al-Shalan

Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Håvard Jostein Haugen

Department of Biomaterials
University of Oslo, Norway

Michael Goldberg

Faculty of Dentistry
University of Toronto, Canada

Jessica Skoogh Andersson

Institute of Odontology
University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Chen Yeng

Faculty of Dentistry
University of Malaya, Malaysia

Zainal Ariff Abdul Rahman

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Malaya, Malaysia

Jiiang-Huei Jeng

Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry
National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Vanessa Cavalli Gobbo

Department of Restorative Dentistry
University of Campinas, Brazil

Brian J. Howe

Department of Family Dentistry
University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa, USA

Pouran Famili

Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry
University of Pittsburgh, USA

Gian Andrea Pelliccioni

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences
Università di Bologna, Italy

Khalid Y. Igzeer

Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
University of Baghdad, Iraq

Arwa Owais

Department of Pediatric Dentistry
University of Iowa College of Dentistry, USA

Saeed Ur Rahman

Department of Oral Biology
State University of New York at Buffalo, USA

Patricia M. de Freitas

Department of Restorative Dentistry
University of São Paulo, Brazil

William Peter Holbrook

Faculty of Odontology
University of Iceland, Iceland

Phimon Atsawasuwan

Department of Orthodontics
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Mehmet Omer Gorduysus

Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
University of Sharjah, UAE

Eszter Somogyi-Ganss

Department of Prosthodontics
University of Toronto, Canada

Karla de Faria Vasconcelos

Piracicaba Dental School
State University of Campinas, Brazil

Stefan Peev

Department of Periodontology and Dental Implantology
Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria

Wen-Chen Wang

College of Dental Medicine
Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan

Wael M. Al-Omari

Department of Restorative Dentistry
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan

Ronaldo Hirata

Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics
New York University College of Dentistry, USA

Vellore K. Gopinath

Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry
University of Sharjah, UAE

Nabeel Fouad Talic

College of Dentistry
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Margaret Oda

Department of Dentistry, School of Dentistry
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Paula L. Weistroffer

Department of Periodontics
University of Iowa, USA

Yapin Wang

Department of Comprehensive Dentistry & Biomaterials
Louisiana State University, USA

Guidelines for Submission

Manuscript Preparation

Submission and Components

Submissions to Rivera journals should include the following:

  • Cover Letter
  • Manuscript
  • Figures and Tables
  • Supplemental Materials

Authors are encouraged to submit all the components as 'zip file' while submitting on our online system or via email as an attachment.

Cover Letter should:

  • briefly summarize or provide an outline of your manuscript, and why it is a worthy contribution to the concerned journal;
  • specify the Rivera journal that your manuscript best pertains to;
  • indicate, if applicable, that it is submitted as a part of Special Issue;
  • specify the manuscript type (original research, review, etc.)
  • detail any previous interaction(s) with Rivera Publications (previously submitted)
  • specify all authors' information, including affiliation 
  • include acknowledgments and funding information (if applicable) and any competing interests


All persons who qualify for authorship should be listed as authors. However, the corresponding author must ensure that each author listed has substantially contributed or participated sufficiently in the work and is responsible for that particular portion of the manuscript. However, people who do not qualify for authorship should be listed in acknowledgments.

One author (corresponding author) should be listed with an asterisk and should provide his or her email address. For the remaining authors, if applicable, following information should be included:

  • First name and last name
  • Complete affiliation, along with the country
  • Email address (optional, but mandatory for the corresponding author)

For example:

Robert Ludwig1

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA


This should include all the people who have contributed toward the work in one way or the other. However, authors are required to ensure that people acknowledged should agree to being so named.

Funding Information

List all the sources of funding, including relevant research grant numbers, as applicable. Also, authors are encouraged to list all the contributing authors associated with specific funding, if applicable.

Conflict of interest

The corresponding author is required to provide a statement of conflict of interest on behalf of all the authors. For further information, please refer to our Conflict of Interest Policy page.

Optional information

While we are not obligated to use these or recommend to the concerned Editor(s), we do encourage authors to provide names and contact information of 2-4 external reviewers and, if applicable, 1-2 opposed reviewers.

Manuscript Layout

The word count for original research is 3500–4000 words and up to 5500 words for studies involving meta-analysis. Authors are encouraged to employ a standard and concise writing style. If you are not a native English speaker, we encourage you to utilize our language editing services-or ask a native English speaking colleague for assistance.

All manuscript submissions can have the following sections:

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Main Text

    1. Introduction
    2. Materials and methods
    3. Results
    4. Discussion
    5. Conclusion(s)
    6. References


The title should not exceed 200 characters and set in title case. The title should be concise, specific, and easily comprehensible to readers.


The abstract should not exceed 300 words and should be unstructured (without sub-heading such as objective, methodology, results, discussion, etc.). It should provide a clear description of the objective(s) of the study, demonstrate the methodology used, and summarize the study's prime conclusion(s). At the end, a statement regarding the study's significance to a potentially wider audience should be included.


Authors can provide 4-6 keywords. The first letter of each keyword should be upper case, and keywords should be separated by a semicolon (;).


Published work along with any citable items should be cited in the reference list. While we follow very stringent reference formats, authors need not to spend time formatting their reference. They can submit the manuscripts formatted in any reference style (style will be formatted once the manuscript is accepted for publication), but it is preferable that they adhere to the journal format.

For Health and Medicine

Rivera uses AMA style. Items are listed numerically in the order they are cited in the text.

Example journal article (2-6 authors): Salwachter AR, Freischlag JA, Sawyer RG, Sanfey HA. The training needs and priorities of male and female surgeons and their trainees. J Am Coll Surg. 2005; 201: 199-205.

Example journal article (more than 6 authors): Fukushima H, Cureoglu S, Schachern P, et al. Cochlear changes in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2005; 133: 100-6.

Example book: Modlin J, Jenkins P. Decision Analysis in Planning for a Polio Outbreak in the United States. San Francisco, CA: Pediatric Academic Societies; 2004.

Example book chapter: Solensky R. Drug allergy: desensitization and treatment of reactions to antibiotics and aspirin. In: Lockey P, ed. Allergens and Allergen Immunotherapy. 3rd ed. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker; 2004:585-606.

Example online article: Wolf W. State's mail-order drug plan launched. Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 14, 2004:1B.

Example article from any database: Calhoun D, Trimarco T, Meek R, Locasto D. Distinguishing diabetes: Differentiate between type 1 & type 2 DM. JEMS [serial online]. November 2011; 36(11):32-48. Available from: CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Ipswich, MA. Accessed February 2, 2012.

In-text citation: For referencing an article, a number is used. This is different from in-text citations in AMAauthor's last name is not used. The order of numbering will be contingent on the order in which you use that reference within your paper. For example, the first article referenced will be given number one in superscript (1) followed by second and third articles as 2,3. In references section, the articles should appear numerically in the order they are cited within the text.

Figures and Tables

Figures and tables should be included in the main text (manuscript) to aid in the review process. However, for larger files (size exceeding 10 Mb) must always be submitted separately (should be properly mentioned in the main text, wherever applicable).

Figure captions and legends

Figure files should be included in the main document, and not as supplemental materials. Figure caption should be preceded by the figure, while figure legends should immediately follow the figure. Figure captions should be concise (not to exceed 18 words) and set in bold type. All figures should be numbered in sequence, using Arabic numerals, for example, Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.

Table captions and legends

Tables should be cited in ascending numeric order. Each table should be preceded by a table caption (brief and specific; not to exceed 18 words), and immediately followed by table legends, if applicable, used to explain abbreviations and other supporting information about the data. Larger tables, however, can be submitted as supplemental materials.

Review Comments and Revision

Submission Instructions

While submitting a revised manuscript, the authors should include the following:

Revised manuscript (clean copy): Prepare a clean copy of your revised manuscript that does not show track changes. Rename this file as "Main Document".

Revised manuscript (marked-up copy): Include a copy of your manuscript file showing the changes you have made (track changes). Rename this file as "Manuscript with Track Changes".

Response to reviewers: Address the specific points made by each Reviewer and/or Editor. Include your responses to all the reviewers' and editor's comments and list the changes you have made to the manuscript. Rename this file as "Response to Reviewers".

Supplementary Information

Information integral to the comprehensive understanding of the manuscript, but is either too large to be included in the main document or due to any other reason, should be submitted as support materials, such as 3-D visualizations, interactive graphics, large tables and/or figures, and so on. However, authors should note that normal figures and tables should not be included under supplemental materials.

Ethical Guidelines

For manuscripts reporting medical studies that involve human or animal subjects, ethics committee that approved the study must be identified in the manuscript. For studies involving human subjects, all work must conform to the recognized standards as per the "Declaration of Helsinki". In case of any experiments involving animals, authors must provide a declaration that all measures were taken to avoid animal suffering at each stage and also must furnish a detailed description of the procedures used. 

Patient Consent

In manuscripts reporting patient cases, patient anonymity must be preserved. Case reports submitted to Rivera Publications should conform to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors' (ICMJE) recommendations. Patient privacy should be taken care of, and personally identifiable information should not be revealed without informed consent. If informed consent has been obtained, the details must be mentioned in the manuscript.

For live patients, signed consent is mandatory if the authors wish to reveal the patient's identity. In case of deceased patients, consent must be taken from patient's next of kin. If patient's consent was not obtained, patient's details should be anonymized as much as possible. Patient's photographs need to be cropped sufficiently to prevent revelation of identity.

Authors are not required to submit the copy of the patient's consent while submitting their manuscript for consideration in Rivera Publications. However, they should confirm in the Cover Letter that the patient's consent has been obtained. In certain instances, the Editorial Office might request the authors to provide a copy of the same.

Articles in Press

Volume 2, Issue 2

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