We are pleased to announce the creation of Dentistry Research Network (DentistryRN), which focuses on 31 major areas of scholarship. SSRN's newest network provides a worldwide online community for dentistry scholars and for the sharing of ideas across a broad spectrum of early stage research, including working papers, conference papers, preprints, etc.

The following DentistryRN areas are available and subscriptions will be free during the start-up phase.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Behavioral-Psych-Aspects-Dentistry
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Description: This area includes content on how patient psychology, mental health, and behavior affect oral health. Areas of research include communication, motivational interviewing, and oral health quality of life. Research also includes the acknowledgment and mitigation of pain, fear, and anxiety caused by dental visits, as well as the use of non-pharmacologic therapies to address behavioral or psychological effects.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Clinical-Orthodontics-Dentofacial-Ortho
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Description: This area includes content on all aspects of orthodontic and orthopedic treatment in dental patients. Areas of research include orthodontic innovations, diagnostic procedures, imaging techniques, bracket and archwire materials, extraction and impaction concerns, orthognathic surgery, and disorders impacting the skeletal structure of the face and jaw.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Craniofacial-Anomalies-Pathology
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Description: This area includes content on craniofacial anomalies and malformations, such as facial asymmetries, cleft palates, and craniosynostoses. Areas of research include the etiology and pathology of heritable craniofacial anomalies, early recognition and assessment of craniofacial conditions, the prevalence and incidence of craniofacial anomalies, and the identification of associated health concerns.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Dental-Anesthesia-Management
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Description: This area includes content on all aspects of the administration and management of dental anesthesia. Areas of research include anesthetic administration, pharmacokinetics, preoperative and postoperative considerations, use of analgesics, local and systemic side effects of anesthesia, and other related topics.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Dental-Economics
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Description: This area includes content on the economic, industry, and practitioner aspects of the dental profession. Areas of research include healthcare management of large-scale organizations in dentistry, utilization of dental resources and workforce management, direct and indirect costs of operating dental practices, dental practice profitability, dental marketing, private practice management, and the operation and management of dental service organizations.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Dental-Education
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Description: This area includes content on educational and scientific research in general dentistry, allied professional dentistry, and advanced dental education. Areas of research include curriculum development, teaching methodologies, and assessment techniques in the fields of dental undergraduate and postgraduate education and auxiliary personnel training.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Dental-Patient-Safety
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Description: This area includes content on patient and practitioner safety and compliance in receiving and delivering oral healthcare. Areas of research include infection control measures via the use of personal protective equipment, compliance for sterilization and disinfection in patient care areas, and safety measures used in daily practice to reduce risk, minimize hazards, and improve the quality of care.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Dental-Pharmacology
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Description: This area includes content on drug therapies used in dental practice, such as antibiotics, analgesics, anti-inflammatory drugs, and anti-periodontic agents. Areas of research include content on pharmaceutical drugs used in dentistry and their effects on the body, as well as prescribing practices and the prevention of bacteremia through prophylaxis.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Dental-Public-Health
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Description: This area includes content on all aspects of public health dentistry. Areas of research include oral health education, policy development, oral health surveillance, public health communication, community-based dental health delivery models, such as nursing homes, schools, and mobile clinics, and maintenance of the dental safety net as well as other related areas of research.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Dental-Research-Methods-Materials
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Description: This area includes content on dental research methods and materials used for cosmetic and other restorative fundamentals in general dental practice operations. Areas of research include the mechanical and physical properties and performance of preventive and restorative dental materials; the reaction of host tissues to materials used in adhesion, bonding, luting, curing, or polymerization; fluoride-releasing materials; the operative use of ceramic, metallic, and polymeric oral biomaterials, as well as factors such as fillers and tensile or compressive strength influencing the materials used in dental care. Other related areas of research relating to evidence-based dentistry and dental research are also included.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Dental-Sleep-Medicine
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Description: This area includes content on the evaluation, prevention, management, and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing which includes snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Topics covered include interprofessional collaboration with orthodontists, allergists, and ear, nose and throat specialists and identifying comorbidities and risk factors for those with obstructive sleep apnea.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Dental-Traumatology
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Description: This area includes content on traumatic and emergency dental injuries, occurring most frequently in children or young adults. Areas of research include commonly reported and treated traumatic dental injuries, such as crown fractures; injuries stemming from accidents, sports, or recreational activities, such as concussions; evidenced-based traumatology and study design; as well as the socio-psychological impacts of traumatic dental injuries.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Dentistry-Educator
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Description: This area includes content that supports high quality student learning in Dentistry and related disciplines, and is designed for the sharing of teaching materials. This includes casebooks, reviews of casebooks, lecture notes, class summaries, outlines, supplementary materials (for your own or someone else's book), syllabi, problem sets, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and other teaching materials.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Dentistry-Negative-Results
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Description: This area includes content in which negative results were found. Negative results are instances in which the expected outcome of the research was not borne out by the results. The negative results area includes papers that have controversial or provocative results that challenge established theories as well as papers that replicate or support findings published elsewhere.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Dento-Legal
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Description: This area includes content on the legal aspects of dental practice such as informed consent, patient rights, refusal or acceptance of treatment documentation, medical negligence and malpractice, providing interpretation services, and advocating and providing care to motivationally or financially impaired patients.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Dentomaxillofacial-Radiology
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Description: This area includes content on all aspects of dental radiology and radiotherapy. Topics include radiographic techniques focused on head and neck imaging, medical physics, digital sensors, and radiation chemistry.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Device-Digital-Dentistry
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Description: This area includes content on the latest technological advances in dental devices, instruments, software, and emerging techniques applicable to oral and craniofacial health. Areas of research include information technology as it relates to dental care, teledentistry, photography techniques, and equipment related to dental records, the use of artificial intelligence, 3D scanning and printing, biotechnology, emerging operatory equipment, robotics in dental and oral surgery, as well as infection control and measures used to protect dental professionals against illness.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Endodontics
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Description: This area includes content on pulp conservation and endodontic treatment. Topics include techniques for pulp canal access, vital pulp therapy, nonvital and irreversible pulpitis treatments for young teeth, the management of internal or external resportion, and other related areas of research in endodontic practice.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Forensic-Dentistry
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Description: This area includes content on the use of dental knowledge in the identification of human remains or evaluation of dental evidence. Areas of research include the comparison of remains with dental records, evaluation of bitemarks, comparison with suspect dentitions, the aging of individuals by dentition to determine chronological age both in the living and the deceased, and the assessment of an individual's dental or oral injuries to resolve civil, criminal, and other medicolegal matters.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Global-Oral-Health
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Description: This area includes content on global oral health. Topics include global dental education, volunteerism and outreach to help eliminate global dental health inequities, considerations of anthropological and cultural practices related to dental health, dental tourism, the social determinants and risks of dental disease, and other related areas of research.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Oral-Maxillofacial-Surgery
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Description: This area includes content on methods used to handle dentoalveolar procedures and surgeries such as facial injuries, deformities, and jaw reconstructions. Topics include exodontics, soft tissue wound healing, treatment of TMJ disorders, craniomaxillofacial trauma and surgery, as well as other related areas of research.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Oral-Biosciences
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Description: This area includes content on all aspects of the physiology and biochemistry of the mouth. Areas of research include developmental, salivary, cell, and molecular biology; oral microbiology, cariology, regenerative medicine and biomedical engineering; molecular genetics, oral immunology, pathogenesis, and other related areas of research.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Oral-Health-Preventative-Dentistry
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Description: This area includes content on home hygiene practices used to maintain good oral health and prevent caries and other oral mucosal diseases. Areas of research include the impact of nutrition and obesity on dental health, exposure to nicotine and other addictive substances, as well as fluoride modalities and dentifrices.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Oral-Implantology-Prosthetics
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Description: This area includes content on all aspects of oral implantology and prosthetics. Areas of research include the basics of implants and dental prosthetics, implant surgery and treatment, oral and occlusal rehabilitation, fixed and removable prosthodontics.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Oral-Medicine-Pathology
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Description: This area includes content on the pathology, diagnosis, and non-surgical treatment of oral, maxillofacial, and temporomandibular diseases and disorders. Areas of research include the diagnosis and management of regional and referred orofacial pain syndromes, muscle physiology and pain related to TMJD, immunopathological diseases, mucosal and tongue conditions, and pathologies of neoplasms and other emerging diseases.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Oral-Oncology
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Description: This area includes content related to the etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, prevention, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients with benign or malignant neoplasms in the head and neck.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Oral-Systemic-Health
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Description: This area includes content on the connection between systemic diseases and oral health. Areas of research include heart disease, diabetes, smoking, stress and psychological factors, obesity, reproductive health, and other related areas that impact oral health.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Patient-Social-Context-Dentistry
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Description: This area includes content on how social contexts influence dental practitioner and patient beliefs to promote better dentist-patient relationships. Areas of research include the impact of various social, physical, environmental, and cultural beliefs; economic statuses; and pre-existing health conditions of the dental patient. Research covering the impact of film, TV, media, and social media on the provision of oral and dental care is also included.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Pediatric-Dentistry
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Description: This area includes content on the practice, education, and research related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Areas of research include the treatment and prevention of early childhood caries, management of hygiene habits, and pre- and perinatal and infant oral health.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Periodontology
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Description: This area includes content on all aspects of periodontics, including disease etiology, management, and treatment. Areas of research include antimicrobials and biome of the periodontium, periodontal surgeries, atraumatic tooth extractions, regenerative periodontics, and routine periodontal maintenance.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Restorative-Esthetic-Cosmetic-Dentistry
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Description: This area includes content on cosmetic, esthetic, and restorative dentistry. Topics include esthetic dentistry, operative dental techniques, ceramic and porcelain crowns, pins and veneers, air abrasions and etching, oral galvanisms, dental composites, as well as other related areas of research.

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