"EXPLORING PUBLICATION TRENDS IN RIDGE AUGMENTATION: A BIBLIOMETRIC ANALYSIS"

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Dr Shreyansh Ahirwar
Dr Madhu S. Ratre
Dr Shaleen Khetarpal
Dr Neta Samnam
Dr Manish Varma

Keywords

Alveolar Ridge Augmentation, Bone-Grafting, Clinical Implant Dentistry, Dental Implantology, Osseointegration

Abstract

Ridge augmentation, a vital procedure in dental implantology, allows implant placement for patients with insufficient jaw bone volume. This study explored recent trends in ridge augmentation research using a bibliometric analysis of publications from 2010 to 2024, retrieved and analyzed from the PubMed database. Bibliometrics, a field employing statistical methods to analyze scholarly publications, provided insights into the current research landscape. We examined publication trends, authorship patterns, and prominent research topics. The analysis revealed a steady increase in publications, with a significant rise in recent years. Clinical Oral Implants Research and The International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry emerged as leading publication sources. Wang HL was the most productive author, followed by Felice P, Esposito M, and Jung RE. The University of Zurich ranked first among institutions, followed by the University of Michigan and Cairo University. Dental implants were a central research topic, with growing interest in alveolar ridge augmentation techniques. This analysis provided valuable insights into current trends, including a focus on randomized controlled trials and international collaboration. Further investigation is needed to understand the decline in publications observed in 2024. By identifying leading sources, institutions, and popular topics, this study informs researchers, clinicians, and policymakers about the current state of ridge augmentation research and guides future research efforts in this crucial field

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