International Dental Journal

Read the December issue of the International Dental Journal

Read the latest issue of the open access International Dental Journal. All the peer-reviewed articles are freely available to read, without subscription, anytime of the year.


Celebrating 70 years of continuous publication this year, the IDJ is the official scientific journal of FDI. Published every two months, IDJ features peer-reviewed articles relevant to oral health issues worldwide. These focus on international public health, practice-related research, and inter-professional education and practice.

Read the December issue


Editorial by the departing Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Ira B. Lamster


Tackling Antibiotic Resistance: Why Dentistry Matters
Wendy Thompson, David Williams, Céline Pulcini, Susie Sanderson, Philippe Calfon, Mahesh Verma

Global Neglect of Dental Coverage in Universal Health Coverage Systems and Japan's Broad Coverage
Jun Aida, Kakuhiro Fukai, Richard G. Watt

Concise Review

Silver Diamine Fluoride: Transforming Community Dental Caries Program
Gemma Bridge, Anne-Sophie Martel, Marta Lomazzi

Concise Clinical Review

Current Concepts in the Management of Periodontitis
TaeHyun Kwon, Ira B. Lamster, Liran Levin

Practice-Related Research

Does the Endodontic Education Level Affect Decision-Making for Endodontically Treated Teeth With Apical Periodontitis? A Web-Based Survey
Betul Aycan Alim-Uysal, Asiye Nur Dincer, Berkan Yurtgezen, Mehmet Burak Guneser

Medication Prescribing Practices in Croatian Dental Offices and Their Contribution to National Consumption
Ivana Šutej, Dragan Lepur, Darko Božić, Katja Pernarić

Changes in Antibiotic Prescription After Tooth Extraction: A Population-Based Study from 2002 to 2018
Yoon Young Choi, Kyeong Hee Lee

International Public Health

The Practice of Dentistry by Australian- and Overseas-Trained Dentists in Australia: Discriminant Analysis of key Predictors
Madhan Balasubramanian, A. John Spencer, Woosung Sohn, David S. Brennan

Childhood Factors and Dental Caries in the Permanent Dentition: Findings of an 8-Year Study Under a Nationwide School Dental Service
Sharon Hui Xuan Tan, Yik-Ying Teo, Melissa Hui Xian Tan, Xiaoli Gao

Interprofessional Education and Practice

Periodontitis as a Risk Factor for Rheumatoid Arthritis: a Matched-Cohort Study
Yoon Young Choi, Kyeong Hee Lee

Association of Body Mass Index and Waist Circumference With Dental Caries and Consequences of Untreated Dental Caries Among 12- to 14-Year-old Boys: A Cross-Sectional Study
Ravi Kumar Gudipaneni, Rakan Menwer Albilasi, Omer HadiAlrewili, Mohammad Khursheed Alam, Santosh R. Patil, Faisal Saeed

Spanish Dentists’ Awareness, Knowledge, and Practice Regarding COVID-19: A Multiple Regression Analysis
Yolanda Martínez-Beneyto, Veronica Ausina-Márquez, Antonio J. Expósito-Delgado, Antonio J. Ortiz-Ruiz, Francisco J. Ibañez-Lopez, Juan C. Llodra-Calvo, Manuel Bravo


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