Restor Dent Endod.  2019 Feb;44(1):e2. 10.5395/rde.2019.44.e2.

The top 10 most-cited articles on the management of fractured instruments: a bibliometric analysis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences, S'O'A University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
  • 2Department of Conservative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Dental Research Institute, Pusan National University, Yangsan, Korea. golddent@pusan.ac.kr
  • 3Discipline of Endodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Abstract


OBJECTIVES
The purpose of this research was to identify the top 10 most-cited articles on the management of fractured or broken instruments and to perform a bibliometric analysis thereof.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
Published articles related to fractured instruments were screened from online databases, such as Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, and ScienceDirect, and highly cited papers, with at least 50 citations since publication, were identified. The most-cited articles were selected and analysed with regard to publication title, authorship, the journal of publication, year, institution, country of origin, article type, and number of citations.
RESULTS
The top 10 most-cited articles were from various journals. Most were published in the Journal of Endodontics, followed by the International Endodontic Journal, and Dental Traumatology. The leading countries were Australia, Israel, Switzerland, the USA, and Germany, and the leading institution was the University of Melbourne. The majority of articles among the top 10 articles were clinical research studies (n = 8), followed by a basic research article and a non-systematic review article.
CONCLUSIONS
This bibliometric analysis revealed interesting information about scientific progress in endodontics regarding fractured instruments. Overall, clinical research studies and basic research articles published in high-impact endodontic journals had the highest citation rates.

Keyword

File fracture; Instrumentation; Nickel-titanium files; Root canal preparations; Root canal treatment

MeSH Terms

Australia
Authorship
Bibliometrics*
Endodontics
Germany
Israel
Publications
Root Canal Preparation
Switzerland
Traumatology
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