International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry (INT J PAEDIATR DENT)

Publisher: British Paedodontic Society; International Association of Dentistry for Children; British Society of Paediatric Dentistry; International Association of Paediatric Dentistry, Wiley

Journal description

The Official Journal of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry, and the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry. The International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry was formed in 1991 by the merger of the Journals of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry and the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry. It is published quarterly, and has quickly established itself as an important and respected journal in its field.

Current impact factor: 1.34

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 1.338
2013 Impact Factor 1.54
2012 Impact Factor 0.924
2011 Impact Factor 1.008
2010 Impact Factor 1.289
2009 Impact Factor 1.141
2008 Impact Factor 1.072

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 1.53
Cited half-life 7.30
Immediacy index 0.33
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.42
Website International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry website
ISSN 0960-7439
OCLC 23737000
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Although smooth-surface caries can be subjectively assessed by visual inspection, quantitative methods would improve the monitoring of these lesions. To evaluate the in vitro performance of laser fluorescence devices, namely DIAGNOdent (LF) and DIAGNOdent pen (LFpen), and a fluorescence camera (VistaProof; FC) in the detection and quantification of smooth-surface caries in primary teeth. Two examiners evaluated 99 smooth surfaces of 65 extracted primary molars using FC, LF, and LFpen. As a reference standard, the actual and relative lesion depths were determined using stereomicroscopy and polarized light microscopy. Reproducibilities were assessed, and correlation analyses were performed. The sensitivities, specificities, and accuracies of the methods were calculated and compared. There was a significant correlation between the values obtained using the fluorescence-based devices and the actual and relative lesion depths, although the correlation coefficient values were not higher than 0.7 (LF, 0.673; LFpen, 0.646; FC, 0.663). The sensitivities of the devices were similar for the detection of enamel caries, although LFpen was superior in detecting dentin lesions. The reliabilities of all methods were moderate to low, with similar accuracies at all depths. Although the fluorescence-based devices showed similar performance in the detection of enamel and dentin lesions, the reliability of these devices and the correlation of their findings with the actual and relative lesion depths were moderate with regard to smooth-surface caries in primary molars. © 2015 BSPD, IAPD and John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
    International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 01/2015; DOI:10.1111/ipd.12152
  • International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 07/2014; 24:324-31.
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    ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Children suffer from somatic and dental pain, which may interfere with their everyday life. Pain self-report tools are available for children. Research is needed to better understand the perception of dental pain in comparison with pain in other organs. AIM: To investigate relations between the perceptions of dental and somatic pain complaints among school-age children. DESIGN: One hundred and two children, aged 7-17 years (mean age, 11.5 ± 2.65 years), completed questioners regarding their somatic and dental: 1. Memory pain rank (MPR) and 2. Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale (FRS). RESULTS: Children reported increased dental pain after school in both scales (P = 0.015 in MPR). In both MPR and FRS, the pattern of pain ranking was similar: Abdominal pain was scored highest (2.75 ± 1.4 and 1.56 ± 1.63, respectively), followed by headache, ear, dental and TMJ (Temporomandibular joint). CONCLUSION: There was a strong correlation between pain perception and current pain scores in every organ. Somatic pain, namely head, abdomen and ears, was ranked significantly higher than dental and TMJ pain. School-aged children rank current pain and pain experience significantly lower while they are pre-occupied (school time) in comparison with times when they are less busy (after school time).
    International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 07/2013; 23(4). DOI:10.1111/ipd.12001
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: Trauma to primary teeth can cause various developmental disturbances to the underlying permanent tooth germs. The extent of trauma is not always evident at the first examination, so the management involves the planning of both immediate intervention and long-term follow-ups. Regular clinical and appropriate radiographic examinations are essential to determine the extent of trauma due to the proximity of the developing permanent successors to the roots of the primary teeth. Case reports: A 3-year and 8-months old Chinese boy was referred for a consultation about missing maxillary anterior teeth. He had a history of trauma to his primary maxillary anterior teeth due to a fall at the age of 16 months. The treatment was carried out under local anesthesia at that time. Clinical examination of the patient at the referred appointment indicated multiple carious lesions and inadequate oral hygiene. The radiographic examination revealed intrusion of the primary left lateral incisor. Comments: Intrusion of the primary maxillary left lateral incisor tooth was the reason for the abnormal morphology of the permanent maxillary left lateral incisor crown which presented as enamel hypoplasia and dens invaginatus. It is important to update the knowledge about management of dental traumatic injuries among general dental practitioners who may provide the immediate treatment.
    International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 06/2013; 23(1):126.
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    ABSTRACT: provided to special needs patients (SNP) under general anaesthesia (GA). Aim: This study performed a comprehensive audit of dental treatment provided to SNP under GA over a 10-year period. Design: Special needs patients, who received dental treatment under GA at Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong between 2002 and 2011, were divided into three age groups (<6, 6–12, >12 years). Treatment duration, post-operative recovery time, treatment procedures and type of restorations placed in SNP were analyzed using one-way ANOVA. Kappa statistics were used for intra-examiner reliability. Results: A total of 275 patients (174 males and 101 females) were included in the study. The mean age of the patients at the time they received GA was 12.37 � 10.18 years. Dental procedures performed were mostly restorative in nature (47%). The >12 years group had significantly shorter treatment duration (P < 0.05). No significant difference in post-operative recovery time was observed among the three age groups (P > 0.05). The <6 years group received significantly less preventive, but more restorative procedures. Significantly fewer extractions were performed in the 6–12 years age group (P < 0.05). The use of composite restorations was significantly higher in the <6 years group; while amalgam restorations were more frequently used in the >12 years group (P < 0.05). Stainless steel crowns were more frequently employed in SNP under 12 years of age (P < 0.05). Intra-examiner reliability was good (k = 0.94). Conclusion: There are disparities in the treatment procedures and type of restorations placed under GA among the three age groups.
    International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 06/2013; 23(1):87.
  • International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 09/2012; 22:22-37.
  • International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 01/2012;
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction Child abuse can be defined as a non accidental trauma failure to meet basic needs or abuse inflicted upon a child by the caretaker that is beyond the acceptable norm of childcare in our culture. All dentists should be able to recognize the signs and symptoms and be familiar with the reporting laws of their respective country. The crucial factor is the fight against child abuse is the early recognition of the problem and the role of dentists in such occasions is crucial. Case report The main step in the identification of suspected child abuse and neglect is the general physical assessment of the child for example the extraoral injuries, bruises or abrasions and bite marks and the oral lesions i.e. loosened or fractured teeth. This presentation aims to report a case of physically abused child 2,5 years old from its mother. The examination revealed facial marks of four fingers of the attacker’s right hand on the victim’s cheek, from a hard violent slap to the face. When the mother was asked for her behavior she gave as an explanation the crying due to the eruption of the primary teeth. Comments Dentists should be aware that abuse may result in oral or dental injuries, so they must be encouraged to recognize such findings, meticulously observe and document them, and institute steps that might save the child’s life. The problem with recognition is the awful realization that parents treat harmfully their defenseless children.
    International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 06/2011; 21(Suppl.1):113.
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    ABSTRACT: Background Child protection services in Greece play an increasingly important role in recognizing and reporting cases of child abuse, as well as sheltering the young victims that get abused. Child abuse is a constantly increasing phenomenon and these services have an active part in our concurrent societies due to that. Aim The aim of this study is to present the framework of operation and the current statistics provided by social services in the Greek region regarding child abuse reports. Design The study consists of the statistics as provided by the child protection services that provide established support in victims of abuse. The services provided are compared to the ones at other countries in order to assess the Greek level of social solidarity provided. Results The results of the study show a constant increase of child abuse victims in the period of 2005 to 2009. In addition, more cases of child abuse are reported per year. Most cases involve physical abuse and child neglect. The abusers are almost always one of their parents or both of them. Conclusion Child abuse is an existing reality in Greece, and even the active role of the plethora of social services, there is the need for more action to be taken. The first step is the proper enlightment of physicians, dentists and especially pediatric ones in the significance of the early recognition of signs of child abuse and the appropriate report to the authorities.
    International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 06/2011; 21(Suppl.1):12.
  • International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 06/2011; Volum 21,(supp 1):p.205..
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Localization of supernumerary teeth is essential for diagnosis and treatment planning, and several techniques have been reported in the literature. Nevertheless, vertical tube shift (VTS) and horizontal tube shift (HTS) techniques are commonly used for localization of supernumerary teeth. Aim: This study sought to evaluate the reliability of two different localization techniques (VTS and HTS) for supernumerary teeth. Design: Seventy five patients were randomly selected from the records of paediatric patients at the Prince Philip Dental Hospital. Only non-syndromic patients with single supernumerary teeth, and complete clinical and radiographic (PAN, AO, PA and CBCT) records were included. Ten examiners independently rated 75 pairs of radiographs for each technique. Descriptive statistics were computed using chi-squire teat and kappa statistics was employed to assess the intra- and inter- observer reliability. Results: Data from 750 pairs were available for analysis. The overall sensitivity for VTS and HTS was 73% and 72.9% respectively with slight inter- and good intra- examiner reliability. Statistically significant differences were not evident between the two techniques for localizing supernumerary teeth. Conclusion: Based on the findings of this study, an approximate 27% failure rate was evident for both VTS and HTS techniques
    International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 06/2011; 21(1):245. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-263X.2011.01138.x/abstract
  • International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 01/2011;