A 10-year Scientometric Study of the Emerging Patterns and Spatial-Temporal Trends of Probiotics in Dentistry

Frank Mayta-Tovalino, Fran Espinoza-Carhuancho, Daniel Alvitez-Temoche, Ivan Calderon, Arnaldo Munive-Degregori, John Barja-Ore, Carlos Diaz-Arocutipa

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Aim: To perform a bibliometric analysis of the scientific production related to the use of probiotics in oral health. Materials and methods: A retrospective, descriptive, observational study with a scientometric approach was conducted. Metadata from scientific articles were retrieved from the Web of Science (WoS) Core Collection and analyzed using Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and Emtree terms. The search strategy included the terms related to probiotics and oral health, and articles published between 2013 and 2022 were analyzed. Different scientometric indicators were used to analyze the production, impact, and network collaboration. Results: A total of 485 articles were retrieved from 241 sources, with an average annual growth rate of 10.72%. The manuscripts received an average citation per doc of 15.2. Authors collaborated on an average of 5.76 coauthors per paper. The number of articles published increased progressively from 2013 to 2022. The year 2022 had the highest number of articles published (90), while in 2013 only 36 articles were published. There was a progressive decrease in the average number of citations per article, from 32.44 in 2013 to 2.41 in 2022. Conclusion: The production of articles on probiotics in dentistry has grown steadily, with an annual growth rate of 10.72%. The most productive countries were the United States, Italy, and China. The importance of international scientific collaborations and the need for more research in this field is emphasized. Clinical significance: The findings of this study may help researchers identify areas that require further study and lead to more rapid and efficient advances in the use of probiotics to improve oral health. Its clinical importance lies in its value and ability to inform and guide future research to advance this field of science.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)981-986
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2023


  • Evolution
  • Oral health
  • Probiotics
  • Scientometric analysis


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