Topic Editors

Laboratory “Systemic Health Care” EA4129, Faculty of Medicine Laennec, University of Lyon, 69008 Lyon, France
Dental Clinic - Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Science and Public Health, University of Brescia, ASST-Spedali Civili, 25121 Brescia, Italy

Preventive Dentistry and Public Health

Abstract submission deadline
31 January 2026
Manuscript submission deadline
30 April 2026
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Dear Colleagues,

Preventive dentistry is a crucial aspect of dental practice aimed at averting oral diseases and promoting overall oral health. The field of public health dentistry involves the implementation of community-based initiatives and policies designed to enhance oral health outcomes on a broader scale. This topic focuses on the latest advancements, strategies, and evidence-based practices in preventive dentistry and their significant impact on public health. Recent developments have highlighted the importance of integrating oral health with general health policies to ensure comprehensive healthcare delivery. Innovative preventive strategies, such as community dental health programs, fluoride applications, dental sealants, and educational initiatives, play a pivotal role in reducing the prevalence of oral diseases like dental caries, periodontal diseases, and oral cancers. This topic invites contributions from experts from around the globe, including reviews, original research articles, and case studies. We encourage submissions that explore various aspects of preventive dentistry and public health, including, but not limited to, the development of new preventive measures, implementation of community programs, interdisciplinary approaches, health promotion, and policy development. The insights and findings shared through this topic will be invaluable to healthcare professionals, policymakers, and researchers dedicated to improving oral health outcomes and quality of life.

Prof. Dr. Denis Bourgeois
Dr. Elena Bardellini
Topic Editors


  • preventive dentistry
  • oral health
  • public health
  • dental public health programs
  • community oral health
  • oral disease prevention
  • dental hygiene
  • health promotion
  • evidence-based dentistry
  • integrated health policies

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Applied Sciences
2.5 5.3 2011 17.8 Days CHF 2400 Submit
2.0 2.7 2014 14.4 Days CHF 2400 Submit
Dentistry Journal
2.5 3.7 2013 26 Days CHF 2000 Submit
Journal of Clinical Medicine
3.0 5.7 2012 17.3 Days CHF 2600 Submit is a multidiscipline platform providing preprint service that is dedicated to sharing your research from the start and empowering your research journey.

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