Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry

by Charu M Marya

Aims & Scope

Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry (JOHCD) is an International, peer-reviewed, open access journal available in print and online. The journal comprises of editorial board from India and other parts of the world.

The aim of this journal is to bring clinical research, interesting case reports, new techniques and tips to a wider audience of dentist around the globe.

The journal contains all articles authored by experts in their respective fields regarding oral health and community dentistry from basic research to implementation of this research in clinical practice. The journal provides an excellent platform for academic exchange between scientists, researchers, and clinical practitioners.

The journal issues are published thrice a year (January, May and September) and include editorials, original articles, case studies, review articles, research articles, correspondence, book reviews, fellows’ corner: review of important trials/data in between issues which have been published, and a platform for comments which serves as a rich resource of information.

Ownership and Management

Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry (JOHCD) is owned and managed under the auspices of Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts undergo a Double-blinded review process. It is ensured that the reviewers are unaware of the names of the authors or the institutes where the research is conducted. The article once submitted will undergo a thorough plagiarism check and an initial check is conducted to ensure that all author instructions are complied with and the guidelines for submission are followed. The manuscript may be returned to the author for corrections, if required to conform to the journal instructions. Once, the article is confirmed, it will undergo editorial review within 1 week. Following this it will then be sent for peer review, which takes 6-8 weeks and the authors will receive the mail from the Editor stating the final decision of the manuscript.

Managing editor who runs the first level of material check processes the manuscript for all components and approves for moving to the next level. On the next level it is checked for suitability for the core readers of JOHCD by the Editor-in-Chief. Once found suitable, it is assigned to one of the Associate Editors on the editorial board. If the language and the grammar are incorrect, it will be sent first to the Scientific Language editor, who may suggest changes. If this happens, the manuscript will be sent back to the author for corrections and resubmission. Manuscripts not found suitable will not be sent out for review and will be immediately rejected, and authors informed. For articles describing original research in humans and animals, a letter of approval from the Institutional Ethics Committee must accompany these manuscripts or a letter stating that the Institutional Review Board had waived the need for informed consent. 

All research shall be conducted as per the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. (modified in 1983 - see The research must adhere to the 5 principles of ethics of research: informed consent, voluntary participation, privacy and confidentiality, justice, and beneficence, and right to review.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Oral Health and Community Dentistry (JOHCD) publishes tri-annually focussing on aspects of case reports of innovative techniques, new instructional methodologies, and instructive clinical reports with an inter disciplinary flair.

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

JOHCD provides for long-term digital preservation through PORTICO

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

Indexing and Abstracting

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

EBSCO, Genamics Journal Seek, PORTICO


The authors hold the copyright of all the editorial content published in this journal from now. All material can be used in part and full for non-commercial output after providing appropriate attribution to the original content of the journal and a link to the licence (CC-BY-NC 4.0). It is mandatory for authors to submit the manuscript along with Commercial Rights Transfer Form.


All open access articles published in JOHCD are distributed under the terms of the CC-BY-NC 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited. Under Creative Commons, authors retain copyright in their articles.

Open Access Policy

A comprehensive outlook on open access policy that we follow:

Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it without any restriction. This Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial) is permitted, provided the author/editor is properly attributed. All the periodicals are deposited immediately upon publication, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website as well as archiving and indexing databases as applicable to a journal. All articles are self-archiving, with world-wide access through DOI (Digital Object Identifier) - standardized by the International Organization for Standardization, provided for individual article published.

We are fully archived on PORTICO.

Why open access publishing?

Restricted access to scientific research and advancements through subscription pay wall hinders communication within the scientific community. Moreover, restricted access can also hinder the education and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the aspiring younger generations who are keen to pursue a career in science. Increased productivity and development of science can only be achieved by diffusing knowledge and providing the facilities for creating permanent repositories such as Open Access.

The use of a Creative Commons 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) enables user/reader/peer to use the content with clear permission in a way that it can be reused and redistributed as long as the article source is appropriately given credit for non-commercial purpose.

Self-Archiving Policy for Authors

Jaypee Journals follow the policy of open access under the CC-BY-NC 4.0 licence.

Policies and embargo periods may vary from Journal to Journal. Unless otherwise stated on the Journal website author instructions page.

Authors may self-archive versions of their work on their own webpages, on institutional webpages, and in other repositories.

Abstract and Citation information

Authors may reuse the Abstract and how to cite information (e.g. Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere at any time including social media such as Facebook, blogs and Twitter, providing a proper acknowledgment is offered and wherever possible a link including the DOI number is included linking back to the article on the Journal/JAYPEE JOURNALS website. This is available in how to cite information on the article online.

Submitted Version

Submitted version (SV) is recognized as the un-refereed author version of an article completed before submission for submission to a journal. This is often referred to as the “preprint” version. The author accepts full responsibility for the article, and the content and layout is set out by the author.

Authors may not make their for-submission version available anywhere at any time. This inhibits posting on their own personal websites, institutional or non-commercial subject based repositories, commercial platforms websites or repositories, and or social media.

Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, it is excluding copy editing and type setting and is often referred to as post-print version. JAYPEE JOURNALS carries this version on ready for production tab.

  • Immediately upload their AM to their own personal webpage (excluding commercial websites and repositories)
  • Immediately upload their AM to their institutional or other non-commercial subject based repositories on the provision that it is not made publicly available until after the specified embargo period (as may be applicable)

In the journals where embargo period is applicable the authors after the completion of the embargo period may:

  • Upload their AM to institutional repository or other non-commercial repositories and make it publicly available.
  • Accepted Manuscripts may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories, unless the website or repository has signed a licensing agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

Embargo periods

Some of the JAYPEE JOURNALS may have Embargo periods however, this isn't applicable to JOHCD.

When uploading an accepted manuscript to a repository, authors should include the following acknowledgment as well as a link to the accepted version. This will connect the published version to the AM version in the repository and help ensure that the article is cited correctly.

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. This accepted Version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL and DOI of the article on the Journal website].

Published Version

Published Version (PV) is defined here as the final typeset and edited version of the journal article that has been made available by JAYPEE JOURNALS on the respective journal website by formally and exclusively putting the article either in ‘online first’ or releasing it as a part of the complete issue of that journal.

The PV as it appears in the journal following copyediting and proof correction may not be deposited by authors in institutional repositories or posted to third party websites and made publicly available unless the article is published on an Open Access model licence (CC-BY-NC 4.0) that allows for such posting. Authors may share their PV with private groups within their institution or through private groups on non-commercial repositories that are signatories to the STM Voluntary principles for article sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCN). The PV may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories unless the website or repository has signed an agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as per Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011, ICMJE & WAME. Please visit Policy page for greater details.

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Journal Detail

    ISSN 2230-7389
    Speciality Dentistry
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10062

Dr Charu M Marya
Principal & Dean Academics Prof. & Head
Department of Public Health Dentistry
Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences & Research, Faridabad, Haryana, India

Associate Editor

Vineet Dhar
Professor and Department Chair
Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore

Dr Steven R Call
Director of Clinical Faculty
Midwestern University
College of Dental, Medicine-Arizona, Glendale, AZ, USA

Editorial Coordinator

Dr Anubhuti Shukla
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Community Based Dental Education
Department of Cariology, Operative Dentistry and Dental Public Health,Indiana University School of Dentistry, USA

Dr Vijay Parashar
Diplomat, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
Director, Central Arizona Dental Society, Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology,
College of Dental Medicine-AZ, Midwestern University, USA

Dr Sonal Dhingra
BDS MDS, PhD scholar
Associate Professor & Head
Public Health Dentistry
National Dental College, Dera Bassi, PUNJAB


Dr Ashish Jain
Professor & HOD (Periodontology)
HS Judge Institute of Dental Sciences, Chandigarh. India

Dr Ashish Kumar
MDS (Periodontics), MFDS RCPS (Glasg),
Professor & Head, Department of Periodontology
Dental College, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Lamphelpat, Imphal, Manipur, India

Dr Shallen Verma
MFDS RCPS, (Glasgow),BDS, MDS (Periodontics)
Diploma in Orthodontics, ICNOG, Italy, MBA

Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr Manoj Goyal

Dr Cary Bopiah
BDS MDS, MFDS RCPS (Glasg) MJDF RCOS (Eng), Fellow and Diplomate ICOI (USA)
Milton Keynes, UK

Dr BH Shripathi Rao
Hon. Pro Vice Chancellor, Yenepoya
Mangalore, India

Oral Medicine & Radiology

Dr Vandana Kumar
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Oncology and Diagnostic Sciences
University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Baltimore, USA

Applied Statistics

Dr Nora Donaldson
M.Sc, Ph.D.
Reader in Statistics & Head Biostatistics
King’s College London Dental Institute, UK

Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge and Oral Implantology

Dr Shiv Kumar
University of Western Ontario,Ontario,Canada

Dr Omkar Shetty
Professor & Head (Department of Prosthodontics)
D. Y. Patil Deemed to be University School of Dentistry , Navi Mumbai, India

Dr Manu Rathi
Senior Professor and Head of Department. ( Prosthodontics)
Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences.Pt. B. D. Sharma University of Health Sciences. Rohtak., Haryana ,India


Dr KM Keluskar
Professor & Head of Department
KLES Institute of Dental Sciences,Belgaum, India

Dr Anand Marya
Head of Dept. of Orthodontics
University of Puthisastra, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Public Health Dentistry

Dr Navin Anand Ingle
Program Director
Dept. Of Dental Public Health
Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Dr Ruchi Nagpal
BDS MDS, PhD scholar
Department of Public Health Dentistry
Sudha Rustagi College Of Dental Sciences & Research, Faridabad, Haryana , India

Dr BR Ashok Kr
KLES Institute of Dental Sciences,Belgaum, India

Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry

Dr Vijay Prakash Mathur
Professor and Head, Division of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Member - Institute Ethics Sub-Committee for Monitoring of AE in Clinical Trials Centre for Dental Education and Research ,WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Promotion
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Oral Pathology

Dr Alka Kale
Principal & Head of Department
KLES Institute of Dental Sciences,Belgaum, India

Conservative and Endodontics

Dr Vibha Hegde
Professor & Head (Conservative & Endodontics)
President Indian Association of Conservative & Endodontics
Dr.G.D Pol foundation 's YMT Dental College and Hospital,Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. India

Dr Ajay Logani
Professor & Head, Endodontics
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Dr P Karunakar
Principal, Professor & Head (Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics)
Panineeya Mahavidyalaya Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Center,Hyderabad, India

Dr JS Dhillon
Principal, Professor & Head (Conservative & Endodontics)
Rayat Bahra Dental College & Hospital, Mohali , India

Clinical Care

Dr Bhumija Gupta
Strong Memorial Hospital,Rochester NY, USA

Dr Louis Sommerhalter
Clinical Assistant Professor
Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine,Glendale, AZ. USA

Dr Malini Moni
DDS, MS [Epidemiology Bio-Statistics]
Chief Dental Officer
Berks Community Health Center,Reading PA , USA


Dr Pratibha Taneja
BDS MDS, PhD scholar
Assistant Prof.& In-Charge Tobacco Cessation Clinic
Public Health Dentistry
Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Science and Research, Faridabad, India

Technical Advisors

Dr RK Marya
Ex Professor of Physiology
Asian Institute of Medicine Science & Technology,Sungai Petani, Malaysia

Dr Amit Nagpal
HOD and Specialist Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-retinal Surgeon
NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda, Dubai

Dr Ravinder Singh
Senior Scientist
ICMR,New Delhi. India

Dr KM Marya
MBBS , MS , FRSH, Dip Aviation Med
Specialist Orthopaedics Surgeon
Aster DM Healthcare, Dubai, UAE

Managing Editor

Ms. Nitisha Goyal

Advertising Manager

Dr vishal Juneja
Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Science and Research, Faridabad, India

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