Annual review of selected scientific literature: A report of the Committee on Scientific Investigation of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry

J Prosthet Dent. 2018 Dec;120(6):816-878. doi: 10.1016/j.prosdent.2018.09.010.


Problem: There are countless numbers of scientific studies published in countless scientific journals on subjects related to restorative dentistry.

Purpose: The purpose of this article is to review pertinent scientific studies published in 2017 on topics of interest to restorative dentists.

Methods and materials: The authors, considered to be experts in their disciplines searched the scientific literature in 7 different areas (prosthodontics, periodontics, dental materials, occlusion and temporomandibular disorders, sleep-disordered breathing, oral medicine and oral and maxillofacial surgery and dental caries). Pertinent articles were either identified and referenced or reviewed.

Results: A total of 437 articles in 7 disciplines were identified or reviewed.

Conclusions: An impressive amount of scientific literature related to restorative dentistry was published in 2017. The evidence presented in this article can assist dentists in the practice of contemporary evidence-based dentistry.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bibliometrics
  • Dental Caries / therapy
  • Dental Materials
  • Dental Occlusion
  • Dental Research*
  • Evidence-Based Dentistry
  • Humans
  • Mouth Diseases / therapy*
  • Prosthodontics*
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / therapy
  • Surgery, Oral*
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / therapy


  • Dental Materials