Systemic Manifestations of the Periodontal Disease: A Bibliometric Review

Molecules. 2020 Oct 1;25(19):4508. doi: 10.3390/molecules25194508.


This bibliometric review aimed to identify and analyze the top 100 most-cited publications on the systemic manifestations of periodontal disease (PD). A literature search was performed using the Web of Science (WoS) 'All Databases', without any restriction of language, publication year, or study design. Of 4418 articles, the top 100 were included based on their citation count. After downloading the full texts, their bibliometric information was extracted and analyzed. The citation counts for the top 100 articles ranged from 156 to 4191 (median 217). The most productive years were 2003 and 2005, with 20 articles on the list. Majority of the articles were published in the Journal of Periodontology (n = 25). The top 100 articles were generated primarily from the USA (n = 61). Most of the publications were clinical trials (n = 27) and focused on the cardiovascular manifestations of PD (n = 31). Most of the articles were within the evidence level V (n = 41). A total of 58 studies received funding and the most frequently used keyword in the top articles was "periodontal disease" (n = 39). The current citation analysis presents insights into the current trends in the systemic manifestations of periodontal disease.

Keywords: bibliometric analysis; citation analysis; periodontitis; systemic complications; top cited.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Authorship
  • Bibliometrics*
  • Humans
  • Periodontal Diseases / pathology*
  • Publications