1 Laboratory of Molecular Oral Pathophysiology, INSERM UMRS 1138, Team Berdal, Cordeliers Research Center, Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6, Paris Descartes University - Paris 5, Paris, France
2 Program in Craniofacial and Mesenchymal Biology, School of Dentistry, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
3 Prosthodontics Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne Paris Cite, Montrouge, France
The purpose was to provide a longitudinal overview of
published studies that use finite element analysis in dental research, by using
the SCI-expanded database of Web of Science® (Thomson Reuters).
Material and Methods:
Eighty publications from 1999-2000 and 473 from
2009-2010 were retrieved. This literature grew faster than the overall dental
literature. The number of publishing countries doubled. The main journals were
American or English, and dealt with implantology. For the top 10 journals
publishing dental finite element papers, the mean impact factor increased by 75%
during the decade.
Finite elements generate an increasing interest from
dental authors and publishers worldwide.
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