Journal description

Odovtos – International Journal of Dental Sciences  (Odovtos-Int J Dent Sc) is the official scientific publication of the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Costa Rica.  The main objective of this peer-reviewed journal is to disseminate original and transcendental knowledge in the field of dentistry and its specialties.

  Odovtos-Int J Dent Sc primary readership consists of dentists, dental educators, academics, dental students, researchers, health professionals and general public interested in expanding their knowledge in the area.

  Our journal consider unpublished and original manuscripts with a prominent focus on critical and innovative data, promoting major clinical, academic and scientific research, based on International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommendations. Odovtos - Int J Dent Sc offers Online-First publication, allowing frequent dissemination of its content. 




Odovtos – International Journal of Dental Sciences compromises to disseminate their contents worldwide, through collaborations with several Dental Schools, online databases, index and repositories, website, social media, among others. All submitted manuscripts are peer-reviewed based solely on the criteria of quality, innovation and pertinence. The pre-publication process is brief due to online submission. Moreover, Odovtos-Int. J. Dent. Sc. is an Online-First Journal, which allows frequent publication in Internet according to Open Access Initiative, favoring the diffusion of its content.

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Latest articles

Knowledge of Parents about Bruxism in their Children

Calıskan DDS, PhD S., Delikan DDS, MDs E., Ozcan-Kucuk DDS, MDs A.


Montero-Aguilar DDS, MSc M.

Impact of Two Distinct Dental Anesthesia Simulation Models on the Perception of Learning by Students

Merino-Parra DDS J., Madrazo-Meneses DDS R., Komabayashi DDS, MSc, PhD T., Cerda-Cristerna DDS, MSc, PhD B.

Mineralization of Soft Tissues in Panoramic Radiographies

Aguilar DDS, MSc J., Domínguez DDS, MSc A., Guaman G., Medina-Sotomayor DDS, MSc, PhD P.

Characterization of Enamel After the Use of Oral Hygiene Auxiliaries with Whiteners

Zavala-Alonso DDS, MSc, PhD N., Ramírez-González DDS, MSc J., Ramírez-Vergara DDS M., Roque-Márquez DDS, MSc J., Silva-Herzog DDS, MSc, PhD F.

Nocebo/Placebo Effects in Dental Practice: Two Key Protagonists

Chavarría-Bolaños DDS, MSc., PhD D., Pozos-Guillén DDS, MSc, PhD A., Montero Aguilar MSc M.

Improvement in Oral Health and Compliance in a Child with Congenital Hypothyroidism. Case Report

López-Santacruz DDS H., Herrera-Badillo DDS D., Márquez-Preciado DDS R., Torre-Delgadillo DDS G., Rosales-Berber DDS M.

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