Singapore Dental Journal

The Singapore Dental Journal (SDJ) is the official, peer-reviewed publication of the Singapore Dental Association. It is published annually. The SDJ is listed in MEDLINE, EMBASE, SCOPUS and Sociedad Iberoamericana de Información Científica (SIIC) Data Base.

The SDJ aims to advance the practice of dentistry and care of patients among members of the Association and dentists in the region through the dissemination of information and research findings in the field of dental science and technology. The scope of the journal covers all fields related to the present-day practice of dentistry, and includes Restorative Dentistry (Operative Dentistry, Dental Materials, Prosthodontics and Endodontics), Preventive Dentistry (Periodontics, Orthodontics, Paediatric Dentistry, Public Health and Health Services), Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery and Oral Pathology. Articles pertaining to dental education and the social, political and economic aspects of dental practice are also welcomed.

Articles are divided into three types: Invited Papers; Original Articles (Scientific, Review and Case Reports); News & Reports. The “International Publications” section attempts to list Singapore-based articles published in premier and leading scientific or clinical journals. For details of the latter, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Editorial Office

The Editor Singapore Dental Journal Singapore Dental Association 2 College Road, Singapore 169850 Tel: (+65) 6220 2588 Fax: (+65) 6224 7967 Email:

Subscription information

Requests for information and orders should be addressed to the Editorial Office. Please forward any change of address to the Editorial Office: allow 8 weeks for all notification of changes to take effect. All communication during this time should include both old and new addresses (with postal codes).

  • The SDJ is distributed free to all members of the Singapore Dental Association and selected institutions.
  • Each issue of the SDJ may be purchased at the price of S$ 21.40, inclusive of GST, per copy, payable to Singapore Dental Association.

Copyright Information

Submission of a manuscript implies:

  • that the work described has not been previously published (except in the form of an abstract);
  • that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
  • that it has been approved by all co-authors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the institute where the work was carried out;
  • that, if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the authors agree to automatic transfer of copyright to Elsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd;
  • that the manuscript will not be published elsewhere in any language without consent from Elsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd;
  • that written permission has been obtained by the authors from the copyright holders of material used from other copyrighted sources.

All articles published in the SDJ are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, as well as translation rights. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in any retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, by photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission from Elsevier (Singapore) Pte Ltd.


While the advice and information in this journal are believed to be true and accurate at the date of it going to press, the authors, the Singapore Dental Association, and the Publisher, cannot accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. They make no warranty, express or implied, with respect to material contained herein. The opinions expressed in this journal belong to the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Singapore Dental Association and the Publisher.


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