Journal of Prosthodontic Research
Journal of Prosthodontic Research (JPR) is published 4 times annually, in January, April, July, and October, under the supervision of the JPR Editorial Committee of the Japan Prosthodontic Society, which selects all materials submitted for publication.

JPR originated as the official journal of the Japan Prosthodontic Society. It has continued to grow as a leading journal of prosthodontic research covering all aspects of oral and occlusal rehabilitation, fixed/removable prosthodontics, oral implantology, and applied oral biology and physiology. The Journal will cover all diagnostic and clinical management aspects necessary to reestablish subjective and objective harmonious oral aesthetics and function.

The most-targeted topics:
1)     Clinical Epidemiology and Prosthodontics
2)     Fixed/Removable Prosthodontics
3)     Oral Implantology
4)     Geriatric Dentistry
5)     Dental Materials / Adhesive Dentistry / Aesthetic Dentistry
6)     Digital Dentistry
7)     Oral Physiology and Biomechanics (Masticating and Swallowing Function, Parafunction, e.g., bruxism)
8)     Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs)
9)     Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Dysphagia Rehabilitation
10)   Prosthodontics-Related Biosciences (Regenerative Medicine, Bone Biology, Mechanobiology, Microbiology/Immunology)

Prosthodontic treatment may become necessary as a result of developmental or acquired disturbances in the orofacial region, orofacial trauma, or a variety of dental and oral diseases and orofacial pain conditions.

The scientific content of the Journal, therefore, strives to reflect the best of evidence-based clinical dentistry. Modern clinical management should be based on solid scientific evidence, gathered about diagnostic procedures and the properties and efficacy of the chosen intervention. The content of the Journal also includes documentation of the possible side-effects of rehabilitation, as well as prognostic perspectives of the treatment modalities chosen.

The Journal focuses on presenting original research findings and original technical appraisals, as also critical reviews and relevant case reports, and stimulating commentaries and professional debates in the Letters to the Editor column.
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Published by Japan Prosthodontic Society  
1,247 registered articles
(updated on March 01, 2024)
Online ISSN : 1883-9207
Print ISSN : 1883-1958
ISSN-L : 1883-1958
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Implant-assisted removable partial dentures: Part I. a scoping review of clinical applications Read more
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The authors performed a scoping review to determine the current scientific status of implant-assisted removable partial dentures (IARPDs) by focusing on the length and diameter of dental implants, implant placement sites, loading protocols, IARPDs designs, selection of attachments, cost-effectiveness,  and biological/technical complications. Overall , the clinical outcomes were acceptable with several types of biological/technical complications.

Visualization of droplets and aerosols in simulated dental treatments to clarify the effectiveness of oral suction devices Read more
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Provided the risks of infection during a pandemic, the hazards of aerosols generated during dental treatments should be understood. This study established visualization methods, discovered conditions for droplets/aerosols generated in simulating dental treatments, and identified the conditions for effective suction methods. Consequently, these findings aid in appropriate protection from communicable diseases in dental-care environments.

Current status of optical scanning in facial prosthetics: A systematic review and meta-analysis Read more
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This study reviewed the current status of optical scanning in facial prosthetics by sorting multiple references. There was no significant difference in linear dimensions on human faces between direct caliper measurements and scanned models. The study results are significant basic information for the application of digital workflow in facial prosthetics, which may be further developed eventually.

Mechanism and clinical use of botulinum neurotoxin in head and facial region Read more
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This review aims to provide the dental fraternity with information on the mechanism of botulinum neurotoxin and its therapeutic applications currently prevailing in clinical practice. It is essential, especially for prosthodontic experts treating temporomandibular disorders, bruxism, chronic tooth pain, myofascial pain, etc., to know the pros and cons of botulinum neurotoxin.

Fabrication of milled removable partial dentures using a custom plate with prefabricated artificial teeth Read more
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The fabrication of removable partial dentures (RPDs) through fully digital procedures remains a challenge. In this study, the authors developed a novel CAD/CAM method for manufacturing a patient-specific RPD in a single piece, using a custom plate. This method, which does not use a gypsum model to combine RPD components, metal framework, denture base, and artificial denture teeth, offers an advantage in the efficiency and accuracy of RPD fabrication over conventional methods. The development of this fully digital RPDs fabrication approach presented in this report will significantly impact prosthodontic clinics worldwide, especially in the context of an increasing aging population.

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