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  
1,081 registered articles
(updated on February 07, 2023)
Online ISSN : 1883-9207
Print ISSN : 1883-1958
ISSN-L : 1883-1958
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Efficacy of Adhesive Strategies for Restorative Dentistry: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis of Double-blind Randomized Controlled Trials Over 12 Months of Follow-up Read more
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The Journal of Prosthodontic Research has published important papers regarding the adhesive dentistry.The findings of this systematic review and network meta-analysis support the use of SELECTIVE ENAMEL-ETCHING procedure for its consequent stable, functional, and esthetic performance that persisted over at least 12 months.We believe that the clinical relevance would be of considerable interest to our readership.

Clinical outcomes and influence of material parameters on the behavior and survival rate of thin and ultrathin occlusal veneers: A systematic review Read more
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Bonded ceramics restorations, such as occlusal veneers, have been established by appropriate bonding procedure and material science. This article reviewed the clinical observational findings and compared the in vitro outcomes of thin and ultrathin occlusal veneers using different materials and approaches. The results showed that the 1 mm lithium disilicate overlays and ultrathin one-step no-prep Vita Enamic occlusal veneers exhibited very high success and survival rates. It can be concluded that the clinical outcomes of thin and ultra-thin occlusal veneers/overlays are auspicious. This review article supports the advantage of the thin and ultrathin occlusal veneers.

Clinical effects of conventional and underprepared drilling preparation of the implant site based on bone density: A systematic review and meta-regression Read more
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A surgical protocol called under-preparation or undersized drilling is commonly used to obtain increased primary stability in low-density bones. However, there is no clinical consensus to determine the right balance between the under-preparation and marginal bone level (MBL )changes. This systematic review summarizes the influence of the type of drilling preparation of the implant site, in relation to bone mineral density, on clinical success, as expressed by the MBL and implant failure rate. This review article is recommended for clinicians to understand the osteotomy preparation protocols in implant treatment.

Patient satisfaction with conventional dentures vs. digital dentures fabricated using 3D-printing: A randomized crossover trial Read more
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Recently, digital dentistry has been used not only in fixed-prosthodontics but also in removable dentures in Japan. However, the clinical evidence for the efficacy of treatment of complete dentures manufactured using digital technology is lacking. This randomized controlled cross-over trial investigated patient satisfaction, oral health-related quality of life, patient preference, number of visits, and treatment time with complete dentures using 3D printing. The findings of this study indicated that patient outcomes were slightly inferior to those where conventional treatment methods were used for complete dentures. However, the number of patient visits required for digital denture treatment was less than for conventional complete denture treatment. This suggests that the digital complete denture treatment is superior. This paper is recommended for JPR readers who wish to understand the clinical advantages and limitations of 3D-printed complete dentures.

Effect of masseter muscle activity during wakefulness and sleep on tooth wear Read more
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Although tooth wear is caused by attrition, erosion, and abrasion, the relationship between bruxism (awake and/or asleep) and tooth wear remains unknown. This study aimed to assess masseter electromyographic activity during wakefulness and sleep in individuals with moderate or severe tooth wear. The results of this case-control study showed an association between higher masseter electromyographic activity during wakefulness and sleep and increased the severity of tooth wear. The authors suggest that assessing masticatory electromyographic activity during wakefulness and sleep could be an important predictor of tooth wear progression.

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