Journal of Contemporary Dentistry

by Sabita M Ram

Aims & Scope

Journal of Contemporary Dentistry (JCD) is the Scientific Journal of the Mahatma Gandhi Mission Dental College that was launched in June 2011. The journal is dedicated to increase the scientific exchange across college departments and to encourage postgraduates, staffs, and students to be involved in scientific literary work.

The journal also endeavors to promote a multidisciplinary outlook in dentistry. This journal publishes evidence-based original scientific articles presenting relevant and useful information to all dentists. Additionally, it publishes case reports of innovative techniques, new instructional methodologies, and instructive clinical reports with an inter disciplinary flair. The journal is particularly focused on promoting and positioning the scientific edge of this institution to the outside world.

Ownership and Management

Journal of Contemporary Dentistry is owned and managed under the auspices MGM Dental College & Hospital, JAYPEE being the publisher.

Peer Review Process

All manuscripts undergo a Double-blinded review process. It is ensured that the reviewers are unaware of the names of the authors or the institutes where the research is conducted. The article once submitted will undergo a thorough plagiarism check and an initial check is conducted to ensure that all author instructions are complied with and the guidelines for submission are followed. The manuscript may be returned to the author for corrections, if required to conform to the journal instructions. Once, the article is confirmed, it will undergo editorial review within 1 week. Following this it will then be sent for peer review, which takes 6-8 weeks and the authors will receive the mail from the Editor stating the final decision of the manuscript.

Managing editor who runs the first level of material check processes the manuscript for all components and approves for moving to the next level. On the next level it is checked for suitability for the core readers of JCD by the Editor-in-Chief. Once found suitable, it is assigned to one of the Associate Editors on the editorial board. If the language and the grammar are incorrect, it will be sent first to the Scientific Language editor, who may suggest changes. If this happens, the manuscript will be sent back to the author for corrections and resubmission. Manuscripts not found suitable will not be sent out for review and will be immediately rejected, and authors informed. For articles describing original research in humans and animals, a letter of approval from the Institutional Ethics Committee must accompany these manuscripts or a letter stating that the Institutional Review Board had waived the need for informed consent. 

All research shall be conducted as per the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki Ethical Principles for Medical Research Involving Human Subjects. (modified in 1983 - see The research must adhere to the 5 principles of ethics of research: informed consent, voluntary participation, privacy and confidentiality, justice, and beneficence, and right to review.

Publication Frequency

Journal of Contemporary Dentistry (JCD) publishes tri-annually focussing on aspects of case reports of innovative techniques, new instructional methodologies, and instructive clinical reports with an inter disciplinary flair.

Digital Preservation / Archiving:

JCD provides for long-term digital preservation through PORTICO

Portico is a leading digital preservation service worldwide. The content is preserved as an archival version and is not publically accessible via Portico, but is provided when required under specific conditions, such as discontinuation of the collection or catastrophic failure of the website.

Indexing and Abstracting

The journal is indexed with, or included in, the following:

ProQuest, EBSCO, Genamics Journal Seek, Ulrich, HINARI, J Gate, Google Scholar, I2OR, PORTICO


The authors hold the copyright of all the editorial content published in this journal from now. All material can be used in part and full for non-commercial output after providing appropriate attribution to the original content of the journal and a link to the licence (CC-BY-NC 4.0). It is mandatory for authors to submit the manuscript along with Commercial Rights Transfer Form.


All open access articles published in JCD are distributed under the terms of the CC-BY-NC 4.0 license (Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 4.0 International License) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, for non-commercial purposes, provided the original work is properly cited. Under Creative Commons, authors retain copyright in their articles.

Open Access Policy

A comprehensive outlook on open access policy that we follow:

Open access refers to the practice of making peer-reviewed scholarly research and literature freely available online to anyone interested in reading it without any restriction. This Open access publications are freely and permanently available online to anyone with an internet access. Unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium (which is non-commercial) is permitted, provided the author/editor is properly attributed. All the periodicals are deposited immediately upon publication, without any technical, financial, gender limitations, in an agreed format on the journal website as well as archiving and indexing databases as applicable to a journal. All articles are self-archiving, with world-wide access through DOI (Digital Object Identifier) - standardized by the International Organization for Standardization, provided for individual article published.

We are fully archived on PORTICO.

Why open access publishing?

Restricted access to scientific research and advancements through subscription pay wall hinders communication within the scientific community. Moreover, restricted access can also hinder the education and dissemination of scientific knowledge to the aspiring younger generations who are keen to pursue a career in science. Increased productivity and development of science can only be achieved by diffusing knowledge and providing the facilities for creating permanent repositories such as Open Access.

The use of a Creative Commons 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) enables user/reader/peer to use the content with clear permission in a way that it can be reused and redistributed as long as the article source is appropriately given credit for non-commercial purpose.

Self-Archiving Policy for Authors

Jaypee Journals follow the policy of open access under the CC-BY-NC 4.0 licence.

Policies and embargo periods may vary from Journal to Journal. Unless otherwise stated on the Journal website author instructions page.

Authors may self-archive versions of their work on their own webpages, on institutional webpages, and in other repositories.

Abstract and Citation information

Authors may reuse the Abstract and how to cite information (e.g. Title, Author name, Publication dates) of their article anywhere at any time including social media such as Facebook, blogs and Twitter, providing a proper acknowledgment is offered and wherever possible a link including the DOI number is included linking back to the article on the Journal/JAYPEE JOURNALS website. This is available in how to cite information on the article online.

Submitted Version

Submitted version (SV) is recognized as the un-refereed author version of an article completed before submission for submission to a journal. This is often referred to as the “preprint” version. The author accepts full responsibility for the article, and the content and layout is set out by the author.

Authors may not make their for-submission version available anywhere at any time. This inhibits posting on their own personal websites, institutional or non-commercial subject based repositories, commercial platforms websites or repositories, and or social media.

Accepted Manuscript

The accepted manuscript (AM) is the final draft author manuscript, as accepted for publication by a journal, including modifications based on referees’ suggestions, it is excluding copy editing and type setting and is often referred to as post-print version. JAYPEE JOURNALS carries this version on ready for production tab.

  • Immediately upload their AM to their own personal webpage (excluding commercial websites and repositories)
  • Immediately upload their AM to their institutional or other non-commercial subject based repositories on the provision that it is not made publicly available until after the specified embargo period (as may be applicable)

In the journals where embargo period is applicable the authors after the completion of the embargo period may:

  • Upload their AM to institutional repository or other non-commercial repositories and make it publicly available.
  • Accepted Manuscripts may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories, unless the website or repository has signed a licensing agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

Embargo periods

Some of the JAYPEE JOURNALS may have Embargo periods however, this isn't applicable to JCD.

When uploading an accepted manuscript to a repository, authors should include the following acknowledgment as well as a link to the accepted version. This will connect the published version to the AM version in the repository and help ensure that the article is cited correctly.

This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. This accepted Version [insert complete citation information here] is available online at: xxxxxxx [insert URL and DOI of the article on the Journal website].

Published Version

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The PV as it appears in the journal following copyediting and proof correction may not be deposited by authors in institutional repositories or posted to third party websites and made publicly available unless the article is published on an Open Access model licence (CC-BY-NC 4.0) that allows for such posting. Authors may share their PV with private groups within their institution or through private groups on non-commercial repositories that are signatories to the STM Voluntary principles for article sharing on Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCN). The PV may not be uploaded or shared on commercial websites or repositories unless the website or repository has signed an agreement with JAYPEE JOURNALS permitting such uploading or sharing.

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

This Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement is based on the Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors as per Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011, ICMJE & WAME. Please visit Policy page for greater details.

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Journal Detail

    ISSN 2278-2680
    Speciality Dentistry
    DOI 10.5005/jp-journals-10031

Sabita M Ram
Professor and Head, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry
Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Executive Editors

Shibban K Kaul
Department of cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery (CVTS)
MGM Institute of Health Sciences (Deemed University)
Mumbai,Maharashtra, India

Srivalli Natrajan
Department of Oral Surgery,
MGM Dental College & Hospital

Sumanthani MV
Mahatma Gandhi Mission Dental College and Hospital

Niharika Swain
Department of Oral Pathology,
MGM Dental College & Hospital,

Associate Editors
Jyoti Nadgere

Naisargi Shah

Shilpa Patel

Ashwini Padhye

Ravindranath VK V K

Pradnya P P Jadav

Gaura Deshpand

Shrirang r Seveka
Editorial Review Board
Suhasini Nagda
Director (Medical Education & Major Hospitals)
Department of Prosthodontics,
Nair Hospital Dental College

Padmanabhan TV T V

Jayanto Bhattacharjee

Shilpa Shetty

Ramesh Nayakar

Mohit Kheur

Janani Iyer
Mahatma Gandhi Dental College,
Vaishali Vadgaonkar
Professor & HOD,
Bharti Vidyapeeth Dental College and Hospital,
Khargar, Navi Mumbai

Shweta Bhat
Professor & HOD,
Nair Dental College and Hospital,
Mumbai Central, Mumbai

Jayesh Rahalkar
Professor and Head
Department of Orthodontics
Dr. D.Y.Patil Dental College & Hospital
Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Pavan Kumar Vibhute

Salil Nene

Amol Mhatre

Divij Joshi
Public Health Dentistry
Nagesh L
Professor and Head
Public Health Dentistry,
Institute Of Dental Sciences,
Bareilly, UP, India 

Suhas Kulkarni
Professor and Head,
Department of Public Health Dentistry,
Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre,
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Ashwini Rao

Manjunath P Puranik

Charu Mohan Marya
Dean Academics and Professor & Head,
Public Health Dentistry,
Sudha Rustagi College of Dental Sciences,
Faridabad, Haryana, India

Ajay Bhambal
Professor and Head,
People College of Dental Sciences, Bhanpur Bypass Road, Bhanpur,
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India 

Navin Ingle
Professor and Head,
Department of Public Health Dentistry,
Meenakshi Ammal Dental, College and Hospital,
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India 

Harsh Priya Priya

Vaibhav Thakkar
Oral Pathology
Vinay Hazare
Govt. Dental College,
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Suresh Barpande
Deputy Director
Directorate of Medical Education and Research (D.M.E.R.) 

Madhusudan S Astekar
International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 
Prof & Head, Department of Oral Pathology, Institute of Dental Sciences,
Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh

Treville Pereira
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Microbiology,
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 

Sachin Sarode
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology,
Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth
Pune, Maharashtra, India

Samapika Routray
Associate Professor
Department of Oral Pathology,
Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha O Anusandhan University,
Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

Jigna Pathak

Janaki Iyer
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Rajesh Dhirwani
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon Dental Surgeon & Implantologist
Professor & Head,
Department of Oral and maxillofacial surgery,
Hitkarni Dental College,

S C Bhoyar
Professor and HOD of OMFS
CSMSS dental college and hospital

Sharadindu M Kotrashetti
Professor & Head
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Vice - Princi
KLES Institute of Dental Sciences

Srinivas Gosla Reddy
Founder & Director
GSR Institute of Craniofacial Surgery,

S K Roy

Neelam N Andrade

Adil Gandevwala
Mala Dixit
Department of Periodontics,
Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital

Rajiv Chitguppi
Director, Perioindia

Sudhindra Kulkarni
Professor and Head
Department of Implantology and Periodontics,
SDM College of Dental Sciences and Hospital,

Sumanth S

Sneha Gokhale

Vineet Kini

Sushma Bapta
Subha A B

J Mahantesha

Amit K

Subhadra HN H N

Mihir Jha
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry,
MGM Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai Conservative Dentistry

Sharad Kokate
Department of Conservative Dentistry,
Dr G D Pol Foundation’s YMT Dental College,
New Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Girish Parmar

Sanjyot Anvay Mulay

S Mahalaxmi

Leena Vivek Padhye

Dr Vibha Hegde
Professor & Head (Conservative & Endodontics)
President Indian Association of Conservative & Endodontics
Dr.G.D Pol foundation 's YMT Dental College and Hospital,Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. India

N Vasudev Ballal

Anuradha Patil

Jayeeta Verma
Oral Medicine
Hemant Umarji
Professor and HOD,
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology,
Govrnment Dental College and Hospital,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 

Ajay Bhoosreddy
Professor & Head
Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology,
MGV, KBH, Dental College & Hospital
Nasik, Maharashtra, India 

Freny Karjodkar
Professor and HOD,
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology,
Nair Hospital Dental College,
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 

Deepa Das
Professor and Head
Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology,
Dr.G.D.Pol Foundation Y.M.T Dental College & Hospital,
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 

Ajay Nayak

Rohit Gadda
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology
MGM Dental College and Hospital,
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 

Neha Patil
Advisory Board/ National
Mahesh Verma
Maulana Azad institute of dental sciences
New Delhi, India

Rajani Mullerpatan
MGM School of Physiotherapy
Maharashtra, India,

Raman P Yadav
Professor and Technical Director
Department of Medical Biotechnology
MGM University; Department of Biomedical Sciences MGM Institute of Health Sciences
Maharashtra, India

Kuldip R Salgotra
Director Professor (Ortho) Chairman Surgery and Allied Medical Superintendent
MGM Medical College & Hospital
Maharashtra, India

Dinesh Daftary
Hon. Oral Pathologist
Basic Dental Research Unit at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

JN   Khanna
Department of Oral Surgery,
MGM Dental College and Hospital

LS Poonja
Department of Oral Pathology,
MGM Dental College and Hospital

RP Nayak 
Private Practitioner

PC Gupta
Healis - Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health,

OP Kharbanda 

Sandesh Mayekar

Aloke Banerjee

G D Jindal

Jaishree Ghanekar

Mansee Thakur

P N Awasthi
Advisory Board/ International
Ramesh Bulbule
Alabama Dental Center

Monish Bhola 
Associate Professor
Department of Periodontology & Dental Hygiene,
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

GE Ghali 
Prof & Chairman, OMFS, 
Louisiana State University of Health Sciences, 

Gajanan   Kulkarni
BDS, LL B, M Sc, D Ped Dent, Ph D, FRCD(C)
Associate Professor, Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry
Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto

Avina Paranjpe 
Associate Professor
Department of Endodontics,
University of Washington, Seattle

Nagamani Narayana 
Associate Professor
Department of Oral Biology
UNMC, College of Dentistry
Executive Board

Sudhir N Kadam
Medical Director
MGM Institute of Health Sciences (Deemed to be University)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Rajesh B Goel
Department of Community Medicine
Registrar MGM Institute of Health Sciences (Deemed to be University)
Maharashtra, India,

PM Jadhav
Vice Chairman of MGM Trust, Director,
Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s (MGM) Medical College & Hospital,

Nitin N Kadam Vanitha U Shenoy
Department of Conservative Dentistry,
MGM Dental College & Hospital,

Managing Editor

Manisha Rana
Managing Editor

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