This journal is the official publication of Kerman Oral and Dental Diseases Research Center and is supported by Kerman University of Medical Sciences.



Contributors’ Form

Contributors’ form (to be modified as applicable and one signed copy attached with the manuscript) (here)

Approval of scientific-research ranking


The Journal of Oral Health & Oral Epidemiology was approved at the 109th session of the National Medical Journals Commission of Iran on 10/Nov/2012 as a scientific-research journal.



Manuscripts should be presented as following orders: a) title page, b) structural abstract and keywords, c) introduction, d) method and materials, e) results, f) discussion, g) conclusion, h) acknowledgments, i) references, j) figures, k) tables (each table complete with title and footnotes).

Title Page

The title page should contain a) the title of the paper, b) the full names of the authors, c) the running title, d) the authors’ affiliation and d) the full postal and email address of authors. e) The ORCID code of first and corresponding Author

The running title should be a brief version of the title of the paper, no more than 50 characters long including spaces (5-6 words). The running title needs to both make sense as a phrase and give some idea of what the paper is about.

Abstract and Keywords

All articles must have a structural abstract contains a) background and aim, b) methods, c) results, d) conclusion in 300 words or fewer. At least three keywords should be supplied at the end of abstract. MeSH can be used for choosing right keywords.

Main Document

The main document of the manuscript should not exceed than 2000 words except for review and invited articles. The main document should contain: a) introduction, b) method, c) results, d) discussion, and e) conclusion. Case report should contain abstract, introduction, case report, and discussion. Case report should not exceed than 1500 words. All submitted manuscript should be compatible with word 2007 with font size 12 Book Antiqua and single space between main documents lines.


The source of financial support and funding must be acknowledged.

Ethical code and IRCT code

All articles must have ethical code and IRCT code for clinical trial articles in the method and material section.

Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, Autumn 2019 

1. A comparative evaluation of periodontal parameters and oral health in the twins of Khorasan Province, Iran

Pages 167-172

Kazem Fatemi; Amirhossein Chavoshi; Seyed Ahmad Banihashemrad; Kazem Ghodsi; Mohammad Esmaeel Rezaee; Abdollah Javan-Rashidi; Seyed Ali Banihashemrad

4. Effective factors on the number of decayed and filled teeth using the Conway-Maxwell-Poisson count model

Pages 183-189

Omid Karimipour-Baseri; Soleiman Kheiri; Morteza Sedehi; Ali Ahmadi

5. Clinical presentations and co-morbid factors of patients with myofascial pain or myalgia of masticatory muscles

Pages 190-197

Goli Chamani; Elham Abbaszadeh; Mohammad Reza Zarei; Robert L. Merrill Jr; Maryam Rad

6. Evaluating the quality of life in patients with ulcerative oral lesions

Pages 198-203

Fatemeh Lavaee; Azita Sadeghzadeh; Bahar Afroozi; Ali Golkari; Abdollah Piri-Zarrini

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