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Introduction: Bibliometrics is the quantitative analysis of the published scientific literature to give the valuable information pertaining to the specific subject. Over the years, oral health has never received its due importance among the Indian population and most common oral diseases cited among the Indians are dental caries and periodontal diseases. Array of published data exists for the oral hygiene practices, oral hygiene status and impact of the oral hygiene training in the improvement of oral health status for the different groups of population. The current bibliometric study was taken up with the aim to statistically analyse the available literature on oral hygiene in central India.
Methodology:The web of Science database was accessed with pre-framed specific search query and list of publications on Oral Hygiene was derived. This list was filtered for the Country -India. The list of 1148 documents was obtained which was downloaded as Bibtex and imported in R-Studio Application for analysis of the data. The graphs and plots were generated using R-Studio with Bibliometric Package.
Results: Total 1148 documents were available for the search related to country India from 680 sources (Journals, Books, etc.) over a period 1991 – 2020. The Author list included total 3694 Authors. Single-authored documents were 59. Authors per Document were 3.22 and Co-Authors per Document were 4.4. The Collaboration Index of all publications was 3.35. Annual Percentage Growth Rate was 15.16369.
Conclusion: This bibliometric study has thrown light on the oral hygiene publications in the Central India, and considering the available literature, it is quite impressive due to the sheer number of published articles.