Trends In Geriodontics Publication: A Specialty Emerging In Brazil

  • Ana Karênina de Freitas Jordão do Amaral
  • Ana Karina Moreira de Vasconcelos
  • Ana Zuli Vidal Moreira de Freitas
  • Marcela Leiros Maciel Macedo
  • Mônica Rocha Rodrigues Alves
  • Maria de Fátima Duarte de Holanda
  • Carmem Silva Laureano Dalle Piagge


The population of Brazil and the world is aging. The great challenge is to grow old by maintaining quality of life with health, including oral health. The objective of this study was to identify the recurrent themes in Geriodontics, through a bibliometric survey, using the database of Latin American and Caribbean Literature in Health Sciences (LILACS), conducted in 2016. Geriodontics, as a relatively new specialty, presents major challenges related to the elderly population (oral health, prostheses, periodontics, for example). In view of a historical context of aging and increased elderly population, there is a concern to deepen the studies in relation to the subject. Knowing the problems allows offering a better service with quality and adequate training of the professional.

Apr 5, 2017
How to Cite
JORDÃO DO AMARAL, Ana Karênina de Freitas et al. Trends In Geriodontics Publication: A Specialty Emerging In Brazil. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, apr. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 may 2017. doi:

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