Bibliometric Analysis of Dental Tourism: A Global Perspective

Document Type : Review Article


1 Department, Public health Dentistry, Government College of Dentistry, Indore

2 2251 R C Deheriya infront of tawa colony pachmari road pipariya DIST HOSHANGABAD

3 Postgraduate student, Public health Dentistry, Government College of Dentistry, Indore



Dental tourism, or traveling abroad for dental treatment, has gained popularity in recent years due to cost effective , availability of advanced comprehensive dental procedures, and accessibility to dental care. This scientific paper is to provide a bibliometric analysis of dental tourism research and highlight the extension, development, and trends in the field. The study uses bibliometric techniques to analyze scientific publications related to dental tourism, published between 2010 to 2021, using PubMed database. The analysis provides an overview of the publication output, authorship patterns, international collaborations, citation analysis, and research themes. The study found that dental tourism has become an increasingly popular research topic, with a steady increase in the number of publications over the past two decades. The USA and the UK are the leading countries in terms of publication output and citation impact, with a growing number of studies from emerging economies such as India, Turkey, and Thailand. The study also identified key research themes in the field, including patient motivations, quality of care, ethical considerations, and economic implications. The study concludes by discussing the implications of the findings for policy makers, practitioners, and future research.