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Dental journal pulls paper for duplicate publication

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ccdContemporary Clinical Dentistry has yanked a 2012 article on “full-mouth rehabilitation” after learning that the article had already appeared in two other publications — making the journal, in effect, Contemporaneous Clinical Dentistry.

The article, “Full-mouth rehabilitation of a patient with severe attrition using the Hobo Twin-Stage Procedure,” came from a group at the Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College, in Kolkata, India. It described the following case:

A 54-year-old male reported to the Department of Prosthodontics with a chief complaint of difficulty in chewing food and sensitivity to hot and cold food items [Figures ​[Figures11 and ​and2].2]. The patient gave no significant medical history and did not report any signs of temporomandibular joint disorder or myofascial pain dysfunction. A discrepancy between centric occlusion (CO) and maximum intercuspal position (MIP) was found when he was guided to a centric relation position with the bimanual technique.

Here are said figures:

 Figure 1


Figure 2

But as the retraction notice explains, that same 54-year-old gent cropped up a couple more times.

The article; “Full-mouth rehabilitation of a patient with severe attrition using the Hobo Twin-Stage Procedure” has been published in Journal of Contemporary Clinical Dentistry (Jan-Mar-2012-Vol.3-Issue-1) as well as in International Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry (October-December 2011;1(3):177-181 Issue). Hence the Editorial Team has retracted the article from Contemporary Clinical Dentistry.

The study has yet to be cited, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.

Written by amarcus41

September 26th, 2013 at 9:30 am

  • paolo d. September 27, 2013 at 5:35 am

    Nice joke, contemporary – contemporaneous. BTW I am Italian, and in my language there is only one word for both terms..

  • Ram Shankar September 27, 2013 at 8:55 am

    that is going to leave a dent in their careers..

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