The study examines India’s performance based on its publication output in dental sciences during 1999–2008, based on several
parameters, including the country annual average growth rate, global publication share & rank among 25 most productive countries
of the world, national publication output and impact in terms of average citations per paper, international collaboration
output and share and contribution of major collaborative partners, contribution and impact of select top 25 Indian institutions
and select top 15 most productive authors, patterns of communication in national and international journals and characteristics
of its 45 high cited papers. The study uses 10 years (1999–2008) publications data in dental sciences of India and other countries
drawn from Scopus international multidisciplinary bibliographical database.