The present study aims to evaluate the trends of oral implant-related research in design and topics between the range of 2016 to the end of 2022. The electronic search was conducted in MEDLINE via Pubmed. Papers published in Clinical Oral Implant Research, Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, International Journal of Oral Implantology and previously, European Journal of Oral Implantology, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, and Journal of Oral Implantology, Between January 1, 2016, to December 30, 2022, were retrieved. Articles were classified according to their study design and major subjects. The Joinpoint regression model was used to determine changes in the trends of study designs and topics. Statistical significance was defined as a p-value < 0.05. A total of 3,382 articles were analyzed in this study. In the specified period, in vivo, prospective cohort, retrospective case-control, randomized clinical studies, in the design; and prosthetic complications, peri-implant hard tissue studies, in the topic, experienced a significant decreasing pattern in the number of published articles as well as the total number of articles. Case reports and series, retrospective cohort, non-randomized clinical studies, in the design; and outcomes of implant-related treatment plans, immediate implant placement, peri- implantitis, in the topic, experienced a significant decreasing pattern followed by a significant increasing pattern with a turning point between 2017 to 2020. Considering the limitations of this scientific topical trends analysis, it can be concluded that the recent pandemic affected the research path in oral implantology in many ways.

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