Objective To review and analyze the history and current situation of stomatological journals in China from 1949 to 2009. Methods The data from journal database, web sites and yearbooks were collected, and the information on Chinese dental journals, national economic indicators and the development in dental disciplines from 1949 to 2009 were obtained. Results The dental journals numbered one kind, four issues in 1949 and 32 kinds, 204 issues in 2009. China's gross domestic product(GDP) was from 67.9 billion Yuan in 1949 to 30.067 trillion Yuan in 2008. Conclusions The quantity of stomatological journals in China has increased remarkably over the past 60 years.