Alexandria, Va., USA – The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have just released the sixth clinical supplement to the Journal of Dental Research (JDR). This clinical supplement encompasses all areas of clinical research in the dental, oral and craniofacial sciences.
As the second clinical supplement to be published this year, this sixth supplement brings together emerging contributions in discovery and translational science to clinical application for the healthcare community. This issue is dedicated to clinical and translational research, which is covered through a wide range of topics including the promises and pitfalls in the use of "Big Data" for clinical research, the use of a computerized tool to manage dental anxiety, periodontal bacteria and prevalent prediabetes, and more.
This clinical supplement also includes a companion podcast for two manuscripts: “3D-printed Bioresorbable Scaffold for Periodontal Repair” and “3D Bioprinting for Regenerative Dentistry and Craniofacial Tissue Engineering.” In this podcast, Drs. Scott Hollister and Luiz Bertassoni are interviewed by Associate Editor Dana Graves on different approaches to 3D printing, challenges, regulation and clinical application.
“The Journal of Dental Research is excited to release its sixth clinical supplement, which provides a unique opportunity for the JDR to publish high quality research articles on clinical and translational research,” said JDR Editor-in-Chief William Giannobile. “I applaud the researchers who submitted their science for publication in this supplement.”
The sixth clinical supplement is leading up to the exciting 2016 launch of JDR Clinical & Translational Research (JDR CTR), which is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original dental, oral and craniofacial research at the interface between discovery science and clinical application. The new journal will emphasize translation of research into healthcare delivery systems at the individual patient, clinical practice and community levels. In a corresponding editorial in the main JDR, Dr. Giannobile highlights that while this supplement may be the last devoted to clinical research, the JDR will remain committed to publishing quality manuscripts in the clinical arena to accompany expanded content in the upcoming JDR CTR, http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/94/9/1177.full.