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Severe Periodontitis: Sixth Most Prevalent Health Condition in the World

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Alexandria, Va., USA – The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled “Global Burden of Periodontitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression.” The manuscript, by lead researcher Wagner Marcenes (Queen Mary University of London, Institute of Dentistry, Barts and The London School) is published in the OnlineFirst portion of the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research (JDR).

Widely Used Depression Drug Associated With Dental Implant Failure

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Alexandria, Va., USA – The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled “SSRIs and the Risk of Osseointegrated Implant Failure – A Cohort Study.” Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), the most widely used drugs for the treatment of depression, have been reported to reduce bone formation and increase the risk of bone fracture. Since osseointegration is influenced by bone metabolism, this study investigates the association between SSRIs and the risk of failures in osseointegrated implants. The manuscript, by researchers Khadijeh Al-Abedalla, Samer Abi Nader, Belinda Nicolau, Emad Rastikerdar, Faleh Tamimi and Xixi Wu, from McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and Nach Daniel, from East Coast Oral Surgery, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, is published in the OnlineFirst portion of the IADR/AADR Journal of Dental Research (JDR).

David C. Johnsen - September 2014

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David C. Johnsen, D.D.S., M.S., is dean and a professor at the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Johnsen received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1970 and his M.S. in pediatric dentistry from the University of Iowa in 1973. He became board certified in pediatric dentistry in 1978. 

Johnsen served on the faculty of West Virginia University from 1974-1980, where he taught predoctoral pediatric dentistry. There, he received the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1976. In 1980 he joined Case Western Reserve University, where he continued teaching predoctoral pediatric dentistry. He remained on the faculty until 1995, serving as a department chair, intermittently as director of the residency program, and as interim dean in 1993. From there he moved to the University of Iowa, where he has been the dean of the College of Dentistry since 1995. 

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