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Researchers Use Saliva to Diagnose and Find Clues About Zika Virus

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Alexandria, Va., USA – For the first time, researchers are using proteomics to examine proteins and peptides in saliva in order to accurately detect exposure to Zika virus. With 70 countries and territories reporting evidence of mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission, there is an increased need for a rapid and effective test for the virus. This study, published online today in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR), offers a new, quicker and more cost-effect way to test for the virus.

AADR Perspective on Phase 1 of “Advancing Dental Education: Gies in The 21st Century”

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Alexandria, Va., USA – In 1926, William Gies published the seminal report “Dental Education in the United States and Canada,” which has had a profound impact on dental education over the last 90 years providing a scientific basis for the profession. However, dental education is now challenged by a new set of issues. A national project, “Advancing Dental Education: Gies in the 21st Century” was created to address these complex modern issues and develop a broad strategic plan for the future of dental education. The project aims to critically assess the current state of oral health education and practice, identify trends that will shape future dental education, develop strategies for restructuring dental education to address long-range challenges and prepare a long-term strategic plan to implement the changes needed. This project is divided into three phases. 

IADR/AADR Announce the JDR’S 2016 Impact Factor

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Alexandria, Va., USA – Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research announced the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) holds its highest 2-Year Impact Factor in the “Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine” category at 4.755 and ranks #2 of 90 journals in that same category. At 1.529, the Journal also ranks #1 in Article Influence. This news comes from the just released 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2017). The Impact Factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. The Impact Factor helps to evaluate a journal’s relative importance, especially when compared with others in the same field.

Journal of Dental Research Systematic Analysis Examines Global Burden of Oral Conditions

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Alexandria, Va., USA – Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a systemic analysis in the Journal of Dental Research. Authored by Wagner Marcenes, King’s College London Dental Institute, England, UK, “Global Burden of Oral Conditions in 1990-2015: A Systemic Analysis” examines data to assess progress toward the Federation Dental International (FDI), World Health Organization (WHO) and IADR Oral Health Goals of reducing the level of oral diseases and minimizing their impact by 2020.
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