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IADR/AADR Announce the JDR's 2017 Impact Factor Increase

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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 5.380. This is the first time the Journal’s Impact Factor has reached above 5 and marks a 13% increase from its 2016 Impact Factor. This news comes from the just released 2017 Journal Citation Reports® (Clarivate Analytics, 2018). The Impact Factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year and helps to evaluate a journal’s relative importance, especially when compared with others in the same field.

Water Fluoridation Confirmed to Prevent Dental Decay in US Children and Adolescents

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Alexandria, Va., USA – The fluoridation of America’s drinking water was among the great public health achievements of the twentieth century but there is a scarcity of studies from the last three decades investigating the impact of water fluoridation on dental health in the U.S. population. A recent study “Water fluoridation and dental caries in U.S. children and adolescents,” published in the Journal of Dental Research, evaluated associations between the availability of community water fluoridation and dental caries (decay) experience in U.S. child and adolescent populations.

June 2018 - Ana Karina Mascarenhas

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Ana Karina Mascarenhas, B.D.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H. is the Associate Dean of research at Nova Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine.

Mascarenhas has a B.D.S. degree from Goa College and Hospital in India and also holds a M.P.H. and Dr.P.H. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with an emphasis on oral epidemiology. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health and Fellow in Dental Surgery of the College Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. She has held positions at The Ohio State University, Columbus and Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine where she was the Graduate Program Director for Dental Public Health, and the project director for Boston University’s Robert Wood Johnson Community-Based Dental Education Program. She also held an appointment at Forsyth Institute, Boston, Massachusetts.

Mascarenhas serves on the editorial boards of journals, is a statistical consultant for Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Endodontics, she has chaired Health and Human Resource Administration Independent Review Panels and has served on review panels for NIH and the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality.


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