Alexandria, VA, USA, September 28, 2022 – The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) and American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) today announced the publication of the October 2022 Special Issue of Journal of Dental Research (JDR), “Data-Driven Analytics for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Health Care.” This special issue features Falk Schwendicke, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany and Mary Marazita, University of Pittsburgh, United States as Guest Editors and is available for viewing on the JDR website.
Dental, oral, and craniofacial (DOC) health care and research are generating an increasing amount of data to foster a deeper understanding of patient health and disease, allowing more effective, efficient, and safer care. Some even postulate that data and data analytics may shape “data dentistry”, with data-driven approaches and applications disseminating widely and deeply into DOC research and practice. Data are generated not only prospectively (e.g., in scientific studies) – with such prospectively collected data being increasingly large (e.g., omics or imagery datasets) – but also during clinical routines involving history data, clinical records, images, specific tests, imaging, or prescriptions.
“There is little doubt that a data-centric approach to oral health has emerged as a new paradigm,” Schwendicke said. “The analytical approaches being utilized have already shown great promise in improving the overall quality of care.”
“The breadth of data collected in recent years has the potential to reshape our approach to DOC health care,” Marazita commented. “The increasing interest among researchers will present great benefits although there are still many challenges to be overcome.”
Big Data and data analytics in all its forms, including Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, have been successfully employed in medicine and dentistry over recent years. The Journal of Dental Research (JDR) has received an ever-increasing number of submissions involving such analytical strategies, both for research and for clinical applications. This Special Issue of JDR focuses on such aspects of DOC Big Data and advanced data analytics, aiming to display not only the breadth of data and analytical strategies currently employed in DOC, but their translational efforts, promised impact, challenges, and current difficulties in the field.
About the Journal of Dental Research
The IADR/AADOCR Journal of Dental Research (JDR) is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to the dissemination of new knowledge in all sciences relevant to dentistry and the oral cavity and associated structures in health and disease. The JDR Editor-in-Chief is Nicholas Jakubovics, Newcastle University, England. Follow the JDR on Twitter at @JDentRes!
About the International Association for Dental Research
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is a nonprofit organization with over 9,000 individual members worldwide, with a mission to drive dental, oral and craniofacial research for health and well-being worldwide.
About the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research
The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) is a nonprofit organization with over 2,000 members in the United States with a mission to drive dental, oral, and craniofacial research to advance health and well-being. AADOCR is the largest division of the IADR.