Year : 2022 | Volume
: 12 | Issue : 2 | Page : 77-
MDS (Perio.), Fellow ISOI, Diplomate ICOI, Prof. Department of Implantology, PMNM Dental College, Bagalkot, Private Practice, Hubli, Karnataka, India
Dr. Sudhindra Kulkarni
MDS (Perio.), Fellow ISOI, Diplomate ICOI, Prof. Department of Implantology, PMNM Dental College, Bagalkot,Private Practice, Hubli
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Kulkarni S. Editorial.J Dent Implant 2022;12:77-77
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The journal is a mouthpiece of any organization and so is JDI. The JDI, being a bi-annual publication, has been nurtured by my predecessor Dr. Sharat Shetty, currently the Vice-President of ISOI. Personally and on behalf of the association, I thank him for his foresight and hard work to bring the journal to the current standards, apart from all the other roles he juggles for the ISOI. He mentored me for the task, and now, as I assume to role of the Editor, I along with my associate, Dr. Mrugank and Dr. Amit, I look forward to guidance and support from all the members of the society. As the editor, I have two tasks, one is to have manuscripts for publication and second the blinded reviewers who form the backbone of the review process.
Coming to the first point: I would be delighted to have the readers take up the task of publishing articles covering the entire gamut of implant and restorative dentistry and share their clinical tips and studies with the readers. The majority of the members of this association come from private practice or part-time academics, and I am sure the question in your mind will be, why should I as a clinician publish, I am happy doing my work. My answer would be the following points:
We are duty bound to report the clinical outcomes to the fraternity and through that to the society at large on the outcomes we have achieved practicing a certain set of skills. When you share, we all gain. The peer review process will only enhance our understanding of what we are doing and make it better. As we intend to publish, we will start documenting better, writing better, and striving for better outcomes… all in all, it is not only us but the patient as well as the practice gainsPublished literature is what makes our field, whether it is the 1st article ever on osseointegration or on partial extraction therapies, we practice them in our clinics because they are publishedLeave your name for posterity: Leaving your name on the Sands of Time literally and figuratively: Every time you publish, your name lists up on the world wide web, if anyone in any part of the world is searching for a solution to a case he/she has encountered, and it matches something that you have done and published, your name will crop up. Literally speaking, once we retire our practices may not have our name, our families and society will forget our names unless you have a road/building named after you, but the government may change that too, but your name in the authors' list is permanent and no one can erase it. Publishing is the best way to leave your mark in the sands of time….
So I call upon all you members to become a part of this endeavor of publishing and I am sure you will see that as you start this practice, it will make your practice grow, the way you look at clinical outcomes changes, and more importantly, the fraternity will remember you for your contributions.
The Second Point:
The other part of publication is the blinded peer-review process:
Every one of us may not be great at writing but am sure a lot of us are good at asking pertinent questions and what I call as 'reading between the lines', and this trait makes you a very good reviewer and this is as important as an author. I invite my colleagues to review the articles sent to them, kindly send a mail to me so that i can add you as referees. All the referees will be acknowledged at the end of the year for their valuable contributions.
The goal will be to have JDI in the PubMed/ Medline index in the near future..