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Expanding Our Roster

We at JCO have always been proud of our international lineup of Contributing Editors. From our inception in 1967, our editorial board has included some of the greatest clinicians in orthodontic history. JCO editors perform a variety of functions, but perhaps the most noteworthy is to review the vast number of articles that are submitted to us. Of around 700 articles we receive each year, only about 70 are accepted for publication—which means we need highly qualified orthodontists to sort through these submissions, point out questions to ask or additional material to request from the authors, and help us decide which articles will be most beneficial to the profession. As part of this peer-review process, in addition to our senior editors, at least one member of the editorial board looks at almost every article—sometimes more than once if revisions are submitted.

Our Contributing Editors also recruit authors to write about topics of interest to clinicians around the world, and they often submit their own material in the form of articles, book reviews, interviews, and roundtables. Several of our editors have taken over regular departments, including The Readers’ Corner (Dr. Peter Sinclair) and Pearls (Dr. Neal Kravitz) in this issue. The editorial board meets once a year at the AAO annual session, and we always glean plenty of ideas and advice from these get-togethers. We are constantly on the lookout for new editors, especially those with expertise in leading-edge areas of orthodontics. This month, I’d like to introduce the most recent additions to our editorial board.

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Dr. Mike Meru has assumed the new position of Webinar Editor—a job that reflects the growing importance of our digital operations. Formerly a student of JCO Editor Robert Keim at the University of Southern California, Dr. Meru is now an associate of Dr. Bryan Horsley in South Jordan, Utah, and is about to open his own practice. We have been calling on him for several years to review high-tech devices and applications, as well as to suggest topics that would be valuable to younger orthodontists.

Dr. Meru has already been instrumental in developing provocative, state-of-the-art subjects and speakers for JCO webinars, which are available through our website at www.jco-online.com/continuing-education/webinars. A recording of the first session, “CAD/CAM Software for 3D Printing in Orthodontics” by Dr. Christian Groth, can be watched at no charge. Recorded versions of subsequent webinars, “Social Media” with Dr. Dovi Prieto and “Navigating the Corporate World of Orthodontics” with Dr. Bob Fry, can be purchased on the website. Watch for announcements of future sessions on accelerated orthodontics, 3D printing, and more in the printed journal and online. JCO subscribers receive a 50% discount for either the live webinars or the recordings, and continuing education credit is available for live participants.

Another new JCO feature, the Aligner Corner, is compiled by a new Contributing Editor, Dr. Bill Gierie, in collaboration with a longtime Contributing Editor, Dr. Bob Boyd of San Francisco. This concept actually developed in one of our editorial board meetings, recognizing the explosive growth of clear aligners in orthodontic treatment. Like Dr. Boyd, Dr. Gierie has served on the Invisalign North American Clinical Advisory Board and has participated in frontline trials of new materials and techniques. An Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Gierie practices in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Another expert in aligner therapy, Dr. Jeremy Fry, is joining our board as a Contributing Editor. Dr. Fry was also a student of Dr. Keim at the University of Southern California; he now heads up the multi-office Fry Orthodontic Specialists, based in Overland Park, Kansas. For an overview of his clinical philosophy, see the Practice Profile published in the March 2017 issue of JCO.

Already a prolific author and reviewer for this journal, Dr. Jae Hyun Park is Professor and Chair of the Postgraduate Orthodontic Program at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, A.T. Still University, in Mesa, Arizona. Dr. Park earned his dental degrees in South Korea, where he practiced orthodontics for 10 years before moving to the United States. Although he is a new Contributing Editor of JCO, he serves on many other editorial boards and is currently Editor-in-Chief for the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists.

Dr. Mauro Cozzani, another new Contributing Editor, is also a frequent contributor to JCO and other international journals. He is a Full Professor of Orthodontics and Director of the new Master’s Program in Clinical Dentistry Orthodontics, LUdeS Foundation Higher Education Institution, in Malta. Dr. Cozzani practices orthodontics in La Spezia, Italy; see his Master Clinician interview in our January 2017 issue.

Besides welcoming all these new members of our editorial board, we would like to bid farewell to a Contributing Editor since 1991, Dr. Richard McLaughlin of San Diego, California. Dr. McLaughlin has coauthored 10 articles for JCO, including a pivotal series on preadjusted appliance systems from 1989 to 1995. He was also the subject of a JCO interview (April 2004) and Master Clinician column (January 2013). He has become known throughout the world as a lecturer and educator, especially in the fields of dentofacial planning and appliance systems. We will miss his expertise even as we gain the wisdom and advice of new editors.


Combined June-July Issue

Your next issue of JCO will carry the dateline June-July 2018. Because of publishing and mailing delays, our issues have gradually fallen about a month behind the time when we would like them to arrive in subscribers’ mailboxes. Therefore, this next issue will be a kind of “leap month” to catch up with the calendar. Other than the date, it will be no different from any other issue of JCO.

A month will be added to every subscription’s expiration month, so that you will still receive the same number of issues for which you originally subscribed. No action is needed on your part, and because you will continue to receive an issue once a month, this change will have no practical impact—it merely aligns the month of issue with the calendar. If you have questions or concerns about your subscription, please contact our Customer Service Manager, Heather Baxa, at heather@jco-online.com. As always, we appreciate your support of JCO.


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