Written by Dentistry Today Monday, 11 March 2013 07:22
"The forthcoming launch of JDSM is especially timely as dental sleep medicine has been experiencing an unprecedented period of growth," said AADSM President Gail Demko, DMD. "The journal will bring additional recognition to the important role of dentistry in reducing the burden of snoring and sleep apnea through collaboration with physician colleagues."
Founding Editor-in-Chief Leslie Dort, DDS, has been laying the groundwork for the quarterly online journal in anticipation of its January 2014 launch. Assisting her are Deputy Editor Olivier Vanderveken, MD, PhD; Associate Editors Fernanda Almeida, DDS, PhD; Gilles Lavigne, DMD, PhD; and Rose Sheats, DMD; and an Editorial Board of renowned dentists and physicians.
"I am delighted to be preparing for the journal's debut with an editorial team of distinguished experts in the dental sleep medicine field," said Dort. "We are excited to begin reviewing submitted manuscripts and look forward to providing dentists with the best research and clinical information related to dental sleep medicine."
Manuscript submissions that will be considered for publication in JDSM include original scientific investigations related to dental sleep medicine and sleep-disordered breathing. The scope of the journal comprises subjects such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS), oral appliance therapy using mandibular repositioning appliances or tongue retaining devices, surgical procedures for OSA such as maxillomandibular advancement (MMA), sleep-related bruxism and headaches, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
The journal's scope also includes broader subjects of interest to the dental sleep medicine practitioner such as excessive daytime sleepiness, drowsy driving and obesity. In addition to original research, other categories for submission include case studies, literature reviews, and clinical commentaries and debates.
For manuscript submission instructions and more information about the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine, go to www.jdsm.org.
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is the only non-profit national professional society dedicated exclusively to the practice of dental sleep medicine. The AADSM provides educational resources for dentists and promotes the use of oral appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and sleep-disordered breathing. Established in 1991, the AADSM has more than 2,800 member dentists worldwide. Visit www.aadsm.org or call the national office at (630) 737-9705 for more information.