Editorial Team

Editorial Review Protocol
The acceptance criteria for all papers are the quality and originality of the research and its significance to our reader. Manuscripts are peer reviewed by two anonymous reviewers and by the Editorial Board. Final acceptance or rejection rests with the Editorial Board, who reserves the right to refuse any material for publication. Manuscripts should be written so that they are intelligible to the professional reader who is not a specialist in the particular field. They should be written in a clear, concise, direct style. Where contributions are judged as acceptable for publication on the basis of scientific content, the Editor and the Publisher reserve the right to modify typescripts to eliminate ambiguity and repetition by improving communication between author and reader. If extensive alterations are required, the manuscript will be returned to the author.

James L. Borke

Dr. Borke is a Full Professor in the Biomedical Sciences of the College of Dental Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Borke has over 25 years of experience in teaching and research, and was the past recipient of both the Distinguished Service and Distinguished Teaching Awards from the School of Graduate Studies while in Georgia. Dr. Borke's current research interests concern detection and prevention of bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis of the jaw as well as modeling of bone during tooth movement, along cranial sutures, and around dental implants, in response to mechanical loading. Alumni of Dr. Borke's laboratory have matriculated from 19 different countries.

Dr. Bhanu Lakhani

Dr. Bhanu Lakhani is a peadiatric dentist with keen interest as an academician and researcher. Her research interests are primarily in the areas of child behaviour with emphasis on recognizing patterns for efficient behaviour management in dental office. She was awarded her post graduate degree by Pt BD Sharma University, Rohtak in July 2018 and has since been working as a Paediatric Specialist in dental clinics. She is an editorial board member for Auctores, ACTA Scientific (Paediatrics) and iMedPub Journals and a reviewer for Journal of Clinical Trials & Research. Her publications have been well received and complimented by various journals. Her research interests extend to regenerative and paediatric endodontics, minimally invasive dentistry, conscious sedation, forensic dentistry and clinical trials.

David R. Drake

Dr. David R. Drake currentlys is Professor, Department of Endodontics and Dows Institute for Dental Research, University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa City, Iowa. He received is Ph.D from University of Tennessee in Microbiology. He received Excellence in Research from Science Alliance, University of Tennessee. He peer reviewd many scientific journals. He has worked on many NIH grants, currently he working on 'Streptococcus mutans Strain Susceptibility Differences to Host Defense Peptides' His current research intersts focused on transmission of specific genotypes of Streptococcus mutans (SM) one of the most researched bacteria associated with dental caries development, from mother to child in different populations. My recently completed R01 study looked at acquisition of SM in American Indian children from birth to three years of age. We conducted this study in partnership with the Lakota Sioux in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. We had a field team consisting of dental hygienists and research assistants on site who collected plaque samples from mothers, primary caregivers, and the children. In addition, a comprehensive approach to obtain dietary and behavioral data, as well as oral health (caries assessment) was done. By the time children reached 36 months of age, the caries prevalence in our cohort reached 82% - a devastating level. We found that mothers were low on Vitamin D and calcium. We also discovered 17 distinct genotypes of SM in this population. Analysis of associations across these variables, along with behavioral and education levels is ongoing. We are now positioned to study this cohort from age 5 of the children to age 9. We propose a more comprehensive behavioral analysis of the families and a comprehensive analysis of the oral microflora in these children by next generation sequencing approaches. We believe that carefully studying the development of the oral microflora in these children in combination with behavioral, dietary, and environmental variables will provide invaluable information to address how these oral health disparities develop and invaluable targets for prevention and treatment.


Prof.(Dr.)C.V.Raghuveer got his MBBS degree from Bangalore Medical College under Bangalore University in 1975 and pursued his post-graduation at the prestigious JIPMER in Pondicherry,acquiring his Diploma in Clinical Pathology in 1978 and M.D. in Pathology in 1979 both under Madras University. After a short stint at JIPMER, Prof.Raghuveer left for greener pastures to accept overseas assignments in two Universities abroad –initially for 4 years at University of ILORIN in Nigeria and later for 2 more years at Al-Arab Medical University in Benghazi, Libya. It was in 1986 that Prof.Raghuveer returned to India and joined the prestigious Kasturba Medical College under Manipal University where he worked for nearly 25 years and ultimately attained the coveted position of the Dean of that college.

Domenico Testa

Born in Caserta (Italy) on 22 April 1967, achieved Medicine Degree with highest honors, in July 1992. Authorized to practice medicine with honors, it was enrolled in 1992, as Fellow, at the School of Specialization in Otorhinolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery - University of Naples Federico II. Specialist in Otorhinolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery, October 1997, with highest honors. In 1997 is the winner of Scholarship for PhD at the University of Catania. From 03/07/2000 to 30/09/2005 has worked at the 'University of Naples Federico II, as a Consultant for High Skills in ENT and Cervico-Facial Surgery. In October 2005 he won the competition at Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology - banned by the Second University of Naples. Specialist in Audiology with highest honors in February 2007. Associate Professor of Otolaryngology from November 1, 2014 is assigned to the Department of Anesthesiological and Surgical Science and Emergency of the Second University of Naples. Research Interests includes Chronic Rhinosinusitis, Allergic Rhinitis, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.

Jack George Caton

Dr. Caton is Professor of Dentistry, Program Director of Periodontics, and Chair of the Department of Periodontics, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester. He is a former Chairman of the American Board of Periodontology and a Past President of the American Academy of Periodontology. He received a D.D.S. from the University of California Dental School, San Francisco, an M.S. from the University of Rochester and a Periodontology Specialty Certificate from Eastman Dental Center. He has published over one hundred twenty scientific articles and book chapters. He has received the Gold Medal Award of the American Academy of Periodontology, the William J. Gies Award for contributions to the periodontal literature, and the Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research.

Alex Patricio Vargas Diaz

Dr. Alex Patricio Vargas Diaz is currently working as an Associate Professor in Department of Oncology and Maxillofacial Surgery at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. He completed his Internships in abroad in the areas of Implantology and Orthognathic Surgery; a Diploma in Business Administration in Health Organizations and a Diploma in Clinical Teaching. Dr. Alex is specialized in Hospital Training Program in Maxillofacial Surgery at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. He has made numerous presentations in National and International congresses and several publications in National and International scientific journals. He is a member of the Society of Head, Neck and Maxillofacial Plastic Surgery; The Society of Oral Implantology of Chile; The Academy of Dentistry International; The International Society of Cell Therapy; International Dental Research Association and The National Commission of Education in Dentistry of the Chilean Dentists College. Dr. Alex research interest includes Maxillofacial Traumatology, Oral Implantology, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Oncology, Oral Medicine: Oral Cancer, Head and Neck Pathology, Bioengineering: 3D printing (biocompatible scaffolds and simulation models), Biomedicine: Hard & Soft Tissue Regeneration and Biocompatibility.

H. Dexter Barber

Dr. Barber graduated from the University of California at Davis, CA with a B.A. in 1978. He attended Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and graduated with a D.D.S. degree in 1983. From 1985-1989 he completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Highland General Hospital/Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland, CA. After completing his residency, he spent three years on faculty at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry and as an attending faculty in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI. From 1992-1997 he was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, as well as The Childrens Hospital of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. From there he went to Temple Universitys Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program and served as Vice-Chairman. In 2009 he moved to Arizona and was in private practice until 2016 when he became a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor and in July 2018 became full-time faculty at Midwestern University. Dr. Barber has written and been editor of multiple Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery text books and has published over 50 articles. He is past president of the American Board of Oral Implantology and Implant Dentistry and is board certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology and National Dental Board of Anesthesiology. He is also a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.