International Journal of Clinical Dentistry

Editor-in-Chief: Giuseppe Alessandro Scardina, PhD
ISSN: 1939-5833
Frequency: Quarterly
Binding: Softcover
Size: 7 x 10, Single column

International Journal of Clinical Dentistry is a multidisciplinary forum for publications from all fields of oral medicine. The Journal builds a bridge between basic and clinical sciences, promoting the exchange of information and the advancement of oral medicine for the benefit of patients and clinicians.

IJCD offers comprehensive coverage of new techniques, important developments, and innovative ideas in all fields of clinical dentistry. The Journal publishes original scientific articles and invited reviews that provide an international readership with up-to-date results of basic and clinical studies in the field of oral and maxillofacial science and medicine. The Journal will clarify the relevance of these results for modern practices. Topics include Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, Prosthetics and Restorative Dentistry, Operative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontology, Orthodontics, Dental Materials Science, Clinical Trials, Epidemiology, Pedodontics, Oral Implant, Preventive Dentistry, Oral Pathology, and Oral Basic Sciences. The Journal also includes specifics on new instruments and diagnostic equipment, as well as modern therapeutic drugs and devices.

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Giuseppe Alessandro Scardina
Associate Professor
Department of Surgical Oncological and Stomatological Disciplines
University of Palermo
Via Del Vespro, 129-90127 Palermo
E-mail 1:
E-mail 2:

Honorary Editors

Pietro Messina
Professor of Oral Sciences
Department of Surgical Oncological and Stomatological Disciplines
University of Palermo

L.P. Samaranayake
Dean Chair, Professor of Oral Microbiology
Faculty of Dentistry
The University of Hong Kong
Director, Prince Philip Dental Hospital
Hong Kong

Editorial Board

Ali I. Abdalla, Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Tanta, Egypt
Nibras Ahmed, Department of Oral Biology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Daniela Alterio, MD, Professor of Radiation Therapy, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
Vasudev Ballal, BDS, MDS, Ph.D, Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Karnataka, India
Alberto Barlattani, Professor, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Fatebenefratelli Hospital, Rome, Italy
Roberta Tarkany Basting, DDS, MS, ScD, Professor, Department of Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Research Center Sao Leopoldo Mandic, Campinas, SP, Brazil
Emre Bodrumlu, DDS, PhD, Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Ondokuz Mayis University, Kurupelit-Samsun, Turkey
William H. Bowen, DDS, PhD, Professor, Center of Oral Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, U.S.A.
F.J. Trevor Burke, Professor of Primary Dental Care, Birmingham Scholl of Dentistry, St. Chad’s Queensway, Birmingham, UK
Mario Capogreco, Professor, University of L’Aquila, Italy
Alessandro Leite Cavalcanti, Professor and Head, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, State University of Paraiba, Brazil
Ponlatham Chaiyarit, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of Oral Diagnosis, Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
Mustafa Demirci, Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul University, Capa, Istanbul, Turkey
Dr. Dennis, MdSc, Sp.KG, Specialist in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia
Francesco Saverio De Ponte, MD, Professor, Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
Serge Dibart, DMD, Professor, Department of Periodontology and Oral Biology, Boston University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, U.S.A.
Kikwilu Emil, Professor, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Silvestre Francisco, Unidad de Pacientes Especiales, Facultad de Odontologia, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain
Baiping Fu, DMD, Professor, Vice Director, Department of Stomatology, No. 1 Hospital aff. To Medical College, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Eric M. Genden, MD, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, U.S.A.
Allahyar Geramy, DDS, MSc, Associate Professor, TUMS, Coordinator, Post graduate, Orthodontics Department, Dental Research Centre, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Angelo Itro, Professor, Department of Head and Neck Pathology, Oral Cavity and Audio-Verbal Communication, Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy
Anders Johansson, Professor, Department of Oral Sciences – Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Bergen, Norway
Estela Kaminagakura, Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, Universitary Center of Lavras, Brazil
Valentina Lanteri, PhD, Oral Sciences, University of Milan Italy
Daniel M. Laskin, Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Schools of Dentistry and Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, U.S.A.
Yong-Keun Lee, Professor, Department of Dental Biomaterials Science and Dental Research Institute, College of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
Liran Levin, Professor, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
Myriam Maroto, Professor, Department of Prevention, Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Marcello Melis, DMD, RPharm, Private Practice, Cagliari, Italy; Adjunct Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Cagliari, Italy
Peter Milgrom, Professor, Department of Dental Public Health Sciences Adjunct, Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Director, Northwest/Alaska Center to Reduce Oral Health Disparities, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
M.S. Muthu, Professor and Head, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India
Erika Nagle, Professor, Department of Medical Biology and Genetics, Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Miguel Peñarrocha-Diago, MD, Professor of Stomatology in the School of Medicine and Dentistry and Master Director of Surgery and Oral implants, Valencia University Medical and Dental School, Valencia, Spain
Jesus Gallego Rodriguez, Department of E.G.I., Province Odontology School of La Habana, La Habana, Cuba
Louis Soares, Professor, Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy Laboratory, Research and Development Institute, University of Vale do Paraiba, SP, Brazil
Katarina Sondell, Professor, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Institute for Postgraduate Dental Education Center, Sweden
David Sonntag, DMD, Professor, Department of Operative Dentistry, Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
Christian F.J. Stappert, DDS, Professor, Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, New York University College of Dentistry, New York, U.S.A.
Renato Herman Sundfeld, DDS, MS, PHD, Professor, Department of Community Dentistry, Araçatuba Dental School, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Araçatuba, Brazil, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Brazil
Grant Townsend, Professor, School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Eleftherios Vairaktaris, MD, DDS, PhD, PhD, Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
Tim Van den Wyngaert, Professor, Department of Medical Oncology/Nuclear Medicine, Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium
Miira Vehkalahti, DDS, PhD, Docent Senior Researcher, Department of Oral Public Health Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
Saman Warnakulasuriya, Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, King’s College London Dental Institute at Guy’s, Denmark Hill Campus, London, UK
Nermin Yamalik, Professor, Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hacettepe, Ankara, Turkey
Stefan Zimmer, Professor, Department of Operative and Preventive Dentistry and Endodontics, Section of Periodontology, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany


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University of Palermo
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1. Thornton JB, Retief DH, Bradley EA. Marginal leakage of two glass ionomer cements: Ketac-Fil and Ketac-Silver. Am J Dent 1988;1:35-38

2. Alpeggiani M, Gagliani M, Re D, et al. Operator influence using adhesive systems: One bottle vs. multi bottles. J Dent Res 1998;77:942 (Abstr 2487) or J Dent Res 2003;82 (Sp Iss A): 0275

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