CHICAGO, June 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Journal of Prosthodontics (JoP), official journal of the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP), welcomes renowned prosthodontist and researcher Radi Masri, DDS, MS, PhD, FACP, as the new Editor-in-Chief, effective July 1.
Dr. Masri is a respected clinician, lecturer, and a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and School of Medicine. A dedicated academician, Dr. Masri's first ever published research appeared in the JoP almost 17 years ago. Since then he has done extensive research on complex issues like the effect of chronic pain on brain activity, the use of nanotechnology in dental disease treatment, and techniques to improve wound healing.
For the past four years, Dr. Masri has been the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the JoP, under retiring Editor-in-Chief David Felton, DDS, MSD, FACP. During that time the JoP steadily gained prominence in the dental community, increasing its rank by 35 positions, to now be ranked 35th out of 91 dental journals.
"My primary and immediate goal is to cement the status of the JoP as the premier journal for the specialty of prosthodontics," said Dr. Masri.
As Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Masri plans to encourage more in-depth research connecting contemporary prosthodontics to a person's overall health.
"Prosthodontics is about improving patients' lives through the intelligent and artistic application of clinical principles. Research serves as the backbone by which emerging innovations are introduced, tested, and applied," said Dr. Masri. "By supporting new and promising research, we can help patients attain a better quality of life."
The JoP publishes nine, 95-page issues a year with additional content available online, including an upcoming virtual issue featuring innovative research on overdentures.
A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who focuses on the restoration and replacement of missing teeth and other oral or facial issues. Prosthodontists specialize in helping patients with implants, dentures, and veneers, all the way to full mouth reconstructions.
About the ACP
The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is the only ADA recognized organization for the specialty of prosthodontics. The ACP is dedicated to advancing the art and science of prosthodontics and promoting the specialty to the public and dental professionals. For more information, consumers can visit GoToAPro.org and dental professionals can visit Prosthodontics.org.
SOURCE American College of Prosthodontists