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Editor Profiles

Jennifer Harman, Editor

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New Content ItemJennifer is an Editor on the BMC Series based in the London office. Before joining BMC Oral Health, Jennifer completed her PhD within the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge. After graduating, Jennifer became a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Throughout her research career, she studied the role of epigenetic and inflammatory mechanisms underlying cell behaviour changes associated with vascular disease. Jennifer actively supports the publication of open and reproducible research.

Senior Editorial Board Members

Mariana Braga

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New Content ItemDental techniques; tools, materials and surgical research

Mariana Braga is an associate professor in Pediatric Dentistry at the School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, Brazil, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate dental students. In the postgraduate course, she also teaches about systematic reviews and manuscript writing.  She has completed post-doctoral studies herself in Health Economics at McMaster University, Canada.  She joined the Editorial Board of BMC Oral Health as Section Editor in 2018. Her research focuses on investigating the impact of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies to control dental caries in children. She has been also coordinating multi-institutional initiatives to improve teaching-learning in Cariology among undergraduate students.  She has published many papers and books on Pediatric Dentistry. Moreover, Mariana holds a research productivity scholarship (Level 2) from CNPq, a Brazilian funding agency. 

Rodrigo Mariño

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New Content ItemDelivery, management and promotion of oral health and dental care

Rodrigo Mariño is a public health dentist, Professor of Population Oral Health at the Melbourne Dental School, The University of Melbourne, where he has worked since 2004. Rodrigo has a dental degree from the University of Chile, a Master's in public health (U Minn), and a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Rodrigo's research strongly focuses on oral health promotion and reducing inequalities in oral health status. Rodrigo has excellent research expertise in social epidemiology, dental workforce issues, public health, migrant health, Information and Communication Technology, gerontology, and population oral health. He has established links and maintain continuous contact and research activities with major research and academic groups in Australia and overseas Rodrigo has published more than 165 papers in scientific journals and major research reports, and 39 Books Chapters. Rodrigo was the founder and first President of the e-Oral Health Research Network, IADR, Senior Editorial Board Member with BMC Oral health and member of the editorial board of two additional international, peer-reviewed journals. Rodrigo has also been a consultant to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization in Washington, DC.

Maha El Tantawi

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New Content ItemMaha El Tantawi is Professor of Dental Public Health at the Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Egypt, where she also obtained Bachelor and Master’s degrees. She received her PhD degree in Dental Public Health from Alexandria University in a joint supervision mission to the University of Michigan. Maha teaches biostatistics, principles of research design and evidence-based dentistry to undergraduate and postgraduate students in Alexandria University and has taught medical and dental students in other universities in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Maha’s research interests include global oral health, oral epidemiology, social determinants of health, dental workforce issues in addition to dental education, e-learning and e-assessment. She collaborates with several international groups on multi-country projects. Maha has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and several book chapters. Maha is a Senior Editorial Board Member with BMC Oral Health and a member of the editorial board of other international, peer-reviewed journals. Maha was a Guest Editor for the recent Collection titled "Something in the Water - Fluoridation and Caries". 

Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan

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New Content ItemMorenike Oluwatoyin Folayan is a Professor of Paediatric Dentistry with the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Her research areas of interest are structural determinants of risks for early childhood caries; adolescents oral, mental, sexual and reproductive health. I focus on translational research and work on ground as an advocate that pushes for gender equality and rights of marginalised communities. As well as being a Senior Editorial Board Member, Morenike was a Guest Editor for the recent Collection titled "Something in the Water - Fluoridation and Caries". 

Guest Editors

Raša Mladenović

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New Content ItemGuest Editor of "Teledentistry and Distance Learning: Improving Access to Oral Health Care and Education

Dr Raša Mladenović is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kragujevac, Serbia. Rasa specializes in Paediatric Dentistry and has dedicated a good part of his research to digital dentistry. Dr Mladenović works on projects developing technology-enhanced teaching methods in dental education. He is experienced in the programming of dedicated applications and educational promoting materials in the field of oral health and education. Dr Mladenović is also a member of the BMC Oral Health Editorial Board.

Bharathi Purohit

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New Content ItemGuest Editor of "Teledentistry and Distance Learning: Improving Access to Oral Health Care and Education" 

Dr Bharathi Purohit is an Assistant Professor within the Division of Public Health Dentistry, Centre for Dental Education and Research, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Dr Purohit has scientific publications among the highly acclaimed PubMed indexed international journals and is a member of the BMC Oral Health Editorial Board. She has expertise in oral health promotion, oral health policy and teledentistry.

Tuti Mohd-Dom

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Guest Editor ofNew Content Item "Teledentistry and Distance Learning: Improving Access to Oral Health Care and Education" 

Tuti is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, the National University of Malaysia. She has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan,  and her PhD was in Community Health awarded by the National University of Malaysia. Her research interests include health systems and policies, multidisciplinary approaches to promote oral health and reduce oral health disparities, and methods to improve soft skills in dental education. She is involved in developing national accreditation standards and quality assurance in dental education as well as evaluating compliance to these standards. Dr Tuti Mohd-Dom is also a member of the BMC Oral Health Editorial Board. 

Associate Editors
Clinical oral healthcare research

Elham S Abu Alhaija, Qatar University, Qatar
Aliye Akcali, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Ahed Al-Wahadni, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Mehmet Ali Altay, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Ziad Al-Dwairi, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Thikriat Al-Jewair, University of Buffalo, USA
Mario Alovisi, University of Turin, Italy
Anura Ariyawardana, James Cook University, Australia
Amber Ather, University of Texas Health San Antonio, USA
Ibrahim Bello, King Saud University, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Paolo Boffano, Sant'Andrea Hospital of Vercelli, Italy
Michael Bornstein, University of Berrn, Switzerland 
Andreas Braun, University Dental Clinic Marburg, Germany
Kitty Chen, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Vanessa Chrepa, University of Washington, USA
Maria Giulia Cristofaro, Universiti of Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
Joana Cunha-Cruz, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
Chris Deery, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
James Deschner, University of Bonn, Germany
Márcio Diniz, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Nikolaos Donos, Queen Mary University of London, UK 
Joerg Eberhard, The University of Sydney, Australia
Sigrun Eick, University of Bern, Switzerland
Dan Ericson, Malmö University, Sweden
Olawunmi Fatusi, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife., Nigeria
Eduardo Maximiliano Fernández Godoy, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Deepak Gupta, M.M. College of Dental Sciences and Research, India
Shahnavaz Khijmatgar, University of Milan, Italy
Rohit Kunnath Menon, International Medical University, Malaysia
Piotr Fudalej, University of Bern, Switzerland
Cristina Grippaudo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
Reinhard Gruber, University of Bern, Switzerland
Esam Halboub, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
Lydie Hollá, Masaryk University and St Anne´s University Hospital, Czech Republic
Gaetano Isola, University of Catania, Italy
Junad Khan, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, USA
Mohammad Khursheed Alam, Jouf University, Saudi Arabia
Christian Kirschneck, Department of Orthodontics, University of Regensburg, Germany
Omar Kujan, University of Western Australia, Australia 
Abhishek Kumar, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Dorina Lauritano, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Claudio Leles, Federal University of Goias, Brazil
Vanessa Machado, Egas Moniz - Cooperativa de Ensino Superior, CRL, Portugal
Fabiana Martins, University of Sao Paulo / University of Santo Amaro, Brazil
Giovanni Matarese, University of Messina, Italy
Haizal Mohd Hussaini, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Otago, New Zealand
Cacio Moura-Netto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Spyridon Papageorgiou, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Francisco Wanderley Garcia Paula-Silva, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Ajinkya Pawar, Nair Hospital Dental College, India
Massimo Petruzzi, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Torsten W. Remmerbach, Leipzig University Hospital - Dental School - Section Oral Medicine, Germany
Gargi Sarode, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, India
Mukund Seshadri, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA
Karthik Shunmugavelu, Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital, India
Gowri Sivaramakrishnan, Ministry of Health, Bahrain
Andreas Stavropoulos, Malmö University, Sweden
Anil Sukumaran, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar University, Qatar
Nessrin Taha, Jordan university of science and technology, Jordan
Giuseppe Troiano, University of Foggia, Italy
Eugenio Velasco-ortega, University of Seville, Spain
Thilla Sekar Vinothkumar, College of Dentistry, Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
Peter Windisch, Semmelweis University, Hungary
Carlos Zaror, Universidad de la Frontera, Chile

Delivery, management and promotion of oral health and dental care
Sadeq Ali Al-Maweri, College of Dental Medicine, Qatar University
Jason Armfield, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Amit Arora, Western Sydney University, Australia 
Katrin Bekes, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Vinodh Bhoopathi, Temple University, USA
Rafael Aiello Bomfim, Federal University Of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
Jonathan Broadbent, University of Otago, New Zealand
Mario Brondani, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Justin Durham, Newcastle University, UK
Aghareed Ghanim, University of Melbourne, Australia
Michaela Goodwin, University of Manchester, UK 
Songlin He, Chongqing medical university, China, People's Republic
Mallineni Sreekanth Kumar, Majmaah University, Saudi Arabia
Narendar Manohar, Western Sydney University, Australia
Amy Martin, Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Tuti Mohd-Dom, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Solomon Nwhator, Faculty of Dentistry ,Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Didem Ozdemir-Ozenen, Yeditepe University, Turkey
Elizabeth Oziegbe, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Wil van der Sanden, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Netherlands
Pedram Sendi, University of Basel, Switzerland
Shenuka Singh, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Leanne Teoh, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Tamanna Tiwari, University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine, USA
Karen Vinall-Collier, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Jorma Virtanen, University of Bergen, Norway
Noel Woods, University College Cork, Ireland

Dental techniques; tools, materials and surgical research
Praveen Arany, University at Buffalo, USA
Hakan Arslan, Ataturk University, Turkey
Zahi Badran, University of Sharjah, Utd.Arab.Emir.
Vasudev Ballal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India 
Ali Borzabadi-Farahani, University of Warwick, UK
Gavriel Chaushu, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Chun-Hung Chu, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
Marco Cicciù, University of Messina, Italy
Barbara Cvikl, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Kunaal Dhingra, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Francesca Diomede, Università “G. D’Annunzio” Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Waruna Dissanayaka, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 
Shaymaa Elsaka, Mansoura University, Egypt
Kürşat Er, Akdeniz University, Turkey
Masako Fujioka-Kobayashi, University of Bern, Switzerland
Ricardo Gariba Silva, Faculdade de Odontologia de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo - FORP/USP, Brazil
Maria Giovanna Gandolfi, University of Bologna, Italy
Giulio Gavini, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Thaís Gimenez, University Ibirapuera, Brazil
Elizabeta Gjorgievska, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Macedonia
Yongchun Gu, The Ninth People's Hospital of Suzhou, Soochow Universiy, China
Pelin Guneri, Ege University School of Dentistry, Turkey
Sebastian Hahnel, Universitätsklinikum Leipzig , Germany
Catherine Hong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Andrei Ionescu, Microbiology Institute, Italy 
Petros Koidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Santhosh Kumar, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India
Cristina Kurachi, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Tathiane Lenzi, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil
Alessandro Loguercio, State University of Ponta Grossa, Brazil
Ricardo Machado, Clinical Practice Limited to Endodontics, Navegantes, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Carlos Miguel Marto, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Kaan Orhan, Ankara University, Turkey
Adriana Ortega, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Yifat Manor, Tel Aviv University Sakler School of Medicine, Israel
Claudio Mendes Pannuti, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Tatiana Pereira-Cenci, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Daniela Raggio, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Peter Rechmann, University of California, USA
Luiz Renato Paranhos, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Alison A.M Rich, University of Otago, New Zealand
Jonas Rodrigues, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Philipp Sahrmann, University of Zurich, Switzerland 
Hans Prakash Sathasivam, Institute for Medical Research, Ministry of Health, Malaysia
Oliver Schierz, Medical Faculty University of Leipzig, Germany
Yoshinori Shirakata, Department of Periodontology Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan
Claudio Stacchi, University of Trieste, Italy
Dimitris N Tatakis, Ohio State University, USA
Tamara Tedesco, University Ibirapuera, Brazil
Luca Testarelli, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Safa Tuncer, Istanbul University Faculty of Dentistry, Turkey
Shuping Zhao, Shenzhen University, China

Digital Dentistry
Hermann Agis, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Mirza Rustum Baig, Faculty of Dentistry, Kuwait University, Kuwait
S. Kutalmış Buyuk, Ordu University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Orthodontics, Turkey
Michele Cassetta, "Sapienza", University of Rome, Italy
Lucia Cevidanes, University of Michigan, USA
Prabhat Kumar Chaudhari, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Corina Marilena Cristache, "Carol Davila" University of Medicine ad Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
Thomas Fortin, University of Lyon, France
Scott D Ganz, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, USA
Arndt Guentsch, Marquette University School of Dentistry, USA
Manuel Lagravere, University of Alberta, Canada
Antonino Lo Giudice, University of Catania, Department of Orthodontics, Italy
Lucio Lo Russo, University of Foggia, Italy
Giuseppe Luongo, University of Naples, Italy
Eitan Mijiritsky, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Rasa Mladenovic, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
David Anssari Moin, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Vahid Rakhshan, Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute for Cognitive Science Studies, Tehran, Iran
Jamil A Shibli, University of Guarulhos, Brazil
Jose Eduardo Mate-Sanchez de Val, UCAM University, Spain
Cortino Sukotjo, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
Tolga Tözüm, Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Ilser Turkyilmaz, New York University College of Dentistry, USA
Pietro Venezia, University of Catania, Italy
 
Epidemiology of oral health
Shashidhar Acharya, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Jun Aida, Tokyo University, Japan
Ola Al-Batayneh, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
Mohammad Hosein Amirzade-Iranaq, Universal Network of Interdisciplinary Research in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (UNIROMS), Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tehran, Iran, Iran
Thiago Ardenghi, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
Shaik Mohammed Asif, King Khalid University, Saudi Arabia
Jagan Baskaradoss, Faculty of Dentistry, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Meghashyam Bhat, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide Dental School, Australia
Guglielmo Campus, Department of Restorative, Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Bern, Switzerland
Patrícia Corrêa-Faria, Faculdade Sul-Americana, Brazil
Duangporn Duangthip, The University of Hong Kong, China
Temitope Ayodeji Esan, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria
Maha El Tantawi, Alexandria University, Egypt
Fernanda Ferreira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Raquel Ferreira, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Sherry Shiqian Gao, Department of Stomatology, School of Medicine, Xiamen University, Fujian, China
Zahra Ghorbani, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Fiona Gilchrist, University of Sheffield, UK
Rebecca Harris, University of Liverpool, UK
Dorte Haubek, Aarhus University, Denmark
Juliana Hilgert, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Moritz Kebschull, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Roger Keller Celeste, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Arthur Kemoli, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Mohammad Khami, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Georgios Kotsakis, University of Washington, USA
Nandita Kshetrimayum, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Manipur, India
Ilze Maldupa, Riga Stradiņš University, Latvia
Carlo Eduardo Medina-Solis, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State and Autonomous University of Mexico State, Mexico
Abhishek Mehta, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
Vanessa Muirhead, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Yoshiaki Nomura, University School of Dental Medicine, Japan
Fernanda Ortiz, UFSM, Brazil
Saul Martins Paiva, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Karen Peres, The University of Adelaide, Australia
Bharathi Purohit, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Ksenija Rener-Sitar, The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Charles Rwenyonyi, Makerere University, Uganda
Wael Sabbah, Oregon Health & Science University, USA
John Shaffer, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Ahmad Sofi-Mahmudi, Cochrane Iran Associate Centre, National Institute for Medical Research Development (NIMAD), Tehran, Iran

Oral microbiology
Oleh Andrukhov, University Clinic of Dentistry, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Nagihan Bostanci, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Aditi Chopra, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Mario Dioguardi, University of Foggia, Department of Clinical Experimental Medicine, Italy
Divya Gopinath, International medical University, Malaysia
Marlise Klein, University of Rochester, USA
Yuqing Li, Sichuan University, China
Peter Loomer, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Ryota Nomura, Osaka University Graduate School of Dentistry, Japan
Takahiko Oho, Kagoshima University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Japan
Atsushi Saito, Tokyo Dental College, Japan
Chaminda Jayampath Seneviratne, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Sabeel P Valappil, University of Liverpool, UK

Editorial Advisors
Pentti Alanen, University of Turku, Finland
Paul Allison, McGill University, Canada
Paul Batchelor, University College London, UK
Douglas K Benn, University of Florida, USA
William D Browning, Medical College of Georgia, USA
Vijay Chava, Narayana Dental College & Hospital, India
Jan Ekstrand, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Jocelyne Feine, McGill University, USA
Ole Fejerskov, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Ruth R Freeman, Queen's University, UK
Hannu Hausen, University of Oulu, Finland
Valeria Marinho, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Philip D Marsh, Health Protection Agency, UK
Walter Mautsch, University of Aachen, Germany
Mohammad Motamedi, Baqiyatallah University, Iran
Paulo Nadanovsky, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil

Ian Needleman, University College London, UK
Caroline Pankhurst, King's College London, UK
Derek Richards, Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry, NHS, UK
R Gary Rozier, University of North Carolina, USA
Flemming Scheutz, University of Aarhus, Denmark
Liisa Seppä, University of Oulu, Finland
Harold Sgan-Cohen, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Israel
Bill C Shaw, University Dental Hospital of Manchester, UK
Paul Speight, The School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield, UK
Elizabeth Treasure, Cardiff University, UK
Michael H Walter, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Germany
Helen V Worthington, University of Manchester, UK
Joanna Zakrzewska, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust and UCL, UK

Statistical Advisors
Giovanni Veronesi, Università degli studi dell'Insubria, Italy
Sergio Uribe
, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile

Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    66 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    49 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    177 days from submission to acceptance
    15 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    2.757 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.164 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.604 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.868 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    1,336,028 downloads
    616 Altmetric mentions

    Transparency and Openness
    TOP Factor score - 9