Two New Editors Join IJPD

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Prof. Donald Chi and Dr Vernazza join IJPD editorial team

The International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry (IJPD) has two new Editors. Professor Donald Chi (top left) has been appointed Editor-in-Chief by Wiley, which co-owns the journal with BSPD and the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) while Dr Chris Vernazza (top right) has been appointed Honorary Editor by BSPD. Both will sit on the journal’s editorial board.

The journal is a membership benefit for both BSPD and IAPD members and dental schools around the world maintain a subscription. Professor Chi will work closely with Wiley on the day-to-day production of the IJPD. Based in Seattle, Professor Chi is a paediatric dentist and a health services researcher whose focus is on oral health inequalities and on improving oral health for vulnerable populations.

He is Professor of Oral Health Sciences in the University of Washington School of Dentistry and Professor of Health Services and Associate Chair for Research in the School of Public Health.

Professor Chi said: “Premier journals like the IJPD facilitate global knowledge exchange with the goals of improving clinical care, providing an evidence base for optimal health policies, and pushing the boundaries of science. I am honoured and thrilled for the opportunity to collaborate with a community of scholars to identify and showcase work that will benefit children’s oral health worldwide.”

Dr Vernazza will assist by reviewing some of the hundreds of annual article submissions as well as assessing the BSPD conference abstract submissions. His research interests are in health economics and health services research.

He added: “It’s exciting to be involved in one of the world’s top journals in the field and to contribute to the dissemination of excellent research and evidence which is so vital for the care of young patients. I am delighted to be working with Professor Chi.”