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Dr. Nadeem Y. Karimbux Named Editor of the Journal of Dental Education

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The Board of Directors of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has named Nadeem Y. Karimbux, D.M.D., M.M.Sc., Editor of the Journal of Dental Education (JDE), effective July 1, 2012. Dr. Karimbux is an Associate Professor of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity, as well as Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Advanced Graduate Program Director in Periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He was the Associate Editor for the Association of American Medical Colleges MedEdPORTAL, representing ADEA from 2008 to present. Dr. Karimbux previously served on the JDE’s Editorial Review Board, is online editor of the textbook Clinical Periodontology, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Periodontology. Additionally, Dr. Karimbux has been a peer reviewer for several journals, including the Journal of Dental Research, the Archives of Oral Biology, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He has held several editor, associate editor, and editorial board positions with the American/International Association for Dental Research, the International Journal of Contemporary Medicine, and the Journal of Periodontology.

In addition to these responsibilities, Dr. Karimbux has made major contributions in research to the specialty of periodontology and problem-based learning in dental education. A board-certified periodontist, he practices periodontology at the Harvard Dental Center and at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Karimbux has been a member of ADEA since 1996. He served on the ADEA Council of Faculties both as a member and on its Administrative Board. Dr. Karimbux holds a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and a Master’s of Medical Science in Oral Biology with a Certificate in Periodontology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

“With his experience as an author, reviewer, and researcher for a variety of journals, including the Journal of Dental Education, Dr. Karimbux is uniquely qualified and possesses the vision to further the impact of the Journal throughout academic dentistry, particularly with emerging audiences,” says ADEA President, Dr. Gerald N. Glickman.  “ADEA is pleased to have a scholar like Dr. Karimbux as the Editor of the JDE.”

The Journal of Dental Education (JDE) is a monthly peer-reviewed journal published by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Since 1936, the JDE has provided coverage of the wide variety of scientific and educational research in dental education, allied dental education, and advanced dental education. The Journal is recognized as the premier publication for academic dentistry, covering topics including critical issues in dental education, evidence-based dentistry, faculty development, international perspectives, and more. The Journal celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2011 and it continues to be one of the top scholarly journals publishing on oral health and dental education.

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