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Dr. Michael S. Reddy Named Editor of the Journal of Dental Education

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The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Board of Directors has named Michael S. Reddy, D.M.D., D.M.Sc., the next Editor of the Journal of Dental Education (JDE). Dr. Reddy is Dean of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dental Medicine. Previously he served as Dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry (UAB SOD). While on the faculty at UAB SOD, he was Chair of the Department of Periodontology, former Assistant Dean for Planning and Clinical Activity, and senior scientist in multiple UAB research centers, including the Center for Metabolic Bone Disease and the Center for Aging. Dr. Reddy received a D.M.D. and certificate in periodontology from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and a D.M.Sc. from Harvard University.

Dr. Reddy was a Past Chair of the ADEA Council of Deans and recently left his seat on the ADEA Board of Directors as the Board Director for Deans. He previously served on the JDE and JADA Editorial Review Boards, was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Periodontology and Editor of Clinical Advances in Periodontics. He has contributed more than 130 original reports, eight book chapters, 136 abstracts and papers, and nearly 160 invited lectures and presentations.

An internationally-recognized master clinician in periodontal therapy and dental implants, Dr. Reddy’s research focuses on interrelationships between oral infections and overall health and regenerative medicine approaches in the oral cavity. He has received continual NIH funding for more than 25 years and been awarded nearly 60 funded grants as an investigator or co-investigator. An examiner for the American Board of Periodontology, he has served as a member or committee chair of national and international associations and societies, including the Joint Commission on Dental Accreditation. He is a recipient of the Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Periodontology and the 2016 William J. Gies Periodontology Award from the William J. Gies Foundation for the Advancement of Dentistry of ADEA and the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Reddy was also a member of the ADEA Leadership Institute Inaugural Class of 2000.

Dr. Reddy will succeed Nadeem Y. Karimbux, D.M.D., M.M.Sc., who was appointed JDE Editor in 2011. Dr. Karimbux announced he was stepping down from the JDE Editorship when he was named Dean of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, beginning July 1, 2019.

“The Board and I are excited for Dr. Reddy to assume this most important position,” said Henry A. Gremillion, D.D.S., MAGD, Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors and Dean, Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Dentistry. “Without a doubt, the impact he will have in this role will be monumental.” 

About the Journal of Dental Education

The JDE is ADEA’s monthly peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Since 1936, the JDE has provided coverage of the wide variety of scientific and educational research in dental, allied dental, and advanced dental education. The JDE 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. 

Published on Oct. 9, 2019.

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