When you own and operate your own dental practice, you may come across unique patient care situations that are unlike anything you learned in medical school. You may occasionally devise or stumble upon new ways to care for patients or treat periodontal diseases.
When you want to share these discoveries with your peers, you do not have to wait until the next dental convention or meeting comes to town. You can share what you know by contributing to an industry publication like a newsletter, magazine, or the Journal of Implant & Advanced Clinical Dentistry. You can make sure your contributions are accepted and published by following the editorial guidelines as outlined on the website.
The guidelines for submitting articles to the publication are typically straightforward and easy to follow. They may advise you to protect patient confidentiality, for instance, and to avoid naming the people whom you treat. If you name patients in the article, you could have the article rejected or sent back to you for revision.
The guidelines also may instruct you to write in a clear and concise manner. At the same time, it may not be out of the question to use industry jargon since the people who will be reading the article most likely will be your peers rather than the lay public.
By following these guidelines, you can improve the chances of your contributions being published. They may appear in the next month’s journal or in subsequent issues.
Subscribing to the Journal
Contributing to the publication can be more meaningful if you already subscribe to it. If you have not already subscribed to the journal, you can get started by using the details on the website. You can pay for your subscription on the website and start receiving online access to the website and back issues of the publication.
Dental peers rely on each other to pass on valuable information about patient care. You can share what you know and make sure your article will meet the editorial guidelines by using the information online to your advantage.