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All new article materials (MS Word text files and JPEG photo files) should be submitted to our Editorial Coordinator, Adrienne Rizzo ( All pre-arranged and pre-scheduled articles must be received 90 days prior to their scheduled issue dates.
Editor-in-Chief, Damon Adams, DDS, will then review all articles and photos, as sent to him by Adrienne Rizzo. She will then contact authors regarding the status of their articles and the tentative date to be published.

During the production process of each Dentistry Today issue, authors will be requested to review their article proofs before publication. Authors will then be asked to contact our editorial department to finalize their article.


Authors interested in submitting articles to the Dentistry Today peer-reviewed Continuing Education Program should request a copy of the Continuing Education Manuscript Guidelines.


Dentistry Today is pleased to consider unpublished manuscripts or brief proposals on topics of interest to practicing dentists, including clinical procedures and topics relating to management of the clinical aspects of practice, computers, and technology. Manuscripts must not be under consideration or previously published elsewhere; this includes both print and Web publishing medias.

Please send all article text and any images via e-mail to Editorial Coordinator Adrienne Rizzo at, or by mail to ATTN: Adrienne Rizzo, Dentistry Today, 100 Passaic Ave, 2nd Floor, Fairfield, NJ, 07004.

Articles should be approximately 2,000 to 3,500 words (Viewpoint articles are usually 1,500 words). Our total word count includes the body of article, any references, the author bio(s), and any Figure legends.

Text should be divided into 3 or 4 sections that help organize the subject matter. For a clinical article, these sections can include an introduction followed by the technique (patient case report preferred) and discussion.

Case report format is preferred whenever possible. A case report is usually begun by first setting up the background on the case and the material(s)/technique(s) being considered (a history of the class of materials or techniques being used), a report on how the patient presented (pre-op photos), a diagnosis, the patient treatment plan, procedures and materials used (technique and post-op photos), followed by a short discussion and/or conclusion. (If you would like to review a few actual examples of case report articles before starting to write an article, please contact Adrienne Rizzo via e-mail or phone.)

For a review or informational article, sections can include an introduction and two to three major subheadings. Please keep all information in prose; numbered or bulleted lists are not preferred.

References should be limited to 20 or fewer citations, although additional citations are acceptable if needed to support the article. They must be cited consecutively in the text and listed in the same order at the end of the article. Please use the appropriate formats, which can be found in the American Medical Association Manual of Style, 10th Edition, or refer to a recent issue of Dentistry Today.

Our editors, in their thorough review of articles, sometimes find the use of certain passages word-for-word from other sources. Even though selected use of verbatim passages with proper referencing of the source may not constitute copyright violation, it is suggested that you avoid using verbatim passages from other sources for your own protection. Re-wording any such passages, along with proper referencing, will help you avoid potential copyright problems. Thanks in advance for any contributions to Dentistry Today, and we hope this suggestion will be helpful to you.

Products included in the text should be attributed to the manufacturer. The manufacturer should be noted in parentheses after the product name. Whenever possible, more than one example of a product should be included.

All authors MUST disclose that the author either has or doesn’t have any financial interest in the products or companies mentioned in their article. Any financial interest includes a salaried position in the company, including a paid or non-paid consultant position, or funding from the manufacturer for research studies, writing articles, lecturing, etc. This statement will be included at the end of the text.

The following are examples of disclosures to accompany every article mentioning companies, manufacturers and their products.

Dr. John Doe has no financial interest in any of the companies mentioned in this article.

Dr. Jill Doe has no financial interest in any of the companies mentioned in this article and received no compensation for writing this article.

Dr. John Doe is a nonpaid consultant for Dental Smiles Inc. and received no compensation for writing this article.

Dr. Jill Doe has no financial interest in any of the companies mentioned in this article, but did receive compensation from Dental Smiles Inc. for writing this article.

Dr. John Doe is CEO of Dental Smiles Inc. and receives compensation for writing this article.

Dr. Jill Doe is a paid consultant for Dental Smiles Inc. and receives compensation for lectures and articles.

Submissions must include a brief biographical sketch (approximately 75 words) and a color photo for each author as a jpeg file at 300 dpi, and 4” x 5” in size or larger. (If any author is to be on the magazine cover, we will need a jpeg image at resolution 300 dpi and size 9 x 11” or larger.)

Articles may contain clinical photographs (digital preferred...slides accepted) or professionally prepared illustrations (ie, tables, graphs). The preferred number of images is between 8 and 12 with a maximum of 20 individual images allowed.
All digital images need to be high resolution: at 300 dpi, and 3” x 4” in size. Please send original, individual digital files as JPEG or TIFF files. We will not accept any images that are embedded in Microsoft Word documents.
Digital images must be scanned at 300 dpi (dots per inch) or greater and images should be 2 inches width by 3 inches height or greater for best print quality. Also, clearly label each individual digital file/slide/illustration to correspond with a legend for each image; ie, Figure 1, or Figure 1a, Figure 1b, with a maximum of 20 individual images labeled and a maximum of 20 legends. All figures must be cited in their proper location throughout the text and listed separately with corresponding legends at the end of the article. Any questions on clinical images, please call Adrienne Rizzo at 973-882-4700, x118.

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