„We do not rest on our crown of laurels but continue to be informed and updated with our collaborators and professional public demands, in order to develop new projects with an only target: to offer the necessary means clinical and scientific information from all branches of our profession - for a performing continuing education, for the benefit of our patients.”
Prof. Adi A. Garfunkel
1999 - beginnings, recognition
Over 20 years ago, Prof. Adi A. Garfunkel from the Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine (born and educated in Romania) and his lifelong friend, Prof. D. Walter Cohen from Philadelphia, together with Dan Perkins, CEO of “Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry”, a journal with a solid reputation in the dental field, lent their unconditional support to the idea that Romanian dentists should have access to the clinical and practical information published by their American, but not only, counterparts. With the cooperation of Prof. Nicolae Gănuță, the dean of the Faculty of Dentistry in Bucharest and the support of the national and international editorial board, the printed “Actualitati Stomatologice|Dental News Journal” made its debut in September 1999.
„As we moved into the next century we envisioned the need to provide the most up-to-date dental information to our many colleagues in Romania. This has resulted in much gratification to our Authors and to our Compendium Editorial Staff in the United States. Information exchange is very important today and we of the Compendium are in your debt for your achievements and we all are pleased to stand on your shoulders in this important activity.”
Prof. D. Walter Cohen
The „ Actualităţi Stomatologice ” brand started over 22 years ago with the printed journal of dental medicine published under the auspices of one of the most important American specialty publication Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry (an AEGIS Communications publication) with a time-tested reputation (over 40 years) and global recognition.
As the worlds of dentistry and medicine continue to move closer together, so does our body of knowledge and clinical experience grow.
In today’s global society, it’s not just our pleasure to work with your prestigious journal “Actualităţi Stomatologice”, it’s our obligation to exchange vital informations that can impact on the health of all our patients.
Actualităţi Stomatologice, a modern and well documented journal – addressed to Romanian dentists, dental technicians and senior dental students – presents a unique concept of a medical-dental publication materialized by its form and content reflecting practical and applicable knowledge, permanently updated in light of the international practice.
The journal has a well determined format including defined chapters such as: continuing education, case reports, case studies, practical applications, essentials, literature reviews, business of dentistry, products in practice.
Its editorial board is proud to include the leaders of the Romanian Dentistry together with famous international personalities in dentistry.
On the forefront of the specialty publications, Actualităţi Stomatologice Journal is CE-annualy accredited by the Romanian Dental Medical College. The articles grouped under the heading of „Continuing Education”, each time in a different field of dentistry, are completed at the end by a proposed questionnaire to verify the gained knowledge.
„I proudly took over from the late Professor Adi Garfunkel. Imagining that he welcomes me, I invite you to continue to improve our profession. Most of the articles present successful clinical cases, but also widely analysed failures and complications. Basic concepts are added that offer the atmosphere of continuing education. Actualităţi Stomatologice Journal is a means of continuing education; so it has been imposed in time and so we continue. Together!”
Prof. Anca Silvia Dumitriu
The Q&A section with debates on controversial topics of modern dental practice, together with the detailed clinical cases (diagnosis, planning, therapeutic phases, results and discussions), the review of the literature on common topics, the approach to systemic patients, and suggestions for office management or presentation of new products, complete the content of the magazine.
Based on the evidence that periodontology is the field of dentistry indispensable for a comprehensive treatment plan, the „Romanian Society of Periodontology” – member of the „European Federation of Periodontology” – has given the journal scientific endorsement since 2012.
Since 1999, the journal is mailed free of charge 4 times a year via postal services. Over time, the journal’s popularity increases due to its constant appearances and updated content, clinically oriented, with immediate practical applications. It is available also in a digital format on the journal website, in the archive section, through a friendly hosting app that allows full screen view as well as accessing the links posted in the pages of the magazine.
The dentalnews.ro website complements the Actualități Stomatologice brand since 2007. Over 300 articles are grouped on the specialties of dentistry, along with the news thoroughly presented either by clinical cases or by describing their characteristics. We add weekly scientific content relevant to the dental profession.
Inaugurated in 2011 for the purpose of announcing the publication of the most recent edition of the printed journal, LiveNews newsletters have become, over time, our constant means of communication with the dental public. Sent to individual subscribers, they promote the novelties and interesting topics from the world of Romanian and international dentistry: events, congresses, courses, advertorials or new products, special offers, discoveries, business opportunities or private practices tips.
Under the auspices of “Actualități Stomatologice”, three major events were organized over time by top speakers: „Secrets of perfect aesthetic magic” with Prof. Nitzan Bichacho & Prof. Adi Garfunkel (2006); “Gold Event” with Prof. D. Walter Cohen, Prof. Nitzan Bichacho, Prof. Maurice Salama, Dr. Galip Gürel, Prof. Henry Salama, Prof. Adi Garfunkel (2007); „10 years anniversary” with Prof. John Kois, Prof. Louis Rose, Prof. Nitzan Bichacho, Prof. Adi Garfunkel (2010).
The „Reaching for the Stars” event, currently postponed due to the pandemic, will be a scientific competition on one of the most controversial topics today: The different paths for successful implants supported rehabilitation – To Graft or Not to Graft? This is the Question. This event is dedicated to the memory of the founders of ” Actualități Stomatologice ” Prof. Adi Garfunkel and Prof. D. Walter Cohen, the two legends of world dentistry who became, in 2018, two shining stars.