„We do not rest on our crown of laurels and strive to keep up-to-date, continually receiving new clinical and scientific information from our colleagues and partners in all spheres of dentistry. In this way we can develop new projects with the single objective of being able to advance 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 American, and other international, 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 Actualități 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 publications, the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry (an AEGIS Communications publication), which has 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, its form and content providing practical and relevant information that is continually updated in light of international practice.
The journal has a well-tested format that includes defined sections such as: continuing education, case reports, case studies, practical applications, clinical techniques, literature reviews, the management of dental practices; and information and reviews of products used in practice.
Its editorial board is proud to include prominent Romanian dentists together with international personalities in the field of dentistry.
In the forefront of specialty publications, Actualităţi Stomatologice Journal is CE accredited by the Romanian Dental Medical College. The articles, grouped under the heading of „Continuing Education” focus on a different field of dentistry in each edition and include a questionnaire that can be used as a test for assessing understanding of the subject.
„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. Over the years, Actualități Stomatologice Journal has successfully provided an avenue for continuing education and we will continue to do so in the future. Together!”
Prof. Anca Silvia Dumitriu
The journal content also includes: a Q&A section, with debates on controversial topics of modern dental practice, together with detailed clinical studies (diagnosis, planning, therapeutic phases, results and discussions); the review of literature on common topics; the approach to systemic patients; suggestions for practice management; and presentation of new products.
Based on evidence that the field of periodontology is indispensable when formulating a comprehensive treatment plan, the “Romanian Society of Periodontology”, a member of the “European Federation of Periodontology”, has given the journal scientific endorsement since 2012.
Since it’s debut in 1999, the journal is mailed free of charge 4 times a year via postal services. Over time, the journal’s popularity has increased thanks to its constant publication and its up-to-date content, clinical orientation and inclusion of practical applications. It is also available in a digital format on the journal website, in the archive section; a user-friendly hosting app allows full screen viewing as well as access to the links posted in the pages of the journal.
Since 2007, the dentalnews.ro website complements the Actualități Stomatologice brand. The website contains over 300 articles, grouped according to dental specialities, as well as dental updates supported by clinical cases or the description of their characteristics. New scientific content, relevant to the dental profession, is added weekly.
Inaugurated in 2011 for the purpose of announcing the publication of the most recent edition of the printed journal, LiveNews e-letters have become, over time, our ongoing method of communication with dental professionals. Sent to individual subscribers, they promote news and interesting topics from the world of Romanian and international dentistry as well as information on relevant events, congresses, courses, advertorials, new products, special offers, discoveries, business opportunities, and private practices tips.
Over the years, three major events – with internationally renowned guest speakers – were organized under the auspices of Actualități Stomatologice: “Secrets of Perfect Aesthetic Magic” with Prof. Nitzan Bichacho and Prof. Adi Garfunkel (2006); “Gold Event” with Prof. D. Walter Cohen, Prof. Nitzan Bichacho, Prof. Maurice Salama, Dr. Galip Gürel, Prof. Henry Salama, and Prof. Adi Garfunkel (2007); “10 Years Anniversary” with Prof. John Kois, Prof. Louis Rose, Prof. Nitzan Bichacho, and Prof. Adi Garfunkel (2010).
The planned event, “Reaching for the Stars”, currently postponed due to the COVID pandemic, will take the form of 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? That 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.