Ostrow faculty members among most read, cited authors in last year’s Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry


John Hobbs MA '14


27 May 15

The 2014 performance review is in for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry—and Ostrow faculty members fared very well.

In an editorial published in the April 2015 issue of the international journal, editor-in-chief Dr. Stephen F. Rosenstiel laid out basic metrics concerning the publication’s 2014 performance, including the number of manuscripts received and published, web page views, the journal’s impact factor and its h-index.

In 2014, there were more than 1 million page views, according to Rosenstiel. Three of the six most accessed online articles were written by faculty members of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC.

They include:

“Mandibular implant-supported fixed dental prosthesis with a modified design: A clinical report,” written by Ostrow faculty members Anita Tourah DDS ’08, PROS ’12; Alireza Moshaverinia PhD ’12, PROS ’12; and Winston Chee PROS ’86.

“An approach to biomimetics: The natural CAD/CAM restoration: A clinical report,” written by Ostrow associate professor Pascal Magne and clinical instructor Kyle Stanley, DDS ’10. L.H. Schlichting, K. Klemz Schlichting and M. Magne also contributed to the article.

“A multidisciplinary approach for the rehabilitation of a patient with an excessively worn dentition: A clinical report,” written by Ostrow faculty members Alireza Moshaverinia, Kian Kar DDS ’95, PERIO ’99, MS ’00; Alexandre-Amir Aalam PERIO ’03; Kazunari Takanashi; James W. Kim DDS ’96, PROS ’99; and Winston Chee.

In his editorial, Rosenstiel noted these articles were not traditional research articles. Rather they were cutting-edge clinical reports that help practitioners stay abreast of the latest developments in dentistry. “Clearly I need to select [more] articles like these as they will be read the most,” he said.

Rosenstiel also shared the four articles that were cited the most during the past five years, one of which was written by Ostrow faculty members.

With 98 citations, “An in vitro evaluation of the long-term resin bond to a new densely sintered high-purity zirconium-oxide ceramic surface,” was the top cited article.

In the article published in January 2009, Ostrow researchers evaluated the shear bond strength of composite resin cylinders to a modified zirconia surface using different luting techniques after thermal cycling.

The article was written by Ostrow faculty members Jin-Ho Phark, Sillas Duarte and Ostrow dean Avishai Sadan MBA ’14. M. Blatz also contributed.

“These wonderful and important articles have become part of the knowledge base that researchers and clinicians build on,” he said of the journal’s four most cited articles.

The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry is the leading professional journal devoted exclusively to prosthetic and restorative dentistry, according to its website.

It was founded in 1951 to provide a means for the interchange of ideas among individuals to advance the skill and knowledge of prosthodontics.

The journal has an impact factor of 1.419 and an h-5 index of 33, which means 33 articles were written in the past five years with more than 33 citations each.

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