The International Academy of Contemporary Dentistry (iACD) prides itself on the global diversity of its members. Given the geographic spread of its membership base, a primary means of keeping iACD’s international family connected is through digital communication. Members receive up-to-date information about iACD events and professional development opportunities. Locally, members of each region’s planning committee utilize the latest technology to organize and promote volunteer opportunities and in-person events. By facilitating connectivity in all facets of iACD, we seek to break down silos that all too often form around clusters of universities and research institutions in physical space.
iACD Case Report e-Magazine is iACD’s online publication that is built upon an interactive platform aimed to foster communities across global boundaries. Recognizing that the interchange of ideas is not limited to an academic journal, iACD created Case Report e-Magazine with the goal of encouraging collaborative, substantive dialogues among a broader pool of contributors and readers from the international dentistry community.
This e-magazine features multimedia presentations, topical forums, and opportunities for virtual networking. Though not a peer review journal, the editorial board reviews each submission using rigorous guidelines to ensure all published content meets iACD’s standard of excellence. It offers a unique platform for the sharing of ideas still in developmental stages, and for practitioners to present best practices that have proven successful clinically.
Another feature of iACD Case Report e-Magazine is its outward-facing focus. In line with iACD’s commitment to multidisciplinary collaboration, the content of the publication, edited to avoid heavy industry jargon, is intended for dental professionals as well as for non-dentists who specialize in supportive areas related to dentistry.
The trilingual nature of iACD Case Report e-Magazine is designed to be inclusive of iACD’s current membership speak in Chinese, Japanese and English. We expect to accommodate additional languages in the future as the publication’s editorial capacity increases.