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JADA editor wins ADEAGies Editorial Award

September 04, 2019

By Mary Beth Versaci

Dr. Michael Glick, editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association, is the second-place winner of this year's ADEAGies Editorial Award for his editorial titled "Science Does Not Care What You Believe."

The award, presented annually by the American Association of Dental Editors and Journalists and the William J. Gies Foundation for the Advancement of Dentistry of the American Dental Education Association, recognizes the authors of the most valuable editorials published in a dental journal or periodical.

Photo of Dr. Glick
What is science?: Dr. Michael Glick, editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association, is the second-place winner of this year's ADEAGies Editorial Award.
"It is very gratifying and humbling to be recognized in this manner by my peers," Dr. Glick said.

The editorial, published in the October 2018 issue of JADA, discusses what science is and is not.

"In today's world in which we are constantly assailed with statistics and 'facts' from varied and assorted sources, it is not possible to stay informed without an understanding of the scientific language, method, and thinking," Dr. Glick said in the editorial. "Our discomfort with ambiguity should not result in a belief in a nonscientific claim to have an answer; instead, we need to accept that science may not have all answers."

Dr. Kerry K. Carney, editor of the Journal of the California Dental Association, came in first and third places for her editorials "End First Exposure: Dentistry’s Biggest Opportunity in the Opioid Crisis" and "Why We Change: Kirk vs. Spock," respectively. Both were published in the Journal of the California Dental Association, the first-place piece in July 2018 and the third-place piece in January 2018.

Drs. Glick and Carney will receive their awards and stipends Sept. 4 during the American Association of Dental Editors and Journalists Annual Conference, which precedes the ADA FDI World Dental Congress in San Francisco.