Dr. Glick to step down March 31 as JADA editor

Dr. Michael Glick, professor in oral diagnostic sciences at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, is stepping down as editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association effective March 31.

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Dr. Michael Glick
Dr. Glick has been editor since 2005, making him the longest-serving editor of JADA. Before that, he was the associate editor of dentistry and medicine from 1998-2004.

"Dr. Glick's enduring legacy will be how he used JADA as a platform to advance science and encourage us to live the highest ideals of our profession," ADA President Chad P. Gehani said.

"We are very grateful to Dr. Glick for his long and distinguished service to the ADA as JADA editor," said Michelle Hoffman, vice president of publishing for the ADA. "And we are excited about the future of JADA as a forum that will engage and help shape the next generation of clinicians and scientists."

"I am thankful to the ADA for the trust placed in me by enabling and supporting my editorial decisions over the past 15 years," Dr. Glick said. "Being the editor of JADA has been both a humbling and a challenging experience, but one I have cherished. Although I may have been the face of the journal, our achievements could never have been accomplished without JADA's dedicated editorial board and its peer reviewers. I believe we have been an honest voice and trustworthy source of scientific information, and I hope the profession has advanced by the virtue of our work."

Dr. Jeffrey Platt, professor and chair of the department of biomedical sciences and comprehensive care at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, will be the journal's interim editor through Dec. 31. Dr. Platt also is editor of Operative Dentistry, the official journal of the Academy of Operative Dentistry, American Academy of Gold Foil Operators and Academy of R.V. Tucker Study Clubs.

"It has been my sincere pleasure and honor to work with Dr. Michael Glick as a member of the editorial board of JADA," said Dr. Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, Ph.D., dean of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and associate editor of dentistry and medicine for JADA. "As editor of JADA, Dr. Glick transformed the journal, elevating its scientific rigor while maintaining accessibility and relevance to the practice community. His unique voice as editor challenged us to ask the hard questions and demand the best evidence, and moved dentistry closer to medicine and the other health professions as a science-based discipline. I am looking forward to working with Dr. Platt as interim editor. He is a talented and dedicated scientist, teacher and editor, with an exemplary record of service and leadership to the profession. Dr. Platt will be an excellent steward for JADA as we search for a new permanent editor."

"While we know Dr. Glick will continue to challenge us to do better and be better in whatever he pursues next, we also welcome Dr. Platt and are eager to see how JADA evolves in exciting new ways in the years to come," Dr. Gehani said.

The ADA Board of Trustees has authorized the search for a new editor.