AJO-DO Clinical Companion Aims and Scope For more than a century, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO) has been the leading orthodontic resource. The success of the journal, however, has resulted in a significant increase in submissions to the extent that a backlog of accepted articles has been created. This bottleneck in the publication process slows the dissemination of information that is certain to be of value to the orthodontic community. This community is inclusive of those involved in education, research, and patient care. In response, the American Association of Orthodontists has approved the creation of a related publication titled the AJO-DO Clinical Companion, which will be an international journal dedicated to excellence in clinical orthodontics. Every other month, readers will have online access to featured information and original peer-reviewed articles that examine all aspects of orthodontic treatment. Illustrated throughout, this publication will include photographs, illustrations, graphs and tables. Coverage includes practice management, diagnostic procedures and treatment planning, imaging techniques, orthodontic materials, strategies that include aligners and temporary skeletal anchorage devices, orthognathic surgery, TMJ disorders, craniofacial treatments, sleep apnea and much more. Ideas and information that document and then extend strategies for successful orthodontic treatment will be the prime focus. Case reports will be a centerpiece and articles that follow up on previously reported cases will be a new feature. In addition, expert orthodontists will describe various treatments that they employ that produce excellent results. On this change, the AJO-DO will continue its work to report on advances in our foundational science, while the AJO-DO Clinical Companion will direct attention more to applied science.
- ISSN: 2666-4305