Dr Harold Boyd's 1954 Presidential Address to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, observed: “Modern transportation and communication have contracted the world until all nations are neighbors. To promote peace and to live to the best advantage of all, we should know and understand each other. . . . This is particularly true of those engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery. We speak an international language as no other group can. Anatomy, physiological response to trauma or disease, and psychological reactions of patients are little influenced by race or place of residence.”

This observation is as true for implant dentistry today as it was 66 years ago for orthopedic surgery. Whenever we read an issue of JOI, we see how interconnected and interdependent all implant dentists are, regardless of their country of practice. JOI publishes research papers and clinical case reports written by authors from...

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