Kois Case of the Month
Kois Case of the Month – Illustrating the Kois Center’s Evidence Based Treatment Planning
The skills and expertise you have acquired at the Kois Center are worth sharing. Because of the Kois Center’s reputation, Compendium magazine provides graduates the unique opportunity to submit articles for the Kois Center Case of the Month section. Articles that are selected illustrate Dr. Kois’ evidence based, systematic diagnosis and treatment principles to be shared with other practitioners worldwide. To be published in such a journal is quite an honor. The Kois Center also provides assistance for authors through the Editorial Board, a group of Kois Center graduates who can provide resources and advice for Kois Case of the Month article submissions. Articles are reviewed and chosen by the Editorial Board, Compendium Section Editor and are then peer reviewed by Compendium’s panel of dentists.
The focus of this column will be on the interdisciplinary approach to restorative cases. Diagnosis, risk assessment, and treatment planning should be included in each article, as well as a visual presentation of the clinical procedures used by the author and any specialist involved with the case. A discussion of the research and/or clinical evidence supporting the risk assessment and treatment decisions that reduced the risk should be included.
Whenever possible, products used in the case or mentioned in the article must be generic so as not to appear as a commercial endorsement.
If it is necessary to use a specific product trade name, a list of competitive products and their manufacturers should be provided to ensure fair play.
All articles are peer reviewed in a blinded fashion. Articles will not be considered for publication in Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry without passing the peer review process. Authors will be informed when their manuscript has returned from review and advised as to its status (Passed, Failed, Modifications Requested). It is the author’s responsibility to comply with requested modifications. Modified articles will be subject to a second blinded review.
Manuscript Components and Format
See the attached column template for the elements and organization of the article.
Each article should be approximately 1,500 words and include:
Necessary author information
4 pretreatment images plus 1 pretreatment x-ray (full-face or smile view, retracted frontal view, and mandibular/maxillary occlusal views or left/right buccal views)
4 treatment images
4 posttreatment images plus 1 posttreatment x-ray (posttreatment images should duplicate the pretreatment images as closely as possible)
Figure captions corresponding to the images
The manuscript should include the author’s full name, degrees, practice name or academic affiliation, location (city and state), and e-mail address. The author should also submit a high-resolution (300 dpi at 3 inches) color headshot photograph (in JPEG, TIFF, or EPS format).
Digital images must be supplied as separate JPEG, TIFF, or EPS files. Do not embed your images into a PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, or other document. We cannot use them in these formats.
Images must be at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) when at least 3 inches in width.
Please do not crop the photos.
Images should be in a 4-color (CMYK) format.
All images must be referred to in the article by a parenthetical reference that corresponds to the Figure number you have assigned it. Example: The patient presented with a Class IV fracture on tooth No. 8 (Figure 1).
Image files should be named to reflect the figure number within the text of the article.
All images must be accompanied by a brief caption that describes the image. These captions should be clearly labeled to correspond to Figure 1, Figure 2, etc. Captions can be provided on a separate sheet or at the end of the article.
NOTE: If full-facial or other identifying images of patients are submitted, they must be accompanied by a signed and dated consent form from the patient agreeing to the publication of that/those images.
References must appear in the text as typed, numbered superscripts (not footnote annotations) and should be listed at the end of the manuscript in their order of appearance in the text.
If you cite a publication more than once, only use one number for it (the first number you cited it as), throughout the text.
Provide complete bibliographic information for all materials cited. Journal references must include author(s), journal (use National Library of Medicine abbreviations only), volume number, inclusive page numbers, and date of publication).
Please limit the number of references to 40 or less.
Follow these AMA Manual of Style examples:
Mattis BA, Valadez D, Valadez E. The effect of the use of dental gloves on mixing vinyl polysiloxane putties. J Prosthodont. 1997;6(3):189-92.
Craig RG. Impression materials. In: Craig RG, ed; Restorative Dental Materials. 9th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby; 1993:306-313.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
Authors must disclose their own or a family member’s commercial or financial interest in products, or developmental or research relationships with companies that manufacture products by signing a “Conflict of Interest Declaration” form after their article is accepted. The relationship will be acknowledged in the article.
Copyright Reproduction Permission
Tables, photographs, or illustrations reproduced exactly from another work must be accompanied by written permission from the original source. Full credit will be given to the original source.
The journal’s staff will edit manuscripts to enhance their communication value to readers. However, the writing is the author’s responsibility, along with incorporating editorial suggestions, answering queries, and approving changes.
Failure to comply with the instructions above may result in rejection for publication. The editor-in-chief and publisher reserve the right to make revisions in the text where appropriate. If questions arise, the author will be contacted.
This form requires a Kois Center Profile.