Abstract: We are glad to present in the current issue contributions from new countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina and Turkey in addition to Italy and UK.
The article from the UK opens a new section: Literature review. The current literature review allows me to note that some international Journals, included ours, give low priority to case reports. We surely accept clinical researches based on large study samples, but sometimes a single case report is merely the observation of a rare pathology without information on therapy or follow up, often submitted by multiple authors with unclear roles in the study itself. In the current issue we publish an interesting case report on the rare clinical observation of the Kabuki Syndrome. The other papers are about scientific researches. Papers on asthma, hypomineralisation and sealing add further researches to others on the same subject published in the past issues of our Journal. A useful method is shown in the article on dental root canal-post.
The epidemiologic study from Bosnia shows a picture of dental caries in this county, but also the interconnection with social and economic conditions: useful observations in every country.
Finally let me personally thank for having beem honoured in Dubrovnik with the nomination as honorary member of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry. It is the second international honour to my career in dentistry: the first one last year with the nomination by the Argentinean Academy: “Acadèmia nacionàl de Odontoloǵa”. I would like to thank both the Academies. From Argentina the nomination was the recognition for my active interest in dentistry during my life. The new nomination recognises my job in paediatric dentistry. I have been involved and interested in the child dental health for many years, and my collaboration with the European colleagues started during the first international Symposium in London in 1967.
I am glad and honoured that the Academy recognised my feelings and acts.