Category: journal of dentistry
Who Gets To Read And Work Through A Medical Journal These Days
It has been well known for many years that the regular recipients of medical journals would always be those fully ensconced in the professions. To take a journal of dentistry by way of a good example, the readers of old would be your local dental surgeons or dentists and those dental technologists concerned with the clinical and cosmetic preparation of dentures as prescribed by their fellow professions. Also, diligent and proactive medical school students and researchers would have been returning to their archived journals.
Now, back in the day, these journals would be on the popular prescription lists of most dental practices. Observant patients may have picked up a copy or two in their time, but never bothered to read through them due to its archaic, technical and academic nature and format. But with the help of the internet, the journals have become far more user friendly, even if not intentionally aimed at patients and the everyday consumer.
The fact remains that there are numerous stakeholders within the health services industry. While designers and engineers may have an acute familiarity of the use of medical jargon, as would be required in their trade, it would not (always) be possible for company shareholders and those with vested (humane and financial) interests in the dental and oral health professions to comprehensively absorb the language used.
Also, the register of the online version of the dental journal has been condensed to provide readers with the capabilities needed for focused online reading and to include lengthier volumes of information on a main page. Nevertheless, there is reading matter for all and sundry, from up to date product reviews and peer review papers to archived technological developments, no matter where he or she stands in the dental industry