The Hispanic Dental Association is launching a bilingual peer-reviewed dental journal to promote diversity in the profession.

The Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) has announced the launch of the Journal of the Hispanic Dental Association (JHDA), a bilingual, quarterly, peer-reviewed journal.

JHDA is dedicated to the advancement, awareness, and access of relevant clinical, academic, and social information pertinent to the Hispanic community.

The journal will feature case reports, peer reviews, editorials, and updates from local chapters.

JHDA represents the culmination of years of planning and collaboration by former and current HDA leaders and members of the editorial board.

The publication is aimed at uniting and empowering a diverse community through knowledge and understanding of the many factors which impact oral health. With Hispanic Americans approaching one fifth of the country’s population, the journal aims to provide a platform for their voice to herald issues pertinent to the dental profession.

The HDA’s editorial board says it celebrates the collective contributions made by Hispanics and allied health professionals with the objective of diversifying the dental profession.

The board is calling for papers and it invites authors to submit original work in the areas of dentistry, dental hygiene, and dental students.

Author guidelines are available on the HDA website to submit manuscripts in English and Spanish.

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