Editor in Chief
Prof. Dr Dejan Markovic, DDS, MSc, PhD
For the last twenty years, the Balkan Journal of Stomatology (now the Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine) has succeeded in spreading and encouraging scientific thinking among dentists in the Balkans. The Balkan Stomatological Society lies on strong foundations built with the professional cooperation and communication among peers, while the Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine in its written form bears testimony to the persistence, development and evolution of the scientific thinking in this region.
The aim of The Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine is to continue the tradition of the Balkan Journal of Stomatology by promoting dentists’ efforts aimed at professional development and research throughout the region. In addition, the Journal seeks to introduce the world’s latest findings and achievements in dentistry to the Balkan region. So as to accomplish our mission, I am sure we will enjoy a great support from numerous eminent lecturers from the BaSS Congress and the assistance of the distinguished Editorial Board members, whose reputation and work guarantee high quality and respect.
It is our ongoing mission to advance dental medicine and promote science by publishing high-quality papers relevant to everyday dental practice. The previous XIX volumes, numerous authors who have published their work in them and the bright future we strive for compel us to regard the Evidence-based Dentistry as both our goal and responsibility.
To move with the times, we have joined the large community of open access journals, upgraded the design and prepared an online edition. Thus we have provided scientists and professionals with an easy access to scientific papers, as well as with the opportunity to contribute to creating the new future of the Journal.
We are going to pay a special attention to young researchers, since we are eager to support their efforts in making the-first steps in the world of scientific publications so that they can become the great future of dentistry.
Science has no borders and it spreads across nations with an intention to broaden one’s horizons, assisting one’s need for success and arousing one’s curiosity. With its positive energy, scientific thinking occupies human mind purging it from everyday worries and leading it towards the light. This is why it is essential for ideas and achievements to be written down in order that they can become one’s incentive and challenge while being a part of the collective memory rather than a mere recollection or some unfulfilled plans of an individual.
President of the BaSS
Prof. Dr Argiris L. Pissiotis, DMD, MS, PhD
Dear Colleagues, distinguished members of the Balkan Stomatological Society
It is a great honor and pleasure to be elected by you to serve as the President of the Balkan Stomatological Society (BaSS) for the years 2017-2019. Thanks to the visionary leaders that preceded me in this position, who worked with enthusiasm to bring BaSS in its twenty second year since its establishment in 1996, we are now a well established scientific and professional Society in the Balkan area with an annual Scientific Meeting held in a different Balkan country every year. Our Scientific Publication the “Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine” with three issues every year is now an open access Journal disseminating the scientific work of researchers and clinicians to the entire world.
The Balkan Stomatological Society (BaSS) was established in Thessaloniki, Greece thanks to the efforts of some enthusiastic colleagues from all the Balkan Countries that shared the vision of having a scientific society for dentists residing and working in the Balkan area in order to bring them closer together and provide them the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise.
Being involved actively with the BaSS administration for more than ten years I believe I can help the society grow and further develop within the Balkan countries. In view of this growth an effort is being made to remove barriers for membership and provide benefits for the membership by initiating the first amendment of the Society’s constitution and regulations since its establishment. On behalf of the Council of BaSS I wish to invite everyone who is a dentist and is practicing in a Balkan country, to join the society and share the opportunity to meet with other colleagues, exchange scientific knowledge, exchange professional concerns and make long lasting friendships because that’s what BaSS is all about.