NESP Communications

From the Desk of The President,

Giorgio Di Vincenzo, D.D.S.                

January 2020

As our organization celebrates its 61th anniversary, we can reflect back to 1959 and see how far we have come. The first NESP meeting was held at New York University College of Dentistry with lunch at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Thirty-five charter members attended the meeting, which featured Dr. Howard Schneider of Rockefeller University who presented on the natural resistance to disease, and Dr. Harry Bleckman of New York University who presented on the microbiology of periodontal disease.

We are now over 300 members strong and the boundaries between dental specialties are being blurred like never before. This is when our educational mission statement, “to promote research in, and to disseminate information regarding, the art and science of periodontics,is more relevant than ever. As the role of implants, the relationship of periodontal disease to systemic disease, the role of genetics in regeneration of periodontal structures and personalized medicine continue to evolve, a customized approach to patient care is essential for effective periodontal case management. The release of the new American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) 2017 World Workshop on the Classification of Periodontal and Peri-Implant Diseases and Conditions has been highly anticipated. The re-categorization of the various forms of periodontitis, the development of a staging and grading system for periodontitis, and the classification for peri-implant diseases and conditions provides a model similar to what is used in medicine, where clinicians can develop a comprehensive treatment plan based on a patient’s specific needs.

I am grateful for the honor and the opportunity to serve as the president of the NESP. I look forward to seeing you at our spring scientific meeting on April 3rd. Our program will focus on Challenges in Periodontal and Implant Therapy. My sincerest gratitude is extended to the program chair, Dr. Jay Fishbein, for assembling such an extraordinary group of speakers, and to the CE committee for their guidance. Kindly invite your restorative colleagues for a day of collaboration and discussion on a team approach to patient care.

The continued success and future of our organization is dependent on our members. I encourage you to continue to support us through your involvement, attendance at our scientific meeting, and support of our sponsors.

Giorgio Di Vincenzo, D.D.S.
Northeastern Society of Periodontists

From the Desk of The Executive Director,

David I. Kratenstein, D.D.S.

January 2020

We have just completed a magnificent year of programming for the NESP and are looking forward to another fabulous year in 2020 Our Program Chair for 2020, Dr. Jay Fishbein has developed a great program for 2020. Note that the first meeting in 2020 April 3, 2020 will be at a new venue- THE TIMES CENTER, 242 W 41st Street between 7th and 8th Ave. Please check our website for details, also note we now have a Facebook page and you can follow us on Facebook.

Dues bills for 2020 will be sent in December and this is a reminder to please pay those bills on receipt (you can get a 2019 deduction if you pay before January). This year we are instituting a dues payment option electronically from our web site or your mobile phone. The NESP dues enable us to provide you with excellence for two semiannual meetings. We request you remit the payment as soon as the dues bills are received. There will also be a small dues increase to keep pace with rising expenses. Our Society needs to remain financially stable.

Please provide us with your cell phone number and your email address.. By providing us that information a robo call and/ or an email blast can go out not only for emergencies but for meeting announcements. These numbers are internal and will not be released to anyone other than our central office. Please cooperate and help us run this organization efficiently. If you have not provided us these numbers, please email me at [email protected] or place those numbers in the dues envelopes.

Our exhibitors are vital to our organization, and the revenue provided by our exhibitors has enabled us to provide excellence in our meeting. Please support our exhibitors by making purchases at the meeting and thanking them for their participation.

Looking forward to seeing you at the April 3, 2020 meeting

David I. Kratenstein, D.D.S.  Executive Director, NESP

A Note From the Editor,                                

Stuart Segelnick, DDS, MS

January 2020

Editor’s note:

The NESP Bulletin is your society’s way to keep you informed. In each issue we announce our upcoming featured world renowned speakers, so your excitement can carry through to joining us at our educational lecture presentations. With our timely editorials we strive to keep you updated on current topics of dentistry and periodontics.

“The NESP Bulletin encourages news from Advanced Education Programs in periodontics throughout the northeastern region. News may include faculty and student activities or achievements, research projects, departmental changes or any other related activities.” We especially welcome our post-graduate student members to contribute their views to the Bulletin as well as our steadfast members to let us know about your activities and accomplishments. If you have an editorial or article that you would like to share with your colleagues please send it to me, because the Bulletin is the best place to reach your colleagues and our members.

Photos of immediate past meetings are cherished; please email them to the bulletin so we can try and incorporate them into future editions or even place them on our new “Facebook” link (Northeastern Society of Periodontists on Facebook) The NESP is your society and if you have any ideas to make it better or would like to contribute to the Bulletin let us know. We want to hear from you and we want to help you become a more educated periodontist and practitioner. Join us!

Stuart Segelnick, DDS, MS.
Editor, NESP Bulletin

Periodontal Clinical Investigations

Periodontal Clinical Investigations (PCI) is the official publication of the Northeastern Society of Periodontists. The focus of the journal is generally on areas of interest to clinical periodontists. These include clinical studies, case reports, short reviews and guest editorials. Manuscripts are solicited from both NESP members and non-members and are subjected to peer review to determine their acceptability for publication. Information regarding submission of manuscripts follows.


As a member benefit, The Officers and Board of Directors of The NESP continue to provide the PCI Journal On-line through this website. This feature remains available only to Active Members. Those members who would like to submit articles for on-line publication, please follow the instructions below. We are proud to present this member benefit and look forward to even greater member participation and Web site utilization.

Instructions to Authors

Submission of manuscripts

Manuscripts should be sent to the Editors by e-mail: [email protected]; or by mail to Dr. Vincent Iacono, Department of Periodontics, School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8703.

Printed submissions sent to the above address must be prepared as described below and accompanied by a standard CD-R containing an electronic copy of the manuscript. The CD-R should be labeled with the manuscript title, author(s) and specific version of the word processing program used. In lieu of printed manuscripts, electronic submissions are preferred and are to be done entirely in Microsoft Word (PC or MAC) and will be accepted at the above e-mail address.

It is not necessary to send hard copies unless there are figures of which you do not have electronic copies.

Submission of a manuscript is held to imply that the paper has not been published elsewhere and that, if accepted, it will not be published in any other journal in the same or similar form without the Editors written consent.

All submissions must be written in English. Authors must furnish translations of articles written in other languages.

All submissions will be subject to peer and editorial review.


Manuscripts should be in final form when submitted. They are to be double-spaced throughout, with one-inch margins. The first page must contain (1) title of paper; (2) running title (40 characters or less, preferably without abbreviations); (3) names, titles, and institutional affiliations of all authors; (4) mailing and e-mail address for correspondence and reprint requests, and also a telephone, fax number and e-mail address for the journals use.

Manuscripts must be original and may not have been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere, with the exception of presentation at a scientific meeting and publication as an abstract. A signed statement to this effect is to be included with the submission of the manuscript. Research that involves human subjects must conform to the Declaration of Helsinki and the authors must indicate that appropriate informed consent was obtained.

The text should open with a brief abstract.

Authors are not bound to any particular form; however, subject matter should be arranged under suitable headings and sub-headings. The following are in most cases preferable and in this order: Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion, Acknowledgements, References.

Manuscript Preparation

If manuscripts are submitted in hard copy format they must be submitted in quadruplicate (one original and three copies) and word processed, double-spaced on one side only of an A4 or 8.5 x 11 inch paper, with at least 25 millimeter (1 inch) margins on all four sides. Manuscripts generally should not exceed 10 pages (excluding references, tables, figure legends and figures) and should be limited to no more than six authors. Additional contributing authors will be listed in the acknowledgements. Abbreviations should be placed in parentheses after the first complete use of the term(s) to be abbreviated. Use generic names for drugs and for dental materials. Give trades names and manufacturers names and addresses in parentheses.

Acknowledgements and Conflict of Interest

Include acknowledgement of those individuals who contributed to the publication, source of financial support, and any financial relationships of any of the authors which may pose a perceived conflict of interest. If the work was supported by a grant, the name of the supporting organization and the grant number are to be stated.


Illustrations should be sent as attachments to the manuscript. Artwork should be un-mounted. Figure legends should be printed on a separate sheet. Photographs should be glossy prints, including only the area of interest. Since illustrations will usually be reduced in printing, authors should ensure that numbers and letters within illustrations are large enough to be legible after reduction (1.5-2 mm). All illustrations are to be numbered in order of their mention in the text.


Tables should be numbered, according to their order of mention in the text and each supplied with a title and typed on a separate sheet. Tables should be self-explanatory and supplement, not duplicate the text. All footnotes should immediately follow the table, and all abbreviations should be defined in the footnote.


References should be numbered in the order of their occurrence in the text, not alphabetically. Text references are indicated by bracketed numbers: as in other reports (1, 5, 6-10)

Davis et al (16) reported

The list of references at the end of the text should be double-spaced and arranged in order of their occurrence in the text. All authors should be listed unless there are more than six, when additional authors listed as et al. This should be followed by the title of the article, the name of the journal, the volume number, the first and last pages in full, and the year of publication.

Journal references are printed in the following form:

1. AUTHOR, AB, CO-AUTHOR, CO, CO-AUTHOR, EF, et al: Title of article, J Abbrev, vol: first page of article-last page of article, year of publication.

References to Books:

2.      AUTHOR, AB: Title of Book. Editor(s). Place of publication, Name of Publisher, (pages referred to), year of publication.

Please give full bibliographic information, when possible, in references to meetings and symposia.


Manuscripts are solicited from clinicians and researchers in areas of clinical and scientific interest to periodontists. The focus of the journal is mainly on material of interest to clinical periodontists.

Published manuscripts are not returned unless requested.

Editor: Dr. Vincent J. Iacono

Contact Us At:

Department of Periodontics
School of Dental Medicine
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8703

Telephone: (631) 632-8955/8895
Fax: (631) 632-3113
E-mail address: [email protected]