NESP Communications

From the Desk of The President,


Bruce Davidson, D.D.S.                

January 2018   

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the fifty-ninth year of the Northeastern Society of Periodontists. Established in 1959 the NESP has become the largest, regional periodontal society in the United States. Our mission is to promote scientific research, to expand clinical knowledge and to disseminate information for the service of our members.

Thanks to our Program Chair for 2018, Dr. Jeffrey Lemler, an extraordinary group of innovative clinicians and scholars will be presenting at our Spring and Fall 2018 Scientific Programs. Our first meeting of the year “Innovation and State of the Art Therapy” will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. The program will feature Drs. William Giannobile, Bradley McAllister and Otto Zuhr who will share their expertise and offer windows to the future on topics including regenerative medicine and the predictable management of complex, interdisciplinary periodontal and implant cases. Everyone attending this meeting should leave empowered by these exceptional presenters.

Learning is a life long project. Through this quotidian experience, we as periodontists, are and will remain, a bridge for the rich flow of technical knowledge and scientific development to the members of dental profession. The NESP remains committed to be a primary resource for your continuing education.

Thank you for allowing me the honor to serve as president of the NESP in 2018. I look forward to seeing you in April.
Bruce K. Davidson, D.D.S.
Northeastern Society of Periodontists

From the Desk of The Executive Director,

David-KratensteinDavid I. Kratenstein, D.D.S.

January 2018

We have just completed a magnificent year of programming for the NESP and are looking forward to another fabulous year in 2018. Our Program Chair for 2018, Dr. Jeffrey Lemler, has developed a great program for 2018. Please check our website for details. Also note we now have a Facebook page and you can follow us on Facebook.

Dues bills for 2018 will be sent in December and this is a reminder to please pay those bills on receipt (you can get a 2017 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.

 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 13th, 2018 meeting

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

A Note From the Editor,                                

Stuart Segelnick, DDS, MS

January 2018

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]