I agree with Dr Katz that the sponsors of original research must be acknowledged with the dissemination of results. At the same time, we appreciate that commercial entities provide badly needed funding in the effort to answer today’s scientific questions. These relationships can easily lead to bias in the reporting of results, or at a minimum, the perception of bias. That is why journals like the AJO-DO are increasing their efforts to disclose them. As Dr Katz noted, we pointed out the authors’ relationships with Ormco in two places in the article.
Regarding the conclusions reported in the article, it is all the more important to verify in-vitro findings with the publication of in-vivo studies. That is a challenge I welcome as editor of this journal.
Editors of the International Journal of Orthodontia (1915-1918),
International Journal of Orthodontia & Oral Surgery (1919-1921),
International Journal of Orthodontia, Oral Surgery and Radiography (1922-1932),
International Journal of Orthodontia and Dentistry of Children (1933-1935),
International Journal of Orthodontics and Oral Surgery (1936-1937),
American Journal of Orthodontics and Oral Surgery (1938-1947),
American Journal of Orthodontics (1948-1986), and
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (1986-present)
1915 to 1932 Martin Dewey
1931 to 1968 H. C. Pollock
1968 to 1978 B. F. Dewel
1978 to 1985 Wayne G. Watson
1985 to 2000 Thomas M. Graber
2000 to present David L. Turpin