We had the pleasure of speaking with Rodolfo Reda, one of the authors of the published paper “An Update on Nickel–Titanium Rotary Instruments in Endodontics: Mechanical Characteristics, Testing and Future Perspective—An Overview” in Bioengineering (ISSN: 2306-5354). We discussed the recent research trends in the field and his personal career development.
Name: Rodolfo Reda
Article title: “An Update on Nickel–Titanium Rotary Instruments in Endodontics: Mechanical Characteristics, Testing and Future Perspective—An Overview”
1. Congratulations on your published paper. Can you please provide background about yourself and what your research areas are?
Thanks for the opportunity. I am a DDS and currently a Ph.D. student at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, where I graduated. I concentrated my research activity on Ni-Ti alloys and the characteristics of Ni-Ti rotary files used in endodontics. I approached the world of stem cell studies in the laboratory, studying their reactions as a function of the different reagents to which they were subjected. Subsequently, my passion for biochemical and molecular alterations led me to analyze the tissue conditions around dental implants to determine how they affect the implant-supported prostheses features.
2. What are the current cutting-edge research topics in your field of interest?
I believe that the challenge for the future is to reduce the invasiveness of our clinical procedures. To do this, it is necessary to fully understand the biochemical/molecular alterations that lead to the predisposing conditions of the disease or its initial stages in order to be able to prevent it or at least cure it in advance.
3. What made you decide to publish an article in Bioengineering? Why did you choose Bioengineering?
The rapid growth that the journal has had is a symptom of the great attention from the editors. In fact, I can confirm this considering the number of articles they have published and the success they have achieved. I chose this journal because it was the most suitable for the type of article I intended to submit.
4. How was your experience publishing with Bioengineering?
Very simple and quick. The journal’s management is effective, allowing it to reduce the time between the various phases of the peer-review—it is a system that works well.
5. Was it important to you that the journal is Open Access?
I believe that scientific culture should be as freely accessible as possible. The possibility of Open Access publishing favors the dissemination of scientific knowledge.
6. How do you think Open Access impacts authors?
Some are frightened away by the costs of managing such a system. However, it should not be intimidating because it is possible for them to achieve excellent results, often with important help from the journal when they exploit an excellent article or study.
7. What do you hope that readers will get from your paper?
Curiosity. I believe that the most important thing a scientific article can achieve is to stimulate the reader’s curiosity, enticing other clinicians to research in this same area, perhaps with a few more new ideas.
We are thankful for Rodolfo Reda's time and support for Bioengineering