A front-page November 22, 2010, New York Times article raised concerns about children's exposure to radiation during oral examinations. ADEA member Dr. John B. Ludlow, Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is one of the experts on dental radiation quoted in the article.
A high prevalence of neck and back pain among practicing dentists and dental hygienists has prompted Dr. Christian S. Stohler, D.M.D., Dean of the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, to renew its focus on teaching ergonomics in the dental education curriculum.
Dr. Robert J. Hinton, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Faculty Mentoring in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Dentistry, has been named a recipient of the Texas A&M University System Regents Professor Award. The award is given annually by the A&M System's Board of Regents in recognition of exemplary contributions to their university or agency and the people of Texas.
Dr. David C. Sarrett has been appointed as the new Dean of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Dentistry. He has been serving as the school's Interim Dean since early 2010 and is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Dental Association. Dr. Sarrett will continue to serve as the Associate Vice President for Health Sciences at VCU until a search is completed for his replacement.