ADEA Member Survey on Educational Preparation of Oral Health Professionals in Emerging Workforce Models

ADEA members are encouraged to weigh in on a critically important issue for the dental education community, the educational preparation of oral health professionals in emerging workforce models. In September 2009, the Board of Directors of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) approved the creation of the ADEA Task Force on the Education of Oral Health Professionals in Emerging Workforce Models.

ADEA President Sandra C. Andrieu Helps Position ADEA as Health Education Leader

In only a few short months, ADEA President Sandra C. Andrieu's term will close. Over the course of her term, Dr. Andrieu has been heavily involved in charting the course of the Association for the next few years, laying a foundation that incorporates changes and trends within health care, and positioning ADEA as a prominent leader through the strong application of its strategic objectives.

Two Dugoni School of Dentistry IDS Students Honored with 2010 Dixon Scholarship Award

The University of Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry honored International Dental Studies (IDS) students Drs. Mohammad Faizan Ali and Kunal Karan with the 5th Annual Dr. F. Gene and Rosemary Dixon Scholarship Award during a ceremony held in early November. Ali and Karan, both members of the Class of 2011, were recognized for their exemplary work during their first year as IDS students. Each will receive a check for $3,000 during graduation.

CDC Supports Three Additional States to Strengthen Oral Health Programs

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in November that it will provide funding to Kansas, Texas, and Vermont over the next year to strengthen their oral health programs and to improve the oral health of their residents. The awards, which range from $242,128 to $350,000, are renewable for up to three years.

Dentistry in the News - January 2011

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.

Around the Dental Education Community - January 2011

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.

January 2011 Kudos

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.

January 2011 Transitions

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.

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