ADEA Curriculum Resource Center Now Contains Four Modules

The ADEA Curriculum Resource Center (ADEA CRC) library now contains curriculum guides on dental plaque biofilm, dentin hypersensitivity, erosion, and periodontal diseases and overall health. ADEA members can take advantage of this unique educational resource for free. The guides were developed by an esteemed group of individuals and higher learning institutions recognized for their expertise in dental education.

Delta Dental Grant Supports IU Sealant Program for Underserved Children

The Delta Dental Foundation has given the Indiana University (IU) School of Dentistry a $50,000 grant to operate the university’s Seal Indiana mobile program. The initiative brings vital preventative dental care to Indiana children in key underserved areas while enabling dental students to help alleviate disparities in access to healthcare. Gifts from the foundation to the school now total $250,000.

GSDM Student Honored at Hinman Symposium

Mr. Sultan Mohammed, a Class of 2013 D.M.D. student at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM), was recently honored at the Hinman Symposium in Memphis Tennessee. Mr. Mohammed won the Most Outstanding Presentation in Clinical Research award for his poster “Upregulation of Cthrc1 N-glycoprotein Marks OSCC Tumor Spread.”

RWJF Expands Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program to Include Dentistry

One of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s longest running national programs, the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP), will offer support to dental scholars starting with its 2012 application period. For more than 25 years,  AMFDP has fostered diversity among U.S. medical school faculty, and that well-known program will now work to do the same among dental school faculty.

Two New Studies Published by the International and American Associations for Dental Research

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) recently published two studies in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR). In a report on a preclinical investigation titled “Flagellin Enhances Saliva IgA Response and Protection of Anti-Caries DNA Vaccine,” lead author Dr. Wei Shi, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his team of researchers demonstrate that anti-caries DNA vaccines, including pGJA-P/VAX, are promising for preventing dental caries.

Dentistry in the News - November 2011

Dr. Richard W. Valachovic, Executive Director of the American Dental Education Association, recently visited the new $112 million building at the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Health Sciences University. Dr. Valachovic noted that the building will help to attract students, faculty, and patients.

Around the Dental Education Community - November 2011

On October 15, the Student National Dental Association (SNDA) successfully launched the first Mini Impressions Program at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. Mini Impressions, an offshoot of the Summer Impressions Program, targets high school students instead of college students, but the goal is the same— to expose underrepresented minorities to a career in dentistry.

November 2011 Kudos

Dr. Sangeetha Chandrasekaran, a periodontics resident at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has won the Volpe Prize. The $3,500 award is presented to the best clinical research in periodontology by students in dentistry. The competition, sponsored by The Ohio State University and Colgate-Palmolive Co., is named for Dr. Anthony Volpe, who is responsible for Colgate’s worldwide clinical research program.

November 2011 Transitions

Patricia Capps, CDA, RDH, M.S., Indiana University School of Dentistry, was elected as a new Director to the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) during its Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors in Chicago, Illinois. Her term began on September 1, 2011.

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