ADA Seeking Faculty Volunteers for Developing Tanzanian Curriculum

The American Dental Association (ADA), in cooperation with Health Volunteers Overseas, is assisting dental faculty at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in developing programs to provide chair-side instruction and lectures to undergraduate and advanced dental education students, as well as continuing education for the faculty.

Clinic and Research Day Set at University of Illinois at Chicago

Get the latest dental knowledge at the 25th Annual Clinic and Research Day, set for March 8, 2012 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and focus on student research presentations, Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) competitions based on actual cases, and an internationally known keynote speaker.

CODA Call for Nominations [December 2011]

The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) is calling for nominations to fill vacancies for public members of its review committees. Public nominees should not have a formal or informal connection to dentistry, but they should have an interest in or knowledge of health-related accreditation issues.

ECU Receives Federal Grant for Telemedicine

East Carolina University (ECU) School of Dental Medicine has received a grant worth nearly $400,000 to expand its rural residency program. The grant comes as a portion of more than $1.5 million North Carolina is receiving from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve access to health care and educational services in rural communities.

Manitoba Health Supports Collaborative Oral Systemic Health Curriculum

Manitoba Health announced $500,000 in funding (over five years) to the faculties of Medicine and Dentistry toward development of a groundbreaking online curriculum to educate nondental health care providers about oral health. Diseases and conditions of the oral cavity can have a profound and pervasive impact on overall health, especially in high-risk populations where access to dental care may be limited.

Maryland Alumni Establish Scholarship Endowment

Several alumni from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) recently established a scholarship fund to support UMSOD students. Drs. Bradley Trattner and Adam Eisner, trustees of the Baltimore alumni chapter of dental fraternity Alpha Omega, joined Drs. Todd Sarubin and Arthur Goldvarg in donating $100,000 to the school. The gift created the Baltimore Alumni Chapter of Alpha Omega Endowment Fund.

Pacific Center for Special Care Awarded $2.1 Million State Oral Health Workforce Grant

The Pacific Center for Special Care at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry recently received a $2.1 million grant from the California Department of Public Health for a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded state oral health workforce project. This is the second of two such HRSA grants awarded to the Pacific Center for Special Care for a total funding of $4 million.

UNC Researchers Produce New Findings in Large-Scale Jaw Pain Study

Researchers at the Center for Neurosensory Disorders, a part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, served as the lead researchers in the first large-scale clinical jaw-pain study, called the Orofacial Pain: Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment (OPPERA). The study, led by Dr. William Maixner, Director of the CND at UNC, provides new insights into potential causes of tempromandibular joint disorders.

University of Florida Opens New Dental Clinical Research Unit

The University of Florida (UF) College of Dentistry recently opened a Dental Clinical Research Unit (DCRU) as a collaborative effort with the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to facilitate and encourage translational research.

University of the Pacific Announces New San Francisco Campus for Dental School

The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry announced the purchase of an office building in San Francisco, California’s South of Market (SoMa) district to establish a new campus. The building, located at 155 Fifth Street, is seven stories tall with approximately 395,000 gross square feet of space. Five floors of the building will house the university's prestigious Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, as well as classroom space for other future university programs.

Dentistry in the News - December 2011

Roseman University of Health Sciences held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 27 for Utah’s first four-year school of dentistry. The facility features classrooms equipped with multimedia technology, six imaging rooms, two wet labs, conference rooms, and team breakout rooms.

December 2011 Kudos

Einstein Healthcare Network and the organization’s Department of Dental Medicine recently honored Dr. Alan J. Borislow for more than 30 years of dedication to the organization, to dental education, and to patients served. Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia has named the Alan J. Borislow Division of Orthodontics in recognition of his 30 years of service as Chairman of the Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine.

December 2011 Transitions

Dr. Jack Clinton, Dean of the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Dentistry will be stepping down from day-to-day operational responsibilities as Dean at the end of 2011. In his role as Dean Emeritus, Dr. Clinton will instead focus on overseeing the dental school’s transition to its new home at Portland’s South Waterfront location and raising the additional funds necessary to complete the new building.

December 2011 Classifieds

The Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking applications for two full-time faculty positions (non-tenure track) beginning August 16, 2012 at the Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor levels.

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