AADR-ADEA Deans' Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill Set for Early April 2011

Mark your calendars and register now for Deans' Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, April 3-5, 2011, in Washington, DC. The featured speaker will be one of the Republican Party's best-known media consultants and political strategists, Mr. Alex Castellanos, a frequent contributor to CNN, The Huffington Post, NationalReview.com, and CNN.com. Attendees will hear his insights on what to expect from the new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Five Great Reasons to Attend the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

It's good news and even better news when it comes to the upcoming 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, March 12-16 in San Diego, California. Is that all you needed to hear? Hurry to www.adea.org/2011annualsession for complete registration instructions and links to online registration and hotel reservations. The deadline to make hotel reservations is February 7, 2011, and the last day for advance registration at reduced rates is February 25, 2011.

Edly Destine, Class of 2014: How Sweet It Is to Become a Dentist

New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry second-year dental student Mr. Edly Destine has an ironically sweet past: He once worked as a quality-control sugar chemist at the Domino Sugar refinery in Brooklyn, New York. He said he never seriously considered the humor in this until he completed Dr. Mark S. Wolff's cariology course recently at NYU.

Dentistry in the News - February 2011

Americans' consumption of bottled and filtered water has doubled over the past decade. Could this affect tooth decay? Dr. Steven M. Levy, Professor at University of Iowa, has been studying the effect of fluoride intake on infants. He was quoted in a widely syndicated Washington Post article.

Around the Dental Education Community - February 2011

More than two-thirds of dentists lose days of practice each year because of unavoidable muscular-skeletal pain. University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery Dean Christian S. Stohler has launched an initiative to bring renewed attention to ergonomics to dental education.

February 2011 Kudos

Dr. Nabil F. Bissada, Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, received the American Academy of Periodontology's (AAP) 2010 Outstanding Periodontal Educator Award. According to the organization, the award "recognizes an exemplary periodontal faculty member who is an inspiration to students whose career demonstrates excellence."

February 2011 Transitions

The University of New England (UNE) College of Dental Medicine announced the appointment of Dr. James J. Koelbl as the college's new Dean. Dr. Koelbl is the Founding Dean of Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine and will join UNE in April. The college is slated to open in fall 2012.

February Journal of Dental Education Previews

New Instrument to Assess EBD Training: Mr. Hendricson et al. report on the validation of an assessment instrument designed to measure the outcomes of training in evidence-based dentistry (EBD), based on the responses of second-year dental students, residents, and dental faculty members. This instrument goes beyond the usual limited focus in EBD assessment on comprehension of concepts to assess the effects of training in four areas: knowledge, attitudes, information accessing, and confidence.
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