2012 ADEA PASS Application Cycle Includes Multidimensional Applicant Assessment

When the 2012 ADEA PASS application cycle opens on May 18, 2011, it will include a tool that provides a more complete picture of an applicant's potential for success in an advanced dental education program—beyond grades, test scores, and recommendation letters. The new tool (which has demonstrated validity and utility in predicting success in graduate-level programs) collects and shares information about an applicant's strengths through non-cognitive measures.

ADEA Supports National Oral Health Report

The American Dental Education Association welcomes the release of Advancing Oral Health in America, the first of two new reports on oral health undertaken by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration, the report builds on and supplements the 2000 Surgeon General’s Report, Oral Health in America, and the National Call to Action to Promote Oral Health in 2003.

Boston University Student Chooses Dental Education Over Music, Never Looks Back

"If you asked me three years ago, I would have never imagined being in dental school," says Mr. Jun Hwang, a third-year dental student at Boston University (BU) Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. "I was at the career’s end of being a student. I had less than a year left until graduation, and I had no plans to continue my education. Being a music and biological sciences double major, I was deciding between a career as a concert pianist or something biology related."

Call for Nominations for ADEA Appointments [May 2011]

ADEA is pleased to announce the annual Open Call for Nominations for ADEA and other appointments. Each year ADEA has the opportunity to make appointments to a number of committees, commissions, and task forces within the organization, as well as similar appointments to external groups and organizations.

Call for Nominations for ADEA President-elect [May 2011]

All ADEA members are invited to nominate candidates for the Association’s 2012-13 President-elect. The ADEA Nominating Committee consists of the ADEA Immediate Past President, Dr. Sandra C. Andrieu, and the seven ADEA Vice Presidents.

Congressman Simpson Gives Insider Look at Advocacy Methods

U.S. Representative Michael K. “Mike” Simpson, one of two dentists in the U.S. Congress, addressed attendees at the 2011 AADR-ADEA Deans’ Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill on Monday, April 4. He provided an insider's perspective from the vantage point of a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

Dentistry Dean Leaving UW to Head NIDCR

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins has announced that Dr. Martha J. Somerman, Dean of the University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry, has been named Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

Students Learn Nuts and Bolts at 2011 National Dental Student Lobby Day

Over 300 dental students from across the United States descended on Washington, D.C., on March 28 and 29 for the 2011 National Dental Student Lobby Day co-sponsored by the American Student Dental Association (ASDA) and ADEA. The schedule was tightly packed with several informative topics, including a refresher on how exactly Congress works and why understanding advocacy is important within the realm of oral health care.

Tufts University Study Supports New Classification of CUS

In the first study investigating the origins of a little-known condition called chronic ulcerative stomatitis (CUS), researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) provide evidence that an autoimmune response contributes to the painful oral sores that characterize the disease.

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