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."

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