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.
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.
The June 2011 issue of the Bulletin of Dental Education Online will focus on allied dental education. This is your opportunity to share information and put a spotlight on allied dental education.
"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."
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.
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.
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.