Each summer, three rising senior dental hygiene students and a faculty member from the University of Maryland satellite campus in Princess Anne travel by boat to Smith Island on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to provide dental hygiene care to island residents. Smith Island's population decreases each year due to lack of employment and the slow decline of the crabbing industry.
On April 25, 2011, Dean Christian S. Stohler, D.M.D., DrMedDent, and the University of Maryland Dental School (UMDS) hosted a town hall meeting on behalf of the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (FNIDCR). The forum was entitled “Bringing Oral Health Research Home” and was the first in a series of proposed nationwide town hall meetings.
Musculoskeletal impairments like back pain and arthritis are a top reason for visits to physicians' offices. The United States Bone and Joint Decade/Initiative (USBJD/I) is now offering a program to encourage early-career basic and clinical investigators in academic careers.
In an update of a report first issued in 2010, the Pew Children's Dental Campaign published The State of Children’s Dental Health: Making Coverage Matter on May 24, 2011. This new report is intended to assess states' ability to serve insured and soon-to-be-insured children.
Martha J. Somerman, D.D.S., Ph.D., Dean of the University of Washington School of Dentistry and soon-to-be Director of the National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research, has been chosen to receive the 2011 Paul Goldhaber Award from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Volume 75, Number 6/June 2011