An Update on the ADEA/FADEA Project

The changes announced in 2009 in the reporting of National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) scores (becoming pass/fail in 2012) placed a focus on the postdoctoral admissions process. Advanced education program directors will face new challenges in the always-critical process of screening applicants and selecting the best candidates for their programs.

Closing the Gaps in Women’s Oral Care Education and Research

Emerging data indicate the unique effects of oral cancer, periodontal disease, obesity, violence, and other factors on women’s health. The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health sponsorship, will identify current knowledge gaps to fill so that the next generation of North American oral care providers better meets the unique health needs of women. 

Interprofessional Education Reports Detail Competencies and Strategies for the Health Professions

Six national health professions associations and three private foundations released new reports detailing their recommendations for interprofessional education in the health professions. These reports provide the new competencies and action strategies to be implemented in educational institutions in the United States, providing the foundation for improved patient care and services. 

Ms. Bernice King to Share Wisdom and Inspiration with ADEA LI Fellows

During the week of June 13, the 2011-12 ADEA Leadership Institute Fellows will attend Phase I of their program in Atlanta, Georgia. During their five-day meeting, they will visit The King Center, where Ms. Bernice A. King, the youngest daughter of Ms. Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will speak to them about the philosophy of leadership.

News from University of Maryland’s Division of Dental Hygiene

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.

UCF Plans to Open Dental School in 2014

University of Central Florida (UCF) officials announced in May they are looking at opening a dental school in 2014. The university hopes to graduate 100 dentists a year near its College of Medicine location in the heart of Lake Nona’s “medical city.”

University of Maryland Dental School Praised for Bringing Oral Health Research Home

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.

Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring Program

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.

Around the Dental Education Community - June 2011

A proposed 30% enrollment increase for the University of Connecticut Health Center’s medical and dental schools (48 dental students) and a loan forgiveness program to attract more graduates to practice primary care medicine and dentistry in Connecticut are included in the $864 million “Bioscience Connecticut” economic revitalization initiative from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

June 2011 Kudos

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.

June 2011 Transitions

Patrick M. Lloyd, D.D.S., has been named as the new Dean of The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Dentistry. Dr. Lloyd is currently Dean of University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; he will begin his new position at OSU on August 1, 2011.

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