Meharry’s Dean Sees Quality, Technology, and Community as Keys to School’s Future

In January 2011, Janet H. Southerland, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., was named Dean of Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. Meharry’s School of Dentistry is known for emphasizing comprehensive care that is not contingent on social or economic circumstances, geographical origin, or ethnicity. Graduates have moved on to noteworthy international acclaim, serving society with a special focus on providing care for the underserved. Recently, Meharry was awarded funding for one of four Regional Research Centers for Minority Oral Health in the United States. These research centers aim to improve the oral health of ethnic minorities by expanding research opportunities and strengthening relevant research capacity of minority dental schools.

7th ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Class Completes Program

In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 19 new graduates of the ADEA Allied Dental Faculty Leadership Development Program (ADEA ADFLDP) celebrated the accomplishments of the three-and-a-half-day, intensive educational event designed to heighten their connection to their profession, develop leadership skills, and elevate their standing in the allied dental education community.

Call for Nominations for ADEA President-elect [July 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.

Find More Modules Now in the ADEA Curriculum Resource Center

The ADEA Curriculum Resource Center (ADEA CRC) now contains three modules: dental plaque biofilm, dentin hypersensitivity, and erosion. Coming soon is a fourth module, “Periodontal Diseases and Their Relationship with Overall Health.”

LECOM Breaks Ground for School of Dental Medicine

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has broken ground on its new state-of-the-art School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, Florida. With construction under way, the school is scheduled to open in July 2012.

Report from the ADEA CCI Summer 2011 Liaisons Meeting

The 2011 ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation (CCI) Liaisons Meeting, “Engaging Leaders for Change and Innovation,” was held June 27-29 in San Diego, California. This year’s meeting focused on recent “game changing” events in dental education.

Dentistry in the News - July 2011

Dr. Maria Emanuel Ryan and her patient Ms. Joanne Maglares shared the dramatic story of oral health problems foreshadowing Ms. Maglares’s heart attack with millions through the WebMD website. The patient expected a routine repair of a broken tooth, but assessment showed multiple tooth fractures and rapidly advancing periodontal disease.

July 2011 Transitions

Dr. Lawrence E. Wolinsky has been appointed as Dean of Baylor College of Dentistry and officially begins his service on September 1, 2011. Dr. Wolinsky is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Personnel at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Dentistry and has served for 30 years with UCLA in research, teaching, and administrative roles.

Preview the July 2011 Journal of Dental Education

The July issue of the Journal of Dental Education consists of the Annual Proceedings of the American Dental Education Association, including the President's and President-Elect's addresses and the Executive Director's report delivered at the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. Also included are these recently approved official ADEA documents:

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