UMDNJ and Rutgers University Merge Creating New Health Sciences Institute

Leaders across New Jersey welcomed a new era in higher education July 1, 2013, as the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act became effective. The Act integrates most of the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey into Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, including University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School (UMDNJ).


The dental school is now officially the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. The school’s leadership recommended the new name to reflect that dentistry is a profession founded in biomedical science. The new name more closely aligns with today’s dental education and practice.

Call for Nominations for ADEA Appointments

ADEA is pleased to announce the ninth annual Call for Nominations for ADEA 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.

Gies Awards: Call for 2014 Nominations

The William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement (The Gies Awards) are the preeminent recognition of exceptional contributions to and support of oral health and dental education. The Gies Awards are an annual program of the ADEAGies Foundation.

2013 ADEA Fall Meetings: Register Today

Registration is now open for the ADEA Fall 2013 Meetings, being held October 24-26 at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel in Oklahoma City, OK. The ADEA Fall 2013 Meetings provide opportunities for ADEA Councils, Sections, and other groups to Converge, Connect, and Create, while holding business meetings, earning CE credits, and networking.

ADEA to Launch First Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service for Students

The ADEA Dental Hygiene Centralized Application Service (ADEA DHCAS) simplifies the application process for prospective dental hygiene students by allowing applicants to send in one set of materials and information for multiple dental hygiene programs. The service is available to all individuals applying to participating dental hygiene programs.

Register Today for the 2013 ADEA BFACA Mid-Year Meeting

The 2013 ADEA Sections on Business and Financial Administration and Clinic Administration (ADEA BFACA) Mid-Year Meeting will take place October 9-12 at the Liaison Hotel Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The event will feature three days of robust programming, with this year’s theme focusing on Embracing Change.

New CAMBRA Course Introduced on Coursera

John D.B. Featherstone, M.Sc., Ph.D., Dean of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry is now leading a new on Coursera, offering dental professionals and non-professionals alike access to the “scientific basis for caries (dental decay) risk assessment and practice interventions,” according to the website.

Temple University Launches Project ENGAGE

The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University, is launching Project ENGAGE, a $1.75 million initiative designed to improve children’s access to oral health care.

Transitions, Appointments, and Awards - July 2013

Ronald J. Dailey, Ph.D., Executive Associate Dean at the Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Dentistry, has been appointed by the University Board of Trustees to serve as the School’s fifth Dean, effective July 1, 2013. 
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