ADEA CRC Has the Latest on Biofilm, Erosion, and Dentin Hypersensitivity

Does one of your courses for the fall term need some freshening? If the topic is connected to biofilm, erosion, or dentin hypersensitivity, you’re in luck. For each of them, the ADEA Curriculum Resource Center currently contains course assignments, an image gallery, a resource library, case studies, and student handouts. Coming soon is new content on the relationship between periodontal diseases and overall health.

Final Call for the 2011 ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning

The ADEA/AAL ITL is designed for new and junior educators, private practice dentists transitioning to academic careers, and more senior faculty who want to get reenergized with the latest teaching and learning strategies for the classroom and the clinic. The mission of the ADEA/AAL ITL is to help you succeed in academic dentistry.

New IOM Report Outlines Opportunities for Dental Education Community to Address Access to Care Challenges

A report released in August 2011 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations, details recommendations to meet the oral health care needs of the underserved in the United States. Its motive is to bring into sharp focus the greatest barriers faced by the most vulnerable populations and ensure that oral health care is included in the national conversation that continues around health care.

New Manual Provides Strategies to Combat Faculty and Minority Shortages in Academic Dentistry

A faculty shortage and the lack of underrepresented minority (URM) faculty place academic dentistry in the midst of a crisis. The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, has identified best practices to recruit and retain URM faculty that highlight the importance of leadership, institutional climate, mentoring, and valuing diversity.

Dentistry in the News - August 2011

Numerous media outlets covered the publication of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Oral Health Access to Services report, Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations, on July 13, 2011. Among them were the Los Angeles Times and Fox Broadcasting stations like KVVU Las Vegas and WTVT Tampa Bay‎.

August 2011 Kudos

Dr. Cyril Meyerowitz, Director of Eastman Institute for Oral Health, was presented with the Foundations of Excellence in Research Award from the New York State Dental Foundation. The award is in recognition of Dr. Meyerowitz’s commitment to applying creative, science-based methods to foster greater understanding of and to improve overall oral health.

August 2011 Transitions

Dr. William H. Crawford, Jr., former Dean of University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, died on June 18, 2011. Dr. Crawford was named Dean in 1977 and served in that position until 1990. During his 13 years of leadership, the school underwent several changes, including renovations to the Norris Dental Science Center, the creation of the Special Patients Clinic and the Sterilizer Monitoring Service, and the opening of the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology on the Health Sciences campus.

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