The National Dental Association Foundation (NDAF), in collaboration with the Colgate-Palmolive Company, sponsored the 15th Annual Faculty Recognition Awards Luncheon and Minority Faculty, Administrators & Practitioners Forum (formerly named the Minority Faculty & Administrators’ Forum) at the 98th Annual National Dental Association (NDA) Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.
MedEdPORTAL has launched a customized version of MedEdPORTAL for dentistry in partnership with the American Dental Education Association. This new website provides ADEA's constituency with a centralized location for ADEA's relevant news, updates, and featured publications.
The Journal of Dental Education Online has a new look, courtesy of its upgrade to an XML-based platform by the journal’s online host, HighWire Press. The new platform positions the JDE to take advantage of the latest publishing innovations—and those yet to come. For instance, XML-based content can easily appear on a variety of devices, such as the iPhone, the iPod, and Amazon’s Kindle. It is also easy to disseminate XML-based content through feeds, widgets, blogs, and networking sites.
University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) School of Dentistry, a small core of predoctoral dental and dental hygiene students completed a monthly series of workshops. The Workshops in Academic Dentistry were designed to engage dental and dental hygiene students and faculty in an informal discussion of topics related to academic dentistry.
Alumni from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry recently hosted the annual Cioppino Dinner to welcome the D.D.S. Class of 2014, the IDS Class of 2013, and the Dental Hygiene Class of 2012. Cioppino is a seafood stew the alumni prepare each year to welcome the new students.
On August 2, 2011, President Obama signed into law S. 365, the Budget Control Act of 2011. The legislation ended subsidies on Stafford loans for graduate and professional students for periods of instruction starting after July 1, 2012. Students in degree programs that take lengthy periods to complete (such as dental, medicine, law, and doctoral programs) will be hardest hit.
The Ohio State University School of Dentistry showcases the talent of its students in a unique music video set to the music of “Carmen, Ohio,” the school’s alma mater. The admissions office invited 21 dental students to participate in the video, which highlights the artistic side of dentistry and promotes the admissions recruitment philosophy of people, excellence, and tradition.
Even the Tooth Fairy cut back in 2011. Survey results recently released by Visa, Inc., found that this year she leaves an average of $2.60 per tooth, a 40-cent decrease from last year’s $3 per tooth.
The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry has received a $3.5 million gift, the largest in the school’s history, from Delta Dental of Minnesota Trust. The gift will support the construction of the state’s only hospital-based pediatric dental clinic.
Dr. Chiayeng Wang, Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Biology and Center for Molecular Biology of Oral Diseases at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, was included in a June 2011 article in International Innovation, “Delving into Rhabdomyosarcoma,” as well as a sidebar entitled “Childhood Cancer.”
Dr. Judith A. Buchanan, a Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, has been appointed Interim Dean of the school. Dr. Buchanan, who was recruited to Minnesota from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, where she was Academic Dean from 1997 to 2005, is an expert in dental accreditation and virtual technology and curricula.
Journal of Dental Education, September 2011, Vol 75, No. 9
The University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry (UDMSD) invites applications for a new full-time position as the Director of the International Dentist Program, which provides the opportunity for foreign trained dentists to earn a D.D.S. degree.