The Crowne Plaza Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, will host the ADEA Fall 2011 Meetings, including the Fourth ADEA Summit on Advanced Dental Education, from October 20-22, 2011. This year's opening plenary on Thursday afternoon will be given by Dr. Milton Chen, Senior Fellow and Executive Director Emeritus of The George Lucas Edcuational Foundation (GLEF), promising a lively question-and-answer session on modern innovations in education.
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.
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.
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.
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.