Bulletin of Dental Education

Delta Dental Grant Supports IU Sealant Program for Underserved Children

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The Delta Dental Foundation has given the Indiana University (IU) School of Dentistry a $50,000 grant to operate the university’s Seal Indiana mobile program. The initiative brings vital preventative dental care to Indiana children in key underserved areas while enabling dental students to help alleviate disparities in access to healthcare. Gifts from the foundation to the school now total $250,000.

RWJF Expands Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program to Include Dentistry

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One of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s longest running national programs, the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP), will offer support to dental scholars starting with its 2012 application period. For more than 25 years,  AMFDP has fostered diversity among U.S. medical school faculty, and that well-known program will now work to do the same among dental school faculty.

ADEA Honored by Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine

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The American Dental Education Association was honored by the Institute for the Advancement of Multicultural & Minority Medicine (IAMMM) with their Soar High Leadership Award on September 28, 2011, in Washington, DC. ADEA Executive Director Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., received the award on behalf of the Association.

ADEA’s Transforming Admissions Offers Tools for Updating Admissions, Accreditation, More

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Despite a significant increase in applications from underrepresented minority (URM) students, total URM enrollment in dental schools has yet to significantly rise. An online publication available free to members of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), ADEA’s Transforming Admissions: A Practical Guide to Fostering Student Diversity in Dental Students, provides information and tools to improve the admissions process and create a more diverse student body.

Subsidies to Stafford Loans to Graduate and Professional Students End

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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.

Annual Golf Classic Raises Over $80,000 for Kids in the Klinic Endowment

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Nearly 200 alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends of University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry recently gathered to show their support for the school's Kids in the Klinic Endowment as they enjoyed a round of golf at the Olympic Club.

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

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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

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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.

National Museum of Dentistry Launches New Oral Health Resource

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The National Museum of Dentistry has created a new resource to help parents of children with autism spectrum disorder succeed in teaching good oral healthcare. Healthy Smiles for Autism is a free guide that helps parents teach children with autism spectrum disorder how to brush and floss with the help of step-by-step instruction, social stories, and visual sequencing cards for brushing.

Dugoni School Hosts Community Screenings, Wellness Activities to Celebrate National Women’s Health Week

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The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry participated in the 2011 National Women's Health Week, which took place in early May. Women's Health Week activities included three lunchtime sessions focused on women's wellness, a day of free dental screenings for Bay Area women, and a handful of fitness activities for students and employees.

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