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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.

Feasibility of Dental Hygiene Students in Long-Term Care Facilities Studied in Pilot Program

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By 2030 the number of people 65 years or older in the United States is expected to rise to 72.1 million, according to the U.S. Administration on Aging. This growing segment, which will compose 19% of the U.S. population, will present unique challenges to the next generation of oral care providers.

News from University of Maryland’s Division of Dental Hygiene

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Each summer, three rising senior dental hygiene students and a faculty member from the University of Maryland satellite campus in Princess Anne travel by boat to Smith Island on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to provide dental hygiene care to island residents. Smith Island's population decreases each year due to lack of employment and the slow decline of the crabbing industry.

California Dental Pipeline Program II Evaluation Symposium: Outcomes and Implications

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Most rural areas in California have shortages of dentists, and the state has many low-income urban communities with concentrations of racial and ethnic minorities. In response, the California Pipeline Program Phase II was implemented to reduce the disparities in access to oral health care in California. ADEA was then charged in 2007 with leading a three-year evaluation of these efforts and “bridging the gap” between California and national policy issues.

Models of Interprofessional Curriculum in Dental Education

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At this ADEA Presidential Symposium, Dr. Sandra C. Andrieu presented three models of interprofessional education (IPE) curricula currently under way at three different dental schools. Faculty from the University of Florida, University of Minnesota, and Western University of Health Services presented their curriculum models and discussed the challenges and successes of each program.

The ADEA Future of Advanced Dental Education Admissions (ADEA/FADEA) Project

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Recent changes in the reporting of National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) scores have placed a focus on the postdoctoral admissions process. Advanced education program directors face new challenges in screening applicants and selecting the best candidates for their programs.

The Fight for Primary Preventative Dental Care

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Recent U.S. health surveys have documented a decline in the oral health of young children. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, between the periods 1988-1994 and 1999-2004, the prevalence of tooth decay in the primary teeth of children ages 2 to 4 years increased from 18 to 23%. The prevalence is higher among low-income children. One low-cost, highly effective, and readily available strategy to prevent caries is brushing twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste.

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine Hosts Inaugural Field Advocacy Workshop

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With the recent onslaught of congressional-enacted cuts to funds for the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), Title VII Health Professions programs, student aid programs, and the elimination of Medicaid dental benefits for millions of low-income children, what better time to initiate grassroots action?

Societal Changes Affect Diversity in Dental, Allied Dental, and Advanced Dental Education

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Medical Association and vice chair of the AMA’s Board of Trustees, addressed key ADEA leaders on increasing diversity in the health care professions on January 27 in Washington, DC.

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