Bulletin of Dental Education

Why Dental Student Advocacy Is Important for the Profession

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By becoming involved in policy advocacy, dental students play an integral role in securing results that directly affect our lives as not only students but as future community leaders, practicing dentists, and dental educators.

University of Nebraska College of Dentistry Goes the Distance to Deliver Dental Care

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For its Children’s Dental Day VI, June 4 and 5 of this year, dental and dental hygiene students, faculty, and staff traveled 400 miles on a seven-plus hour journey to take their free dental clinic to children in western Nebraska.

New Attention for the Oral Health of African American Men

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In an effort to improve the oral health of African American men, who suffer greater rates of dental decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancer than the general population, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has released Visible Differences: Improving the Oral Health of African American Males.

PGY-1 Becomes the Law in New York

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On May 11, New York Governor George Pataki signed into law legislation that, beginning in 2007, will require dental students to complete a clinically based, CODA-approved postdoctoral general practice or specialty dental residency program of at least one year’s duration.

University of Nebraska College of Dentistry and Three States

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry has partnered with state dental associations in Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, and South Dakota to form a consortium to address oral health access problems of underserved populations in rural areas.

Tom’s of Maine Launches Oral Care Education and Access Program

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Tom’s of Maine, a new ADEA corporate member, has launched a new five-year program, Dental Health for All, that addresses the critical issues of access to quality oral care and oral health literacy in America. In partnership with ADEA and thousands of retail stores, public dental clinics, dental professionals, and consumers, the Tom’s program will improve oral health—especially among children—by supporting community-based dental facilities in underserved communities throughout the United States.

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