Bulletin of Dental Education

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.

Building A Collaborative Infrastructure for Diversity

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Dr. Richard W. Valachovic, ADEA executive director, highlighted ADEA’s progress in the development of a collaborative infrastructure for diversity in dental education for the ADEA leadership group on January 27.

ADEA's Membership Now Open...Wider

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It’s official! The American Dental Education Association’s Open Membership System roared to life at 9 a.m. on January 2 when ADEA kicked off its “Open…Wider” Campaign.

Dental Educators Attend White House Conference on Aging

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Delegates from across the United States gathered in Washington, DC in mid December for the fifth White House Conference on Aging.

Insight and Information from Around the World: ADEA’s Third International Women’s Leadership Conference

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Dental and allied dental education leaders from around the world brought insight and information to the third gathering of ADEA’s International Women’s Lead-ership Conference held in Montreal, Canada, August 28-30, 2005. The conference theme “Global Health Through Women’s Leader-ship” emerged from the two previous conferences, held in France in 1998 and Sweden in 2003.

NIDCR Awards Grants Totaling $75 Million for New Practice-Based Initiative

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The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded three grants, totaling $75 million, that establish regional practice-based research networks to investigate with greater scientific rigor everyday issues in the delivery of oral health care.

Allied Dental Programs Reach Out to Communities In Need

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Access to dental care is important for everyone—low-income families, children with special needs, even pets. In an effort to reach these unique and diverse populations in need of dental care, allied dental students in programs nationwide participate in various community dental programs.

HHS Awards $9.8 Million to Dental Programs for Treatment of Patients with HIV/AIDS

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HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson has announced the awarding of 63 grants totaling $9.8 million to reimburse dental education programs for some of the costs of providing oral health services for Americans living with HIV/AIDS.

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