Bulletin of Dental Education

ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map Offers New Feature

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The ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map now features a new dropdown menu, allowing ADEA members even easier access to critical state legislation.

Join ADEA April 8 for the 2014 ADEA/AADR Advocacy Day

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ADEA invites you to make your voice heard during ADEA/AADR Advocacy Day 8:30 a.m. – noon Tuesday, April 8:30 in Room 2168 in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill.

2014 ADEA/AADR Advocacy Day

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This one-day event has been designed to provide the dental education and dental and craniofacial research communities an opportunity to advocate before Congress in support of our issues.

United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map Now Available for ADEA Members

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ADEA is pleased to announce that the new ADEA United States Interactive Legislative Tracking Map is now available to provide members access to the most up-to-date information on state legislation of interest to academic dentistry.

Engaging Other Professions in the Fight Against Dental Disease

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Twelve years ago, when Tracy Garland was running the Washington Dental Service Foundation, she met with the head of the state dental association to inform him about an effort to reach out to organized medicine. His advice to her: keep your efforts strictly local or expect serious pushback. 

ADEA Advocacy – 2011 in Review

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ADEA’s 2011 legislative initiatives and grassroots advocacy efforts, approved by the ADEA Board of Directors and guided by the ADEA Legislative Advisory Committee, were promoted in this supercharged political environment—sometimes successfully, sometimes falling short of the mark.

Whether in a leadership role or in collaboration with dental, oral health, higher education organizations, and other like-minded strategic partners, ADEA’s advocacy on behalf of dental education, dental research, and the oral health of the nation was substantive.

ADEA's Advocacy Update - Winter 2011

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Thanks to concerns raised by ADEA, the American Dental Association (ADA), and other oral health organizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reversed its decision to downgrade the Division of Oral Health (DOH). On January 14, 2011, ADEA Executive Director Richard W. Valachovic wrote to CDC Director Thomas Frieden and stated that “we strongly believe that DOH’s role should be preserved and the division should not be placed under the Division of Adult and Community Health where the issue of oral health care will have to compete with other pressing health issues.”

Advocacy: A Primer for Aspiring Student Leaders

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Opportunities for student leadership are not restricted to the dental school campus or local community. Students looking for ways to make an impact on public policy don’t have to wait until after graduation. Advocacy begins with a desire to help others through activities that can influence public policy and be accomplished on the local, state, and national levels of government.

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