Bulletin of Dental Education

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.

Update from Allied Dental Education - June 2011

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Each year during the month of the Annual National ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors' Conference, the BDE highlights news and activities from the allied dental education community.

Upcoming ADEA/AAL Institute for Allied Health Educators Program: Advances in Educational Methods [May 2011]

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After the success of January’s ADEA/AAL Institute for Allied Health Educators online program, ADEA again is partnering with the Academy for Academic Leadership to present another ADEA/AAL IAHE distance learning program in June: Advances in Educational Methods for Allied Health Educators.

Professor Strives to Improve Jordanian Dental Hygiene on Fulbright Grant

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Prof. Michele L. Darby, Chair of the Gene W. Hirschfeld School of Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University, is spending much of the first half of 2010 as a Fulbright Scholar in Irbid, Jordan. In collaboration with Jordan University of Science and Technology, Professor Darby is teaching students and assisting faculty and administrators in achieving education standards similar to those in the United States.

Short Takes - June 2010

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Special Allied Dental Education Coverage

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Soon the community will gather for the 2010 ADEA Invitational Allied Dental Education Summit and the 43rd Annual National ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors' Conference, both taking place this month in Broomfield, Colorado. Look for coverage of these events and other news of interest to allied dental educators in upcoming issues of the Bulletin of Dental Education Online.

Teaching Dental Hygiene Students Effective Behavioral Changes Techniques

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In a fast-paced clinical atmosphere, dental hygienists only have a few minutes to counsel patients on good oral health behaviors. The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) has integrated a counseling technique into its dental hygiene curriculum that has evidence of positively effecting behavioral changes.

Get Ready for the 43rd Annual National ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors' Conference(1)

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Join fellow allied dental program directors June 12-15, 2010, at the Omni Interlocken in Broomfield, Colorado, for the 43rd Annual National ADEA Allied Dental Program Directors' Conference.

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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