The fifth of its kind in North Carolina, the CSLCs provide expert dental care to patients statewide.
Two years ago, U-M announced the Third Century Initiative, which challenged faculty to develop innovative, multi-disciplinary teaching and scholarship approaches in advance of the school’s bicentennial in 2017.
Dr. Rouse is widely esteemed as the first African American to serve as President of ADEA. Dr. Rouse also chaired the ADEA Council of Deans and served as one of the four ADEA commissioners on the Commission of Dental Accreditation.
She has served in a number of capacities at UPR SDM, including Director of Community Dentistry and a consultant for Infection Control and Risk Management.
The National Dental Association has 48 chapters in the United States, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, representing 6,000 minority dentists.
The award honors the North American senior dental student who best exemplifies the humanitarian values and service to others for which the Academy of Dentistry International is known.
Not only does IPE encourage collaboration across disciplines, but it can also afford students in health professions the chance to observe cases and patients they wouldn’t normally be able to see.
The procedure, done under local anesthesia, significantly speeds the healing time relative to traditional bone grafting, and minimizes pain.
Faculty teams will come together to create actionable plans for implementing projects that advance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences and assessment, in collaboration with community partners for improving population health.
The conference, titled Roles of Quality Measurement, will train 100 thought and opinion leaders in dentistry who commit to promoting the implementation of measurement to pursue common goals of quality improvement in oral health.