Bulletin of Dental Education

Inside the University of Maryland SOD’s Video Lecture Program

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There is an easy way to attract students to your program: Don’t make them go to class. For nearly a decade, UMSOD has captured all of its faculty’s lectures on video and has made them available to students via an online portal.

Gain Skills for Academic Success with the ADEA AAL Compass Program

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ADEA/AAL Compass alumni call this program, “the most informative learning session I have attended,” “very rich in content and beneficial for both junior-level and mid-career faculty,” and “a thorough course with great resources.”

2013 ADEA Fall Meetings Recap: Embracing Technology

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The 2013 ADEA Fall Meetings, held October 24–26 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, focused on the theme, “Embracing Technology in Teaching and Learning.”

New Oral Health Care for Older Adults Module Available in ADEA CRC

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The ADEA Curriculum Resource Center (ADEA CRC) presents its latest module: Oral Health Care for Older Adults.

UMDNJ and Rutgers University Merge Creating New Health Sciences Institute

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Leaders across New Jersey welcomed a new era in higher education July 1, 2013, as the New Jersey Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act became effective. The Act integrates most of the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey into Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, including University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Dental School (UMDNJ).


The dental school is now officially the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. The school’s leadership recommended the new name to reflect that dentistry is a profession founded in biomedical science. The new name more closely aligns with today’s dental education and practice.

New CAMBRA Course Introduced on Coursera

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John D.B. Featherstone, M.Sc., Ph.D., Dean of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry is now leading a new on Coursera, offering dental professionals and non-professionals alike access to the “scientific basis for caries (dental decay) risk assessment and practice interventions,” according to the website.

Nova Southeastern University Graduates First Two from Its Osteopathic and Dental Medicine Dual-Degree Program

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Amber Hurley Johnson and Randy Rodriguez Torres became the first Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.O. D.M.D) jointly enrolled students at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in August 2007. The program combines dental and osteopathic programs as

Student and Faculty Development in Interprofessional Education Team-based Care: Important, but Not Easy

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By Laura Iverson At an educational session “Faculty Development in Interprofessional Education (IPE) Team based Care” during the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, presenters Allan J. Formicola, D.D.S., M.S., and Brenda Zierler, Ph.D., discussed the development and current implications

ADA Seeking Faculty Volunteers for Developing Tanzanian Curriculum

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The American Dental Association (ADA), in cooperation with Health Volunteers Overseas, is assisting dental faculty at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in developing programs to provide chair-side instruction and lectures to undergraduate and advanced dental education students, as well as continuing education for the faculty.

CODA Call for Nominations [December 2011]

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The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) is calling for nominations to fill vacancies for public members of its review committees. Public nominees should not have a formal or informal connection to dentistry, but they should have an interest in or knowledge of health-related accreditation issues.

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