Bulletin of Dental Education

Choosing to Look in the Mirror: ADEA CCI Presidential Symposium Offers Lessons on Leadership

Curriculum, Leadership | Permanent link

How does a poet become a leader in higher education? In the case of Dr. Sanford C. Shugart, President of Valencia College, you become a speechwriter for your state's governor, develop policy expertise, get tapped to assist the President of the North Carolina Community College System (in the role of Vice President, no less), find yourself "thrown in with the sharks" but have the wisdom to listen and learn. Then after a couple of years, you become good at swimming in those waters.

Six Leading Health Education Associations Unite to Form a New Organization Focused on Interprofessional Education and Practice

Curriculum, Leadership | Permanent link

In response to the need for a national coordinating body focused on fostering collaborative, patient-centered care, six national health professions education associations have formalized their commitment to continued collaboration to advance interprofessional education. 

First-Of-Kind Seminar Teaches Teamwork to Varied Medical Professionals

Curriculum, Oral Health, Technology | Permanent link

Columbia University Medical Center announces a new seminar in its Program in Narrative Medicine. The semester-long discussion provides a more collaborative approach to education with a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary, interprofessional seminar on teamwork in medicine. 

ADA Seeking Faculty Volunteers for Developing Tanzanian Curriculum

Access, Curriculum, Involvement, Learning, Oral Health | Permanent link

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]

Curriculum, Faculty, Involvement | Permanent link

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.

Manitoba Health Supports Collaborative Oral Systemic Health Curriculum

Curriculum, Faculty, Oral Health, Students, Technology | Permanent link

Manitoba Health announced $500,000 in funding (over five years) to the faculties of Medicine and Dentistry toward development of a groundbreaking online curriculum to educate nondental health care providers about oral health. Diseases and conditions of the oral cavity can have a profound and pervasive impact on overall health, especially in high-risk populations where access to dental care may be limited.

ADEA Curriculum Resource Center Now Contains Four Modules

Career, CRC, Curriculum | Permanent link

The ADEA Curriculum Resource Center (ADEA CRC) library now contains curriculum guides on dental plaque biofilm, dentin hypersensitivity, erosion, and periodontal diseases and overall health. ADEA members can take advantage of this unique educational resource for free. The guides were developed by an esteemed group of individuals and higher learning institutions recognized for their expertise in dental education.

Open House/Ribbon Cutting at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry to Celebrate New Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene

Curriculum, Faculty, Students | Permanent link

Loma Linda University (LLU) School of Dentistry will hold an open house and ribbon cutting on November 28, 2011, in Palm Desert, California. At the event, LLU and School of Dentistry officials will announce the launch of a new dental hygiene associate of science degree program in the Coachella Valley municipality.

AAMC Announces Call for Submissions [October 2011]

Curriculum, Faculty, Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships, MedEdPortal, Research, Technology | Permanent link

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration, announces a call for submissions for instructional resources to support an oral health in medicine model curriculum, disseminated through MedEdPORTAL, the association’s publication repository for peer-reviewed open-access educational resources.

Periodontology Module Expands the ADEA Curriculum Resource Center

Career, CRC, Curriculum, Technology | Permanent link

The ADEA Curriculum Resource Center (ADEA CRC) continues to grow. A curriculum module on periodontology was added to website’s three existing modules: dental plaque biofilm, dentin hypersensitivity, and erosion.

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