Bulletin of Dental Education

New Customized Portal—Find Resources Faster!

Career, Curriculum, Learning | Permanent link

MedEdPORTAL has launched a customized version of MedEdPORTAL for dentistry in partnership with the American Dental Education Association. This new website provides ADEA's constituency with a centralized location for ADEA's relevant news, updates, and featured publications.

Opening the World of Academic Dentistry to UDM Students

Community, Curriculum, Leadership | Permanent link

University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) School of Dentistry, a small core of predoctoral dental and dental hygiene students completed a monthly series of workshops. The Workshops in Academic Dentistry were designed to engage dental and dental hygiene students and faculty in an informal discussion of topics related to academic dentistry.

Meharry’s Dean Sees Quality, Technology, and Community as Keys to School’s Future

Community, Curriculum, Faculty, Leadership, Students, Technology | Permanent link

In January 2011, Janet H. Southerland, D.D.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., was named Dean of Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. Meharry’s School of Dentistry is known for emphasizing comprehensive care that is not contingent on social or economic circumstances, geographical origin, or ethnicity. Graduates have moved on to noteworthy international acclaim, serving society with a special focus on providing care for the underserved. Recently, Meharry was awarded funding for one of four Regional Research Centers for Minority Oral Health in the United States. These research centers aim to improve the oral health of ethnic minorities by expanding research opportunities and strengthening relevant research capacity of minority dental schools.

LECOM Breaks Ground for School of Dental Medicine

Curriculum, Faculty | Permanent link

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) has broken ground on its new state-of-the-art School of Dental Medicine in Bradenton, Florida. With construction under way, the school is scheduled to open in July 2012.

Closing the Gaps in Women’s Oral Care Education and Research

Curriculum, Faculty, Learning, Oral Health, Research | Permanent link

Emerging data indicate the unique effects of oral cancer, periodontal disease, obesity, violence, and other factors on women’s health. The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), with National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health sponsorship, will identify current knowledge gaps to fill so that the next generation of North American oral care providers better meets the unique health needs of women. 

Interprofessional Education: The Benefit/Cost Equation

Conferences and Meetings, Curriculum, Faculty, Involvement | Permanent link

A team of presenters from the University of Minnesota described the robust IPE program that the school has put in place in the last few years, and Mr. Jeffrey S. Ogden, Chief Administrative Officer for University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, attempted to quantify its financial impact.

Introducing Interprofessional Education to Dentistry and Dentistry to Interprofessional Education: A Long and Winding Road, but Well Worth the Trip

Conferences and Meetings, Curriculum, Involvement | Permanent link

Can IPE include veterinary medicine? How about law? Is there room for community-based education and student initiatives? Judging from the four distinct campuses showcased at this session, the answer is a resounding “Yes!”

Defining Interprofessional Studies and Its Benefits for Academic Dentistry

Conferences and Meetings, Curriculum, Licensure, Oral Health | Permanent link

Presented by Dr. W. David Brunson, Associate Director of ADEA Center for Equity and Diversity (ADEA CED), “Defining Interprofessional Studies and Its Benefits for Academic Dentistry” addressed the call for development of a National Oral Health Plan in the 2000 Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General.

ADEA Member Survey on Educational Preparation of Oral Health Professionals in Emerging Workforce Models

Curriculum, Faculty, General, Involvement, Licensure, Oral Health, Policy | Permanent link

ADEA members are encouraged to weigh in on a critically important issue for the dental education community, the educational preparation of oral health professionals in emerging workforce models. In September 2009, the Board of Directors of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) approved the creation of the ADEA Task Force on the Education of Oral Health Professionals in Emerging Workforce Models.

The ADEA Future of Advanced Dental Education Admissions (ADEA/FADEA) Project

Access, Curriculum, General, Learning, Recruitment and Retention, Students | Permanent link
Recent changes in the reporting of National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) scores have placed a focus on the postdoctoral admissions process. Advanced education program directors face new challenges in screening applicants and selecting the best candidates for their programs.
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