Bulletin of Dental Education

LECOM Breaks Ground for School of Dental Medicine

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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

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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

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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.

Defining Interprofessional Studies and Its Benefits for Academic Dentistry

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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.

Models of Interprofessional Curriculum in Dental Education

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At this ADEA Presidential Symposium, Dr. Sandra C. Andrieu presented three models of interprofessional education (IPE) curricula currently under way at three different dental schools. Faculty from the University of Florida, University of Minnesota, and Western University of Health Services presented their curriculum models and discussed the challenges and successes of each program.

Point/Counterpoint: The Profession Should/Should Not Encourage the Establishment of New Dental Schools

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This highly charged session distinguished itself on two fronts. It marked the first use of this format in an ADEA Presidential Symposium, and although no one took a precise headcount, it appeared to draw a larger crowd than any other session—plenaries included—with in the neighborhood of 1,000 members in attendance.

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

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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.

Dr. Sandra Andrieu Forecasts Increased Collaboration and a Focus on Interprofessional Education

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Dr. Andrieu believes one of the biggest challenges facing dental education today is faculty recruitment and retention, and that interprofessional education (IPE) can be key to addressing this challenge.Publish

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

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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.

Temple University to Serve as Site for New ADA Pilot Program to Help Serve Area Communities

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At the end of November 2009, the Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University signed an agreement with the American Dental Association (ADA) to become the urban site of the ADA's Community Dental Health Coordinator (CDHC) pilot program.
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