Bulletin of Dental Education

Creating and Exploring the World of Dentistry

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

At the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, six students have undertaken a challenging program that exposes and engages them to “real life” teaching and learning, with the hope they will pursue academic dentistry in the future.

Visit the ADEA Curriculum Resource Center

CRC, Curriculum, Faculty, Technology | Permanent link

The academic year is now under way, but perhaps you still need some fresh resources to round out a course plan. Visit www.adea.org/crc to enhance your course with the ADEA Curriculum Resource Center (ADEA CRC) teaching resources.

Looking Ahead to ADEA Fall 2011 Meetings

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

The Crowne Plaza Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, will host the ADEA Fall 2011 Meetings, including the Fourth ADEA Summit on Advanced Dental Education, from October 20-22, 2011. This year's opening plenary on Thursday afternoon will be given by Dr. Milton Chen, Senior Fellow and Executive Director Emeritus of The George Lucas Edcuational Foundation (GLEF), promising a lively question-and-answer session on modern innovations in education.

New Customized Portal—Find Resources Faster!

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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

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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.

CODA Votes to Set Standards for Dental Therapist Programs

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On Friday, August 5, 2011 the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) voted to set standards for U.S. dental therapist programs. The decision is in response to a request by the University of Minnesota, the first U.S. dental school to initiate such programs.

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

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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.

Dugoni School Hosts Community Screenings, Wellness Activities to Celebrate National Women’s Health Week

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The University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry participated in the 2011 National Women's Health Week, which took place in early May. Women's Health Week activities included three lunchtime sessions focused on women's wellness, a day of free dental screenings for Bay Area women, and a handful of fitness activities for students and employees.

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

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. 

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