Bulletin of Dental Education

Dentistry in the News - November 2011

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Dr. Richard W. Valachovic, Executive Director of the American Dental Education Association, recently visited the new $112 million building at the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Health Sciences University. Dr. Valachovic noted that the building will help to attract students, faculty, and patients.

Dentistry In the News - October 2011

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Three universities have planned to work together to fill in the gaps in dental care in eastern Kentucky. The University of Kentucky College of Dentistry is partnering with Morehead State University and the University of Pikeville as part of the Appalachian Rural Dental Educational Partnership Plan.

Dentistry in the News - September 2011

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Even the Tooth Fairy cut back in 2011. Survey results recently released by Visa, Inc., found that this year she leaves an average of $2.60 per tooth, a 40-cent decrease from last year’s $3 per tooth.

Dentistry in the News - August 2011

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Numerous media outlets covered the publication of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Oral Health Access to Services report, Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations, on July 13, 2011. Among them were the Los Angeles Times and Fox Broadcasting stations like KVVU Las Vegas and WTVT Tampa Bay‎.

Dentistry in the News - July 2011

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Dr. Maria Emanuel Ryan and her patient Ms. Joanne Maglares shared the dramatic story of oral health problems foreshadowing Ms. Maglares’s heart attack with millions through the WebMD website. The patient expected a routine repair of a broken tooth, but assessment showed multiple tooth fractures and rapidly advancing periodontal disease.

Dentistry in the News - June 2011

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In an update of a report first issued in 2010, the Pew Children's Dental Campaign published The State of Children’s Dental Health: Making Coverage Matter on May 24, 2011. This new report is intended to assess states' ability to serve insured and soon-to-be-insured children.

Dentistry in the News - May 2011

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The University of Texas at Dallas School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics now offers an undergraduate course in oral histology. In spring 2011 the first class of 35 students began the course, which will help them gain an understanding of the complexities of oral health.

Dentistry in the News - April 2011

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Is love on the horizon for Ashley Hebert, a fourth-year dental student at the University of Pennsylvania? Ashley recently competed with 24 other contestants on The Bachelor and is now slated to be the star of the next installment of The Bachelorette, premiering May 23.

Dentistry in the News - March 2011

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Gies Award winner and writer Ms. Mary Otto covered the work of a mobile dental clinic bringing care to poor children in Prince George's County, Maryland, for the Washington Post.

Dentistry in the News - February 2011

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Americans' consumption of bottled and filtered water has doubled over the past decade. Could this affect tooth decay? Dr. Steven M. Levy, Professor at University of Iowa, has been studying the effect of fluoride intake on infants. He was quoted in a widely syndicated Washington Post article.

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