Bulletin of Dental Education

ADEAGies Foundation Announces Winners of the 2013 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement

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The ADEAGies Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation, and Achievement .

The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, Ph.D., honor individuals and organizations exemplifying dedication to the highest standards of vision, innovation, and achievement in dental education, research, and leadership. Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., is the premier sponsor.

Dr. Steven Rose Named Dean of Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education

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Steven H. Rose, M.D., has been named Dean of Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education at Mayo Clinic, which is an ADEA member. He succeeds Mark A. Warner, M.D., who served as Dean from 2006 until his appointment as Executive Dean for education in July 2012. Dr. Rose's appointment is effective immediately. 

Dentistry in the News - November 2012

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Health care is changing, and how the University of Louisville prepares students to deliver high-quality care is adjusting to those changes. A new educational initiative will have nursing and dental students collaborating to better identify and manage systemic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease that are sometimes linked to oral health.

Scientist Discovers Natural Mechanism to Help Prevent Gum Disease

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A University of Louisville School of Dentistry scientist has found a way to prevent inflammation and bone loss surrounding the teeth by blocking a natural signaling pathway of the enzyme GSK3b, which plays an important role in directing the immune response.

New Statistics Show High Adult Prevalence of Periodontitis

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A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that nearly half of U.S. adults have some level of periodontal disease.  Also commonly called “gum disease,” the study, published online in the Journal of Dental Research, found that about 47% of U.S. adults ages 30 and older had periodontitis.

University of Louisville Students Volunteer Help Residents of Southeastern Kentucky

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For the second consecutive year, University of Louisville School of Dentistry’s dental and dental hygiene students and faculty will provide free dental care in southeastern Kentucky through Remote Area Medical (RAM), a non-profit organization that serves people in remote areas of the United States and around the world.

Win-Win Outreach: University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry Opens Dental Clinic for K-12 Students at University Academy

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When any of the 1,000 students at Kansas City’s University Academy need to see a dentist, they will no longer have to leave the building. They will simply make an appointment and walk down the hall to their very own dental clinic, staffed and operated by University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Dentistry.

Two Key Epigenetic Regulating Genes Discovered

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The ability to control whether certain stem cells ultimately become bone cells holds great promise for regenerative medicine and potential therapies aimed at treating metabolic bone diseases. Now, University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) School of Dentistry professor and leading cancer scientist Cun-Yu Wang, D.D.S., Ph.D., and his research team have made a significant breakthrough in that direction.

Dentistry in the News - August 2012

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Interleukin Genetics, Inc. in Waltham, Massachusetts, has received $3 million in financing through Delta Dental Plan of Michigan Inc. for a genetic test that it is developing to classify patients by their susceptibility to periodontal disease, says CEO Lewis H. Bender, M.S., M.A., M.B.A.

Around the Dental Education Community - August 2012

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ADEA and the Association of American Medical Colleges have appointed Janet Guthmiller, D.D.S., Ph.D., as the new Associate Editor of MedEdPORTAL Publications—a free online international publication venue from AAMC that allows educators in the health professions to publish and share educational resources.

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