Bulletin of Dental Education

University of Kentucky Celebrates 25 Years of Mobile Outreach Program

Community, Involvement, Oral Health | Permanent link

Every child deserves to receive quality dental care. To help address the needs of Kentucky’s underserved children, UKCD operates a mobile outreach program. 

University of Manitoba Bridges Gap between Medicine and Dentistry at Oral-Systemic Health Day

Around the Dental Education Community, Oral Health | Permanent link

The University of Manitoba held the first ever Oral-Systemic Health Day on February 7, bringing together dentists, dental hygienists, physicians, nurses and other non-dental health care providers (HCPs) to learn collaborative clinical practice techniques for optimal patient care.

Around the Dental Education Community - March 2013

Community, Involvement, Oral Health, Students | Permanent link
Annual Dental Camp Enables Young Students to Explore Careers in Dentistry One Saturday in February, the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry hosted Dental Camp, a free annual event geared toward middle and high school students

ADEA's Advocacy Update - Winter 2011

Access, Advocacy, Leadership, Oral Health, Policy | Permanent link

Thanks to concerns raised by ADEA, the American Dental Association (ADA), and other oral health organizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reversed its decision to downgrade the Division of Oral Health (DOH). On January 14, 2011, ADEA Executive Director Richard W. Valachovic wrote to CDC Director Thomas Frieden and stated that “we strongly believe that DOH’s role should be preserved and the division should not be placed under the Division of Adult and Community Health where the issue of oral health care will have to compete with other pressing health issues.”

ADA Seeking Faculty Volunteers for Developing Tanzanian Curriculum

Access, Curriculum, Involvement, Learning, Oral Health | Permanent link

The American Dental Association (ADA), in cooperation with Health Volunteers Overseas, is assisting dental faculty at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in developing programs to provide chair-side instruction and lectures to undergraduate and advanced dental education students, as well as continuing education for the faculty.

RWJF Expands Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program to Include Dentistry

Access, Faculty, Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships, Oral Health | Permanent link

One of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s longest running national programs, the Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP), will offer support to dental scholars starting with its 2012 application period. For more than 25 years,  AMFDP has fostered diversity among U.S. medical school faculty, and that well-known program will now work to do the same among dental school faculty.

Assessing the Impact of Community-Based Education on Dental School Finances

Finance, JDE Preview, Oral Health | Permanent link

Published as a supplement to the October issue of the JDE is a report from the Pipeline, Profession, and Practice: Community-Based Dental Education Program, edited by Dr. Howard L. Bailit, D.M.D., Ph.D. and Prof. Taegen L. McGowan, M.P.H. The studies described in this supplement were devised to address the apprehension from deans who have been reluctant to support community-based dental education out of concern that it would result in losses to clinical income.

Last Call for Meetings in the Fall [September 2011]

Conferences and Meetings, Finance, Involvement, Leadership, Oral Health | Permanent link

This is it: Registration closes September 12, 2011, for the ADEA BFACA Mid Year Meeting, and September 16, 2011 for the ADEA Fall 2011 Meetings.

New IOM Report Outlines Opportunities for Dental Education Community to Address Access to Care Challenges

Access, Oral Health | Permanent link

A report released in August 2011 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations, details recommendations to meet the oral health care needs of the underserved in the United States. Its motive is to bring into sharp focus the greatest barriers faced by the most vulnerable populations and ensure that oral health care is included in the national conversation that continues around health care.

New Manual Provides Strategies to Combat Faculty and Minority Shortages in Academic Dentistry

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A faculty shortage and the lack of underrepresented minority (URM) faculty place academic dentistry in the midst of a crisis. The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, has identified best practices to recruit and retain URM faculty that highlight the importance of leadership, institutional climate, mentoring, and valuing diversity.

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