Bulletin of Dental Education

What Lies Ahead for Health Reform

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By Nicole Fauteux At this year’s 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, Peter Damiano, D.D.S., Director of the Public Policy Center and Professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, discussed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Around the Dental Education Community - March 2013

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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

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.

Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry Researcher Studies Green Tea’s Protective Role in Autoimmune Disease

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Green tea seems to help protect the body from autoimmune disorders, according to a Medical College of Georgia oral biologist. Dr. Stephen Hsu, a researcher in the MCG School of Dentistry, has amassed a large bank of research helping document green tea’s health benefits in everything from oral cancer to wrinkles. The benefits spring from compounds in green tea called polyphenols, which help eliminate DNA-damaging free radicals. As an added benefit, a green tea-induced protein called p57 protects healthy cells as polyphenols target cancer cells for destruction.

University of Nebraska College of Dentistry Goes the Distance to Deliver Dental Care

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For its Children’s Dental Day VI, June 4 and 5 of this year, dental and dental hygiene students, faculty, and staff traveled 400 miles on a seven-plus hour journey to take their free dental clinic to children in western Nebraska.

New Attention for the Oral Health of African American Men

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In an effort to improve the oral health of African American men, who suffer greater rates of dental decay, periodontal disease, and oral cancer than the general population, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has released Visible Differences: Improving the Oral Health of African American Males.

University of Nebraska College of Dentistry and Three States

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The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry has partnered with state dental associations in Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, and South Dakota to form a consortium to address oral health access problems of underserved populations in rural areas.

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