Bulletin of Dental Education

Hospital Dentistry Established in Oral Surgery Clinic at UIC

Oral Health, Technology | Permanent link

A new Hospital Dentistry program was recently established on the first floor of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry, within the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS).

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. 

Interprofessional Education Reports Detail Competencies and Strategies for the Health Professions

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Six national health professions associations and three private foundations released new reports detailing their recommendations for interprofessional education in the health professions. These reports provide the new competencies and action strategies to be implemented in educational institutions in the United States, providing the foundation for improved patient care and services. 

News from University of Maryland’s Division of Dental Hygiene

Access, Allied, Community, Faculty, Oral Health, Students | Permanent link

Each summer, three rising senior dental hygiene students and a faculty member from the University of Maryland satellite campus in Princess Anne travel by boat to Smith Island on the Eastern Shore of Maryland to provide dental hygiene care to island residents. Smith Island's population decreases each year due to lack of employment and the slow decline of the crabbing industry.

University of Maryland Dental School Praised for Bringing Oral Health Research Home

Faculty, Oral Health, Research | Permanent link

On April 25, 2011, Dean Christian S. Stohler, D.M.D., DrMedDent, and the University of Maryland Dental School (UMDS) hosted a town hall meeting on behalf of the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (FNIDCR). The forum was entitled “Bringing Oral Health Research Home” and was the first in a series of proposed nationwide town hall meetings.

ADEA Supports National Oral Health Report

Oral Health, Policy | Permanent link

The American Dental Education Association welcomes the release of Advancing Oral Health in America, the first of two new reports on oral health undertaken by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Commissioned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration, the report builds on and supplements the 2000 Surgeon General’s Report, Oral Health in America, and the National Call to Action to Promote Oral Health in 2003.

Congressman Simpson Gives Insider Look at Advocacy Methods

General, Involvement, Oral Health, Policy | Permanent link

U.S. Representative Michael K. “Mike” Simpson, one of two dentists in the U.S. Congress, addressed attendees at the 2011 AADR-ADEA Deans’ Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill on Monday, April 4. He provided an insider's perspective from the vantage point of a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

Dentistry Dean Leaving UW to Head NIDCR

Community, Leadership, Oral Health, Research | Permanent link

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins has announced that Dr. Martha J. Somerman, Dean of the University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry, has been named Director of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

California Dental Pipeline Program II Evaluation Symposium: Outcomes and Implications

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

Most rural areas in California have shortages of dentists, and the state has many low-income urban communities with concentrations of racial and ethnic minorities. In response, the California Pipeline Program Phase II was implemented to reduce the disparities in access to oral health care in California. ADEA was then charged in 2007 with leading a three-year evaluation of these efforts and “bridging the gap” between California and national policy issues.

Defining Interprofessional Studies and Its Benefits for Academic Dentistry

Conferences and Meetings, Curriculum, Licensure, Oral Health | Permanent link

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.

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