Bulletin of Dental Education

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin Another Great Speaker at 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

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ADEA is proud to welcome the 18th Surgeon General of the United States, Regina M. Benjamin, to the popular Evening Plenary on Gender Issues: Discourse and Dessert on Sunday, March 13, at the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Diego, California. Appointed to the position of Surgeon General in 2009 by President Barack Obama, Dr. Benjamin has had a career full of twists and turns that she often describes in bringing attention to the state of health care for the country's underserved populations.

Laguna Honda Hospital Dental Clinic Opening Celebrates Partnership with Dugoni School

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Dental and medical professionals, political leaders, and university administrators gathered at the new campus of Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco on February 3 to celebrate the opening of its dental clinic. The event offered an opportunity for attendees to tour the hospital's new facilities, learn more about services provided to its 780 residents, and ask questions of hospital and dental clinic directors and staff.

AADR-ADEA Deans' Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill Set for Early April 2011

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Mark your calendars and register now for Deans' Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, April 3-5, 2011, in Washington, DC. The featured speaker will be one of the Republican Party's best-known media consultants and political strategists, Mr. Alex Castellanos, a frequent contributor to CNN, The Huffington Post, NationalReview.com, and CNN.com. Attendees will hear his insights on what to expect from the new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

ASDA/ADEA Student Lobby Day Creates Advocates for Dental Professions

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The 2011 ASDA/ADEA National Dental Student Lobby Day will take place March 28-29, 2011. Training will be held on Monday, March 28, at the Capital Hilton, and Capitol Hill visits will take place on Tuesday, March 29.

Three Nominated for ADEA President-elect

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Members of the ADEA House of Delegates will vote for ADEA's next President-elect at the 2011 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in San Diego, California. The ADEA Board of Directors has accepted the recommendation of the ADEA Nominating Committee and slated as the candidates for 2011-12 ADEA President-elect:

  •  Gerald N. Glickman, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., J.D. 
  •  Diane C. Hoelscher, D.D.S., M.S. 
  •  Sheila H. Koh, D.D.S., MAGD 

Their statements follow.

ADEA Member Survey on Educational Preparation of Oral Health Professionals in Emerging Workforce Models

Curriculum, Faculty, General, Involvement, Licensure, Oral Health, Policy | Permanent link

ADEA members are encouraged to weigh in on a critically important issue for the dental education community, the educational preparation of oral health professionals in emerging workforce models. In September 2009, the Board of Directors of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) approved the creation of the ADEA Task Force on the Education of Oral Health Professionals in Emerging Workforce Models.

CDC Supports Three Additional States to Strengthen Oral Health Programs

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced in November that it will provide funding to Kansas, Texas, and Vermont over the next year to strengthen their oral health programs and to improve the oral health of their residents. The awards, which range from $242,128 to $350,000, are renewable for up to three years.

Senator Stabenow Leads Effort for Dental Schools' Inclusion in Health Care Incentive Program

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On June 1, 2010, Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) led senators from New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington, and West Virginia in urging U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to make the electronic health records (EHR) "meaningful use" Proposed Rule applicable to the nation's dental school clinics.

Dr. Sandra Andrieu Forecasts Increased Collaboration and a Focus on Interprofessional Education

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Dr. Andrieu believes one of the biggest challenges facing dental education today is faculty recruitment and retention, and that interprofessional education (IPE) can be key to addressing this challenge.Publish

ADEA Applauds Passage of Health Care Reform Legislation

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Two years ago, ADEA entered the national debate on reforming the U.S. health care system.  On March 21, the U.S. House of Representatives approved health care reform legislation (H.R. 3590 and H.R. 4872) that will effect significant change in our health care system.
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