Bulletin of Dental Education

Call for Applications: Dr. Ray Bowen Student Research Award

Awards, Research, Students | Permanent link

The American Dental Association (ADA) Foundation, in cooperation with the Academy of Operative Dentistry, will accept applications for the 2015 Dr. Ray Bowen Student Research Award through December 5.

Adhesive Congress Brings Together Experts from Around the Globe to Penn Dental Medicine

Conferences and Meetings, Research | Permanent link

More than 550 attendees representing 20 countries attended the 5th International Congress on Adhesive Dentistry (IAD), hosted by University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn Dental Medicine) June 14–15. This was the first time the Congress was held in the United States.

Assessing Researchers’ Awareness of Epistemologies and Methods: A Review of JDE Publications from 2001 to 2010

JDE, Research | Permanent link

How theory-centered does scientific research need to be in order to provide useful information? Should the selection of a theory always precede the collection of data, or can the data sometimes be used to develop a new theory? These questions formed the crux of an educational session at the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, in which Linda Behar-Horenstein, M.A., Ph.D., presented her study on the use of theory in Journal of Dental Education articles over the past decade.

HRSA Opens New Funding Opportunity for Faculty Development in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry, and in Dental Hygiene

Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships, Research | Permanent link

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently released a funding opportunity announcement for Faculty Development in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry, and in Dental Hygiene.

NYU Dental Researcher Awarded $3.7 Million NIH Grant to Study How Older Adults Access Oral Health Care in Underserved Urban Communities

Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships, Research | Permanent link

Mary E. Northridge, Ph.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Health Promotion at the New York University College of Dentistry, has been awarded a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to analyze how Hispanic and African American older adults living in underserved urban communities in New York City overcome barriers to accessing oral health care services.

Scientist Discovers Natural Mechanism to Help Prevent Gum Disease

News, Research | Permanent link

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.

Call for Submissions for Competency-based IPE Learning and Assessment Resources

Curriculum, Research | Permanent link

ADEA, along with associations representing schools of nursing, medicine, pharmacy, and public health, is a founding member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC).  Two ADEA representatives, Sandra C. Andrieu, Ph.D., and Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S., were members of the IPEC Expert Panel that developed new competencies for interprofessional education in the health professions and action strategies to implement them in academic health professions institutions across the country.

Preview the February 2012 JDE

JDE Preview, Research | Permanent link

Journal of Dental Education, Vol. 76, No. 2/February 2012

Can Whole Saliva Serve as a Diagnostic Medium for Systemic Disease?

Community, Research | Permanent link

In the last 10 years, there has been a surge of interest in using human whole saliva samples for diagnostics and disease monitoring. Henry M. Goldman Distinguished Scientist Dr. Frank Oppenheim discusses that and more in the November 2011 issue of the Journal of Dental Research.

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