Bulletin of Dental Education

AAMC Announces Call for Submissions [October 2011]

Curriculum, Faculty, Grants, Fellowships, and Scholarships, MedEdPortal, Research, Technology | Permanent link

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in partnership with the Health Resources and Services Administration, announces a call for submissions for instructional resources to support an oral health in medicine model curriculum, disseminated through MedEdPORTAL, the association’s publication repository for peer-reviewed open-access educational resources.

U.S. Dental School Applicants and Enrollees Data Available Online

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The executive summary and tables of this annual analysis conducted by ADEA are now available at www.adea.org, in the Publications section under “Free Online Publications.” They include data on key characteristics of applicants and first-time enrollees of entering dental school classes.

Find More Modules Now in the ADEA Curriculum Resource Center

Career, CRC, Faculty, Learning, Research | Permanent link

The ADEA Curriculum Resource Center (ADEA CRC) now contains three modules: dental plaque biofilm, dentin hypersensitivity, and erosion. Coming soon is a fourth module, “Periodontal Diseases and Their Relationship with Overall Health.”

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. 

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.

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).

Researchers Inject Nanofiber Spheres Carrying Cells Into Wounds to Grow Tissue

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For the first time, scientists have made star-shaped, biodegradable polymers that can self-assemble into hollow nanofiber spheres. When the spheres are injected with cells into wounds, these spheres biodegrade, but the cells live on to form new tissue.

Tufts University Study Supports New Classification of CUS

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In the first study investigating the origins of a little-known condition called chronic ulcerative stomatitis (CUS), researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) provide evidence that an autoimmune response contributes to the painful oral sores that characterize the disease.

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