Bulletin of Dental Education

Clinic and Research Day Set at University of Illinois at Chicago

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Get the latest dental knowledge at the 25th Annual Clinic and Research Day, set for March 8, 2012 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and focus on student research presentations, Critically Appraised Topic (CAT) competitions based on actual cases, and an internationally known keynote speaker.

UNC Researchers Produce New Findings in Large-Scale Jaw Pain Study

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Researchers at the Center for Neurosensory Disorders, a part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, served as the lead researchers in the first large-scale clinical jaw-pain study, called the Orofacial Pain: Prospective Evaluation and Risk Assessment (OPPERA). The study, led by Dr. William Maixner, Director of the CND at UNC, provides new insights into potential causes of tempromandibular joint disorders.

University of Florida Opens New Dental Clinical Research Unit

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The University of Florida (UF) College of Dentistry recently opened a Dental Clinical Research Unit (DCRU) as a collaborative effort with the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to facilitate and encourage translational research.

Two New Studies Published by the International and American Associations for Dental Research

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The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) recently published two studies in the Journal of Dental Research (JDR). In a report on a preclinical investigation titled “Flagellin Enhances Saliva IgA Response and Protection of Anti-Caries DNA Vaccine,” lead author Dr. Wei Shi, Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his team of researchers demonstrate that anti-caries DNA vaccines, including pGJA-P/VAX, are promising for preventing dental caries.

AAMC Announces Call for Submissions [October 2011]

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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).

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