At the 47th Annual Deans’ Conference held in November in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, ADEA and Zimmer Dental announced they have formed an educational partnership to strengthen undergraduate and advanced dental education, including the teaching of implant dentistry. Zimmer will commit $500,000 to ADEA over a six-year period, which will support several education programs.
In addition, this partnership will fund the creation of the Zimmer Dental/ADEA Implant Education Teaching Award, which will be given biannually to educators and schools that develop new ideas and programs to advance education in dental implant therapy. “This is another expression of Zimmer’s overall commitment to partner with the health care professions we serve to provide support for professional education,” said Ray Elliott, Zimmer Holdings Chairman, President and CEO.
Zimmer Dental will be a major sponsor of ADEA’s Advanced Dental Education Summit, which will provide a forum for dental educators to strengthen and expand programs, new technologies, and teaching innovations in advanced dental education programs. Zimmer Dental will also support ADEA with its domestic and international meetings and events in a collaborative effort to advance the knowledge of implant dentistry.
“This very generous commitment from Zimmer Dental will provide significant resources for ADEA as it continues its efforts to ensure the oral health of the public through the support of dental, advanced dental, and allied dental education,” said Dr. Eric Hovland, ADEA’s President.