Colonel Priscilla H.
Hamilton has been appointed as Chief of Army Graduate Dental Education and Dean
of the Army Postgraduate Dental School
Colonel Priscilla H. Hamilton has
been appointed as Chief of Army Graduate Dental Education and Dean of the Army
Postgraduate Dental School. In this position, she becomes a member of
the ADEA Council of Deans. She succeeds Colonel Robert Manga in these
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Colonel Hamilton graduated with a
Bachelor of Arts in Science with high honors from The Pennsylvania State
University. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental
Medicine and entered active duty as a Dental Corps officer. She also holds a
Master in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University. She served on the
American Board of General Dentistry (formerly the Certifying Board of General
Dentistry) from 1995 to 2001, ending her term as President of the Board.
Hamilton's service includes numerous command, staff and operational assignments.
She served as the Dental Consultant to the Directorate of Combat
Developments, AMEDD Center and School and as Deputy Dental Corps Chief and
the Senior Dental Staff Officer for the Office of the Surgeon General. Colonel
Hamilton's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (3 OLC), Bronze
Star, Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC). She
holds The Surgeon General's A designator and the Order of Military Medical
Merit. She attained Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, is a Fellow
in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists, and
the American College of Healthcare Executives. In 2011, she was named the
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine's Distinguished Alumna, a
Legacy Laureate for the University of Pittsburgh, and one of the Top 25 Women
in Dentistry in the US.
Uchin, D.D.S. to Retire as Dean of the Nova Southeastern University College of
Robert Uchin has announced that he will be retiring as the Dean of the Nova
Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Uchin’s began his
service with the college in 1997 as an organizing Associate Dean. In August
2000, he became Dean of the College. He will return to the faculty at the
school after he steps down as Dean.
Dr. Chadwick Named Dean of East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine
D. Gregory Chadwick, D.D.S., M.S., has been named permanent Dean of the East Carolina
University School of Dental Medicine. "Dr. Chadwick has been a major force
behind the School of Dental Medicine, so this appointment is richly
deserved," says ECU Chancellor Steve Ballard. "More than any other
single person, Dr. Chadwick saw the necessity and the value of creating a
statewide dental school with 10 service learning centers. This is a national
model for serving underserved populations."
Dr. Chadwick joined ECU in 2005 to lead the
effort to obtain approval from the University of North Carolina system and the
state legislature, as well as funding, to establish the school. He served from
2008-11 as Associate Dean for Planning and Extramural Affairs as the school
began hiring faculty and staff and admitted its first class. Since August of
last year, he has served as interim dean.
One of Dr. Chadwick's signatures on ECU's dental
school is the community service learning centers. He championed the centers as
a better way to prepare future dentists and dental residents to work in rural,
underserved areas. ECU opened its first center this summer in Ahoskie and will
open the second in Elizabeth City in the coming months. ECU has announced plans
to build four others in underserved communities. Officials plan to build up to
10 centers across the state.
A North Carolina native, Dr. Chadwick received a
bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of North
Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill and served in the U.S. Naval Supply Corps for
four years before entering dental school. After graduating from the UNC School
of Dentistry, he practiced general dentistry in a community health center
before entering his residency in endodontics. He earned a master's degree in
endodontics from the UNC School of Dentistry in 1976 and practiced endodontics
in his hometown of Charlotte for 30 years.
A diplomate of the American Board of
Endodontics, he served for 18 years as a part-time Clinical Professor at his
alma mater and for 14 years as Chair of the Endodontic Section at Carolinas
Medical Center, where he served on the faculty for more than 25 years.
Named Director of University of the Pacific’s Advanced Education in General
Allen Wong, D.D.S.,
FAAHD, EdD, has
been named director of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry's
Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Program. Dr. Wong will be
responsible for the overall management and development of the AEGD program's
curriculum; outcomes measurement process; faculty and staff development;
recruitment and evaluation; and budget.
Dr. Wong has
long-standing ties to University of the Pacific, having received his bachelor's
degree, doctor of dental surgery and educational doctorate from the University.
He also received his postdoctoral Advanced Clinical Experience Residency
certificate and his Advanced Education in General Dentistry certificate from the
university. He earned his fellowship from the American Association of
Hospital Dentists and is a diplomate of the American Board of Special Care
He has been a
faculty member at the Dugoni School of Dentistry for many years. In addition to
his numerous faculty commitments, Dr. Wong also maintains a hospital-based
private practice in San Francisco. He has been a champion for special needs
patients, and has been instructing students on how to appropriately care for
the vulnerable population of people with developmental disabilities for years. Dr.
Wong has a genuine passion for giving back to communities both local and abroad,
and frequently participates in community outreach events in the Bay Area and
looking forward to working with the fantastic team of faculty, staff, and
residents to produce a program that is world class in providing excellent
dental care focused in prevention and delivered in a humanistic manner,"
said Dr. Wong.
program is a one-year, American Dental Association accredited postgraduate
residency in general dentistry providing advanced training and clinical
experience. The core of the program involves treating patients requiring
comprehensive dental care.
Dr. Sigurdsson Appointed Chair of the
Quartararo Department of Endodontics at New York University College of
Dr. Asgeir Sigurdsson, D.D.S, M.S., an internationally-known authority on the
treatment of dental trauma and pulpal pain, has been appointed Chair of the New
York University College of Dentistry’s (NYUCD’s) Dr. I.N. and Sally Quartararo
Department of Endodontics.
Dr. Sigurdsson came to NYUCD from his native Iceland, where he maintained a
private practice limited to endodontics, while also practicing in London,
lecturing internationally, and maintaining academic appointments, including a
position as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Endodontics at the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry (UNC).
In addition to his UNC appointment, Dr. Sigurdsson also recently served as an
honorary clinical teacher in endodontics at the University College London
Eastman Dental Institute, and as an honorary clinical associate professor at
the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Dentistry.
Dr. Sigurdsson is a past recipient of the American Association of Endodontists
Edward M. Osetek Educator Award, and has served as President of the
International Association for Dental Traumatology.
strong academic and clinical background, Dr. Sigurdsson brings great potential
for future achievements to his new post,” said Dr. Charles N. Bertolami,
NYUCD’s Herman Robert Fox Dean.
ACP President Receives 2012 Hispanic
Dental Association Women’s Leadership Award
The American College of
Prosthodontists (ACP) announced that its President,
Lily T. Garcia, D.D.S., M.S., FACP, is the recipient of the 2012 Hispanic
Dental Association (HDA) Women’s Leadership Award. “To receive recognition from
my colleagues, who represent my cultural heritage and have experienced similar
challenges to achieve excellence in our profession, is so special to me,” said
Dr. Garcia. ”As advocates for strong dental education and best
practices in oral health, we strive to improve patient outcomes.”
Dr. Garcia is the first female Hispanic President of ACP. She began her one-year term as President on
November 2, 2011. This has been a year of national advocacy and collaboration
among the dental specialty organizations, and Dr. Garcia has led a
comprehensive strategic plan for the ACP’s future. Dr. Garcia is also Professor
and Division Head of the Advanced Education and External Affairs in the
Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science
Center San Antonio .
Dr. Garcia was also the Vice President for the Council of Sections on the ADEA Board of Directors from
Now Accepting Nominations for ADEA
Scholarships, Awards, and Fellowships
Attention students, educators, and institutions: ADEA recognizes achievement
and distinction among its members through an awards program. Among the awards
offered in conjunction with ADEA's corporate partners are student scholarships,
awards for educators, and funding opportunities for various fellowships. Awards
range from $1,000 scholarships to $15,000 in support of leadership development
education or $15,000 stipends to pursue three-month fellowships in Washington,
Visit ADEA.org now for more about awards and
how to apply.
Self-nominations from individual members are accepted for many. Award
recipients will be recognized at the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition
in Seattle, Washington, March 16-19, 2013.
Ready to step up to leadership? Apply
now for the ADEA Leadership Institute!
If you are ready to take on greater responsibility at
your institution and want to learn more about the contemporary issues affecting
dental education, apply to become an ADEA Leadership Institute Fellow. You and
your institution will benefit from the training and perspective you will gain
as you participate in programming on interpersonal, legislative, and
In this unique program, fellows meet five times
throughout the course of the year to explore leadership styles, emotional
intelligence, organizational theory, team building, stress management,
work-life balance, and strategies for leading change.
are due on or before November 1, 2012, and four scholarships are available that
provide financial assistance. To learn more about the ADEA Leadership Institute
and to complete your application, please visit www.adea.org/ADEALeadershipInstitute.
ADA Foundation Offers Grants for Domestic and International
Dental Student Service
The ADA Foundation is accepting applications for two grants that support dental student outreach to underserved populations domestically and internationally.
Dental student groups are invited to submit applications for either the Bud Tarrson Dental School Community Leadership Award or the Dr. Thomas J. Zwemer Award. Applications must be completed and submitted to the ADA Foundation by November 26, 2012.
For applications and award guidelines, visit adafoundation.org.
Howard Hugh Medical Institute Opens Application Process
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Competition System is open for applications to the Medical Research Fellows Program. The program enables students at U.S. dental schools to participate in a yearlong, mentored, basic, translational, or applied biomedical research training experience at an academic or nonprofit institution, or at HHMI’s Janelia Farm Research Campus near Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.hhmi.org/medfellowships .