ADEA Washington Update

Higher Education Act Reauthorization: Will It Happen This Year?

Legislation, House, Senate, Education, Financial Aid, Graduate Students, Higher Education | Permanent link

Whether the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) will happen this year depends on whether you are in the Administration, in the Senate or in the House. On May 22, Rep. Virginia Foxx, Chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the... Click Here To Read More

Texas Lawmakers Work Together to Reauthorize Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education Program

Funding, Legislation, House, Medicare and Medicaid Services, GME, Graduate Students | Permanent link

Two Congressmen from Texas came together in a bipartisan effort to support graduate medical education (GME) programs that care for our nation’s youngest patients. GME is funded through Medicare, Medicaid, the... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Highlighted at 218th Meeting of National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council

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The National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council held its 218th meeting on May 25, where it highlighted an ADEA report on the role of dental education in the prevention of opioid misuse. Many of the approved... Click Here To Read More

Department of Education Launches the Temporary Expansion of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Education, Financial Aid, Higher Education, Public Service Act | Permanent link

The Department of Education announced a new process for federal student loan borrowers to be reconsidered for loan forgiveness under a temporary expansion of the... Click Here To Read More

SmileDirectClub, LLC v. Georgia Board of Dentistry et.al.

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SmileDirectClub, LLC (SDC) was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN. SDC recently filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia to prohibit the enforcement of a rule recently adopted by the Georgia Board of Dentistry (Board), along with a demand for... Click Here To Read More

Dental Hygienist Jobs See a 285% Growth Rate Increase in Canada

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Over the last three years, dental hygienist has been the fastest-growing small- to medium-sized business job in Canada. The number of positions skyrocketed from 1,273 for every million postings in 2015 to 4,907 in 2018.

The job site Indeed.com,... Click Here To Read More

ADEA Aids Foreign-Trained Dentists in Preparing for U.S. Licensing

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ADEA manages the application process for many international students hoping to study at American schools. In an article informing foreign-trained dentists about paths to licensure in the United States,... Click Here To Read More

Why Dental and Craniofacial Research Funding Is Critical to Dental Schools

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The research mission of dental schools is facing several challenges, including a critical shortage of faculty. Economic barriers often deter potential researchers from careers as scientific investigators. The demands to make money after graduation often further restricts who enters the field.  Yet, without these researchers we would not... Click Here To Read More

Academic Dentistry, Immigration and the Courts

Amicus Brief, Federal Court, Graduate Students, Higher Education | Permanent link

The first executive order on immigration by President Donald Trump came on Jan. 27, 2017. This order, also known as the “travel ban,” suspended travel from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen for 90 days,... Click Here To Read More

Opioid Hearings and Legislation Continue

House, Senate, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse | Permanent link

Both the House and Senate continue their focus on the opioid epidemic, with more congressional hearings and several pieces of legislation. On April 25, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health hosted a... Click Here To Read More

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