ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger

Campus Spotlight: University of Dammam College of Dentistry

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The impact of globalization is clearly visible in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where Saudi dental educators are looking 
abroad for inspiration in designing a contemporary dental school curriculum.Although few ADEA members have firsthand 
knowledge of the Kingdom, Saudi dental educators are well acquainted with dental education on our shores as many have 
received their advanced degrees at our institutions.

Campus Spotlight: Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

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“We all have a ‘cultural lens’ through which we view the world. A lot of what we perceive as culture starts at infancy. It comes from the people who raise us.” This is the assessment of Rosa Chaviano-Moran, D.M.D. Over the years, the Assistant Dean of Student Admissions and Recruitment at the RSDM has worked with colleagues to develop cultural competency training for dental students, faculty and practicing dentists.

Campus Spotlight: East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine

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To what extent can a dental school address a state’s access-to-oral-health-care problems? A groundbreaking endeavor in North Carolina may one day answer that question. The premise underlying this effort is that access comes from creating an educational environment that selects and prepares students to treat those who most need care.

Campus Spotlight: Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California

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Something at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California (OSD USC) is producing a high level of engagement around ethics and professionalism. What precisely is the source of this enthusiasm?