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Campus Spotlight: Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

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By Nicole Fauteux   If teaching cultural competency is challenging on any campus, then teaching it at a Christian school founded to serve its faith adherents should be especially challenging, right? Well, maybe, and maybe not.     

Oregon Health & Science University

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The Supreme Court’s 2012 decision to uphold key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has provoked various reactions from the states. While a few are doing everything they can to resist the rising tide of health care reform, others are moving ahead, albeit reluctantly. Yet some states, such as Oregon, are setting the pace by undertaking bold steps forward that may soon provide useful lessons for the entire nation. 

Campus Spotlight: University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry

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Self-assessment is well established in the dental hygiene program at the University of Oklahoma (OU) College of Dentistry. Whether students are taking an impression, writing a research paper, or in clinic removing plaque, they are asked to cast a critical eye on their own performance and to learn from what they see.

Campus Spotlight: University of Iowa College of Dentistry

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What do you do when your dental school trains its students in evidence-based practice, then releases them into a practice environment where senior clinicians are unfamiliar with the concept or maybe even a little intimidated by it? You just might devise a continuing education (CE) course to bring practicing professionals into the evidence-based fold.