ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger

Educator Spotlight: Dr. Donald R. Nixdorf

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“I used to complain that the amount and quality of research on orofacial pain were low and poor. Then one day my division head said, ‘Why don't you do something about it?’” So began the journey of one academic dentist who started as a clinical educator, became a clinical researcher, and now works to facilitate the research of others on a national scale.

Educator Spotlight: Dr. Gary L. Stafford, Marquette University School of Dentistry

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Leave it to an ADEA CCI Liaison to find an ingenious way of engaging part-time faculty in evidence-based decision-making—a way so ingenious, in fact, that it also speeds curricular change, streamlines improvements in the clinic, and promotes a culture of trust.

Educator Spotlight: Dr. John D. Rugh, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School

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Bring up the topic of teaching evidence-based dentistry (EBD), and it won’t be long before someone mentions CATs, and once the conversation turns to CATs, the name Dr. Rugh is almost sure to follow.

Educator Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Y. Lee

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When it comes to dental caries in very young children, Jessica Y. Lee, D.D.S., M.P.H., draws a blunt conclusion. "Dental cavities in young children are preventable," she insists. "The disconnect in the way we communicate with our patients and what they understand is the problem."
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