ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger

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."

Educator Spotlight: Prof. Maxine Janis

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The need for more Native American health professionals who, in her words, could "reach to the depth of healing for our people" has kept Maxine Janis focused on recruiting Native American students into higher education since she herself entered the academic arena.

Educator Spotlight: Dr. Frank A. Scannapieco

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If you attended the 2009 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona, you may remember a Presidential Symposium held on Team-Based Learning" (TBL). The presenter readily admitted that prior to adopting TBL, half his students did not attend class, and those who did read the paper, slept, chatted, and doodled. Is it any wonder that he wanted a more effective way of reaching millennial students?