ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger

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Guest Perspective: Cultural Competency: A Top Priority for 21st Century Faculty Development

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The importance of cultural competency in health care delivery and the rationale for emphasizing cultural competency in educational programs for future oral health professionals are well established. So are approaches for incorporating cultural competency education in dental education curricula. But a related issue—developing cultural competency among dental school faculty—has often been neglected.

Guest Perspective: Preparing Future Dental Care Providers to Treat Patients from Low Socio-Economic Backgrounds: Six Suggestions

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When Dr. David Satcher the 16th Surgeon General of the United States, published the first ever U.S. Surgeon General’s report on oral health in 2000, the message was loud and clear: Certain segments of the U.S. population were more likely than the rest of the U.S. population to have poor oral health and to face challenges with access to oral health services. However, Dr. Satcher’s report was a wake-up call that made it clear that concerted efforts were needed.

Guest Perspective: Why Teaching Ethics and Professionalism Is Not Enough

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An environmental scan of dental education programs would identify a number of activities that emphasize integrity, professionalism and ethically based decision-making and patient care. As students graduate and join the ranks of their esteemed profession, they may again be reminded of their responsibility to continue to honor their obligations. 

Guest Perspective: eLearning In Dental Education

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How do we innovate for the education and practice of tomorrow? Employing digital technology has been and will continue to be a major answer to that question. The market for technological solutions to educational problems has exploded in recent years, and there is every reason to believe that educators will face even more choices about which technologies to employ in the coming decade.