ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger

Summer 2017: Lifelong Learning

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Since 2011, CODA standards have obligated dental schools to graduate students who demonstrate “professional values and capacities associated with self-directed, lifelong learning.” While all of our schools strive to achieve this goal, cultivating students who will make a habit of self-directed learning is still a work in progress. Fortunately, we have colleagues who have devoted themselves to the pursuit of encouraging lifelong learning and are willing to share what they have learned.

Spring 2017: Managing Stress

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n this edition of the ADEA CCI Liaison Ledger, we consider the ways in which meditation and other stress management practices improve focus and academic performance—two assets with enormous value for dental students.

Winter 2016: Social Media

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If you were a regular viewer of The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in 2012, you may remember a particularly cringe-worthy episode titled You Posted That on Facebook? During the episode, Ms. DeGeneres caught members of her audience off guard when she broadcasted content from their Facebook accounts. Today, the ability of individuals to embarrass themselves through social media is hardly surprising, but such missteps can have serious consequences for students and for our institutions.

Spring 2016: Dental Education’s Role in Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence

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This issue of the Liaison Ledger explores an area of the dental curriculum that often receives cursory treatment: domestic violence. Research suggests that most survivors of assault show signs of injury to the head and neck. Yet, asking patients about their personal relationshipsrequires a level of sensitivity that only guidance and practice can provide.
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