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Spring 2014

Eagles & Buckeyes: A Unique Partnership

During a recent admissions visit to Canton, Ohio's Glen Oak High School, students-clearly intent upon making the most of their opportunity to talk to dental students… 

 

December 11, 2013

Advancing a National Culture of Oral Health: Q & A with David Krol

Eliminating disparities in oral health education and care.

David M. Krol, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a senior program officer on the Human Capital team, the goal of which is to develop and maintain a diverse, well-trained workforce, and…

 

November 15, 2013  

Priming the Pipeline in the Silver State 

An NLI grant helps Nevada advance access, diversity in oral health care. Nevada is striking in its contrasts. Famous for high rollers and low vices, mountain peaks and…

 

October 29, 2013

Lessons from the Pipeline

America’s underserved populations suffer from a dental care deficit, and community-based dentistry is the cure. That’s the biggest takeaway from year one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)...

 

October 15, 2013

Priming the Dental Learning Pipeline in Georgia and South Carolina

Georgia and South Carolina have more than a border in common. They also share an eye-opening statistic: Each state has only one dental school. The deficiency underscores a gap in access to oral health... 

 

October 2, 2013

Growing a New Class of Oral Health Care Professionals in the Motor City

Deirdre Young, DDS, is passionate about her work. She visits a different Detroit middle or high school weekly to share her enthusiasm and gather new recruits, with the focus and intensity of a devout...  

 

September 16, 2013

Supporting Culturally Sensitive Oral Health in Indian Country

The expanse of land we now know as Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard and a small portion of Rhode Island was once home to a healthy, thriving community of thousands of American Indians. The Aquinnah...

 

June 2013

Closing The Gap

At the age of 13, Esther Lopez, DDS, knew intimately her mother’s battle with cancer because she served as the primary translator between the patient, a native of Ecuador, and her doctors. Even at such a...

 

May 17, 2013

Expanding Diversity in the Oral Health Workforce

The words we use matter. That’s why the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is shifting the conversation away from the “deficit model” for recruiting students from underserved backgrounds.  ADEA...

 

February 13, 2013

Solving the Longitude Problem in Oral Health

I recently had the opportunity to visit the British Royal Observatory in Greenwich, UK, current home of John Harrison’s famous clocks, which provided the solution to one of the most vexing problems in 17th...

 

December 3, 2012

New Initiative to Increase Minority Dental Students Announced

The Georgia Health Sciences University College if Dental Medicine is one of 11 dental schools chosen to participate in a yearlong minority student recruitment and retention campaign. The American Dental...

 

November 15, 2012

ADEA Partners With the Dugoni School of Dentistry on New Initiative to Recruit and Retain Minority Dental Students and Address Oral Health Crisis in Communities of Color

The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), The Voice of Dental Education, in partnership with the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, is pleased to introduce the American...