2013 Call for Applications
Download the 2013 Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute application here.
Learn about the application process for the 2013 Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute at the Technical Assistance Webinar to Assist Potential Applicants on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ET. Register for the webinar here.
For more than a decade, the dental education community’s Dental Pipeline effort has strived to address limited access to oral care in underserved populations by recruiting and admitting dental students from underrepresented communities. The American Dental Education Association (ADEA), in partnership with the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, recently introduced the Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute to continue increasing recruitment and retention within those underserved communities.
In 2013, Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute will award 10 dental school community partnerships funding and resources to develop a project focused on community-based dental education or recruitment of underrepresented minority (URM) dental students.
Ten selected institutions will receive:
• $12,000 over a 12-month period to help cover the costs of creating a project focusing on minority student recruitment and retention or community-based dental education.
• A three-day, in-person training course about Dental Pipeline best practices, advocacy, and leadership.
• An opportunity to develop and carry out a project with consultation on project design and implementation from peer mentors.
• Travel funds for one dental school faculty member and one representative of a community partner organization to attend courses and meetings.
• Online learning and sharing forums within a cohort.
• The opportunity to present findings and accomplishments at the ADEA Fall 2014 Meetings.
• Plus, peer mentor match-ups, access to various online courses, and fundraising and development tutorials.
The Dental Pipeline National Learning Institute provides an opportunity for dental educators and community partners to address the problems of access and workforce disparities. Ultimately, the effort aims to create a diverse workforce of dentists who understand the oral healthcare needs of patients from underserved populations.