Spring 2015: Change and Innovation on the Global Stage

A year ago, we published an issue of the Liaison Ledger that explored the ways dental schools were teaching cultural competency to their students. Today we consider a related topic: what schools can do to educate faculty to appreciate and model culturally competent care.

Guest Perspective: All the World’s a Stage

Shakespeare’s lines from As You Like It have resonated with me during my presidency of the ADEE. I have delivered lectures to many meetings of the major national dental education societies around the world. I have met and talked with the presidents of these societies, and I have also had the privilege of meeting with younger faculty. They are eager to share best practices and look at how the same subject can be delivered in a different format whilst achieving the same learning outcomes. 

Medicare “Doc Fix” and CHIP Extension Signed into Law

On April 16, 2015, President Obama signed a $210 billion Medicare reform package, the Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization Act of 2015, into law. The Senate passed the legislation, which eliminates the need for annual Medicare “doc fixes,” by an

Congressional Budget Update

A House passed budget blueprint plans to cut spending by $5.5 trillion over the next 10 years, focusing on priorities of the Republican led chamber, including balancing the budget and paying down the country’s debt. The March 25 resolution, which

Montana House Passes Bill to Expand Medicaid

The Montana House approved, by a 54-46 margin, a bill to expand the state’s Medicaid program. The approved bill, SB 405, requires enrollees to pay premiums and co-pays as well as participate in job assessment programs.
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