New Undergraduate Research Program Emphasizes Health Inequities

Undergraduate students from across the country dove into oral health data this summer in a new research program called Biomedical Informatics and Behavioral Sciences at Texas A&M University School of Dentistry. “My goal is to ultimately develop students who are not only interested in dentistry as a career, but specifically dental public health,” said Peggy Timothé, D.D.S., M.P.H., Texas A&M Dentistry Assistant Professor and Program Director.

Surge in Dental Hygiene Applicants Pushes St. Louis Community College to Expand Program Campuses

The future is bright for the Dental Hygiene Program at St. Louis Community College. The program most recently moved into the college’s new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences building on the Forest Park Campus in the fall of 2019 and due to an increase in applicants, it is constructing a new Center for Nursing and Health Sciences on the Florissant Valley Campus, which is set to open in 2025. The new facilities are characterized by their brightness and beauty and are equipped with cutting-edge technology to offer students and patients an exceptional experience.

100 Years of ADEA: Dr. Shelia S. Price
Dr. Shelia Price has been a tireless advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging within dental education. Her dental career began as the first female, African American dental graduate at West Virginia University School of Dentistry. At ADEA, Dr. Price served as Chair of the ADEA Minority Affairs Advisory Committee (now called the ADEA Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee) and Chair of the Health Sciences Center Committee on Diversity and Inclusion. In this month’s Q&A, she shares her experiences and how she hopes to continue to help diversify the dental profession and inspire and nurture future trailblazers.

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