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Florida recently filed HB 369 and SB 764, detailing student loan repayment programs for dentists practicing in underserved areas of the state. According to dentist Zack Kalarickal, “There’s absolutely no shortage of dentists in the state—or really in the nation. The challenge really is having the dentists in all of the rural communities where people need them.”

Dentists graduate with a lot of student loan debt. That means it's hard for them to set up in rural areas where people might not have much money -- or
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Dean Ana Lopez Fuentes gave the Deans an update on the post hurricane status of UPR School of Dental Medicine #resilience #prstrong

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Registration for #ADEA2018 is now open! adea.org/2018

We don’t have to imagine what the next generation of dental education might bring, because we are already living it. Phenomena in technology, health care, demographics and other areas can and will transform dentistry and how we teach. We know they are impacting our world today, but the question is:…
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UB School of Dental Medicine and other health professions schools are emphasizing interprofessional education more than ever, citing the need for a coordinated response in the face of major public health issues such as opioid addiction. As noted by Michael Cain, M.D., vice president for the health sciences and dean of the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, “Why not let them appreciate as students what these other providers do and how they’ll interact with them? That’s the value of interprofessional education.”

The opioid epidemic killed 64,000 people in the U.S. in 2016 — more than those killed in motor vehicle accidents before seatbelts were required, and more than died from HIV before antiretroviral drugs were developed.
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Thanks to a grant from Delta Dental, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine was able to purchase a new mobile dental van, with the intention of expanding care to underserved youth in Philadelphia. According to Joan Gluch, Ph.D., RDH, PHDHP, “Our goal is to take dental students in the West and Southwest Philadelphia neighborhoods so that they can understand the social factors that affect children’s health and provide dental care in a convenient manner right outside the children’s schools.”

New PennSmiles bus expands dental care for Philly schoolchildren Text by Katherine Unger Baillie This fall, with a $650,000 gift from Delta Dental, PennSmiles has added a new, high-tech, 40-foot bus, and plans to increase the number of students it serves. The new PennSmiles bus is equipped with stat...
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Pueblo Community College’s dental hygiene program is the oldest in the state of Colorado, with a reputation for producing top notch hygienists who give back to their local communities. It also prides itself on its ability to provide low-cost care to local patients who may otherwise be unable to afford necessary procedures. According to Elsa Eccles, chair of the dental hygiene department, “That’s important, because if you think about it, there are so many patients out there that don’t have dental insurance, and we can provide a great service for people in the community to have their teeth cleaned at a reduced cost.”

For the past 41 years, the dental hygiene program at Pueblo Community College has been putting smiles on the faces of Puebloans.
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LSU Health Sciences Center School of Dentistry has been awarded the William J. Gies Award for Vision – Academic Dental Institution, in honor of the school’s str...ides to incorporate interprofessional education in its curriculum. The two-year interprofessional program is set to expand from 19 to 27 academic programs for first and second-year students. Congratulations, LSU!

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#AAL in the news, again! If you are a health professions faculty member, this is the program for you! #teaching #leadership American Dental Education Association

Atlanta (PRWEB) November 08, 2017 -- ADEA/AAL’s 2017 Institute for Teaching and Learning Convenes in Atlanta.
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The Academy of Osseointegration has awarded UCLA School of Dentistry assistant professor Alireza Moshaverinia, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., the 2016-2017 Basic Science Grant for his research on reducing bone loss in dental implants. “I was truly honored to be the recipient of this prestigious award. It helped my research group obtain very important results to develop a novel treatment modality of peri-implant bone loss,” said Moshaverinia.

Dr. Alireza Moshaverinia, DDS, MS, PhD – UCLA School of Dentistry (at center), was the recipient of the Osseointegration Foundation’s 2016-2017 Basic Science Grant, presented by Dr. Mehrdad Favagehi, 2016 chairman, AO Research Submissions Committee (at right) and Dr. Robert Lemke, 2016 vice chairman...
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Kim T. Isringhausen, B.S.D.H., RDH, M.P.H., ADEA Board Director for Allied Dental Program Directors, penned an article for Research!America detailing the critical role of dental hygienists in the patient experience, as well as the overall health delivery system.

If the first vision that comes to mind when you think “dental hygienist” is your dentist’s office, that’s terrific, but there is a larger story to tell.
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Indulge in Halloween candy guilt-free with these tips from UNLV School of Dental Medicine Associate Professor Cody Hughesm M.S.D., D.M.D.

Chocolate is the sweet treat least likely to play tricks on your teeth.
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MUSC Health has reopened its Macauley Museum of Dental History, showcasing how dentistry and its tools have changed over the centuries. Although the tricks of the trade have changed quite a bit, as one visitor remarked, “People still get cavities. You still have the same problems you deal with, with patients.” Some things never change! l

Dr. Charles Anderson walked past the exhibits of the renovated museum and marveled at what had changed in his profession.
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Former Tufts University School of Dental Medicine professor and ADEA member Esther Wilkins has been honored posthumously with the Lowell High School Distinguished Alumni Award for her contributions to dentistry and the city. According to Jim Moriarty, chair of the Lowell High School Distinguished Alumni Board of Directors, “She achieved such a level of success that if you go into almost any dental office, they’ll tell you she wrote the book on dental hygiene.”

LOWELL -- Five high achievers are set to be honored at the 13th annual Lowell High School Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony Wednesday.
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This University of New England College of Dental Medicine video does a great job explaining why #IPE is important for the future of healthcare. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6fLK-o0CKs

This video captures a wide range of voices reflecting on why Interprofessional Education in healthcare matters. Among those voices are a patient, family medi...
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Columbia University in the City of New York has announced that it will commit $100 million to increasing the diversity of its faculty over the next 5 years. “The reality is that you can’t really achieve excellence without diversity. It requires diverse thought to solve complex problems,” says Vice Provost for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Dennis Mitchell, D.D.S., M.P.H.

Columbia University is committing $100 million over the next five years to diversifying its faculty, as the school continues to grapple with stubbornly low numbers of minority teachers.
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The 2017 ADEA Fall Meetings took place in Columbus, OH this week. Here's a glimpse of the connecting, converging and collaboration that took place! #ADEAFALL