News Article | December 16, 2016
BOSTON (Dec. 16, 2016)--Two legends in the Tufts and dental medicine communities will be honored with Dean's Medals from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine at a ceremony today. The medals celebrate the contributions Hilde H. Tillman, D.M.D. and Esther M. Wilkins, R.D.H., D.M.D., both Tufts alumnae and faculty emeritae, have made to the Tufts and dental medicine and education communities. Dr. Hilde Tillman is clinical professor emerita of public health & community service and a leading champion of geriatric dentistry. She graduated from Simmons College in 1945, and from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1949 and was a member of the Tufts faculty for more than 50 years. She has devoted her career to dental education and was instrumental in developing Tufts' geriatric dentistry program, which has grown to become a unique educational model, blending academic knowledge and community outreach to effectively serve a diverse aging population. Today, Dr. Tillman continues to serve Tufts in conjunction with the City of Boston's Elderly Commission to provide free dental screenings for the elderly and disabled in the greater Boston area. Dr. Esther Wilkins, who passed away this week at the age of 100, was clinical professor emerita of periodontology and a world expert on dental hygiene. She graduated from Simmons College in 1938, received a certificate from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene in 1939, graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1949 and went on to establish the Dental Hygiene Program at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. In 1959, she published what has become the definitive text on dental hygiene, Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist, now in its 12th edition. She returned to Tufts in 1966, where she stayed until her retirement in 2011. Dr. Wilkins received the American Dental Education Association's William J. Gies Award for Achievement by a Dental Educator in 2012 and the International College of Dentists Distinguished Service Award in 2013. "Drs. Tillman and Wilkins enrolled in dental school when not even 2 percent of practicing dentists were women. Now, more than 50 percent of the dental students at Tufts are women," said Huw F. Thomas, B.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., dean of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. "Drs. Tillman and Wilkins have been leaders in dental medicine, at Tufts, in their communities, nationally and internationally." "Dr. Tillman's ongoing work with the school and our local communities exemplifies the leadership principles of passion and humanitarianism that we embody in our students," he continued. "And Dr. Wilkins was a true pioneer, a devoted educator and a friend to everyone at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine." Established in 1996, the Dean's Medal recognizes individuals who have demonstrated loyalty, service and generosity. It is the highest honor bestowed by the dean of a school at Tufts University and is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to their school and the greater community. Founded in 1868, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) is committed to leadership in education, patient care, research, and community service. Students obtain an interdisciplinary education, integrated with medicine, with access to training in dental specialties. Clinics managed at TUSDM provide quality comprehensive care to more than 18,000 diverse individuals annually, including those with special needs. Nationally and internationally, the School promotes health and educational programs and researches new procedures, materials and technologies to improve oral health.
News Article | October 26, 2016
CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Khaldoun F. Ajlouni, DDS, MS, was honored with the Private Practice Prosthodontist Award for Rockies/Plains Region 4 for extraordinary collegiality, outreach, and community service by the American College of Prosthodontists (ACP). Dr. Ajlouni was be honored at the Annual Awards & President's Dinner during the 46th Annual Session of the ACP held in San Diego from Oct. 5-8, 2016. Dr. Ajlouni received his DDS degree at the University of Jordan. He then went on to earn his certificate in Advanced Education in Prosthodontics and his Master's degree in Oral Science from Marquette University School of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice in Texas focusing in restorative and implant dentistry, and is working as a part time clinical professor in the Department of Restorative Sciences at Baylor College of Dentistry He is a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, International Team for Implantology (ITI), the American Dental Education Association, and the International Association of Dental Research. Dr. Ajlouni also served as treasurer of the American Association for Dental Research and the International Association for Dental Research (AADR-IADR) and received four distinguished teaching awards at Baylor College of Dentistry and the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry, he is also a reviewer for multiple scientific peer reviewed Journals and gives CE courses focusing on Implants and Restorative dentistry, He also involved in volunteer work and has traveled internationally on mission trips to help those in need. "My goal since the first day I started practicing has been to provide my patients with the best advice I can and to be there for them when they need me; many have become close friends, and for that I'm grateful," said Dr. Ajlouni. "I'm honored to be considered among the best in our specialty by the American College of Prosthodontists. This achievement is the result of the support of my family, the guidance of mentors, the help of my office team, and the trust of my patients, without whom this never would have been possible. I dedicate this award to each of them." The Private Practice Award may be given annually to up to five individual prosthodontists (one per ACP Region). These individuals must have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the prosthodontic specialty and the role that the prosthodontist in private practice plays in advancing the patient's quality of life. Prosthodontists are specialized dentists with advanced training in oral health issues, who are committed to improving patient outcomes. From implants, crowns, veneers, and tooth whitening, to full-mouth reconstruction, Prosthodontists specialize in digital dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and sleep apnea solutions. The ACP is the only prosthodontic specialty organization whose membership is based solely on education credentials. ACP members must be in or have completed an ADA-accredited advanced education program in prosthodontics. About the ACP The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is the official sponsoring organization for the specialty of prosthodontics, which is one of only nine recognized specialties of the American Dental Association. Founded in 1970, ACP is a not-for profit organization dedicated to enhancing patient care, advancing the art and science of prosthodontics, promoting the specialty of prosthodontics to the public and other dentists and healthcare professionals, ensuring the quality of prosthodontic education, and providing professional services to its membership. For more consumer information visit GoToAPro.org, professionals can visit Prosthodontics.org. A photo accompanying this release is available at:
Valachovic R.W.,American Dental Education Association
The Journal of the American College of Dentists | Year: 2010
New developments in dentistry are appearing rapidly, and new electronic means for making information available are already in the hands of our dental students. Recognizing a dramatic shift in the landscape, the American Dental Education Association developed, in 2004, the Commission on Change and Innovation. The commission has coordinated a national effort to identify a new dental education curriculum, beginning with a revision of the Competencies for the New General Dentist. From this starting point, the association is working to identify foundation knowledge and skills that support these competencies and new assessment methods. There is now a network of faculty liaisons at most schools throughout the United States and Canada. The future will likely see much of dental education delivered in community and other settings besides the traditional lecture room.
Sanchez J.P.,Yeshiva University |
Peters L.,Association of American Medical Colleges |
Lee-Rey E.,Yeshiva University |
Strelnick H.,Yeshiva University |
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Academic Medicine | Year: 2013
PURPOSE: To describe diverse medical students' perceptions of and interest in careers in academic medicine. METHOD: In 2010, the authors invited students attending three national medical student conferences to respond to a survey and participate in six focus groups. The authors identified trends in data through bivariate analyses of the quantitative dataset and using a grounded theory approach in their analysis of focus group transcripts. RESULTS: The 601 survey respondents represented 103 U.S. medical schools. The majority (72%) were in their first or second year; 34% were black and 17% were Hispanic. Many respondents (64%) expressed interest in careers in academic medicine; teaching and research were viewed as positive influences on that interest. However, black and Hispanic respondents felt they would have a harder time succeeding in academia. The 73 focus group participants (25% black, 29% Hispanic) described individual- and institutional-level challenges to academic medicine careers and offered recommendations. They desired deliberate and coordinated exposure to academic career paths, research training, clarification of the promotion process, mentorship, protected time for faculty to provide teaching and research training, and an enhanced infrastructure to support diversity and inclusion. CONCLUSIONS: Medical students expressed an early interest in academic medicine but lacked clarity about the career path. Black and Hispanic students' perceptions of having greater difficulty succeeding in academia may be an obstacle to engaging them in the prospective pool of academicians. Strategic and dedicated institutional resources are needed to encourage racial and ethnic minority medical students to explore careers in academic medicine.
American Dental Education Association | Date: 2012-12-12
American Dental Education Association | Date: 2014-10-14
Downloadable educational course materials in the field of dental education. Education services, namely, providing a website featuring non-downloadable instructional material in the field of dental education; providing an internet website portal in the field of dental education, including links to faculty development programs, educational resource sharing, and teaching and learning resources.
News Article | February 28, 2017
WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the last ten years, the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has leveraged its interdisciplinary health professions network to operate ExploreHealthCareers.org, an online gateway to over 100 health professions that provides...
News Article | February 15, 2017
(PRLEAP.COM) ProSites announced today that its new Pay It Forward Scholarship is now available to all dental school students in the United States. Unlike most scholarships, which are solely based on academic merit, eligibility is based on volunteer hours completed by the applicant.The scholarship is designed to assist students with financial obligations incurred during dental school. The Pay It Forward Scholarship recognizes students who dedicate their time volunteering at organizations they are passionate about."Dental school is not just demanding academically, but financially as well. That's why we want to recognize students who take the time to give back and volunteer while they obtain their degree," stated Ken Robinson, Chief Marketing Officer, ProSites. "We are excited to show our appreciation to students who are going above and beyond by helping them financially."ProSites' new program emerges during a time when student loans are crippling new dentists with insurmountable debt. In fact, the American Dental Education Association estimates that dental students graduated with an average of $241,000 in debt from student loans in 2013."The hope is that our contribution to dental students will help set them up for academic success and less financial stress," said Fanny Barrientos, ProSites, Dental Scholarship Director. "We want to do what we can to help and are excited to share this new opportunity with dental school students."The scholarship application is open January 15 to March 31, 2017. A winner will be announced on May 9, 2017. Selection will be based on hours volunteered and personal statement provided. For more information, or to apply, visit http://www.prosites.com/Pay-it-Forward-Dental-Scholarship/ ProSites offers custom website design, search engine marketing, social media management, and pay-per-click solutions to over 14,000 dental, medical and professional practices. They are endorsed by 11 state dental associations and received a 2015 Dentaltown Townie Choice Award for website design and services.To learn more about ProSites, visit the ProSites Blog LinkedIn , and ProSites Resources . To reach a ProSites representative, call (888) 932-3644 or visit www.ProSites.com
News Article | October 28, 2016
Western University of Health Sciences is one of 13 institutions nationwide that received a grant to provide a summer enrichment program supporting students who are underrepresented in the health professions. WesternU received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (http://www.rwjf.org/) for the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) (http://www.shpep.org/), organized by the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Dental Education Association. SHPEP is a free, six-week summer enrichment program focused on improving STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and admissions resources for college students from communities underrepresented in the health professions, including but not limited to individuals who identify as African American/Black, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Hispanic/Latino, and who are from economically disadvantaged communities. SHPEP offers students a number of academic and career experiences, including an introduction to interprofessional education that addresses effective collaboration across health professions. Funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and matching funds from WesternU cover all costs of student housing, meals, and travel to and from the program site. Rising college sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or granted Differed Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status are eligible to apply. Applications for the 2017 summer season will be accepted from Nov. 1, 2016 through March 1, 2017. The program will accept 80 students. The program was established in 1989 to provide opportunities for college students interested in medicine and dentistry, and has now expanded its focus to include optometry, physical therapy, nursing, physician assistants and other health professions. This expanded focus builds on expertise developed through WesternU’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) program, which brings together faculty and students from all nine colleges to learn how to work as a cohesive health care team. One of WesternU’s goal statements is to have a diverse campus, not just at the faculty level but the student level, said College of Allied Health Professions Dean Stephanie Bowlin, EdD, PA, DFAAPA. “Students who come to WesternU want to be able to have a full experience, with different interprofessional educational experiences,” Bowlin said. “Because we are one of the most comprehensive graduate medical universities in the U.S., we feel our campus is ideal to host the Robert Wood Johnson project.” SHPEP complements WesternU programs that bring underrepresented students to campus, including the Pomona Health Career Ladder and the Master of Science in Medical Sciences program. “This program fills the last segment of the health career pipeline WesternU has created to shepherd students from preschool through middle and high school and into college and post-baccalaureate preparation,” said Associate Vice Provost and Professor of Anatomy Elizabeth Rega, PhD. “By connecting the dots in close cooperation with the Pomona Unified School District and local universities, we are addressing a need that has received national attention, but has often eluded practical solutions.” “It’s in strong alignment with our institution’s trajectory,” said College of Dental Medicine Dean Steven Friedrichsen, DDS. “It builds on what we’ve already done with other programs and our established track record.” Underrepresented students often have a hard time seeing themselves as health care professionals, Friedrichsen said. SHPEP allows them to stand side by side with other students and start envisioning themselves as health care professionals. “Our goal is to see students who mirror the face of the nation successfully graduate from all of our programs,” Friedrichsen said. “Our nation is changing demographically, and the health professions need to reflect those changes.” Western University of Health Sciences (http://www.westernu.edu), located in Pomona, Calif. and Lebanon, Ore., is an independent nonprofit health professions university, conferring degrees in biomedical sciences, dental medicine, health sciences, medical sciences, nursing, optometry, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, podiatric medicine and veterinary medicine. WesternU is home to the Patient Care Center, where the best in collaborative health care services is offered. The Chronicle of Higher Education named WesternU a Great College to Work For in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
News Article | October 28, 2016
The ADEAGies Foundation announced on October 24, 2016 the winners of the 2017 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement (The Gies Awards). Two team members from the Academy of Academic Leadership (AAL) will be recognized at the highly anticipated 2017 Gies Awards ceremony on March 20 at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Annual Session & Exhibition in Long Beach, CA. The honorees were selected by a distinguished panel of judges consisting of the ADEAGies Foundation Board of Trustees. In representing AAL, the 2017 Gies Award recipients are: “I am deeply honored to receive the Gies Award for Achievement,” said N. Karl Haden, Ph.D., AAL President. “As the award itself indicates, my accomplishments and those of AAL should be credited to the synergies created through partnerships with ADEA, academic dental institutions, and others. I am grateful to the ADEAGies Foundation for recognizing these successful collaborations.” The Gies Awards, named after dental education pioneer William J. Gies, Ph.D., debuted in 2008 and are the profession’s preeminent recognition for individuals and organizations that exemplify the highest standards in oral health and dental education, research and leadership. Dentsply Sirona is the premier sponsor of the awards. “I am both honored to be recognized for doing what I am passionate about, teaching, mentoring, and collaborating,” explained Pamela Zarkowski, M.P.H., J.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Detroit Mercy and Senior AAL Consultant. “The ability to contribute to another’s professional development is something I have enjoyed throughout my career. I am privileged to join a list of impressive ADEAGies awardees from the past, as well as those honored in 2017.” “The outstanding winners of the 2017 Gies Awards were selected from a record number of nominations this year,” says Leo E. Rouse, D.D.S., FACD, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the ADEAGies Foundation. “The ADEAGies Foundation Board of Trustees congratulates the winners and thanks all of the nominators for the excellent submissions.” Tickets for the celebration may be purchased starting in early December online at adea.org/2017 when registering for the 2017 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition. For information on table sponsorship, contact Trish Smith at tsmith(at)wearecoulter(dot)com or 703-506-3272. About the Academy for Academic Leadership For more than a decade, the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) has been dedicated to advancing people and institutions through professional development and consulting services. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, AAL provides customized professional development and consulting services for academic healthcare executives, educators, practitioners, institutions, and associations. AAL activities include leadership development, coaching, strategic planning, change management, team building, and curriculum development. For more information about AAL’s consulting services or professional development programs, please visit AALgroup.org. About the ADEAGies Foundation As the only philanthropy dedicated solely to dental education, the ADEAGies Foundation’s mission is to enhance the oral health of the public by funding programs that support innovations in dental education, research, leadership and recognition. To achieve its mission, the Foundation awards grants (over $1.2 million to date) and holds The William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement each year. Building on these successes, the ADEAGies Foundation has committed to increase funding for innovations within academic dentistry, and to ensure that those ideas are disseminated throughout the profession to reach their full potential for change. The Foundation’s funding will support leadership programs and transformational advances throughout dental education to improve oral and systemic health. About William J. Gies, Ph.D. and the Gies Report William J. Gies was a Columbia University biochemistry professor and founder of the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University. In 1926, funded by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Dr. Gies published a landmark report that established the importance of dentistry as a healing science and an essential component of higher education in the health professions. The Gies Report remains to this day the most relevant survey of dental education and critical issues within the field. About ADEA The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is The Voice of Dental Education. Its members include all 76 U.S. and Canadian dental schools, over 800 allied and advanced dental education programs, 66 corporations and more than 20,000 individuals. The mission of ADEA is to lead institutions and individuals in the dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing education, research and the delivery of oral health care for the overall health and safety of the public. ADEA’s activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy, faculty development, meetings and communications, including the esteemed Journal of Dental Education, as well as the dental school admissions services ADEA AADSAS, ADEA PASS, ADEA DHCAS and ADEA CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit adea.org.