The article “Perceptions
of the Dental Education-wide Climate: Analysis of the 2022 ADEA Climate
Study Focus Groups” is the first published key findings from the 2022
ADEA Climate Survey. Published in the Journal of Dental Education,
explore the key themes researchers found to further foster humanistic
learning environments in oral health education.
New knowledge on oral disease prevention and clinical
care is constantly emerging, but much of it does not make it into clinical
practices. A recently awarded $3.8 million, five-year grant will support the
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and Stanford
University in training the next generation of clinical oral health researchers to
bridge the gap between biomedical research and clinical practice.
100 Years of ADEA: Dr. Jeanne Craig Sinkford
Jeanne Craig Sinkford, D.D.S., Ph.D., D.Sc., has long been a trailblazer in the dental profession, becoming the first female dean of an American dental school when she was named Dean of Howard University College of Dentistry in 1975. As a tireless advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, Dr. Sinkford has also opened pathways for women and historically underrepresented and marginalized groups in the profession by various means. In her Q&A, Dr. Sinkford gives more details about these efforts and reflects on their impact.