Online Dental Education Resource Introduces New Module: Oral Health Care for
WASHINGTON -- October 24, 2013
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) has expanded its Curriculum
Resource Center (ADEA CRC) offerings to include a module on oral health care
for older adults. The ADEA CRC, made possible by an unrestricted educational
grant from the Colgate-Palmolive Company, provides resources to accommodate
dental educators’ changing needs around curriculum development in a flexible,
reproducible and scalable format.
ADEA developed the latest module to equip faculty with materials to help the
next generation of dentists fully grasp the unique and complex issues
associated with older patients. Oral disease treatment, long-term management
and prevention are important for maintaining not only older adults’
oral-cavity health but also their overall health and well-being.
“Oral health is a critical, but often overlooked, aspect of an older adult’s
general health,” says Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., ADEA President
and CEO. “ADEA offers its gratitude both to leading experts in this discipline
for helping develop this essential curriculum and to the Colgate-Palmolive
Company for their invaluable support of this important endeavor.”
The Oral Health Care for Older Adults module—the sixth to be added to the ADEA
CRC Web portal since its inception—provides comprehensive, interactive and
transferable teaching resources for dental educators. The portal already
includes modules covering dental plaque biofilm, erosion, dentin
hypersensitivity, periodontal diseases and their relationship with overall
health, and gingival diseases. Each module, which benefits from ADEA CRC
Advisory Board recognition, contains an overview, an educational objective,
key terms and concepts, a reference library, curriculum placement suggestions,
case studies and review handouts.
“Colgate-Palmolive Company is pleased to extend our commitment to ADEA and
this suite of high-quality learning materials supporting teaching and learning
in dental education,” says Barbara Shearer, B.D.S., M.D.S., Ph.D., Director of
Scientific Affairs at the Colgate-Palmolive Company.
Available at no cost to dental educators who are ADEA members, ADEA CRC’s
collection of learning materials can easily be incorporated into
faculty-developed courses. The Oral Health Care for Older Adults module and
additional resources can be accessed at www.adea.org/crc.
About the American Dental Education Association
The American Dental Education Association (ADEA) is the voice of dental
education. Its members include all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and many
allied and advanced dental education programs, corporations, faculty and
students. The mission of ADEA is to lead individuals and institutions of the
dental education community to address contemporary issues influencing
education, research and the delivery of oral health care for the health of the
public. ADEA’s activities encompass a wide range of research, advocacy,
faculty development, meetings and communications like 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, visit
About Colgate-Palmolive Company
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly
focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.
Colgate-Palmolive sells its products in over 200 countries and territories
around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate,
Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex,
Tom's of Maine, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science
Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. For more information about
Colgate-Palmolive's global business, visit the Company's web site at
www.Colgate.com. To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®
oral health education program, please visit www.ColgateBSBF.com.
American Dental Education Association
Kellie Bove, 202-289-7201
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