American Dental Education Association
Council of Sections
Section Annual Report 2008
I. Contact Information
Section name: Comprehensive Care and General Dentistry
Name of individual completing this report: Fred Fendler, Councilor
Institution: University of the Pacific Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry
Section office held: Councilor
Date of annual report submission: May 28, 2008
II. Mission Statement
To provide an avenue for exchange of ideas and discussion of shared interests about
comprehensive patient care and general dentistry in the dental education setting.
III. Goals and Objectives
A. Continue to foster a viable section by:
1. Providing an avenue for the exchange of ideas and information concerning the
teaching of comprehensive patient care and general dentistry.
2. Providing programs that assist faculty in more effective mechanisms for
preparing students for general dental practice.
i. Annual program: developed by the chair-elect to address topics to
improve the education of dental students and to enhance the skills
ii. Every annual program includes a question and answer session to
encourage the exchange of viewpoints and information regarding
the program and the teaching of comprehensive patient care and
iii. Newsletter: compiled by the newsletter editor, this includes a
summary of the Annual Session section program for section
members who could not attend the meeting, as well as reports
from the section officers and any other news of interest to section
B. Combining of annual session programs with other sections approximately every 3 to 4
1. Joint program planned with Dental Hygiene Education for Phoenix 2009
2. Joint program with Sections on Practice Administration and Educational
Research/ Development and Curriculum and with SIG, Career Development for
the New Educator, Dallas 2008
3. Joint program with the Section of Business and Financial Administration and
the Section of Clinic Administration in 2002.
4. Joint program with the Section of Gerontology and Geriatric Education in 2000.
5. Joint program with the Section of Practice Administration in 1997.
This year’s section program, titled “Team/Group Leaders, How Do We Attract and
Nurture Them?” was presented at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas, March 31,
2008 during the 85th Annual ADEA Session. It was organized and moderated by Dr.
Susan Lee from UCSF.
The speakers for the program were Dr. Lex MacNeil, Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs,
UBC; Dr. Fred Certosimo, VCU School of Dentistry and Dr. Joseph Berrong, UTHSCSA
Dr. MacNeil gave a historical perspective on clinical learning styles, practice teams and
leadership in US and Canadian dental schools.
Dr. Certosimo spoke about problems encountered a VCU in the late 90’s in their early
modular system. He went on to discuss the need for the “generalist” as the lynchpin of a
group practice and the issues and difficulties this approach caused among specialty
driven clinical teaching. Issues of recruitment and retention were also discussed and the
need for team leaders to also be competent managers, communicators and coaches for
Dr. Berrong covered similar topics as they related to UTHSCSA and went on to discuss
the need to produce these leaders from within the faculty by nurturing and encouraging
those with the identifiable skills. Both Dr’s Certosimo and Berrong stressed the universal
problem of adequate compensation for teaching faculty in general and especially for the
people we hope to attract to the positions of team managers and group leaders.
The program presentations were followed by a lively question and answer session
guided by Dr. Lee’s moderation.
V. Membership and Attendance
A. Total membership for the section as of March 2007---1419
B. Total attendance at the section’s 2008 Annual Session program was-41
C. Of this total, the number who are section members - 9
D. Attendance at the section’s 2008 business meeting-10
VI. Section Structure
Fred J. Fendler, DDS
University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
2155 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94115-2333
Susan M. Lee, DDS
University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry
707 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143
Chair-Elect, and Annual Session Program organizer
Kim Scaggs, DDS
University of Missouri, Kansas City
School of Dentistry
Department of General Dentistry
Kansas City, Missouri
V: 816-235-2100 ext. 2146
Norma Partida, DDS
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Mail Code 7914
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Joseph Parkinson, DDS
University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry
650 East 25th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
VII. Financial Support
VIII. Section Communications
A. Communications to membership are via e-mail, telephone, fax, letter, and the listserv.
A minimum of one newsletter is sent out annually in the December/January timeframe.
This is sent to all section members electronically. The section website is maintained by
Linc Conn, UTHSCSA Dental School (V: 210-567-3191; F: 210-567-3443;
B. Contact information for all officers is provided in Section VI above.
IX. Meeting Minutes
Minutes of the 2008 Annual Member’s Forum
ADEA Section on Comprehensive Care and General Dentistry
85th ADEA Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Hotel Anatole, Dallas, Texas
Monday, March 31, 2008
1. Call to Order
The Member’s Forum was called to order at 12:30 pm by CCGP Section Councilor, Dr.
Fred Fendler. Approximately nine members were in attendance.
Dr. Fendler announced that Chair Dr. Marnie Oakley was ill and would be unable to
attend the Forum; therefore he would also give the Chair’s report. Dr. Fendler thanked
Dr. Oakley for her service as Chair and also noted that she was Chair of the Annual
Session Planning Committee for the second year.
Dr. Fendler recognized Chair-elect Dr. Susan Lee for developing and moderating the
Section’s program, “Team and Group Leaders: How Do We Attract and Nurture Them?”
co-sponsored with the Section on Practice Administration. The program was well done
and generated spirited discussion.
Dr. Fendler congratulated Dr. Norma Partida our Newsletter editor for producing a great
newsletter which is available on line at the ADEA website as well as at the Section
program. Dr. Fendler has submitted the missing newsletters for inclusion on the ADEA
website. Dr. Partida stated that former Councilor Dr. Linc Conn is webmaster of our
Section website (http://teeth.uthscsa.edu/compare/index.html) and would like information
submitted to him so he can update the website.
2. Officer Reports
Councilor and Chair Reports – Dr. Fred Fendler
A. House of Delegates
The House of Delegates resolutions were covered. Non-are considered controversial.
The House of Delegates is working on a proxy voting system that would not require
changing the by-laws. As it is now both Councilor and Chair must attend the opening and
closing of the House of Delegates to vote. It is becoming increasingly expensive and
difficult for members to be away from their schools for so long.
The major work from the House was passage of the “Competencies for the New General
Dentist”. Work will begin this year to establish the Foundation Knowledge needed to
support new competencies. This work will be done by the Council of Sections Task
Force. It is expected to be a 2 to 3 year project.
B. Council of Sections
The Section on Dental Hygiene Education was awarded the Thomas F. Nowlin Award for
Best Performance by a Section .
It was noted that all section officers can vote at the Council of Sections.
COS Vice President, Sandra Andrieu reported that a motion to have only a single name
for the slate for the post of President-Elect of ADEA was brought forward at the Board of
Directors meeting. The COS and several other Councils voted this motion down.
ADEA Board of Directors has formed a committee to write an ADEA Code of
Professionalism. $25,000.00 was funded to this new project. The COS has membership
on the committee.
Project Pool: $54,000 had been reduced to $25,000 because several projects have been
funded. Some projects were completed and new applications accepted. A project on
smoking cessation has just been completed. Two more projects have been funded. One
is headed by the Gay-Straight Alliance and the other by Anatomical Sciences. Two new
applications were submitted in February. To apply you need at least two sections to
submit. Dr. Fendler encouraged anyone that may have an idea for project pool funding to
talk about it among the members.
There are presently 37 sections. As sections combine or as SIGs become sections it
changes the voting power in the House of Delegates. The Council of Sections would like
to put forth a candidate for President of ADEA.
Dr. Fendler handed out the Section Financial Report for 6/30/2007 – 12/31/2007 with a
balance of $5,481.39 with no addition income or expenses. There was a question from
the floor that if the money was not used after two years would it be turned over to the
Open enrollment: CCGD has one of the largest section enrollment of 1780 members.
Initial breakdown of that group is a follows:
Dr. Alan Budenz commented that it seemed logical that students who wanted to be
general dentists and not teach might choose the CCGP as their section.
3. Old business
Dr. Susan Lee asked about the Project Pool project that the CCGP was involved in
around 2000-2001. Was it about school models and would that be worth repeating? Dr.
Alan Budenz said that is was a survey among faculty that practiced general dentistry. It
did ask some questions about the school model but was mainly concerned with faculty
activity, research interests and interest in collaborative research opportunities. In his
opinion school programs were in so much flux that the information received was out of
date before it could be organized and reported.
Dr. Fred Certosimo suggested that when the project was done that the technology was
such that it took too long to enter the data and present it. That a better way of knowing
who was in the Section and their interests would be for the ADEA to keep updated
profiles on members. Dr. Fendler reported that the Council of Sections was working on
identifying exactly who members were and how to proceed from there.
4. New Business
Ideas were brought forth concerning next year’s Section Program. Some topics of
interest discussed were:
Follow up on the 2003 survey of schools that Dr. David Holmes, et al completed about
different types of clinical models and why they change.
Clinical group structures, especially how many students are involved.
A follow-up to the San Antonio and Orlando meetings in which three different clinical
models were described.
Why top students are attracted to specialties and not to general dentistry.
Integrating Hygiene departments into general dentistry practice models.
Vertical integration of D1 and D2 students into the clinic.
Competencies vs. requirements.
Dr. Budenz suggested that since Chair-elect Dr. Kim Skaggs was responsible for the
next program he make the selection and he should let the members know if he needs
help. Dr. Fendler stated that the deadline for program submission was July 11, 2008 and
the decision needed to be made soon.
5. Election of Officers
Nominations for the Newsletter Editor were opened. Dr. Joe Parkinson from the
University of Missouri – Kansas City was nominated from the floor. Nominations were
closed. Dr. Parkinson was elected unanimously. All other officers will advance one
Dr. Olav Alvares, Editor of The Journal of Dental Education is retiring and there is an
active search underway for his replacement.
The Interim meeting is in Philadelphia, PA. in October. Councilors attend.
The 2009 Annual meeting is in Phoenix, March 14 – 18, 2009.
The Chair Dr. Susan Lee announced she is retiring from the UCSF dental school July 1.
She will continue to be active in the ADEA and will Chair the meeting in Phoenix. She
also offered to be of help as she hopes to have more time.
Kim Skaggs, DDS
Secretary, ADEA Section on Comprehensive Care and General Dentistry
X. Section Program Evaluation Summary
Electronic submission of evaluations indicated that the program was well received.
However there were only 10 responses from the 41 people who attended. It may be that
some were not aware of this new format.
XI. Feedback to the Administrative Board
We would like to thank you for your continued efforts to minimize program conflicts
between groups of similar or overlapping interests. The program this year was well
organized and well run by ADEA staff and a special thanks to Monique Morgan for all of
XII. Attach all other relevant documents.
2007/2008 CCGD Newsletter sent under separate cover.