Preparing to Interlock The Pieces: Addressing Current Issues ...
Jack Dillenberg , DDS, MPH Dean, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health Preparing to Interlock The Pieces: Addressing Current Issues for The Future
<ul><li>IOM Dental Education at the Crossroads </li></ul><ul><li>ADA The Future of Dentistry </li></ul><ul><li>Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General </li></ul>State of the Dental Workforce, National Oral Health Status and Dental Education
State of the Dental Workforce, National Oral Health Status and Dental Education <ul><li>National Health Policy Forum: Improving Oral Health: Promise and Prospects </li></ul><ul><li>ADEA President’s Commission: Improving the Oral Health Status of all Americans: Roles . . . Academic Dental Institutions </li></ul>
Societal Commitment “ Economic market forces, societal pressures, and professional self interest must not compromise the contract of the oral health provider with society.” Report of the ADEA President’s Commission - March 2003
It is not what we have that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it. Dakota Territory, July 4, 1886 Teddy Roosevelt
The Future is Total Health Care ! An Aging Population – chronic diseases, more teeth, poly-pharmacy Technology - Internet - Genetics Oral Health Integration in to Total Health – MD/DO, PA, RN/NP
The Future is What We Make It! “ cosmetic dentistry changed my life”
The Future of Dentistry <ul><li>Shift from simple restorative to cosmetic dentistry </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing use of implants – genetics! </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on early prevention of caries </li></ul><ul><li>Need for more comprehensive care in seniors and medically compromised </li></ul><ul><li>Treating patients with/without teeth – not just teeth! </li></ul><ul><li>Integration, integration, integration… </li></ul><ul><li>Distance Learning/TX – MPH, Diagnosis, QA </li></ul>
The Future of Our Profession Is whom we admit to dental school Admissions Process Secondary application process Stakeholder participation in admissions Group process Focus on workforce disparities American Indian workforce needs Community service emphasis
Inaugural ASDOH Class Community Service/Work Experience 45% Community Clinic Experience 28% FQHCs 17% Indian Communities 13% CHCs 12% Farm-Workers Clinics
Targeted Recruitment Home Town Program – with CHCs American Indian Focus Under Represented Minorities Underserved Areas
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