Tag Archives: Giving Back

WVU dental school’s ‘Cupcake Wars’ raises $700

Future new dentists found a creative way to raise money for their local community. Calling it “Cupcake Wars,” students at West Virginia University School of Dentistry hosted their first cupcake-baking contest July 12 to raise money for the Morgantown, West Virginia community. In all, more than $700 was raised for charity. “Cupcake wars was a fun and creative… Read More »

Making a Difference for the “Greatest Generation” in Virginia

Check out this video of dentists in Virginia providing care to residents of a Richmond-area long-term care facility. The event served as a push to improve access to dental care among that population. Dentists throughout the country are taking action to improve the nation’s dental health by delivering care now to those already suffering with disease, strengthening the… Read More »

Come early to ADA 2014 — America’s Dental Meeting for day-long course on volunteering

Attend the volunteer symposium: The World Outside your Office. This daylong pre-session symposium will be held Oct. 8 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio during ADA 2014—America’s Dental Meeting. Presenters Dr. Christopher Holmgren, Dr. Kevin Hardwick and Bella Monse will use interactive learning sessions to demonstrate how to recognize diverse and specific global oral… Read More »

ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership — Application Deadline April 30, 2014

The ADA is seeking applicants for its Institute for Diversity in Leadership — the deadline is April 30, 2014. Established in 2003 by the ADA, the Institute is designed to enhance the leadership skills of dentists who belong to racial, ethnic and/or gender backgrounds that have been traditionally underrepresented in leadership roles. As a participant in this tuition-free… Read More »

Celebrate Healthy Smiles during World Oral Health Day on March 20, 2014

Mark your calendar and make plans to join more than 125 countries taking part in World Oral Health Day on March 20. The theme for 2014 is Celebrating Healthy Smiles. Find a toolkit of resources including logos, web banners, and resource guides all in multiple languages. World Oral Health Day is organized by the FDI World Dental Federation… Read More »

Dental Student Loan Repayment and FQHCs

We’re hard at work on the next issue of ADA New Dentist News, including a piece about FQHCs and dental student loan repayment. An FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Center) is part of the dental safety net — these centers serve locations or populations with limited access to care. They may be located in urban or rural areas. An… Read More »