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  • ADHA Annual Session 2015 presentation July 28

    Come hear Sophie Bovie and Megan Arnold speak about their experience at the 2015 ADHA Annual Session on July 28th at noon. Stay tuned for room details. Click here for pictures!

  • The MATCH for 2016

    The Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program (the “Match”) is being implemented to fill positions beginning in 2016 for the first year of training in the following types of postdoctoral dental education programs: Advanced Education in General Dentistry, General Practice Residency, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Anesthesiology.

    The Match is sponsored jointly by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the Special Care Dentistry Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists and the American Student Dental Association. In addition, the Match has been endorsed by the American Dental Association Council on Dental Education and Licensure, the American Dental Education Association, and the Veterans Administration.

    The Match is administered by National Matching Services Inc. (NMS) on behalf of the sponsoring organizations.

    Click here for the:

    Match Web Site

    A web site has been established at the following address: natmatch.com/dentres. The information available on the web site includes:

    • an overview of the purpose and operation of the Match
    • the detailed schedule of dates
    • rules of participation for applicants and programs
    • a description of the matching algorithm

    Additional information will be added to the web site in the future as it becomes available, including a list of participating programs, instructions for preparing and submitting Rank Order Lists, individual applicant and institution Match results, and lists of unmatched applicants and programs with positions available after the Match.

    Applicant Registration

    Since most programs that participate in the Match also participate in the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS), NMS has partnered with ADEA to implement a single online access point where applicants can register for either the Match or PASS, or for both services at the same time. Applicants who wish to register for the Match must do so using the shared PASS/Match registration portal. Information on accessing the registration portal is provided in the accompanying Instructions for Applicant Registration.

    If you have any questions about the Dental Match, please contact NMS.

    National Matching Services Inc.
    20 Holly Street, Suite 301
    Toronto, Ontario Canada M4S 3B1
    Telephone: (800) 461-6322
    Fax: (844) 977-0555

  • ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship

    ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship

    Internship Information

    Predoctoral, allied or advanced dental students, residents or fellows who are interested in learning more about federal policy as it relates to oral health and desire to obtain first-hand knowledge about how Congress works are encouraged to apply for the ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship.

    The ADEA/Sunstar Americas, Inc./Jack Bresch Student Legislative Internship is a six-week, stipend-supported internship in the Advocacy and Governmental Relations (ADEA AGR) portfolio of the ADEA Policy Center in Washington, D.C. This student legislative internship provides a unique learning experience for predoctoral, allied and advanced dental students, residents and fellows. It is designed to encourage students to learn about and eventually become involved—as dental professionals—in the federal legislative process and the formulation of public policy as it relates to academic dentistry. The fellowship is open to any predoctoral, allied or advanced dental student, resident or fellow who is interested in learning about and contributing to the formulation of federal public policy with regard to dental education, dental research and the oral health and well-being of the nation. Funded through the generous support of Sunstar Americas, Inc., the student intern will be a member of the ADEA AGR staff and will participate in congressional meetings on Capitol Hill, coalition meetings and policy discussions among the ADEA Legislative Advisory Committee and ADEA AGR staff.

    An applicant must be a full-time predoctoral, allied or advanced dental student, resident or fellow whose institution is willing to work with the student to identify an appropriate time period of six weeks during the school year to pursue the internship.

    Applications are accepted year-round. Learn more and/or apply for the internship.
     

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  • Call to help! Red Cross Nepal for earthquake assistance.

    Dear all,

    We, Jasmine Shakya and Prasannata Pradhan are current PASS dental students from Nepal. Jasmine is a D4 student graduating in May, 2015 and Prasannata is D2 student from class of 2017. We are representing Nepali community of greater Minneapolis and Saint Paul. By now, you might have heard about the devastating earthquake that struck in Nepal on Saturday. There are a handful of us Nepalese students at the U of M and fortunately most of our immediate family members are safe, but the damage to life and property has been monumental. Over 2500 have been confirmed dead, thousands critically injured and many missing. There is no communication with some of the rural areas of the country where the situation is feared to be a lot worse.

    While we are praying for the departed souls to rest in peace, the ones that survived are in dire need of help. Hospitals are running out of supplies. Families including mine have been living in open fields because of the dozen or more aftershocks that have followed the massive 7.8 magnitude quake. They are in need of food, water, sleeping bags and sanitary items. It is raining in some areas but people don’t have tents.

    The global Red Cross network, led by Red Cross Nepal has mounted an international relief effort to provide emergency humanitarian assistance. The association of Nepalese in Minnesota (ANMN) is raising funds to donate to Red Cross Nepal. We would appreciate your help. Please go to this page http://anmn.org/anmn/?page_id=114 and donate however much you can to help my country in these darkest of hours. It is times like these that humanity needs to display its true compassion and generosity to help those in need.

    Thanking you,

    Sincerely,
    Jasmine Shakya (D4)
    Prasannata Pradhan (D2)

  • Spotlight on Dental Therapy - Star Tribune featuring Kathlyn Leiviska

    The School of Dentistry's dental therapy program was discussed in the Star Tribune's "My Job" column featuring Kathlyn Leiviska, a 2011 graduate of the our first dental therapy class. Read all about it here!

  • Health Literacy Program is in need of motivated leaders

    The Health Literacy Program is in need of motivated leaders for the 2015-16 school year. Our club is focused on increasing communication between health professionals and patients, especially on campus. We are currently involved in a vaccination awareness campaign with Boynton that will likely continue to next school year. We have available leadership positions in administrative work, public relations and communications, money/grant management and event coordinating. If you're interested in applying or in general membership, you can reach us at uhlp@umn.edu
    Thanks!

    Anna


    --
    Anna Milone, PharmD
    Teaching specialist
    University of Minnesota
    College of Pharmacy
     

  • AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage

    In collaboration with the Academy of General Dentistry’s (AGD) Corporate Sponsorship and Affinity programs, as well as Dentist’s Advantage, I’m pleased to announce the renewal of one of AGD’s most popular member benefits: AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage.

    Designed to help guide today’s young dental professionals toward successful careers, this benefit will provide up to 12 months of complimentary professional liability insurance coverage to qualified AGD members* who will graduate from dental school or complete a general practice residency program in 2015, and who also will enter into their first year of licensed practice in the U.S. 

    Qualified dental school graduates and residents can enroll online now at www.agd.org/NewGrad in anticipation of coverage beginning May 1, 2015**.

    Should you feel that your 2015 graduates may benefit from the practice protection and financial savings offered through AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage, I invite you to announce this exciting, new opportunity to them and encourage immediate online enrollment. To assist you in your promotional efforts, several informational pieces have been created by the AGD’s Marketing and Communications teams, and are linked below for your convenience:    

    • AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage flyer and enrollment form
    • Download the attached flyer and enrollment form, and print copies to post on-site within your dental school.
    • Distribute individual copies to graduating students during your program’s scheduled curriculum.
    • Send a personal email to each of your 2015 graduates and attach the flyer and enrollment form.
    • AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage article text
    • Publish the linked article text in your local dental program newsletter or send it as a memo to each of your graduating students. (Editor’s note: For legal purposes, if you choose to publish this article, it must be published in its entirety, without any changes to the text or content.)
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
    • Arm yourself with answers. Read through the FAQs to familiarize yourself with the program benefits, terms, and conditions, so that you are prepared to answer questions from potential applicants and can instantly guide them toward online enrollment at www.agd.org/NewGrad.
    • AGD Member Benefits flyer and 2015 Membership application
    • These materials are for 2015 graduates who are interested in enrolling in AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage, but who are not yet AGD members.
    • Join the AGD online at www.agd.org today to take full advantage of this exclusive, members-only offer. 

    We at the AGD are very excited about AGD New Graduate Professional Liability Insurance Coverage and the great money-saving potential it provides to new dentists. I sincerely hope that you find similar value in this benefit and view it as a tool to help prepare your graduates for a rewarding first year of practice. 

    If you have additional questions regarding the program email savingsandoffers@agd.org or call 888.AGD.DENT (888.243.3368), ext. 4355.

    www.agd.org

     

    *The cost of coverage is assumed by the AGD, and coverage is available through Dentist’s Advantage. Qualified applicants must graduate from an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school or complete an accredited U.S. or Canadian general dentistry residency program between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2015; be entering their first year of licensed dental practice in the U.S.; be an active AGD member at the time of enrollment; and maintain active AGD membership through Dec. 31, 2015. 

    **Policy coverage is effective May 1, 2015, through April 30, 2016, for qualified applicants who enroll by April 30, 2015. For those who sign up after this date, coverage applies from the enrollment date through April 30, 2016.

    Dentist’s Advantage is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; (AR 244489); in CA & MN, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. (CA 0795465); in OK, AIS Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.; in CA, Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc., (0G94493), Aon Direct Insurance Administrators and Berkely Insurance Agency and in NY, AIS Affinity Insurance Agency.

  • Campus wide student workshops

    Golden Gopher Workshop Database: workshop.umn.edu.

    Students can use this site to find workshops and opportunities taking place all over campus. Some require registration, others do not.
     

  • Free peer technology tutoring!

    There's a new free student technology peer tutoring service! Students can stop in one of the Tech Stop locations around campus and build skills in Excel and the Adobe Creative Suite (that's InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop).

    See the flyer or ad for additional information or go to: z.umn.edu/peertutoring

    Thank you,
    Dana Wagner
    Communications Associate - OIT

  • BE SAFE!

    Be safe around campus. Free 24-hour Campus Walk Program 612-624-WALK (9255).

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