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Olav Alvares Awards for Outstanding Articles Published in the Journal of Dental Education Presented at 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

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SEATTLE, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During the 2013 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition being held March 16-19 in Seattle, Washington, four individuals were awarded Olav Alvares Awards for Outstanding Articles Published in the Journal of Dental Education. The 2013 Olav Alvares Award recipients are:

Mario A. Brondani, D.D.S., M.Sc., M.P.H., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Health Sciences, University of British Columbia Faculty of Dentistry, author of "Teaching Social Responsibility Through Community Service-Learning in Predoctoral Dental Education," May 2012.

Shiva Khatami, D.D.S., Cert. Ortho., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine, author of "Clinical Reasoning in Dentistry: A Conceptual Framework for Dental Education," September 2012.

Emily Springfield, B.A., M.S.Ed., Instructional Designer, Dental Informatics, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, lead author of "Using Multiple Methods to Assess Learning and Outcomes in an Online Degree-Granting Dental Hygiene Program," April 2012.

Cara L. Tax, Dip.D.H., B.A., M.Ed., Assistant Professor, School of Dental Hygiene, Dalhousie University Faculty of Dentistry, lead author of "A Model for Cultivating Dental Hygiene Faculty Development Within a Community of Practice," March 2012.

"ADEA congratulates these scholars for their outstanding research and contributions to the Journal of Dental Education," says ADEA President Gerald N. Glickman, D.D.S., M.S., M.B.A., J.D. "The JDE is widely recognized as the premier publication for academic dentistry because of such contributions."

The Olav Alvares Award was named in honor of Dr. Olav Alvares, Journal of Dental Education editor from 2000 to 2009, to encourage junior scholars (assistant professors, instructors, residents, students, and staff) to conduct and publish outstanding research.

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 AADSAS, PASS, DHCAS, and CAAPID. For more information about ADEA, visit www.adea.org.

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About the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition

The ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition is the premier professional development and networking event in academic dentistry, featuring four days of dynamic plenary sessions and workshops, and an exhibit hall show casing academic dentistry's leading partners and suppliers. For more information, visit www.adea.org.

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About the Journal of Dental Education

The Journal of Dental Education (JDE) is a monthly peer-reviewed journal published by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA). Since 1936, the JDE has provided coverage of the wide variety of scientific and educational research in dental education, allied dental education, and advanced dental education. The Journal is recognized as the premier publication for academic dentistry, covering topics including critical issues in dental education, evidence-based dentistry, faculty development, international perspectives, and more. The Journal celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2011 and it continues to be one of the top scholarly journals publishing on oral health and dental education.

CONTACT: Kellie Bove, 202.289.7201, bovek@adea.org

Source:American Dental Education Association

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