Dear Southern Conference of Deans and Dental Examiners Members and Colleagues
On behalf of The Dental College of Georgia Dean Carol Lefebvre, and Dr. Richard Bennett, President of the Georgia Board of Dentistry, and Dr. John Cosby, Secretary-Treasurer of the SCDDE, we invite you to join us in Augusta, Georgia for the 64th Southern Conference of Deans and Dental Examiners Meeting on January 25 – 27, 2019. If you cannot personally attend, we encourage you to send a representative. Invitees include dental school deans and key faculty members, license testing agency representatives, and representatives and exhibitors from the great dental companies and professional sponsors that make it possible for us to carry out our respective missions.
This year’s conference theme is “Responding to Challenges in Dental Education and Professional Practice” including these topics- Ethics and Integrity in Higher Ed and Professional Practice, Fitness for Duty in Health Care Education and Professional Practice, Patient Supply Issues for the Dental Curriculum and Board Exams, and the impact of CODA/INDBE on Curriculum Reform. The meeting brochure only lists the lead presenters, the rest of the speakers and panel member listing will be forthcoming. We will be providing an optional spouse/companion program for mid-day Saturday, January 26 (TBA) and we are hosting a “Casino Night” event along with tours of the DCG dental school on Saturday night.
For hotel reservations, contact the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center. Hotel address: 2 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901; 706-722-8900 The room rate for this meeting will be $134.00 per night Airport and transportation options are listed on the hotel registration webpage via the link below- Book your group rate for Southern Dean's Dental College Seminar
The Augusta University Division of Professional and Community Education (PACE) office is managing the registration process for this meeting. Register for this meeting via the AU PACE webpage link below- https://www.augusta.edu/pace/healthcare/dental/scdde.php For other Registration Info / Assistance: Contact Ms. Lynn Thigpen LBTHIGPEN@augusta.edu, RE: Southern Conference of Deans & Dental Examiners. 706-721-3967. Your meeting registration fee is $375.00 and includes access to all conference-provided meals, social events, CE credit, and media associated with the presentations. Attendee guest (spouses/companions) fees are $150.00 each, including conference-provided meals and social events. We look forward to seeing you in January. -Kevin (Conference Coordinator)
Kevin B. Frazier, DMD, EdS Vice Dean Professor, Restorative Sciences
The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University Mailing: 1120 15th Street, GC-5210 | Physical: 1430 John Wesley Gilbert Drive Augusta, GA 30912 (706) 721-8611 | email@example.com
The Dental College of Georgia (DCG) at Augusta University (AU) is our state’s only dental college. Established in 1969 as the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry, the DCG currently provides education and training for more than 350 dental students and over 60 residents each year. Reaccredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation in 2012, the DCG is committed to growing in its mission of teaching, patient care, research and service. Since our inception, we have graduated almost 2,500 dentists who are now providing oral healthcare in Georgia and around the world.
In addition to offering a high-quality education in our state-of-the-art facilities, The Dental College of Georgia provides care to nearly 50,000 patients each year, some traveling a distance of two hours or more to be treated by our students, residents and faculty. We are also committed to our students being good citizens for the state of Georgia and beyond. Our students complete over 7,000 hours of community service each year. Last year, nearly 18,000 dental procedures were performed by our students across Georgia in 23 clinics, located primarily in dental health profession shortage areas. Our goal is to provide oral health services and introduce dental students to areas of the state where dentists are needed. While our focus is on educating future dental professionals, our faculty, residents and students are also conducting innovative and multidisciplinary research in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of orofacial diseases. Dental students and residents are encouraged to become involved with research activities as early as their first year. The goal of DCG research, in collaboration with other units of Augusta University and the University System is to discover new or improved means to improve overall health and to reduce the burden of illness in society. Multifaceted research allows expertise from many areas to synergize promoting clinical advancement and excellence.
About the Dean
Carol A. Lefebvre, DDS, MS Dean and Professor, Restorative Sciences and Oral Biology Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics Consulting Editor, The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
The Dental College of Georgia| Augusta University 1120 15th Street, GC-5202 Augusta, Georgia 30912 phone: 706.721.2117 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org augusta.edu/dentalmedicine
Born and raised in Michigan, Carol received a BS in Biology (‘79) from Michigan State University and a DDS (’83) and MS in Prosthodontics (’86) from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Thus, she is both a Spartan and Wolverine. Carol was appointed Dean at The Dental College of Georgia (DCG) at Augusta University in 2014 after serving as the Vice Dean/Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Faculty Affairs for seven years. She is a Professor in the Departments of Oral Rehabilitation and Oral Biology in the DCG and the Graduate School. Carol is the PI of the Nobel Biocare/AU Center of Excellence and HRSA Faculty Loan Repayment grants. She is a recipient of the DCG’s Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Faculty Member Awards. Carol is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow in the Academy of Prosthodontics, the American College of Prosthodontists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy as well as a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Phi Kappa Phi and the Thomas P Hinman Dental Society. She currently serves as the Secretary of the American College of Prosthodontists, Chair of the Council for the American Board of Prosthodontics and Executive Counselor for the Academy of Prosthodontics. Carol served as Editor-in-Chief for The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry for nine years after serving four years as the Associate Editor. The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics honored Carol by naming their Scientific Poster Award after her in honor of her tenure as Editor. Carol joined the faculty of the DCG in 1989 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Prosthodontics. She taught Removable Partial Dentures for 17 years and was ultimately promoted to Professor with tenure. During this time period she was active in research which focused on the biocompatibility of dental resins. Carol is a 2005-2006 fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) program. The ELAM experience was transformational for her. Shortly after completing the program, Carol was promoted to Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and Faculty Affairs. During this six-year period she oversaw the planning and design of the new Dental College of Georgia facility which opened in 2011.