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[December 12, 2012]

Registration is Now Open for the Institute for Allied Health Educators

WASHINGTON --(Business Wire)--

The Institute for Allied Health Educators (IAHE): an American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) collaboration, with exclusive sponsorship from Colgate-Palmolive Co., presents the first of three 2013 online training programs starting on January 16.

January's program, Teaching Foundations in Allied Health Education, consists of five individual sessions that focus on effective methods for didactic and clinical teaching, with emphasis placed on case-based learning, course planning, best practice techniques, portfolios, and working with struggling students. All sessions are conducted in the evenings and are paired with offline course work to supplement the live presentations and discussions. Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to design successful courses with appropriate outcome measurements and expand their capabilities as clinic and classroom lecturers.

ADEA/AAL IAHE alumna Suzanne Hopper, Academic Director at Oregon Institute of Technology, praises the program. "Whether you are brand new to education, or have been teaching for a few years or for many years, you will finish this course with new ideas to incorporate into the classroom and clinic. The facilitators are very knowledgeable, encouraging, and supportive."

Also scheduled for 2013 are programs in Advances in Educational Methods for Allied Health Educators, slated for June through July, and Clinical Teaching Best Practices, taking place in late October though early November.

"This year's allied health education programs are already setting a new standard of excellence, thanks to continual support from Colgate," says ADEA Executive Director Richard W. Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H. "In addition to sponsoring ADEA scholarships and awards, Colgate is once again demonstrating its commitment to improving professional devlopment by sponsoring the Institute for Allied Health Educators."

With Colgate's support the program has already implemented a new learning management system and new web interface that allows for a smoother, more interactive end-user experience. The new system debuted at a well-attended demonstration and program overview webinar on November 28, 2012.

Launched in 2007 as an on-site program at the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry, this professional development program prepares faculty for successful academic careers in dental hygiene, dental assisting, dental laboratory technology and other allied health programs. Faculty in dental hygiene have made up more than 90% of all participants in the program thus far.

For more information and to register for the January session, visit, or contact AAL Managing Director, George Weinstein, at 404-350-2098.

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 postdoctoral 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, and CAAPID.

About the Academy for Academic Leadership

The Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL) is committed to personal, professional, and organizational transformation. Since 2005, AAL has provided customized professional development, leadership training, and consulting services for more than 100 higher education institutions throughout the world. Their clients include academic health care institutions, administrators and executives, faculty and staff, practitioners, and associations, as well as universities and community colleges.

About Colgate-Palmolive Company

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate-Palmolive sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex, Tom's of Maine, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. For more information about Colgate-Palmolive's global business, visit the Company's web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit

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