Regional Meeting Reporting/National Meeting Information The 2016 National Agenda was established after a review of the suggestions contained in the reports of the 2015 Fall Regional meetings, National CODE Meeting and from the Regional CODE Directors. Previous National agendas were reviewed to avoid topic duplication. Inclusion of a previous topic may occur for discussion from the aspect as to what has changed and the response/action taken and/or the outcome.
Thank you to the Regional CODE Directors and the membership for making recommendations to establish the National Agenda. Each Region is encouraged to also have a Regional Agenda.
Each school attending a Regional Meeting is requested to bring their responses to the National Agenda in written form AND electronic media. This information is vital to timely publication of the National Annual Report. Continue to invite your colleagues, Dental Licensure Board examiners, and your Military and Public Health Service colleagues who head/instruct dental education programs to your Regional meetings. The strength of the organization lies in its membership.
Each Region should select next year’s meeting site and date/tentative date during your Fall Regional CODE meeting so this information may be published in the Annual National Reportand on the CODE website. The Regional meeting reports are to be submitted to the National Director in publishable format as an email attachment.
The required format and sequence will be:
CODE Regional Meeting Report Form*
CODE Regional Attendees form*
Summary of responses to the National Agenda
Individual school responses to the National Agenda
The Regional Agenda summary and responses
*(copies may be obtained from the CODE website: www.unmc.edu/code or within this document)
Send an electronic copy of the final regional report via an email attachment to the National Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) within thirty (30) days of the meetings conclusion.
National CODE Meeting:
The meeting will be held Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm at the Drake Hotel, 140 East Walton Place, room TBA in Chicago, IL. Any member who would like to present or who has suggestions for speakers should contact the National Director for more information.
2017 ADEA Section on Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials Meeting:
The meeting will be held during the ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition, March 18-21, 2017 in Long Beach, CA.
National Directory of Operative Dentistry Educators:
The CODE National Director maintains the National Directory of Operative Dentistry Educators as a resource for other dental professionals. It is critically important that this information be as current as possible.
You may update your university’s directory listing on the CODE website at www.unmc.edu/code or by sending an email directly to the National Director at email@example.com.
In an effort to keep the National Directory up to date, please have each school in your Region update the following information:
School name and complete mailing address
Individual names: (F/T Faculty), phone number and email address of F/T Faculty who teaches operative dentistry.
This could be individual’s who teach in a comprehensive care program, etc… if there is no defined operative section of the department.
Your help and cooperation in accomplishing the above tasks helps save time and effort in maintaining a complete National Directory and publishing the Annual National Report in a timely fashion.
All my best,
Gary L. Stafford DMD
Consortium of Operative Dentistry Educators (CODE)