In February, Dr. Jack Dillenberg led a group of colleagues to Amman, Jordan. Dr. Tony Hashemian, Dr. Saba Kalamchi and Ms. Elizabeth Russell from ASDOH, along with Dr.Neal Demby, Senior Vice President of Lutheran Medical Center (LMC), came together to explore establishing a program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST).
This would be a unique residency in that it would be managed by LMC, accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), and have a public health fellowship embedded within it as a required component, thus making it a combined General Dentistry and Public Health residency. The Public Health (PH) component would be managed by the ATSU School of Health Management in collaboration with ASDOH.
The residency/fellowship would be initially offered for graduates of JUST; students would be both from and outside of Jordan.
Program plans are being finalized for implementation in July of 2012.