Office of Continuing Education 


501 South Preston Street, Suite 240
Louisville, KY 40202-1701
Telephone: (502) 852-5077
Fax: (502) 852-3994

Staff Development: 'What the Heck is AHEC?'
For ULSD Staff Only

Course Director: Deborah Wade, Program Coordinator
Innovation and Community Engagement 

Guest Speaker: Lee S. Mayer, MS, DMD
Director of Community Dental Health

Event Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 
University of Louisville School of Dentistry - 501 South Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40202

ROOM 119 (lunch not included)

Walk-in's Welcome.
If you wish verification of attendance or CEU credit, pre-registration is required.

This is a series of 1-hour sessions. Our ability to communicate in so many modes is unique. The text, email, twitter, face book, phone calls, memos, and face to face, etc. frequently become tangled and misunderstood!

The Lunch and Learn sessions will be a place for our voices, our ideas and our suggestions as we increase our own Oral Health Literacy in order to be better ambassadors for ULSD.

By the end of this session, all will have a better understanding of:
• The Kentucky Area Health Edcucation Center (aka AHEC) Program Components and History
•Dental Hygiene and DMD Student Extramural Clinical Rotations (aka AHECs)
•The ULSD/AHEC Kentucky Offsite Clincial Community Service Scholarship Program (aka Outreach Scholars)
•The relationship of extramurals and community engagement to accreditation (aka CODA)

About Deborah Wade, MSW; Lee S. Mayer, MS, DMD

Ms. Wade earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky. Since February 2011, she has been serving as the Program Coordinator, Innovation and Community Engagement at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. Her responsibilities include promoting community collaboration and development of shared projects for oral health, including meeting with local and state providers of dental care, with a focus on those groups serving underserved or disadvantaged populations, conducting research investigations for possible grant funding opportunities for the School of Dentistry, particularly those designed to provide the dental health of the public, improve access to care issues, etc., and assist in writing proposals; investigating and arranging for opportunities for activities that involve community advocacy and promote health literacy for oral health; working with Community Services faculty and staff to develop extramural rotation sites for dental and dental hygiene students, including initial contractual discussions and other administrative tasks associated with the establishment of such sites; working to establish a Consumer Advocacy Committee to improve “customer services” aspect of ULSD. Prior to joining ULSD, she served as Program Coordinator of the Ryan White Parts C & D federal grant program that provides funding for an out-patient HIV/AIDS Medical Clinic with the University of Louisville Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Disease and Executive Director of AIDS Services Center in Anniston, Alabama.

Dr. Mayer is Director of Community Dental Health and Associate Professor at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He received a D.M.D. with high distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1979 and holds both BA and MS degrees from the University of Louisville. Dr. Mayer served as Dental Director of Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness, is the course director of the University of Louisville School of Dentistry dental extramural program via the Area Health Education Center, and arranges outreach initiatives. He is a native of Louisville, returning in 2003 after 24 years of full-time dental practice at the East Kentucky Health Service Center in Hindman, Kentucky.  Dr. Mayer has sat and/or sits on a variety of commissions and community and professional boards including Head Start, regional and county boards of health, RAM Kentucky, the Louisville Dental Society, Kentucky Oral Health Coalition, Kentucky AHEC Advisory Board, Smile Kentucky, and has received recognition for his efforts. He is a “Lifetime Member” of the American Dental Association, past vice –president of the Kentucky Dental Association and had an appointment on the Joint Commission of the National Board of Dental Examiners. Dr. Mayer was nominated and accepted for fellowship in the American College of Dentists in 2012 and is the Kentucky Section Secretary. He has performed Kentucky dental manpower research and has mentored graduate students in both the Masters Oral Biology and Public Health programs. He continues to practice dentistry weekly in the University of Louisville Faculty Private Practice.  Dr. Mayer was the recipient of the 2007 University of Louisville Faculty Distinguished Service Award., and serves/served on several University of Louisville committees including the West Louisville Signature Partnership and Ideas Two Action (i2a). At the School of Dentistry Doctor Mayer is a member of the ad hoc Committee on Diversity, Admissions Committee, Curriculum Committee, faculty advisor of two recognized student organizations (RSO), and served on the Executive Board of the Faculty Assembly. He also has been an appointed Associate Faculty Member in the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences and the Graduate Education Faculty at the University of Louisville of Dentistry.

Lecture: CEU(s) - 1

Education Method: Live Interactive Format

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