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  • Planning for Tomorrow Today

  • 41 Years Strong

  • MissionEducation

    Patient Care



  • First DDS Class

  • DDS Class of 2009

  • Issues Challenging Dental Schools

    Increased costs

    Reduced government support

    Faculty recruitment & retention

    Increasing diversity

    Aging facilities & equipment

  • LSUHSC School of DentistryFunding FY 2009

    52% State of Louisiana1% fees19% student clinics13% state grants and contracts14% federal grants and contracts1% interest income

  • Reduced Government Support

    In FY 2009, 15% budget cut & future cuts expected;

    Funds sustain only basic operations;

    Increased clinic income, federal funding & private support a must.

  • LSUSD Cost to Educate One DDSIn FY 2001:Mean - $83,154LSUSD - $80,967

    State Appropriation:Mean - $29,906LSUSD - $42,990In FY 2007:Mean - $108,416LSUSD - $105,977

    State Appropriation:Mean - $21,973LSUSD - $25,477

  • LSU is still a Great BargainIn FY 2001(public):Mean - $11,565LSU - $5,465

    Private:Mean $29,579

    In FY 2007(public):Mean - $20,301LSU - $10,230

    Private:Mean $41,945

  • DDS Freshman 2009/10

  • Increasing DiversityEnrollment of minority students does not adequately represent the population;

    Most dental schools have poor record of enrolling/matriculating minority dental students.

  • Distribution of Race Among Professionally Active Dentists, 2006








    White, 86.2%

    African American, 3.4%





    Asian/Pacific Islander6.9%

    American Indian0.12%

    African American3.4%

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  • Increasing Diversity (cont)Established Summer Enrichment Program for minority and disadvantaged students in 2008;

    Mission is to build diverse student body;

    Funded by private donations;

    Campaign to support and expand the program on the horizon.

  • 2009 Summer Program Participants

  • Faculty Recruitment & RetentionLSU requires quality, experienced faculty;

    Faculty salary levels often not competitive;

    Education and research opportunities for faculty necessary;

    Faculty practice opportunities must increase;

    LSUSD lost 30% of faculty following Katrina.

  • Many Retired (Drs. Chiche & Mohamed)

  • Dr. Chadhas Retirement

  • Good News10 new faculty have accepted positions;

    4 more offers extended;

    Average faculty age is 50.

  • New Department HeadsDrs. Van Himel & Dale Ehrlich

  • New Faculty: Drs. Mairi Noverr, Pooja Maney, & Shelley Joachim

  • Facilities (Key Priority)

    LSUSD was built in 1968. Since then, few major renovations have occurred;

    Due to Katrina, the school has completed or is in the process of multiple renovations.

  • Completed Facility Projects

    Two main teaching auditoriums with up-to-date technology/distance learning;

    1st Floor of the E.E. Jeansonne Clinic Building;

    Digital radiography in clinics.

  • Auditoriums

  • Clinic Lobby

  • Research Facility ProjectsApproximately $670K in renovations: Core statistical office (Rm. 6333);Biomaterials research lab (Rm. 6335);Dept. of Oral & Craniofacial Research Labs (Rm. 8405);Two new sterilizers for labs (Rms. 8404 & 6311A);Four renovated cold rooms (walk-in coolers to store research/lab materials).

  • Biomaterials Lab

  • Dr. Xu:Clinical Director Biomaterials

  • Funding for Completed ProjectsFederal Grant DollarsState Allocations

  • Future Renovations Student Wet Labs (Floors 2, 3 & 7) Funded by private contributions;

    Labs never renovated;

    Clean, asbestos free countertop space;

    Lathes and model trimmers replaced;

    Stone and water dispensers replacing old plaster bins.

  • Wet Lab on 2nd Floor

  • Rendition of New Wet Lab

  • New Annex BuildingEst. Completion 2012FEMA to cover majority of cost;

    1st Floor parking;

    2nd Floor faculty practice & clinical research;

    3rd Floor animal research facility

    electrical & mechanical guts housed in the new annex to protect from flooding.

  • Architectural Rendition of Annex Building

  • Another View

  • Preclinical Lab Modernization

    Original equipment (1970) still used;

    Instruction inefficientclass divided; No audio/visual communication between rooms;

    Technology outdated.

  • Preclinical Lab Bench

  • Current Configuration

  • Layout of New Labs

  • Rendition of New Lab Configuration

  • Lab Modernization (cont.)Two labs planned; Phase 1: 79 simulation/bench top workstations with one instructor station; Phase 2: 79 bench tops equipped with audio/visual consoles to improve instruction with one instructor station;

    Each lab expanded for increased class size and CE participation.

  • Key Funding Priorities$3.5 million Lab Modernization Campaign

    Non-endowed Funds for Faculty & Student Development & Facility/Technology Upgrades

    Summer Enrichment Program

    Increase Endowments for Future Stability

  • Why Endowment FundsIncome supports academics and research;

    Chairs & professorships receive a 40% match;

    Endowed fund balance has decreased 36.5%: from $10,443,205 to $6,640,611 (1 year);

    Strong endowment offsets budget cuts & strengthens programs.

  • Labs are First PriorityGoal: $3.5 Million

  • CommunicationEmail Communication is more cost efficient & timely than print; New LSUSD ENewsletter launched this summer;

    Email acquisition is key;

    Forward newsletter or share email addresses if appropriate.

  • Thank you!Causes dont need workers so much as they need informed and dedicated advocates.

    Harold J. Seymour (1894-1968)