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8WinTerao-sdtalbascsccfacultyadshftgsttutoalpotsfomthtadtoalclcalduca-tosachadpattcamodltoamphassoclcalducatoadcacatallyappaattactv.Butocyoumotgagthsposbltyofbascadtaslatoalsachtosomolsyousstallyloscotolovthfutuofthpofsso.TheobjectiveoftheAnnArbormeetingwastopreventsuchachangefromoccurringinthefoundationalpremiseofdentaleducation.WhileIagreefullywiththemotivesoftheAnnArbormeetingIbelievethechangehasalreadytakenplaceatiereddentaleducationhasbecomeareality.Thispaperadvo-catesbeingmoretransparentaboutitagoalthatacriteria-drivenratingsystemcouldhelptoachieve.Ifadentaleducationmanagementmodelthatreducesoperatingcostsbycontractingoutthebasicsciencestoanon-residentialbasicsci-encefacultyandshiftinginstitutionalprioritiesfromthetradi-tionalclinicaleducationresearchandpatientcaremodeltoanemphasisonclinicaleducationhastakenplaceshouldnteverybodyknowaboutitNoteveryschoolcanbecategorizedasresearch-intensiveandmoreimportantmaybethatsfine.Itsachoice.Aratingsystemcouldmakethechoicesthathavealreadyoccurredmoretransparenttoeveryone.WhyemphasizrsachMaybeImplacingtoomuchemphasisonthesignificanceofresearchindentaleducationasawayofclassifyingorratingdentalschools.Afterallresearchissupposedtobeaboutdis-coveringnewtreatmentscuresanddiagnosticmethodsnotnecessarilyaboutteachingstudents.Isntthiswhyevenresearch-intensiveuniversitiesdrawadistinctionwithintheirthreefoldmissionofresearchteachingandserviceIndeedwhetherneworolddentalschoolstodaylegitimatelydifferamongthemselvesontheim-portanceofresearchandscholarship.Schoolsthatgivelipserv-icetotheimportanceofresearchmaynotinfactactinaccordancewithprofessedbeliefsnotevenwhentheirparentuniversitiesgenuinelydohaveresearchasanimportantmission.ButresearchwithinaneducationalinstitutionisnotonlyaboutnewdiscoveriesitsalsoaboutaprevailingenvironmentcongenialtointellectualactivityThekindsoffacultymembersaresearch-intensiveinstitutionattractsandtheinfluencesthosekindsoffacultyexertontheeducationofdentalstudentsareverydifferentfromasettinginwhichfacultymembersarecom-pletelyunengagedinresearch.HenryRosovskysclassicbookTheUniversityAnOwnersManual3arguesthatitmakesadifferencewhenthepersonbehindthepodiumisalsotheper-sonwhowrotethetextbookthatuniversity-levelteachingisdifficultwithoutthenewideasandinspirationprovidedbyre-search.Acombinationofteachingandresearchispartoftheuniversityfacultyidentity.Theuniversityprofessorisnotateacherwhoisexpectedtoconfinehim-orherselftothetrans-missionofreceivedknowledgetogenerationsofstudents.Heorsheisassumedtobeaproducerofnewknowledgewhotransmitsstate-of-theartknowledgetostudentsatalllevels.Similarargumentscanbemadeaboutwhetheraschoolsfac-ultywillincludetenuredfull-timeacademicsandbasicscien-tistsorwhetheritwillconsistexclusivelyofsuperannuateddentistswhohaveleftprivatepracticeandarewillingtounder-takeapart-timeorvoluntaryteachingpositionasaretirementdiversionDoesadentalschoolintegratedwithinamajorresearchuni-versityoffersomethingdifferentdoesitcontributesomethingmoretotheeducationofstudentsIfsohowissuchadiffer-enceacknowledgedRosovsky3reflectsontheimpactofresearchuniversitiesinsocietyatlarge.ThereareslightlyoverthreethousandinstitutionsofhighereducationintheUnitedStates.Atthetopinhisviewarethebestresearchuniversitiesnumberingabout50bothpublicandprivate.Heconsiderstheseinstitutionstobethecut-tingedgeofournationallifeofthemind.Theydeterminetheintellectualagendaofhighereducation.Theysetthetrends.3Inthiswaytheyalsoestab-lishthepriorities.Isthissome-thingweindentaleducationarewillingtogiveupHowwillitbedecidedwhohasaseatatthetableofhighereducationlead-ershipifalldentalschoolsareconsideredequivalentinnamebutnotinsubstanceHowhaveorhavenotthenationsden-talschoolsbecomedistributedamongtheseeliteresearchuni-versitiesortoputitanotherwayamongthenationsfinestuniversitieshowmanyhaveoptedtohavedentalschoolsAhighlevelofsuccessinincorporatingdentalschoolsintoresearchuniversitiesofthehigheststaturecouldbeoneindexAhighlevelofsuccessinincorporatingdentalschoolsintoresearchuniversitiesofthehigheststaturecouldbeoneindexofdentistryssuccessoverthepastcenturyinreinventingitselfnotonlyasadisciplineandvocationbutasalearnedprofession.