College of Prosthodontists Education Foundation (ACPEF) has launched an initiative to create a comprehensive digital
dentistry curriculum for predoctoral and advanced dental education programs. A
large group of educators have volunteered as part of the curricular development
process that began in 2016. The Task Force leading this initiative includes Stephen
Campbell, D.D.S., M.M.Sc., and Lyndon Cooper, D.D.S., Ph.D., of the University
of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry; Lily Garcia, D.D.S., M.S., FACP,
of The University of Iowa College of Dentistry & Dental Clinics; and Carol
Lefebvre, D.D.S., M.S., Dean of the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta
University. The entire digital curriculum team is comprised of 50 volunteers
from 33 institutions.
began in November 2015 with the creation of an outline of the curriculum. An
initial draft of the Digital Dentistry Curriculum for both predoctoral and
advanced dental education programs was created. The next phase of the project
included recruiting five dental schools to pilot the curriculum beginning in
fall 2017. The purpose of the piloting phase is to test the digital dentistry
curriculum, and further refine before becoming an available resource to dental
schools nationwide in 2018.
Visit the ACP Digital Dentistry
Resources to learn more about the program. Read a
message from Dr. Lefebvre for more on the development
of the program and a list of the digital curriculum team.
on February 14, 2018.