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Educator Spotlight: Dr. Lawrence Garetto

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How does a research scientist with a degree in physiology who spent more than a decade conducting NASA- and National Institutes of Health-funded bone research become a leader in ethics education?

Educator Spotlight: Dr. John Featherstone

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A relatively few individuals choose the excitement of a motorcycle over the comfort of a four-wheel vehicle. Even fewer educators volunteer to step outside the comfort of the lecture hall to lead MOOCs. John D.B. Featherstone M.Sc., Ph.D., Dean of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry (UCSF SOD), has done both, and his recent journey into the world of global online education has altered his perspective on teaching in the traditional classroom.

Educator Spotlight: Dr. Stuart Schrader

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By Nicole Fauteux 

Historically, people with cognitive, hearing or visual impairments have been directed to seek out a special care dentist or a dental school for their oral health needs. Do these referrals occur because general dentists lack the dental knowledge and skills to treat these patients? In some cases, yes, but more often dentists are simply unfamiliar with these populations and lack targeted training in how to communicate effectively with special needs patients.

Dr. Lillian M. Mitchell, University of Alabama at Birmingham

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“I have eight sophomore dental students and nowhere to put them on Fridays. Do you have any ideas?” That question, posed in 2009 by her academic dean, got Dr. Lillian M. Mitchell thinking. The former Director of Fixed Prosthodontics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry had just completed interdisciplinary training through the first Faculty Scholar’s Program offered by the university's Geriatric Education Center (GEC).

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