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Educator Spotlight: Christine Harper, M.S.

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In 2005, Christine Harper, M.S., attended a Washington, DC, conference—a gathering of contemplative scholars and scientists in the areas of medicine, psychology and neuroscience. After reviewing the literature on the potential for meditation as an evidence-based intervention, she looked for ways to integrate this practice into the UKCD curriculum, with the goal of helping students improve their academic outcomes.

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Educator Spotlight: Dr. Dieter J. Schönwetter

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When Dalhousie Dentistry announced it had temporarily suspended 13 male dental students from clinical work for belonging to a misogynistic Facebook group, the scandal shook the dental education community. Dr. Dieter Schönwetter, Associate Dean Academic (acting) and Director of Educational Resources and Faculty Development at the University of Manitoba College of Dentistry (U of M COD), an early adopter of social media and a teacher of practice management, was well positioned to address this crisis with students when his dean came to him and asked him to get involved.

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Educator Spotlight: Kanchan Ganda, M.D., Professor and Director, Division of Medicine, Department of Comprehensive Care, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

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At Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Kanchan Ganda has created an innovative and beneficial program that teaches students not only to notice the signs of domestic abuse—and how to respond when they see these signs—but also to provide much-needed, sometimes even lifesaving, treatment to victims.
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Educator Spotlight: Dr. Stefanie Russell

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“It’s pretty common in a lot of cultures to say that every time a woman has a baby she loses a tooth,” says Dr. Stefanie Russell. This traditional belief piqued her interest and became one of the things the Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion at New York University College of Dentistry investigated in the course of working on her dissertation.
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