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Educator Spotlight: Dianne Rekow, Dean, King’s College London Dental Institute

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What happens when you put a new world educator at the helm of a venerable old world dental school? In the case of Dr. Dianne Rekow, Dean of the King’s College London Dental Institute in London, the answer is, she shakes things up! 

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.