Teaching Effectively in Clinical Settings

Dates: Jan 18-Feb 22, 2017
Venue: 6 online evening sessions
Location: Learning module, Online

Online Registration is currently closed for this event.

"As a new educator, I have found the ADEA/Colgate/AAL IAHE courses to be a fantastic way to collaborate with other educators and learn from wide perspectives. The online course was so smooth and user friendly,
I can't wait to take more!" 

Kris Dowling, R.D.H.A.P., B,A., Dental Hygiene Instructor, Cabrillo College 

The ADEA/Colgate/AAL Institute for Allied Health Educators (IAHE) offers a convenient, collaborative and cutting-edge series of interactive online courses for full and part-time health educators and private practitioners embarking on a new career in academia.   

This course is divided into 5 live online sessions on January 25, February 1, February 8, February 15 and February 22 from 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. 

The online orientation is January 18 from 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time.    

Curriculum Information:

The ADEA/Colgate/AAL IAHE series features courses divided into weekly, live evening sessions held online, with assignments before each live session. You will be invited to participate in online discussions between sessions with the instructors and your colleagues, and you can submit questions to the instructors at any time during the program.

This course will cover:

  • Patient Assessment Strategies and Evaluation: Identify strategies for promoting the development of critical thinking skills in the students in order to address the treatment need of patients.
  • Patient Education and Risk Assessment: Identify strategies for creating a learning environment which is conducive to patient education and risk assessment and recognize how to incorporate components of motivational interviewing.
  • Telemedicine Practices and Alternative Practices: Discuss the use of telecommunication systems and effects of these health care delivery methods on all levels of healthcare professional education.
  • Interprofessional Collaboration for Patient Treatment: Discuss the importance of team-based health delivery collaborative practices in interprofessional education.
  • Treatment of Medically Compromised Patients: Develop criteria for the safe management of the medically compromised patient during clinical procedures.

Every live presentation is recorded and archived, so even if you miss a broadcast, you can view the slides and hear the instructor's commentary and Q&A with participants at your convenience. All archived sessions, readings and assignments also will be available to you for weeks after the program concludes, to give you maximum flexibility, convenience, and opportunity to learn.


Marcia M. Ditmyer, Ph.D., M.S., MBA, M.C.H.E.S., Assistant Dean of Assessment and Instruction and Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Dental Medicine

Diana Macri, RDH, B.S.D.H., M.S.Ed.,  Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene department  at York City College of Technology and a Clinical Instructor at New York  University, College of Dentistry

Jennifer Mccants, D.D.S., M.S.D., Board-certified general dentist, part-time faculty member at the Georgia State University in the School of Public Health

Cheryl Westphal Theile, Ed.D., RDH, Professor and Assistant Dean for Allied Health Programs at New York University College of Dentistry 

Tuition Information:

The cost of this program for an individual is $350. The registration deadline is January 20, 2017. 

Participants can complete the assignments to earn 20 CE credits for each ADEA/Colgate/AAL IAHE course, or they can choose to audit, getting full access to the materials but without completing the work or receiving the CE credits. The tuition remains the same whether the course is audited or taken for credit.

Tuition Discounts: 

New in 2017, institutions can enroll multiple faculty members by selecting the tier that best fits its development needs: 

  • The Tier 1 Site License entitles the institution to a 20% discount on 5 to 15 participants.
  • The Tier 2 Site License provides a 25% discount on 16 or more participants.

Institutions receive the discount when the following occurs: 

  • Notification of the intent to send multiple faculty is received in advance so AAL can provide the appropriate discount code.
  • If the institution is paying, multiple attendees register at the same time indicating payment by the same institutional check, PO or credit card.
  • If each participant is paying individually, multiple attendees register at the same time and the discount will be divided evenly between the participants.

Alternatively, AAL alumni receive a $50 discount (cannot be combined with a tiered licensing discount).

To arrange for these discounts, please contact AAL Director of Professional Development Dr. Felicia Tucker-Lively or call 404-350-2098.

Refund policy:
 View the refund policy.  

CE Information:

The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

ADEA designates this activity for 20 continuing education credits. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between American Dental Education Association (ADEA) and the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL).


For Further Information: 

Please visit AAL’s website or contact AAL Director of Professional Development Dr. Felicia Tucker-Lively


Contact: Dr. Felicia Tucker-Lively