Leading Conversations

The ADEA Policy Center webinar series Leading Conversations is intended to engage members of the dental education and higher education communities—as well as health care professionals and organizations—on the important issues and trends impacting dental education and oral health.


Between June and December 2014, members of the dental education community will come together monthly, in one virtual room, for 60 minutes of provocative conversation facilitated by experts, researchers and practitioners, on a selected topic related to oral and public health policy, higher education access and the future of the workforce, to the latest research, innovations, information and trends in academic dentistry.


Presentation materials will be shared in advance. Each live webinar presentation will include a captivating opening video, class screen sharing, interactive Q&A, polling and live social media engagement efforts.


Upcoming Webinars:

The ACA through a Post-Election Lens

Tuesday, December  9, 2014, Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

This timely webinar will focus on key components of the ACA, the impact of the law on the delivery system—access to oral health care—and the law's overall effect on oral health care and academic dentistry. Also, the webinar will cover what to expect next when the 114th session of Congress convenes in January 2015.

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Past Webinars:

The Dental Safety Net and Access to Oral Health

Monday, October 27, 2014, Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

In the United States there are two main access points for oral health services. The two systems—the private delivery system and the dental safety net--largely function independently from one another with different patient populations, practice settings and financing streams. This webinar focused on the following aspects of the dental safety net: (1) the nation's access to care crisis and the need for the dental safety net, (2) the populations reliant on the dental safety net for urgent and basic care, (3) the entities that compose the dental safety net and strategies to increase access and (4) the essential role academic dental institutions play in the dental safety net. 

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Navigating the Research Landscape: Key Strategies for Success

Tuesday, September 30, 2014, Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The research landscape can be a challenging road to navigate. Successfully navigating the research "road map" often requires some shifts in traditional research and funding conversations. This webinar provided criteria for launching or expanding an academic research career, identifying research projects and funding opportunities—both institutional and national, and developing a personal strategy for navigating the research landscape.

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Moving IPE Forward: The Role for Dental Education
 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Judith A. Buchanan, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D., focused on dental education and how dental faculty and their institutional leaders are essential in moving their institutions one step closer to incorporating IPE into their curriculum. 

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Leaning In: A New Era of Women Leaders
 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Presenters Teresa Dolan, D.D.S., M.P.H., and Kathryn Atchison, D.D.S., M.P.H., led a thoughtful conversation about the challenges and opportunities of moving beyond a traditional dental career and began to answer the question, “How do I get from here to there?"

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