Why Throw Students to the Wolves: Maximizing Outreach Program Value

A universal challenge of community-based dental education (CBDE) programs is enhancing dental education experiences for students at remote sites designed to efficiently provide dental care to diverse and underserved populations. These seemingly conflicting goals often lead to a less than ideal student learning environment resulting in symbolically "throwing our students to the wolves." Fortunately, both objectives, educational and service, can be achieved through the application of andragogical (adult-centered) teaching techniques. The webinar will present assessment tools for off-campus clinical site development, andragogical concepts applicable to a CBDE setting, methods to enhance student reflection and positive self-assessment, measurement of student performance and competency and opportunities to provide interprofessional educational experiences.


Participants of this webinar will be able to:

  • Identify assessment tools appropriate for developing and continuously improving off-campus clinical sites.
  • Measure student performance, competency, and create positive self-assessment using andragogical concepts applicable to a community based dental educational setting.
  • Create opportunities to provide IPE experiences in Off-campus clinical sites.

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Mark Fitzgerald, D.D.S.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Howard Hamerink, D.D.S.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Bill Piskorowski, D.D.S.
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

CE Information

CE credit is awarded for participation in the live webinar only.

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 designated this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.

Event Information

This webinar was held on Friday, November 8, 2013.