Chair of the Board Symposia

Vision 2030: Oral Health Education

Sunday, March 18 | 10:30 a.m. – noon

Moderator: Leon Assael, D.M.D., CMM, University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry


  • Denise Kassebaum, D.D.S., M.S., University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
  • Sophia Saeed, D.M.D., University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry
  • Christian Stohler, D.M.D., Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
  • Richard Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., American Dental Education Association

This session explores the world of 2030 for dental education: Emerging changes in health care, health science education, society and economics that will influence dental education and practice in 2030. Trends that will be discussed include interprofessional education and collaborative practice models; emerging workforce models, including dental therapy; integrating oral health systems into health systems; medically necessary dental care; and value-based approaches to dental care, including value-based payment, education, incentives and public expectation.

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Vision 2030: The Impact of Technology and Scientific Discovery on Dental Education 

Monday, March 19 | 10:30 a.m. – noon

Moderator: Keith Mays, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Minnesota School of Dentistry


  • Lyndon Cooper, D.D.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
  • Lynn Johnson, Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Darnell Kaigler, D.D.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Dentistry
  • Brent Fung, D.D.S., Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

This session will explore how the next decade of scientific discovery and technology will impact key technological intersections with dental education. Specifically, the panel will discuss how personalized medicine can impact the learning environment, how digital technologies drive preclinical and clinical education, and how integrated electronic health records will influence patient care and education. 

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Vision 2030: The World of Oral Health and Practice 

Monday, March 19 | 3:30 5:00 p.m.

Moderator: Linda Niessen, D.M.D., M.P.H., Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine


  • Caswell Evans, D.D.S., M.P.H., University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
  • Amid I. Ismail, B.D.S., M.P.H., M.B.A., Dr.P.H., The Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University
  • Denise K. Kassebaum, D.D.S., M.S., University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
  • Dennis Mitchell, D.D.S., M.P.H., Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

The world of 2030 sounds far off—but in fact, it is only a little more than a decade away. As in previous periods of time, environmental influences and disease trends require paradigm shifts in health care delivery. The panelists will explore how these types of changes will impact dental education and practice and share insights on what dental practitioners need to do now to be ready for the future. This session will also explore the impact that changes such as social determinants, like diversity and inclusion; emerging trends in oral disease; and workforce changes will have on the future world of oral health.

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