Session Daily: Monday, March 19
ADEA Recognizes Individuals
for Exceptional Service to Dental Education
The Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors, Leon Assael,
D.M.D., CMM, awarded Chair of the ADEA Board of Director’s Citations to nine
individuals who have demonstrated exceptional service to ADEA and the dental
education community, and an ADEA Honorary Membership to one individual for
outstanding contributions to academic service. Dr. Assael presented the awards Sunday
morning during the ADEA Opening Ceremony with Awards and Plenary Session.
“I am pleased to have the opportunity to acknowledge those
who are really making a change in dental education,” Dr. Assael says. “I feel privileged
to have worked with many of these individuals.”
In addition, Karen P. West, D.M.D., M.P.H., Dean of the
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine, received ADEA’s
premier award—the ADEA Distinguished Service Award. The ADEA Board of Directors
presents this award to an ADEA member who has made an extraordinary
contribution to dental education through research, teaching or service.
“All of us in this room have been helped by the work of this
recipient,” Dr. Assael says, referring to Dr. West’s long tenure with and
varied leadership roles on the Commission on Dental Accreditation, in addition
to being a leader in dental education. “For all these reasons, and for a strong
personal one, Dr. Karen West is the recipient of this award, not only for her
accomplishments but for her inestimable qualities as a person and as an
academic dentist,” he adds.
“I am truly humble to be in the company of the Distinguished
Service awardees who have come before me,” says Dr. West. “I have realized that
our actions, not necessarily our words, have an impact on people and inspire
them to act as well. If you work hard and have a strong commitment, things will
usually work out. I am committed to continuing on my path and developing the
next generation of leaders. I thank you for this incredible honor.”
Chair of the ADEA Board of
Dr. Brian Alpert
University of Louisville School of Dentistry
Normandale Community College
University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Keith A. Mays
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Dr. M. Raynor
Emeritus Professor of Dental Public Health
University of Kentucky
College of Dentistry
Dr. John W.
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
Dr. Karl Self
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Dr. Timothy J.
Indiana University School of Dentistry
Dr. Harold Tu
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
ADEA Honorary Membership
Dr. Joseph P. Crowley
Attendees Invited to
Challenge Their Assumptions About the Future
“When we think of the future, we tend to always look at
technology, when we should spend more of our time looking at people,” says Mike
Walsh. “The future of 2030 is really about people.”
Mr. Walsh, a “futurist” and CEO of Tomorrow, a global
consultancy on designing business for the 21st century, presented Opening
Plenary address, “Vision 2030: Human Scale Innovation,” on Sunday morning (sponsored
by the ADEA Corporate Council). Mr. Walsh takes an anthropologic approach to
business, scanning the near horizon for emerging technologies and disruptive
shifts in human behavior, which he then translates into pragmatic plans for
Mr. Walsh posed three questions for the audience to ponder.
First, what will the next generation of students expect from you? The
Millennials or Generation Y are not as important to the future as they once
were. When we think about 2030, we get the most terrifying
generation—eight-year-olds! Why is this generation so profoundly different? They
are growing up with artificial intelligence, data and algorithms that
anticipate their needs. They will be faster, smarter and more demanding of
personalized, authentic, data-drive heath care experiences. That is a wake up
call for everyone in the oral health ecosystem to re-invent, re-imagine and
Second, how will technology change the way
you work? Technology is becoming more personal. Children today are growing up
with technology. They talk to their toys. Their questions are answered by Siri
and Google. Faces are becoming our universal passwords. Technology may
transform how you educate, how the dental practice is run. But culture is your
operating system that will allow all of your faculty and students to thrive.
How do you design your organization for
success in 2030? Educators need to think about the kinds of people they will
bring onto their teams—they should seek out agile thinkers, reimagine what they
define as work, and use data to hack their cultures. Diverse collaboration is
the key to the future—how we work in teams, how we collaborate with each other.
The organization of the future will invest not just in technology, but in its
cultural operating system.
“How easy is it for the next generation of leaders and
professionals to share and act on their vision of the future?” Mr. Walsh asks.
“All the answers you may need are inside your organization. Question is, are
you listening to these people?”
Third, how much smarter will we need to be to survive even
smarter machines? How will we interact with devices and the Internet of Things?
Devices—such as a WiFi toothbrush—are going to be more embedded in our daily
lives and tap into our behaviors. The algorithmic leaders of the future will
need to combine a deep understanding of human complexity with a flair for
computational thinking. Leaders will need to upgrade their skills to remain
relevant and lead the transformation that needs to happen.
One of the biggest challenges will be to identify the things
in your educational institution that you need to spend more time thinking
about, and identifying the things you should step away from. “Everything that
has made you successful until now may be exactly what kills you in the future,”
Mr. Walsh cautions.
Mr. Walsh advises that organizations become familiar with this
new world of data. They should look at ways they can build data into the
curriculum, programs and organizational design. The more institutions can start
to become accustomed to a data-driven world of making decisions, the more
comfortable they will be in this new age of automation that is coming.
“The future is not an upgrade of the present, it’s an invitation
for all of us to think in entirely new ways,” Mr. Walsh says. “Think big. Think
new. But most of all, think quick. There is one thing I can tell you—the future
Vision 2020: Oral
“Dental education today is strong,” says Leon Assael, D.M.D.,
CMM, Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors. Dr. Assael provided the opening
remarks at the Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors Symposium, “Vision 2030:
Oral Health Education. Do we have a strong economic future? Do we need more
“We don’t have a sufficient demand to take care of the oral
diseases that are there,” he continues. “There is a decrease in the number of
practicing dentists. By 2030, there will be 54 practicing dentists per 100,000
people. Today it’s 64 per 100,000 people.”
Dr. Assael then gave a presentation that included statistics
about oral diseases, dental practice and dental education today. He provided
information about oral health care delivery and dental education of tomorrow,
including community-based education models and systems-based practice. Finally,
he concluded with a discussion about the key elements of change, including
collaborative interprofessional practice, integrated payment systems,
value-based payment systems, reducing the unit cost of dental care, integrating
oral health into primary care, and integration into key health focus areas.
Next to present was Sophia Saeed, D.M.D., of the University of
California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry. Dr. Saeed gave her perspective
on the sustainability of dental education. There are two main
challenges—finances (cost of education, operational costs, faculty salaries and
so on) and relevance (technology changes, adapting to learners’ styles). She
offered potential solutions of value-based education, creative ways to improve
revenue streams, such as looking at companies outside of dental education to
see how they innovate.
Stohler, D.M.D., of Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, discussed
professional identity and dental education in 2030. He covered several areas,
including the societal pressures in effect, the prevalent disease demographics,
scientific emphasis, and the need for next generation leadership. Serious
stressors are imposed on dental schools that require fundamental changes in the
way we articulate our professional identity. Health care systems are configured
for individual diseases, rather than multiple diseases, and will need to be
reconfigured. Dental care will need to become part of the larger health system.
Valachovic, D.M.D., M.P.H., provided a reaction to the three speakers. He said
that in trying to move to this new future where we have all these changes that
can occur in health care and in science, we need to think about the head winds
and tail winds that will hinder or help our progress. An important tail wind
that dental education has is the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in
Dental Education (ADEA CCI) 2.0. The tail wind has to come from the dental
education community, and CCI 2.0 is that tail wind.
Kassebaum, D.D.S., M.S., of the University of Colorado School of Dental
Medicine, next presented, expanding on the concept of ADEA
CCI 2.0 and how
it can be used as a resource to help dental schools learn from each other.
Dr. Kassebaum’s presentation, the speakers then discussed how to increase
faculty engagement and encourage innovation on all levels at all faculty
levels. Next, audience members lined up and provided comments and asked
questions of the panelists.
information and the slide presentation can be found on the online program
Thinking and a Broader Education Result From Development of Grand Rounds at SUI
The development of a Grand Rounds program
comes with challenges across all stakeholders but can be a great benefit in the
education of a dental student. Southern Illinois University School of Dental
Medicine (SIU SDM) developed and implemented Grand Rounds as a pass/fail course
that spans all four years of a student’s education.
Grand Rounds are an important teaching tool,
with roots in medical education. Typically, a case is presented to an audience
of students, residents and faculty, with questions and answers addressed and a
treatment plan shared. The participation in Grand Rounds has many advantages,
including the enhancement of clinical reasoning skills and allowing students
and faculty keep up to date and learn about specialties which may be outside of
their own. The benefit is shared across the entire community.
The team at SIU SDM developed a Grand Rounds
program that initially tackled 16 different topics across 48 teams. Each team
had four groups comprised of one student from each year. Faculty are also
crucial to the course, serving as facilitators and evaluators through the
course of the program.
The course was set up in BlackBoard, allowing
students and faculty quick access to resources, announcements and deadlines.
Four separate BlackBoard shells were loaded with a syllabus, evaluation rubric
and other files to facilitate case preparation. One BlackBoard organization was
set up for all groups with announcements, schedules, discussions, question
submissions, a PowerPoint template and accountability deadlines.
HIPAA standards were kept at the forefront
during development of Grand Rounds at SIU SDM, and repeatedly throughout the
course. Since patients were often mined from current patient pools, it was
important to redact documentation and medical records, as well as appropriately
cover any photographs to protect patients’ identities.
Students drive this course. Each team consists
of a D1, D2, D3 and D4 student, each with varying levels of responsibility
depending on their year. The course starts in the fall with the assignment of a
topic and a deadline to complete the presentation. During the course of case preparation,
students examine a case from their patient pool; track the progress of the
patient; review educational resources; utilize PICO to examine the evidence and
outcomes; and address the basic science elements of the case. Faculty serve as
advisors along the way, and at the case presentation facilitate the proceedings
and evaluate performance.
While there are
many benefits, there are challenges that come along with such an ambitious
program. Topics can get tired, patient pools may be limited, schedules are
tight and administrative issues can be potential landmines during the course of
SIU SDM has
made modifications to the program to address issues that came up during the
first year of the program. They eliminated the 16 topic format, expanded the
presentations to four per week from the original two per week and switched the
groups to align with the Patient Management Group for consistency of schedule
and to fill the void of treatment plans not being discussed. Rubrics were
reduced in length as some were long for a pass/fail class. Work was
redistributed across the team leaders, administration and medical librarian to
accommodate the structure of their small school.
The team at SIU SDM is looking to the future
with potential changes as the program develops. These include a shift to a
graded course instead of pass/fail, information management and evident-based
component to senior case presentations.
Elite Health Medical (New Exhibitor)
Contact: Alfonzo Mendez
No more stamps.
No more cards. The 2018 ADEA Annual Session Exhibit Hall raffle has gone MOBILE!
interactive and informative game taking place now in the Exhibit Hall. While
onsite, select the “ADEA Quest” icon in the ADEA Live app, visit with our
exhibitors and rack up points. In keeping with this year's VISION 2030 theme,
attendees who accumulate 2,030 points will qualify for a chance to win fabulous prizes.
Winners will be
announced on the in-app Leader Board and prizes will be drawn live from the
ADEA Showcase, Booth #705 in the Exhibit Hall, at 1:30 p.m. today. You must be
present in the Exhibit Hall to win.
points and get started now. Good luck!
Elevate Your Voice on
Social Media at Booth 701!
The #ADEA2018 Social Media Lab, booth 701 in the Exhibit
Hall, is your one-stop-shop to improve your online impact. Learn to post and
tweet through hands-on instruction, establish or build your social media
profile and discover new platforms.
Introducing ADEA eLearn—ADEA’s Latest Resource for Dental
Imagine a virtual
hub for faculty development, innovation, and relevant, real-time learning
tailored to your needs…it’s coming!
ADEA eLearn has set the stage to become dental
education’s most robust, relevant and reliable resource for online learning. Take
advantage of bimonthly webinars and resources available at adea.org/eLearn
today—all from the convenience of your laptop, tablet or mobile device.
Explore the best
online learning experience that you can envision here at #ADEA2018 at booth
#705 in the Exhibit Hall!
JDE Office Hours
From noon to 2:00 p.m. at the ADEA Showcase, Booth 705, Marita
Inglehart, Dipl.Psych., Dr.phil., Dr.phil.habil., Associate Editor, will be on
hand to answer questions and discuss topics related to publishing in the JDE.
Still Time to Participate
in ADEA TouchPollTM Surveys and Win Great Prizes!
Take a minute to let ADEA hear
your voice and be entered in a drawing to win prizes! Look for TouchPoll
surveys (i.e., people with tablets) throughout the meeting and near Booth 705
in the Exhibit Hall. Survey questions change all the time, so participate often!
You will also be entered into drawings to win great prizes—such as Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot, Tile
Key Finder, and Apple AirPods—as well as a chance to win the Grand Prize!
Prizes will be drawn during the Exhibit Hall raffle today at 1:30 p.m. (must
be present to win):
to the Saturday and Sunday TouchPoll prize winners:
- Alexander McClure, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine—Amazon Echo
- Constance Reed, Hillsborough Community College—Amazon Echo DOT
- Bano Ali, Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental
Medicine—Tile Key Finder
- Terri Hanger, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health—Tile Key
- Hubert Chan, Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental
Medicine—Amazon Echo Dot
- James Posluns, University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry—Amazon Echo
- Lynda Torre, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine—AirPods
NOTE: If you won a prize
but haven’t picked it up, please ask for Donna Casimier, ADEA Meetings Manager,
in the Exhibit Hall.
Don’t Miss These Events!
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Spotlight—What Does It All Mean?, Exhibit
10:30 a.m. – noon
of the ADEA Board of Directors Symposium—Vision 2030: The Impact of Technology
and Scientific Discovery on Dental Education, Sun Ballroom D
Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Journal of Dental Education
Office Hours—Stop by the
ADEA Showcase, Booth 705 in Exhibit Hall E&F, during “JDE Office Hours” with your questions about publishing in the JDE:
Marita Inglehart, JDE Associate
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
of the ADEA Board of Directors Symposium—Vision 2030: The World of Oral Health
and Practice, Sun Ballroom D
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement Gala, Ticketed
Event, Osceola Ballroom C&D
10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
2030: Unlocking the Strategies for a Workplace That Thrives, Exhibit Hall
D. Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Strategies for Success: Submitting a Poster or Program for
the 2019 ADEA Annual Session and Exhibition, Sanibel Room.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Closing Session of the ADEA House of Delegates, Exhibit Hall
Hall is open from 9:45 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. today. A complimentary lunch will
be provided from noon to 1:00 p.m. The raffle will happen at 1:00 p.m.; you
must be present to win.
Free Professional Headshot
Get your professional headshot between 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. today
at the ADEA Showcase, Booth 705, in the Exhibit Hall.
From 9:45 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. see the latest
technology applications developed specifically for dental education by your
colleagues at the ADEA TechExpo (located in Exhibit Hall A). ADEA TechExpo
abstracts are published in the February 2018 issue of the Journal
of Dental Education.
Poster presentations will be given from 10:00 a.m. –noon in
the Exhibit Hall. Poster presentation abstracts are published in the February
2018 issue of the Journal of Dental Education.
House of Delegates Booth Hours
of the ADEA
House of Delegates (ADEA HOD) can pick up their credentials
today between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The ADEA HOD Booth is located in the City
Hall Lobby of the Gaylord Convention Center.
Gain CE credits
by evaluating the sessions you attend today using the mobile app or by logging
into the program planner.