Plenary Sessions and the ADEA Chair of the Board Symposia

NEW THIS YEAR!

The 2021 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition will feature Plenary Sessions and ADEA Chair of the Board Symposia around select daily topics of: Transformation; Access, Diversity and Inclusion; and Innovation―each designed to lift the overall conference theme, “WE.”


Connect with colleagues during interactive sessions, throughout the conference and beyond to continue the conversation around these critical concepts.


Sunday, March 14, 2021Monday, March 15, 2021Tuesday, March 16, 2021

PLENARY

Sunday Plenary

Shankar Vedantam
Shankar Vedantam

NPR Commentator Shankar Vedantam talks about the science of the hidden brain and the role it plays in transformation.

ADEA Tapestry Table

Emmitt Smith
Emmitt Smith

Inspired by Jada Pinkett’s Facebook streaming program “Red Table Talk,” the ADEA Tapestry Table engages conference attendees in candid conversations around access, diversity and inclusion. This streaming event features retired 15-season NFL running back Emmitt Smith, III, for a one-on-one discussion about the impact of diversity.  

Tuesday Plenary

Philip Wang headshot
Philip Wang

A co-founder of the Wong Fu Productions, Philip Wang will talk about the importance of innovation and adaptation.


ADEA CHAIR OF THE BOARD SYMPOSIUM

A Two-way Street: Primary Care and Oral Health Integration Training

Missing at the Table: Exploring Administrative Pipeline Gaps and Solutions  

Utilization of Teledentistry for Children and Adults With Developmental Disorder  

 

Sunday, March 14, 2021




TRANSFORMATION



How do WE, as individuals, and how do our institutions deal with much needed paradigm shifts?


Day one
of #ADEA2021 introduces the broader concept of transformation through the Opening Plenary Session, while the ADEA Chair of the Board Symposium underscores this topic and discusses transformation in depth within the context of academic dentistry. Explore sessions in the spirit of transformation throughout the week on and continue the conversation with colleagues throughout the conference and prepare to apply transformation takeaways to your day-to-day work.



OPENING PLENARY WITH SHANKAR VEDANTAM
Sunday, March 14  |  Noon - 1:15 p.m.  (Eastern Time)



Shankar Vedantam

Science Desk Correspondent for NPR
Author of The Hidden Brain: How our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives



NPR Commentator Shankar Vedantam talks about the science of the hidden brain and the role it plays in transformation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how the unconscious mind drives and reacts to transformation.
  • Identify the impact the unconscious mind has on the clinic, classroom or during treatment.

Shankar Vedantam is the host of NPR’s “Hidden Brain” podcast and radio show. His goal is to help people think about the world in new and interesting ways. He is endlessly fascinated by research in fields ranging from psychology and history to sociology and economics.

Before joining NPR in 2011, Mr. Vedantam spent 10 years as a reporter at The Washington Post. From 2007 to 2009, he was also a columnist and wrote the Department of Human Behavior column for the Post. Mr. Vedantam authored non-fiction book, The Hidden Brain: How our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives. Published in 2010, the book describes how unconscious biases influence people. His upcoming book, Useful Delusions, is set to be released in early 2021. In it, Mr. Vedantam uses powerful personal stories and draws on new insights in psychology, neuroscience and philosophy to explain how lies can play a vital role in human success and well-being.

In 2009-2010, Mr. Vedantam served as a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.





ADEA CHAIR OF THE BOARD SYMPOSIUM
Sunday, March 14  |  1:45 - 3:00 p.m.  (Eastern Time)

A Two-way Street: Primary Care and Oral Health Integration Training


Transformation Panel

Christine A. Riedy, Ph.D., M.P.H.;  Shenam Ticku, B.D.S., M.P.H.;  Tien Jiang, D.M.D., M.Ed.

To transform our health care system into a more patient-centered and equitable one, primary care and oral health training programs must buy into the bi-directional nature of integration.

In this seminar, you will learn about research from the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH) that (1) describes the national trend in interprofessional education (IPE) within dental schools, (2) examines oral health curricula and entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in primary care training and (3) summarizes integration of chronic medical conditions, behavioral health, social determinants of health and team-based care into AEGD and GPR programs.


Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the national trend in IPE predoctoral education in U.S. dental schools and identify the facilitators of and barriers to integrating primary care into oral health across the dental education spectrum.
  • Explain the national trend in integrating oral health into primary care and developing related EPAs.
  • Outline the national trend in integrating chronic medical conditions, behavioral health, social determinants of health and team-based care into GPR and AEGD programs.

 

Monday, March 15, 2021




ACCESS, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION



WE must, collectively and as individuals, work to address representation inequities at the leadership level.


Day two of #ADEA2021 features the ADEA Tapestry Table―an interactive, talk-show style panel with our guest, NFL icon and bestselling author, Emmitt Smith and the goal of fostering dialogue and broadening perspectives on diversity, equity and inclusion. We’ll continue this robust, in-depth discussion, specifically in the context of academic dentistry, during the ADEA Chair of the Board Symposium. Join the rich conversation and gather strategies and best practices to support your work and contribute to key diversity, equity and inclusion goals.



ADEA TAPESTRY TABLE WITH EMMITT SMITH
Monday, March 15  |  Noon - 1:15 p.m.  (Eastern Time)



Emmitt Smith

#1 Leading Rusher in NFL History
Three-time Super Bowl Champion
Bestselling Author



ADEA Tapestry Table is a talk-show style panel with audience engagement and the goal of fostering dialogue and broadening perspectives on diversity, equity and inclusion in dental education. This presentation of ADEA Tapestry Table features National Football League (NFL) icon Emmitt Smith.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss obstacles overcome to achieve success and lessons learned.
  • Examine the role athletes are playing in conversations around social justice issues.
  • Describe what dental education can do to get more youth of color, particularly men of color, to consider oral health care careers.

Recognized as one of the greatest players in the NFL, Mr. Smith amassed many records that still stand today. This includes all-time leading rusher, with 18,355 career rushing yards, and all-time rushing touchdown record holder, with 164 touchdowns.

Mr. Smith’s impressive resume also includes three Super Bowl champion rings and being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2010. As a first-round pick in the 1990 NFL draft, he was the cornerstone of the Dallas Cowboys offense for 13 seasons. The eight-time Pro Bowler was the first player in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in 11 consecutive seasons and, on October 27, 2002, he surpassed Walter Payton as the NFL’s all-time leading rusher.

Mr. Smith led the NFL in rushing four times, and was the league MVP in 1993 and MVP of Super Bowl XXVIII. His 175 career touchdowns rank second in NFL history.





ADEA CHAIR OF THE BOARD SYMPOSIUM
Monday, March 15  |  1:45 - 3:00 p.m.  (Eastern Time)


Missing at the Table: Exploring Administrative Pipeline Gaps and Solutions


Diversity Panel

Carlos S. Smith, D.D.S.;  Tawana K. Lee-Ware, D.D.S.;  Herminio Perez, D.M.D., M.B.A.;  Kim Perry, D.D.S., M.S.C.S., FACD;  Kelton Stewart, D.D.S., M.S.;  Janet Southerland, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.P.H.


In 2004, the Sullivan Commission released “Missing Persons: Minorities in the Health Professions, A Report on Diversity in the Healthcare Workforce.”


In 2020, ADEA released the ADEA Faculty Diversity Toolkit, providing evidence-based resources to assist dental education with diversifying faculty recruitment/retention initiatives. Research speaks to the underrepresented and marginalized (URM) student experience being improved by the presence of URM faculty. As was in 2004, however, these faculty are largely still missing, and are critically absent from administrative positions. This session will explore varying narratives of academic leadership, describe barriers to success and present best practices for overcoming those barriers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Using panel participant narratives, discuss successful pathways to academic leadership.
  • Review barriers that remain for inclusion of underrepresented and marginalized faculty and women in dental school and academic leadership.
  • Suggest solutions and best practices for overcoming existing barriers by creating pathways to academic leadership for underrepresented and marginalized faculty and women.

 

Tuesday, March 16, 2021




INNOVATION



As oral health professionals, WE must seize this moment to improve access to care for vulnerable populations.


Day three
of #ADEA2021 focuses on innovation and adaptation as introduced by plenary speaker Philip Wang, Asian American entrepreneur and co-founder of Wong-Fu Productions. Innovation will be underscored during Wednesday’s ADEA Chair of the Board Symposium with our deep dive into teledentistry.



CLOSING PLENARY WITH PHILIP WANG
Tuesday, March 16  |  Noon - 1:15 p.m.  (Eastern Time)



Philip Wang

Co-founder of Wong Fu Productions



Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how to ease internal obstacles to innovation in general.
  • Name the next one to two innovations that will impact the dental education profession and the change necessary to facilitate that innovation.

Founded in 2003 by three young Asian-American entrepreneurs, Wong Fu Productions was initially known for its independent music videos of contemporary hit songs, such as Maroon 5’s “Sunday Morning” and Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours,” and for their film shorts. Wong Fu’s use of new media to tell their community stories and build a business is the wave of the future. The group’s success has allowed for growth in the popularity of Asian-American comedians who promote themselves primarily through YouTube, such as Kevin Wu (Levubu), Ryan Higa (Nigahiga), Christine Gambito (HappySlip) and David Choi.

Wong Fu’s primary audience was “young Asian Americans who often can’t find accurate depictions of themselves in mainstream media.” Through its films, Wong Fu Productions hoped to break the different stereotypes of Asian Americans. More than a decade later, Wong Fu Productions’ YouTube channel has more than 3.29 million subscribers and more than 573.2 million video views. Arguably, Wong Fu is one of the prolific trailblazers that paved the way for more accurate and diverse depictions of Asian Americans.





ADEA CHAIR OF THE BOARD SYMPOSIUM
Tuesday, March 16  |  1:45 - 3:00 p.m.  (Eastern TIme)


Utilization of Teledentistry for Children and Adults With Developmental Disorder

Innovation Panel

Mayank Kakkar, B.D.S., M.H.A.;  David F. Fray, D.D.S., M.B.A.;  Allen Wong, D.D.S., Ed.D.

Not pictured: Michelle Cornachia, M.D.;  Steven Perlman, D.D.S., M.Sc.D., D.H.L. 


Teledentistry is an amalgamation of telecommunications and dentistry, linking the exchange of clinical information and images over remote distances for a virtual consultation. In this presentation, you will learn about the use of teledentistry with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to provide interdisciplinary care, along with the current evidence in the literature.


You will also learn the role of teledentistry during a pandemic crisis (such as COVID-19), which offers a prospect to deliver uninterrupted clinical care and the opportunity to triage the urgent disorders that need onsite visits.


Learning Objectives:

  • Conduct a teledentistry appointment.
  • Explain the ADA coding and billing process.
  • Describe the modalities of teledentistry.