Agenda

2019 ADEA Diversity Workshop
Creating a Climate of Inclusiveness


October 23, 2019 
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Portland   
Portland, OR

Preliminary Agenda

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The ADEA Diversity Workshop provides dental school administrators, faculty and staff with tools and strategies to promote and understand the roles that access, diversity, inclusion, equity and well-being play in promoting a humanistic environment within dental education. 

The ADEA Diversity Workshop is a one-day networking and learning symposium to help participants understand the scope of the diversity-related Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) standards and to assist them in developing mission-driven diversity initiatives for their institutions. The small group workshop format affords participants the opportunity to engage in quality discussions, participate in collaborative planning activities and exchange ideas with other participants and presenters.

According to the CODA Standard 1-4, a dental school must have policies and practices to 

  • Achieve appropriate levels of diversity among its students, faculty and staff; 
  • Engage in ongoing systematic and focused efforts to attract and retain students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds; and 
  • Systematically evaluate comprehensive strategies to improve the institutional climate for diversity.

Consistent with the above CODA standard, the 2019 ADEA Diversity Workshop will focus on creating a climate of inclusiveness in dental education that goes beyond the traditional focus on race and ethnicity.

Although compositional diversity and mitigating overt acts of discrimination against historically excluded groups are important, a climate of inclusiveness goes beyond this one segment of diversity. Inclusive climates create, promote and sustain campus cultures where every student, faculty, staff, resident and fellow can succeed and thrive. In this regard, campus policies, practices and strategies must support a humanistic environment that is welcoming, creates a sense of belonging and fosters individual well-being. Programming in an inclusive climate is, therefore, preventive instead of reactionary, supports an inclusive experience for diverse groups, and is characterized by respect and equity and centered in cultural understanding and sensitivity.

At the end of the 2019 ADEA Diversity Workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify how diversity and inclusion practices, beliefs and interactions are often impacted by generational differences on their campuses.
  • Describe examples of programs in dental education that foster a climate of inclusiveness and promotes a humanistic environment.
  • Explain some of the challenges associated with providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive climate while protecting the rights of persons on campus.
  • Summarize key best practices to collaboratively develop proactive crisis communication and risk management protocols with identified campus personnel in order to reduce and respond to campus violence, bias-motivated incidents, bullying and harassment.
 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.Networking Breakfast
 8:00 – 8:15 a.m.Welcome and Workshop Logistics

Presenters

Henry A. Gremillion, D.D.S., MAGD
Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors

Karen P. West, D.M.D., M.P.H.
ADEA President and CEO

Sonya G. Smith, Ed.D., J.D.
ADEA Senior Vice President for Access, Diversity and Inclusion

 8:15 – 9:30 a.m.Engaging Every Age: Leveraging Diversity Strengths for Program Success

Presenter

Anne Loehr
Senior Vice President
Center for Human Capital Innovation

 9:30 – 9:45 a.m.Joint Networking Break
 9:45 – 10:35 a.m.Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Activity I

Facilitators

Todd V. Ester, D.D.S., M.A.
Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Yun Saksena, B.D.Sc., M.M.Sc., D.M.D.
Associate Dean for Education   
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

Sonya G. Smith, Ed.D., J.D.
ADEA Senior Vice President for Access, Diversity and Inclusion

Angelo C. Lee, M.Ed.
Director of Program Services for Access, Diversity and Inclusion
Interim ADEA Deputy Director, Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

 10:35 - 11:20 a.m.Lessons Learned: A Review of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry's Health Professions Campus Climate Assessment

Presenters  

Lola Banks, M.A.
Director of Diversity and Inclusion
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

Lenore Pearlstein
Owner and Publisher
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine
Owner
Viewfinder Campus Climate Surveys, LLC

 11:20 a.m. – noonShort Talks: Creating a Climate of Inclusiveness 

Facilitator

Karin Quick, Ph.D., D.D.S.
Associate Professor and Director
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Presenters 

M. Nathalia Garcia, D.D.S., M.S.
Chair, Associate Professor, Section Head of Periodontics
Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

Lisa Cain, Ph.D.
University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor
Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences; Associate Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

 Noon – 1:00 p.m.Lunch
 1:00 – 1:20 p.m.The ADEA Faculty Diversity Toolkit

Presenter

Sonya G. Smith, Ed.D., J.D.
ADEA Senior Vice President for Access, Diversity and Inclusion

Updates on the ADEA Faculty Diversity Toolkit will be shared with participants. 

 1:20 – 2:00 p.m.

Short Talks: Creating a Climate of Inclusiveness

Facilitator

Rosa Chaviano-Moran, D.M.D.
Associate Dean for Admissions
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine

Presenters

Colin M. Haley, D.D.S
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

Bertha Alarcon, D.D.S.
Associate Professor, Clinical Managing Partner, Coordinator of Diversity and Inclusion
Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

Amy Coplen, M.S., RDH 
Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Interprofessional Education
Pacific University  

 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.Break
 2:15 – 3:00 p.m.Shifting the Culture: Dental Education and the #MeToo Conversation

Presenter

Sonya G. Smith, Ed.D., J.D.
ADEA Senior Vice President for Access, Diversity and Inclusion

 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.Diversity and Inclusion Engagement Activity II 

Facilitators

Ana López-Fuentes, D.M.D., M.P.H.
Professor, University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine
Co-Chair, ADEA Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Dennis A. Mitchell, D.D.S., M.P.H.
Professor and Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement, Columbia University 
Co-chair, ADEA Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee

Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Inclusive Excellence and Equity Initiatives
Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry

Lisa Cain, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences
Associate Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs
University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston

Rosa Chaviano-Moran, D.M.D.
Associate Dean for Admissions
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine

Stan Constantino, M.A.
Assistant Dean for Admissions, Student Affairs & Diversity
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

Amy Coplen, M.S., RDH
Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Interprofessional Education
Pacific University

Todd V. Ester, D.D.S., M.A.
Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Michigan School of Dentistry

Colin M. Haley, D.D.S.
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry

Rachel Hogan, D.M.D.
Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry
Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry

Rachel Kearney, RDH, M.S.
Chair of the CADPD Administrative Board
Chair, Division of Dental Hygiene; Associate Professor;
Dental Hygiene Graduate Program Director
The Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Eugenia Mejia, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Admissions
New York University College of Dentistry

Herminio Perez, D.M.D., M.B.A.
Director of Student Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine

Karin Quick, Ph.D., D.D.S.
Associate Professor and Director
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Machelle Thompson, RDH, M.S.P.H.
Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry

Yun Saksena, B.D.Sc., M.M.Sc., D.M.D.
Associate Dean for Education
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

Rebecca L. Stolberg, RDH, M.S.D.H.
ADEA Senior Director of Allied Dental Education and Faculty Development

Dan Walker
D.D.S. Candidate, Class of 2021
University of Washington School of Dentistry    

 4:00 p.m.Closing Remarks and Adjourn to Reception
 4:05 – 5:00 p.m.Poster Presentation Reception
 5:00 p.m.Break
 5:15 p.m.Depart for Dental School Tour
 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.Dental School Tour: Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry
(Attendance is optional; separate registration is required.) 

The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 6.0 continuing education credits.

 

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All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.