5 Questions With ... Ahmad Maalhagh-Fard

Ahmad Fard, D.D.S., M.S.
Associate Professor and Director, Faculty Success Program
University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

1. What gives you the most satisfaction professionally?

Helping others, especially my patients, colleagues and students, achieve their goals.

2. In 10 years, the biggest change about dental education (or dentistry) will be …

Using innovative technologies and platforms to educate students and deliver dental care.

3. How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed dental education?

The COVID-19 pandemic has made dental education more creative and has also transformed the future of dental profession education delivery. We are using different platforms and techniques to teach our students.

4. What skill or talent would you most like to develop?

Skills that I would like to develop include handling technology efficiently, managing data and improving my emotional intelligence. Creating a progressive, meaningful environment for my staff and students so they can grow to their fullest potential is also important to me.

5. What’s your philosophy in 10 words or less?

Sharing my experiences to assist others in reaching their potential.