Moving IPE Forward: The Role for Dental Education

Dates: August 20, 2014
Venue: Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Webinar, Online

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Much has been written lately regarding the substantial and positive impact that collaborative care and practice is currently having on the nations’ health delivery system, and more importantly, on our patients’ overall health. But without exposing our health professional students to interprofessional education (IPE) during their formative years, the fruits of collaborative practice known as the “triple aim”: better health outcomes, improved patient experience, and lower overall costs, are difficult to achieve.

Effective collaborative practice implemented across the health professions begins in the health professional educational environment with IPE. Only by ensuring that our health professional students have ample opportunities to learn about, from, and with health professional students from other professions, can the “triple aim” of collaborative practice be fully realized.

This webinar will focus on dental education and how dental faculty and their institutional leaders are essential in moving their institutions one step closer to bringing IPE home.

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This webinar will enable participants to:

  1. Understand why dentistry, and particularly dental education, needs to play a significant role in interprofessional education (IPE) and collaboration.
  2. Identify several best practices of interprofessional education (IPE) at U.S. academic health centers and specifically, the role dentistry has played in their development, implementation and advancement.
  3. Take basic steps towards interprofessional education (IPE) development, implementation or advancement, at their home institution.


Judith BuchananJudith A. Buchanan, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Buchanan’s education includes a Ph.D. in Biochemistry, followed by two years postdoctoral experience and concludes with a D.M.D. degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Buchanan has held several high administrative positions including the Director of Research University of Mississippi, Academic Dean University of Illinois at Chicago, Academic Dean at the University of Pennsylvania, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University of Minnesota. She was also Director of the Center for Interprofessional Education at the University of Minnesota for 18 months and was interim dean of the School of Dentistry at Minnesota until August 1, 2012. Dr. Buchanan has been a consultant for over 15 U.S. dental schools in the areas of accreditation, outcome assessment and curriculum and also is a consultant for the Ministry of Education (Higher Education), U.A. E., in the accreditation of dental schools in that country. Her research areas are focused on advanced simulation, learning styles and computer comfort in health care education.

CE Information

CE credit is awarded for participation in the live webinar only.

An evaluation form was emailed to participants shortly after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in Moving IPE Forward: The Role for Dental Education, an ADEA Policy Center ‘Leading Conversations’ webinar, complete the online evaluation in full on or before Friday, September 26, 2014. After fully completing the evaluation, participants of the live webinar will have the opportunity to immediately print and save the CE Verification Form. 

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 one (1) continuing education credit.