Upcoming Webinars

ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program Webinar
December, 4, 2018 | Noon – 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Support your students! The ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program (ADEA ADCFP) offers dental, allied dental and advanced dental students the chance to become more involved in academia. Fellows enjoy structured mentoring and insight into what an academic career involves. To date, over 300 students have completed the program—representing 30 U.S. and Canadian academic dental institutions.

We’re looking for one faculty member from each institution to serve as an ADEA ADCFP liaison for the 2019–20 academic year. If you haven’t served in this role before and are interested in learning what’s involved, register today for one of these two overview webinars! 

Pain Education for Health Profession Students: A Collaborative Approach for Interprofessional Curricula 
December, 13, 2018 | Noon – 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time

The approach to comprehensive patient care has shifted from the responsibility of a single health care provider to a shared responsibility among providers from multiple health professions. To adequately prepare students to enter this team-based environment, training must include exposure to the expertise offered by other health professions. Well-designed interprofessional learning materials can both familiarize students with other health professions and provide them with skills necessary to effectively contribute to collaborative patient care. However, the construction and delivery of interprofessional resources often can be challenging. Of particular concern are how best to facilitate collaboration among faculty from multiple schools in the design of interprofessional learning activities and how to address some of the common obstacles related to curricular implementation.

Archived Webinars

Engaging Dental Students with Augmented Reality 
November 13, 2018 | Noon - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Augmented reality (AR) is a way to utilize technologies such as smartphones and smart glasses to enhance real-world experiences. In the past few years, popular examples of AR have included Google Glass (a wearable set of glasses that display information to the user) and Pokémon Go (a smartphone-based game where users “locate” virtual characters using the Global Positioning System). As AR technology evolves, its use will inevitably spread into the classroom and offer opportunities to enhance the learning process. One of the pioneers of integrating this technology into the dental education world, Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry (Meharry SOD), is using AR enhanced smartphones and smart glasses to bring the study of tooth structure and disease to life. 

Supporting Tobacco Cessation on the Clinic Floor
November 8, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time 

The evidence is clear: individuals who use tobacco experience an increased risk of tooth loss, periodontitis, oral cancer and exasperating chronic disease. While many dental professionals express positive attitudes toward becoming actively involved in smoking cessation activities, few routinely motivate smokers to quit—in part because they did not practice intervention as students. However, it takes just a few minutes to make a life-long difference. Dental professionals can and do provide meaningful cessation interventions by consistently identifying individuals who smoke and then offering information about treatment.

Violence and Abuse: Integrating Identification and Treatment into Dental Curricula  
October 30, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Violence and abuse is a global public health epidemic that can have a significant impact on an individual’s health throughout a person’s lifetime. The physical effects can include chronic facial pain, headaches and cardiovascular disease, among others. In terms of mental health, many victims of violence or abuse suffer from PTSD, depression, anxiety and/or substance abuse. As dental providers shift to a more person-centered approach, it is important to understand the enduring impact that violence and abuse can have on individuals. 

Violence and Abuse: Identification and Treatment in the Oral Health Arena   
October 2, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

As much as 75% of physical abuse involves injuries to the head, face or neck. As such, dental care providers often see the clinical conditions related to violence or abuse in children, adults and the geriatric population. For example, routine conditions such as untreated decay, facial pain, lesions in the mouth, new and old facial bruises or facial lacerations may at times be related to physical abuse or violence. Dental and oral health professionals can play an important role in stopping cycles of abuse by identifying victims of abuse/violence and providing much-needed interventions to address this global public health epidemic.  

Moving Toward OSCEs 
September 13, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The appeal of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) as an alternative method for clinical assessment has gained favor with the rise of additional pathways to licensure. Yet, implementation is often difficult. Where should you begin and what level of faculty effort is required? Curious about launching an OSCE assessment? In this webinar, we present an introduction to OSCEs, why you may want to consider this form of assessment at your institution and how to get started. 

Managing Behavior in the Dental Care Setting for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders 
September 6, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders present challenging behaviors in the dental setting that can interrupt or prevent delivery of dental services. Traditionally, those with special health care needs have been treated using advanced behavior guidance techniques including conscious sedation and general anesthesia. However, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a new behavioral approach that has demonstrated successful outcomes in guiding and shaping the behavior of patients. During this webinar, experts from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine (NSU CDM) will share how they have successfully used ABA interventions in the dental setting.

Countdown to 2020: The Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) 
September 11, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

In 2009, in keeping with its strategic plan, the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) moved forward with development of a new examination that would integrate the biomedical, behavioral and clinical sciences to assess entry-level competency in dentistry. After nine years of intensive development, on July 18, 2018, the JCNDE provided formal notification of the Integrated National Board Dental Examination’s (INBDE) release. The INBDE has been designed to assist state boards of dentistry in evaluating candidates for dental licensure and will replace the current National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Parts I and II. It will launch on Aug. 1, 2020, with complete discontinuation of NBDE Parts I and II on July 31, 2022.

Out and Safe: Supporting an Inclusive Dental School Community
August 30, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The idea of creating a more humanistic and culturally competent dental school environment is highlighted in the Commission on Dental Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs. Yet, many LGBTQI2-S students face obstacles that can hinder their successful admission, matriculation and persistence in dental school. Deans, faculty, admissions officers and other school employees must understand these challenges to foster a more inclusive school setting that enables success for all students. Gallup recently reported that 8.1% of millennials identify as being members of the LGBTQI2-S community. Because the millennial generation comprises the largest cohort of students applying to dental school and entering the dental workforce, it is imperative that dental school communities explore ways to create a more inclusive and equitable environment.

Can Happiness Make Students Smarter?
August 16, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time 

Discover the benefits of encouraging positive emotions in students through mindfulness and humor while building strong cognitive flexibility. When a student is in an upbeat mood, he or she is more likely to process information globally for “big picture” thinking. Conversely, a negative mood can mire students in detail or lead to tunnel vision. Positive emotions facilitate cognitive flexibility and openness to information—helping students draw similarities between tasks and enhancing their transfer of knowledge.

Poverty Simulation: Understanding Social Determinants of Health
July 11, 2018 | Noon - 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time

One of the most significant challenges facing oral and public health today is the quest to reduce social inequalities in care. Millions of Americans struggle to access dental care due to underlying factors beyond their control. This webinar described how the use of an experiential learning activity, a poverty simulation, can improve students’ understanding of the social determinants of health. Lewis Lampiris, D.D.S., M.P.H., shared the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry’s use of a poverty simulation exercise to help students “experience” the impact of poverty on health and health-related behaviors. Methods utilized to implement and evaluate these simulations and lessons learned were shared.

Building Personal and Institutional Resilience

June 27, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

In this webinar, Dr. Sophia Saeed discussed a  resource within the ADEA weTeach® collection of MedEdPORTAL® specifically designed for faculty members interested in learning short-term and long-term strategies for wellness and resilience. Hear about Dr. Saeed’s experiences implementing the workshop, lessons learned and how you can build resilience at personal and institutional levels.

Preparing and Evaluate Future-ready Interprofessional Health Care Team Members

June 14, 2018 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) 2.0 supports dental educators’ efforts to prepare future-ready graduates poised to collaborate within interprofessional health care teams. Anthony Palatta, D.D.S., Ed.D., et al.  further states that to improve patients' oral health, we must ensure our graduates are ready to care about people and their well-being. This webinar provided teaching and evaluation strategies for assessing person-centered health readiness, including skills in didactic preparation, the use of standardized patient OSCEs, and clinical patient care assessment techniques, such as daily axiUm, competency and video interaction evaluations.

Ready for a PLC? Exploring the Culture of Change in Dental Schools

May 22, 2018 | Noon - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time

A Professional Learning Community (PLC) is defined as a group of people sharing a common interest in a learning-oriented and growth-promoting way. In the educational environment, PLCs are single units where faculty, staff and administrators continuously seek and share experiences to enhance student learning. This webinar provided an overview of PLCs, discussed the common barriers to their implementation and introduced methods to help address those barriers. 

Considering Chairside Primary Care in the Dental Clinic? There’s a Guide for That!

May 1, 2018 | Noon - 12:45 p.m. Eastern Time

It’s been little more than two years since faculty at Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) and Northeastern University School of Nursing  announced their intention to develop a novel interprofessional model of education and practice. The result: The Nurse Practitioner & Dentist Model for Primary Care (NPD Model). This free, 30-minute webinar discussed the newly released  implementation guide and how it may be adapted to your local setting. The speakers shared their experiences creating the model and lessons learned when they applied it within their institutions. 

Chew on This! A New Tool for Flipped Classrooms and Teaching Occlusion

April 26, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The appeal of the flipped classroom approach as an educational tool centers on its ability to increase engagement, optimize the time for in-class instruction and improve student mastery. Implementation, however, is often difficult. Where do you begin and what technologies best support a flipped classroom? 

In this webinar, we present a case study on how an online module created through Voicethread, a cloud-based learning tool for enhancing student engagement, was used to teach the concept and technique of taking a Centric Relation Record. Subsequent time in the classroom and clinic was used to deepen students’ understanding of the technique, and survey data revealed that the approach improved students’ skills. 

Innovative Approaches for Mentoring in Scholarly Research and Writing
April 10, 2018 | Noon - 1:00 p.m., Eastern Time

Future oral health leadership requires scholarly research and publication. However, faculty often find themselves in scholarly mentorship roles with limited knowledge and prior experience. Further compounding the issue, students are frequently unprepared for the demands of scholarship. This webinar will address these challenges and provide participants with the strategies they need to enhance students’ critical thinking skills. Attendees will learn to use essential communication and feedback methods and apply innovative learner-centered practices when mentoring.

Integrating Social Determinants of Health Into Dental Education

March 28, 2018 | Noon - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Social factors contribute greatly to health inequality and the goal to achieve a more person-centered care model. Despite this fact, the targeted collection of information related to social determinants of health (SDH) remains episodic. Explore ways to incorporate SDH into your dental education curricula. This free, 30-minute webinar will help you foster interprofessional collaboration when determining treatment and preparing future-ready graduates.   

Early Intervention Program to Promote Student Well-being
February 1, 2018 | Noon - 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Early intervention is key to promoting student resiliency and well-being at academic dental institutions. But how do you effectively coordinate resources that span different divisions and stakeholders? In this 30-minute free webinar, leaders from the New York University College of Dentistry shared their experiences implementing an early intervention model as well as practical ways to use resources common across dental institutions. 

Person-Centered Care: Opportunities and Challenges for Academic Dental Institutions
January 23, 2018 

One of the three major goals of ADEA CCI 2.0 is to recognize that person-centered care will become the dominant model of health systems in the future and prepare our workforce for this change. But what exactly is person-centered care and how does it differ from other care models more prevalent at dental institutions today? This 30-minute free webinar was a compliment to the Journal of Dental Education article of the same name (see the November 2017 issue). It provided participants with an opportunity to evaluate three different care models as well as the opportunities and challenges associated with moving toward a more person-centered approach.

Putting the “Pro” Back in Program: Creating Winning ADEA Annual Session Proposals

May 16, 2017 

During Putting the “Pro” Back in Program: Creating Winning ADEA Annual Session Proposals, participants learned strategies for creating a captivating title, the “ins” and “outs” of writing learning objectives, plus ideas for making their session descriptions stand out from the crowd. 

Opioid Abuse in the U.S. and Its Impact on Dental Education
May 25, 2016

In Massachusetts, three dental schools have taken the lead on this issue by joining forces and advocating for legislation that resulted in a required curriculum to train dental students how to prescribe opioids—including mastering competencies in counseling, communication and collaboration. Three dental education leaders, one from each of these Massachusetts dental institutions, shared how they secured a state-wide curriculum in dental education on the appropriate use of opioids in dental treatment. 

ADEA CCI Spotlight: Fresh Approaches to Assessment for Dental Educators

October 26, 2015

At the 2015 ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation (CCI) Liaisons Summer Meeting, the interactive sessions and presentations by the CCI Liaisons focused on assessment—particularly of the new competencies for the general dentist. Two of the meeting’s presentations received such enthusiastic feedback that we invited these speakers to share their insights in this webinar. If you have struggled with adopting assessment approaches to the new competencies in preparation for accreditation, or if you’re simply a dental education assessment enthusiast, this is a webinar not to be missed! 

All Together Now: Realizing IPE at Academic Health Centers

August 18, 2015

This webinar examined the key challenges in the implementation of core interprofessional competencies identified by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) and describes strategies to overcome them from the perspective of the university, the academic health center and the academic dental institution.

#TechDilemma: Student Professionalism in the Digital Age

June 22, 2015

This discussed the impact technology has had on ethical and professional behavior among students, and how policies and practices of academic dental institutions have evolved. The webinar also suggested ways for dental institutions to address professionalism in students during the admissions process, throughout predoctoral training and into their professional lives.

Responding to the Looming Faculty Shortage in Allied Dental Education

April 28, 2015

Survey data provide evidence that allied dental faculty are aging, and many programs are facing multiple upcoming vacancies and retirements in the coming years. Do schools have succession plans in place and are faculty prepared to assume leadership positions? This webinar provided an overview of current data regarding the current and predicted faculty workforce in allied dental education and discussed the need for mentoring faculty and explore successful mentoring programs for faculty to become our future leaders.

Protecting Oral Health in the HIV/AIDS Community: Academic Dental Institutions and the Ryan White Program

February 14, 2015

Approximately 46% of people with HIV/AIDS experience at least one major HIV-related oral health problem, yet individuals with HIV/AIDS face persistent barriers when accessing health care, particularly dental care. Thoughtful consideration must be given to a more realistic reimbursement rate to ensure that the Ryan White HIV/AIDS dental programs can continue to serve the oral health needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.

The ACA through a Post-Election Lens

December 9, 2014

This webinar focused on key components of the ACA, the impact of the law on the delivery system—access to oral health care—and the law's overall effect on oral health care and academic dentistry. Also, the webinar covered what to expect when the 114th session of Congress convened in January 2015.

The Dental Safety Net and Access to Oral Health
October 27, 2014

Academic dental institutions play an integral role in the dental safety net by preparing oral health professionals to deliver quality care to underserved populations. This webinar focused on the following aspects of the dental safety net: (1) the nation's access to care crisis and the need for the dental safety net, (2) the populations reliant on the dental safety net for urgent and basic care, (3) the entities that compose the dental safety net and strategies to increase access and (4) the essential role academic dental institutions play in the dental safety net.

Navigating the Research Landscape: Key Strategies for Success

September 30, 2014

This webinar discussed the need for more dental educators to engage in all types of research and provided key strategies and tips for launching an academic research career or expanding one’s current research portfolio.

Moving IPE Forward: The Role for Dental Education
August 20, 2014

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

Leaning In: A New Era of Women Leaders

July 29, 2014 

In this webinar, Dr. Teresa Dolan of DENTSPLY International and Dr. Kathryn Atchison of University of California, Los Angeles discussed their personal skill sets and the opportunities and challenges of moving beyond a traditional dental career.

Preparing Faculty for the IPE Curriculum: Transforming the Learning Landscape Webinar
December 11, 2013

Faculty must be nurtured to build self-efficacy and ability to create, participate, and lead IPE learning events for the students of the curricula; they must become reflective, self-assessing competent IPE facilitators. This webinar aimed to enable particpants to discuss the role of faculty in infusing health professional curricula within IPE learning experiences and to draft an IPE learning event. 

Why Throw Students to the Wolves: Maximizing Outreach Program Value
November 8, 2013

The webinar presented assessment tools for off-campus clinical site development, andragogical concepts applicable to a CBDE setting, methods to enhance student reflection and positive self-assessment, measurement of student performance and competency and opportunities to provide interprofessional educational experiences.