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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 05/01/2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Join us during this webinar to learn the phases of UTSD’s strategic growth that incorporates clinical staff dentists and dental hygienists. We will also discuss the challenges encountered and analyze the risks and benefits of clinical affiliations that expand the scope of a faculty practice and integrate medical and dental care in a variety of community and private practice settings.

    Academic dental institutions are constantly in need of innovative ways to support their teaching, research, and service missions. To accomplish this, UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry (UTSD) has expanded its traditional, in-school faculty practice by partnering with a variety of local healthcare organizations. 

    Join us during this webinar to learn the phases of UTSD’s strategic growth that incorporates clinical staff dentists and dental hygienists. We will also discuss the challenges encountered and analyze the risks and benefits of clinical affiliations that expand the scope of a faculty practice and integrate medical and dental care in a variety of community and private practice settings.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the strategies required to establish a faculty practice enterprise and brand 
    • Identify opportunities for new partnerships in your local community 
    • Evaluate the administrative and operational aspects of an expanding faculty practice

    Original Release Date: May 1, 2024
    Expiration Date: May 1, 2027
    Questions? Contact learn@adea.org  

    Disclaimer

    The purpose of this presentation is to educate and to inform. This is not a substitute for professional care and is not intended for use for the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests on this presentation express their own experience, opinions and conclusions. Guest statements do not express the viewpoint of ADEA. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity or therapy should not be construed as an ADEA endorsement.

    CE Information

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

    An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by May 1, 2027. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.

    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 1.0 continuing education credit.

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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.

    Kimberly S. Ruona, D.D.S.

    Dental Director

    Harris Health System Community Dental Services, UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

    Dr. Kimberly Ruona serves as the dental director for Harris Health System’s Community Dental Services. Since 2020, she has led the partnership and clinical practice team that provides general dentistry in six community health centers across the Houston metropolitan area. Dr. Ruona is an assistant professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry where she was the Associate Dean for Patient Care from 2015-2020. Prior to relocating to Houston in 2010, she practiced in northern Michigan and Washington state. She is a proud 1992 graduate of University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial products(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation.


    Thomas A. Servos, D.D.S.

    Chief Clinical Officer, UT Dentists

    UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

    Dr. Thomas A. Servos, Professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health was appointed Chief Clinical Officer of UT Dentists, the clinical practice enterprise, in July 2021. 

    In this role, Dr. Servos oversees the UT Dentists’ clinical operations which consists of the clinical practice plan located at UTHealth Houston, School of Dentistry, and a dental service line consisting of multiple community dental clinics through a UT Dentists collaboration. He supports ongoing initiatives and progress as UT Dentists continue with expansion efforts into the Houston and surrounding area.

    UT Dentists was established in 2006, and Dr. Servos served as their first Clinic Director and he also served as Director of Patient Assessment, Vice-Chair of the former Department of Diagnostic Sciences and Interim Head of Radiology.

    Dr. Servos was raised in Houston and graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio Dental School in 1983.  Upon graduation Dr. Servos practiced in the Houston Medical Center until he joined the UT Health Houston School of Dentistry in 1995.

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation. 

    John A. Valenza, D.D.S., FAGD

    Dean

    UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry

    Dr. John A. Valenza is dean and professor of the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD) where he has been a member of the full-time faculty since 1987. He has served in numerous administrative roles, including GPR director, clinical dean, department chair, executive associate dean and, since 2009, dean. He is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, and a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, American Dental Education Association and the American Association of Hospital Dentists.

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation. 

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 04/23/2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Participants will be able to identify a research question of interest to readers of the JDE and begin designing their qualitative research study.

    This workshop is for dental educators who want to advance their careers by publishing their research in a scholarly journal. In this session, the presenters will focus on preparing a paper for the Journal of Dental Education (JDE). The workshop will inform participants about (a) types of manuscripts published in the JDE, (b) topics of interest, (c) how to get started identifying a research question, and (d) considerations for preparing and submitting manuscripts that go beyond relying on survey data. By the end, participants will be able to identify a research question of interest to readers of the JDE and begin designing their qualitative research study.


    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe the strategies required to establish a faculty practice enterprise and brand  

    • Identify opportunities for new partnerships in your local community  

    • Evaluate the administrative and operational aspects of an expanding faculty practice


    Original Release Date: April 23, 2024 

    Expiration Date: April 23, 2027 

    Questions? Contact learn@adea.org  


    Disclaimer

    The purpose of this presentation is to educate and to inform. This is not a substitute for professional care and is not intended for use for the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests on this presentation express their own experience, opinions and conclusions. Guest statements do not express the viewpoint of ADEA. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity or therapy should not be construed as an ADEA endorsement.


    CE Information

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

    An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by April 23, 2027. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.

    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 1.0 continuing education credit.

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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.

    Romesh P. Nalliah, D.D.S., M.H.C.M

    University of Michigan School of Dentistry

    Associate Dean for Patient Services, Clinical Professor

    Associate Editor, Journal of Dental Education, American Dental Education Association

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial products(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation.

    Vidya Ramaswamy, Ph.D.

    University of Michigan School of Dentistry

    Director for Curriculum Evaluation and Promotion for Teaching and Learning

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial products(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation.

    Michael Reddy, D.M.D., D.M.Sc

    University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry

    Dean

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial products(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation.

    Tamanna Tiwari, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.P.H.

    University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

    Associate Professor, Department of Community Dentistry andPopulation Health

    Associate Director, Center for OralDisease Prevention and Population Health Research 

    Program Director, DDS/MPH program

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial products(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation.

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/14/2024

    This student-led panel aims to provide diverse perspectives on what it is like to be a dental or allied dental student.

    In order to enhance the pathways to dental education and a career in oral health, topics such as access; education; diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging; and leadership development should be discussed from a student’s perspective. This webinar will feature a diverse panel of students from several oral health associations, schools and programs who will share their lived experiences. This student-led panel aims to provide diverse perspectives on what it is like to be a dental or allied dental student.

    Note: This webinar does not offer Continuing Education (CE) credit. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Explain different pathways to oral health education and careers.
    • Identify at least one pathway program that can aid in the predental educational journey.
    • Identify resources and opportunities for involvement with national oral health associations.
    • Describe how diverse perspectives and experiences shape the oral health education and selection process.

    Original Release Date: Feb.13, 2024

    Expiration Date: Feb.13, 2027

    Questions? Contact learn@adea.org

    Disclaimer: 
    The purpose of this presentation is to educate and to inform. This is not a substitute for professional care and is not intended for use for the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests on this  presentation express their own experience, opinions and conclusions. Guest statements do not express the viewpoint of ADEA. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity or therapy should not be construed as an ADEA endorsement.

    Tiyana Davis

    Old Dominion University School of Dental Hygiene

    Tiyana Davis, a native from Richmond, Virginia, is a senior at the Old Dominion University School of Dental Hygiene and a member of the Perry Honors College. She is currently in her last semester of dental hygiene school. She hopes to inspire the next generation of dental professionals and students.

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation. 

    Chance Johnson

    Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

    Chance Johnson is a current second-year dental student at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine! She grew up in Teaneck, NJ and attended William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, where she graduated with a BS in Psychology. Following her undergraduate degree, she moved to Boston, MA, where she received her Master’s in Oral Health Sciences at Boston University. Chance hopes to be a role model for underrepresented dental students across the nation and her goal is to help eliminate health disparities. 

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation. 

    Ashton Poole

    Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

    Ashton Poole is a first-generation doctor/dentist from Boiling Springs, South Carolina. Ashton received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Queens University of Charlotte where he also competed in collegiate track and field. Ashton is currently in his third year of dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine. Ashton currently serves as the MUSC Student National Dental Association (SNDA) chapter president. His future plans are to practice general dentistry in an underserved community. 

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation. 

    Edika Quevedo

    Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

    Edika Quevedo Dejesus is a current D2 student at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (Class of 2026). She is a first-generation doctor/dentist from Elizabeth New Jersey and of Hispanic ethnicity. She attended Rutgers University for graduate studies with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in Religion. Currently she serves as a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) scholar and advocate for service to those in underserved areas.

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation. 

    Vicky Tran

    University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry

    Vicky Tran graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2022 before entering the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry (UCSF SOD). Currently, she is a D2 student at UCSF SOD and also a NHSC scholar. Some of her hobbies include going to the gym, cooking and fiber arts.

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation. 

    Rebekah Webster

    Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

    Rebekah Webster is a 3rd year dental student at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM). After graduating from Columbia University with her BS in Chemical Engineering, she moved back home to Nashville, TN to focus on her research with Vanderbilt University and to pursue a singing career in the gospel music industry. She published two manuscripts regarding biometric analysis for early disease detection, was signed to Integrity Music with her band Nashville Life Music and reached #3 on Billboard’s gospel music charts. After five years, she decided to pivot her career to something that would allow her to express her creativity while satisfying her love of hands-on patient care. Currently, she serves as the president of the RSDM chapter of Student National Dental Association (SNDA) and will be graduating in 2025. 

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation. 

    Curtis Burrill

    Senior Director, Recruitment and Outreach for Dental Education

    ADEA

    Curtis Burrill II joined ADEA in 2022 and serves as Senior Director, Recruitment and Outreach for Dental Education, in the Office of Educational Services ( Pathways, Policy, and Research). In this role, Curtis leads the development, implementation, and achievement of ADEA’s Centralized Application Services strategic recruitment plan. Curtis has a M.Ed. in Student Personnel Administration from Springfield College and a B.S. in Landscape Horticulture from the University of Maine.

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/06/2023

    The webinar will provide the audience with Infection Control resources available—most at no charge—to enhance the curriculum and tools available to students as they enter the workforce.

    This webinar will introduce the audience to the infection control principles and best practices pertaining to sterilization and disinfection of patient care items, in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. These are the principles that a dentist is responsible for in their practice. The webinar will also provide the audience with resources available—most at no charge—to enhance the curriculum and tools available to students as they enter the workforce. Topics of discussion include:

    • Liabilities of students upon graduation,
    • Proper steps of instrument processing,
    • Proper flow of Central Processing Areas and
    • Resources and tools available and how to best implement them in your curriculum.

    Note: This event does not offer continuing education (CE) credit.

    Original Release Date: December 6, 2023

    Expiration Date: December 6, 2026

    Questions? Contact learn@adea.org

    Disclaimer

    The purpose of this presentation is to educate and to inform. This is not a substitute for professional care and is not intended for use for the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests on this presentation express their own experience, opinions and conclusions. Guest statements do not express the viewpoint of ADEA. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity or therapy should not be construed as an ADEA endorsement.

    Michelle Lee, CPC

    Executive Director

    Organization of Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)

    Michelle Lee took on the role of Executive Director at the Organization of Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) in 2018. Her dedication to OSAP’s mission of offering comprehensive infection prevention and control education, training and credentialing for ensuring safe dental visits has been instrumental in fostering robust partnerships within the dental and health care sectors. With over three decades of experience in the dental and health care industries, Ms. Lee has held prominent positions, including leading the largest dental and medical staffing firm in the Southeast. Additionally, she has consulted within health care organizations, providing both leadership and team development training. Her goal is to continue to support OSAP’s efforts to shape a safe and secure future for dental professionals and the patients they serve.

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

    Karen A. Raposa, RDH, M.B.A.

    Regional Manager

    HuFriedyGroup

    Karen Raposa is currently Regional Manager at HuFriedyGroup, a division of STERIS Corporation. Ms. Raposa is a registered dental hygienist with a Master of Business Administration and over 40 years of experience in the dental profession. She earned the title of Certified Central Service Vendor Partner with the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association and has spent the last 22 years consulting with faculty, residents and students in dental and dental hygiene programs in both the United States and Canada to help implement their clinical programs. Ms. Raposa was an adjunct faculty member at Bristol Community College and held a full-time faculty position in the Department of General Dentistry at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

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

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/17/2023

    Join key ADEA professionals and student leaders for an evening of discovery of what ADEA has to offer its ADEA Chapter members.

    ADEA proudly recognizes active and engaged ADEA Chapters for Students, Residents and Fellows. Involvement in ADEA Chapters is just one opportunity for students to be involved with ADEA. Whether it is through networking on the ADEA Connect platform or at ADEA events, hosting programs about dental academia, engaging with Chapters as a District Commissioner or supporting ADEA initiatives as a COSRF Liaison, there are endless opportunities for student involvement throughout their dental schools and allied dental education programs and beyond. Join key ADEA professionals and student leaders for an evening of discovery of what ADEA has to offer its ADEA Chapter members. 

    Note: This webinar does not offer Continuing Education (CE) credit. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review ADEA COSRF mission and vision.
    • Provide an overview of ADEA COSRF’s structure and insight into specific objectives related to the role.
    • Discuss student leadership opportunities at all levels of ADEA.
    • Provide insight into avenues for students to become involved with ADEA throughout their professional careers.

    Original Release Date: Nov. 13, 2023

    Expiration Date: Nov. 13, 2026

    Questions? Contact learn@adea.org

    Disclaimer: The purpose of this presentation is to educate and to inform. This is not a substitute for professional care and is not intended for use for the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests on this presentation express their own experience, opinions and conclusions. Guest statements do not express the viewpoint of ADEA. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity or therapy should not be construed as an ADEA endorsement.


    Justin James Donato

    Second-year Dental Student

    Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

    Mr. Donato serves as Vice-Chair on the ADEA Council of Students, Residents, and Fellows for the 2023-24 academic year. He is a first-generation Filipino American and a community college transfer student. After completing his prerequisites, he transferred to the University of California, Berkeley where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology. Through his predental journey, he became involved in ADEA through his Educational Student Pathways Internship. ADEA has helped to foster his interest in academic dentistry and to meet like-minded colleagues who aim to prepare future generations of health care professionals.

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

    Dalena Ha

    Third-year Dental Student

    A.T. Still Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

    Ms. Ha is a recipient of the NHSC scholarship and deeply passionate about expanding oral health services for underserved populations. Before entering dental school, she earned a master’s degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and completed her bachelor’s degree at Portland State University. Beyond her academic pursuits, she enjoys creating content for social media and founded an international charity group called “Remembering My Roots.” She’s excited to serve on the ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows administrative board, to advocate for dental students and contribute to the innovative aspects of dentistry and dental education.

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

    Andrew Halverson

    Third-year Dental Student

    Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

    Mr. Halverson is Chair of the ADEA Council of Students, Residents and Fellows. During downtime, he likes to run and read. 

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

    Yolanda Lee

    Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations

    ADEA

    Yolanda Lee is the Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), in the office of the President and CEO. In her role at ADEA, Yolanda develops and executes ADEA’s corporate relations strategy and is the lead point of contact representing ADEA externally to its corporate members, who are our key dental industry partners. 
     
    In this role, Yolanda works with corporate foundations and other philanthropic groups to grow engagement and secure commitment and support for ADEA strategic initiatives.

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

    Ana López-Fuentes, D.M.D., M.P.H., FACD, FICD

    Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors

    University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine

    Dr. López-Fuentes is a tenured Professor, at the Community Dentistry Section of the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine (UPRSDM). She is currently the 2023-2024 Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors. Dr. López-Fuentes served as Dean of the UPRSDM from 2014-2018. At the UPRSDM, she serves as President of the Infection Control and Quality Assurance Standing Committees. She has a certificate in dental infection prevention and control from the OSAP and the DALE foundation. She is a member of the ADEA Collaborative on Dental Education Climate Assessment (CDECA), and UPRSDM’s ADEA Women Liaison Officer since 2006. She is Site Visitor for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), and Ex-officio member/Consultant to the Board of Trustees of the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA). Dr. López serves as faculty advisor to the HDA and the American Association of Women Dentists Student Chapters. Dr. López-Fuentes served as Co-Chair of ADEA’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee from 2014-2021, ADEA’s Annual Session Program Committee (2018-2021), Immediate Past Chair of ADEA’s Women in Leadership Section, and Councilor to the Council of Sections representing the Women in Leadership Section. From 2018 to 2019, represented the HDA in the American Dental Association Presidents’ Summit for Diversity and Inclusion. She served as faculty advisor to the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), fellowship from 2018-2022. 

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

    Nader Nadershahi, D.D.S., M.B.A., Ed.D.

    Immediate Past Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors

    Dean, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

    Dr. Nader A. Nadershahi serves as the ninth Dean of University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and Vice Provost of the San Francisco campus, bringing to the role nearly 30 years of leadership experience in dental education, organized dentistry, and clinical practice. He earned his DDS, completed GPR training, and has also earned MBA and EdD degrees. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International, International College of Dentists, and Pierre Fauchard Academy. He also completed fellowship in the ADEA Leadership Institute. Dr. Nadershahi serves on the boards of the Bay Area Council, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, and was appointed by the Governor to the California Health Workforce Education and Training Council.  He practiced in Marin County, California, and during his academic career, has more than 140 presentations, 30 publications, five book chapters, and numerous abstracts and other publications. Dr. Nadershahi served as chair of the American Dental Education Association Board of Directors and has been a leader at the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and is also a member of the Santa Fe Group, a national organization focused on catalyzing improvement of oral health and health care in the United States and beyond.

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

    Karen P. West, D.M.D., M.P.H.

    President and CEO

    American Dental Education Association

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

    Matthew Wright

    ADEA Board Director for Students, Residents and Fellows

    Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine – South Jordan, Utah

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

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/09/2023

    The forthcoming Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national action framework for medical dental integration (MDI) will be discussed as well as the importance of teaching MDI in the predoctoral curriculum.

    The relationship between systemic and oral health has been well-documented over the years. Successful sustainability of medical-dental integration (MDI) models includes identifying objectives and actions to increase integration and support for whole-person, integrated care and interprofessional training and practice. Please join us for this free webinar where we’ll discuss how oral conditions, such as periodontal disease, are linked to systemic conditions, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The forthcoming Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national action framework for MDI will be discussed as well as the importance of teaching MDI in the predoctoral curriculum. 

    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe the oral-systemic connection for at least three systemic conditions from across the lifespan, from the prenatal period through older age.
    • Discuss how medical-dental integration (MDI) addresses the oral-systemic connection.
    • Reflect on how their own program incorporates MDI and ways in which this implementation could be expanded.      

    Original Release Date: Nov. 1, 2023

    Expiration Date: Nov. 1, 2026

    Questions? Contact learn@adea.org

    Disclaimer:
    The purpose of this presentation is to educate and to inform. This is not a substitute for professional care and is not intended for use for the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests on this presentation express their own experience, opinions and conclusions. Guest statements do not express the viewpoint of ADEA. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity or therapy should not be construed as an ADEA endorsement.

    CE Information

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

    An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by November 1, 2026. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.

    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 1.00 continuing education credit.

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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.

    Lisa J. Heaton

    Science Writer

    Analytics and Data Insights team at CareQuest Institute for Oral Health

    Lisa J. Heaton is a Science Writer with the Analytics and Data Insights team at CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, where she collaborates with internal and external partners to produce peer-reviewed publications and self-published materials for CareQuest Institute. These materials focus on issues related to the expansion of access to oral health care for historically underserved populations, the intersections of oral and overall health, and integration of dental and medical health care. A clinical psychologist by training, Lisa was a post-doctoral fellow and faculty member at the University of Washington School of Dentistry for 16 years before her time at CareQuest Institute, where she provided clinical behavioral health care to patients with dental care-related fear and anxiety and chronic orofacial pain, taught several courses involving the intersection of behavioral and oral health, and conducted research focused on oral health disparities and dental care-related fear and anxiety.

    Nicole Johnson

    Associate Director for Policy, Partnerships, and Strategic Communication

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

    Nicole Johnson has been leading initiatives at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 25 years, always focusing on the practical application of strategies to build lasting change. For the last nine years, she has served as the Associate Director for Policy, Partnerships, and Strategic Communication in CDC’s Division of Oral Health. In this role she promotes evidence-based interventions to prevent cavities across the nation, particularly among those at greatest risk of decay, and strategies to promote adherence to dental infection prevention and control guidelines in clinical settings. She also currently leads an agency effort to accelerate medical-dental integration to improve oral health equity and overall health outcomes. Other major areas of focus have included tobacco prevention and control, heart disease and stroke prevention and sodium reduction. She received a dual BA degree in Psychology and Spanish from Western Michigan University and her MPH in behavioral science from Emory University.

    Barbara Z. Park, RDH, MPH

    Consultant

    National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD)

    Barbara Park has over 30 years of experience in public health working in oral health and chronic disease prevention and health promotion at the local, state, and national levels.  Ms. Park is currently a consultant for the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and serves as a subject matter expert on strategies for successfully integrating oral health and chronic disease programs in states and communities. 

    Prior to joining NACDD, Ms. Park served in various leadership capacities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) for 22 years – working in oral health, tobacco prevention and control, and diabetes prevention and management. 

    Before joining CDC in 1993, Ms. Park was the Manager of Fluoridation and Preventive Health Activities for the American Dental Association (ADA) from 1988 to 1993. 

    Ms. Park began her career in public health in 1985 at the DuPage County Health Department in Wheaton, Illinois where she worked as a community dental hygienist. 

    Ms. Park also practiced clinical dental hygiene for 10 years in a variety of practice settings and was an assistant clinical professor at Loyola University, School of Dental Hygiene from 1983 to 1985.

    Tamanna Tiwari, B.D.S., M.D.S., M.P.H.

    University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine

    Associate Professor, Department of Community Dentistry andPopulation Health

    Associate Director, Center for OralDisease Prevention and Population Health Research 

    Program Director, DDS/MPH program

    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial products(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This interactive session describes different types of exclusionary behaviors that affect recruitment and retention into STEM fields and academic oral health communities, and, the academic practices and institutional structures that allow for exclusionary behaviors to persist.

    This interactive session describes different types of exclusionary behaviors that affect recruitment and retention into STEM fields and academic oral health communities, and, the academic practices and institutional structures that allow for exclusionary behaviors to persist. The session also provides training in personal intervention strategies to protect and support targets of exclusionary behaviors. As a result of this session, participants will be able to identify: 

    1. Different ways in which harassment, bullying, and other types of exclusionary behaviors can manifest in research and academic oral health environments; 
    2. Strategies for bystander intervention and 
    3. Resources for cultural change in academic institutions and professional societies.

    All participants will be provided handouts that describe the bystander intervention strategies and list resources related to the issues discussed. Participants will be asked to complete a short survey at the end of the workshop to provide feedback to the facilitators.

    This session is intended for Deans, Allied or Advanced Education Program Directors and ADEA Board Members. Due to the nature of the topic, if you are not a Dean, Allied or Advanced Program Director or ADEA Board Member, please plan to attend the training on Nov. 30, 2023 from noon–3:00 p.m. 

    Original Release Date: December 6, 2023

    Expiration Date: December 6, 2026

    Questions? Contact learn@adea.org

    Disclaimer

    The purpose of this presentation is to educate and to inform. This is not a substitute for professional care and is not intended for use for the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests on this presentation express their own experience, opinions and conclusions. Guest statements do not express the viewpoint of ADEA. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity or therapy should not be construed as an ADEA endorsement.

    CE Information

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

    An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by December 6, 2026. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.

    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 3.00 continuing education credit.

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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.

    Elizabeth Long, Ph.D.

    Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Geological Society of America

    Dr. Long has worked at Geological Society of America as Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion since early 2022, and served as an ADVANCEGeo facilitator since 2020. An ecologist by training, she is a former research center director and has served as a Board Member for the Organization of Biological Field Stations and The Lepidopterists’ Society.

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

    Blair Schneider, Ph.D., M.S.

    Associate Researcher and Science Outreach Manager

    Kansas Geological Survey

    Dr. Schneider is an Associate Researcher and Science Outreach Manager for the Kansas Geological Survey. She is a Past-President of the Association for Women Geoscientists and Past Co-chair of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Women's Network Committee. She has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Geophysics from the University of Kansas and completed a postdoc in STEM Education at the University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence. Blair Dr. Schneider is a Co-Principal Investigator of the ADVANCEGeo Partnership.

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

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This interactive session describes different types of exclusionary behaviors that affect recruitment and retention into STEM fields and academic oral health communities, and, the academic practices and institutional structures that allow for exclusionary behaviors to persist.

    This interactive session describes different types of exclusionary behaviors that affect recruitment and retention into STEM fields and academic oral health communities, and, the academic practices and institutional structures that allow for exclusionary behaviors to persist. The session also provides training in personal intervention strategies to protect and support targets of exclusionary behaviors. As a result of this session, participants will be able to identify: 

    1. Different ways in which harassment, bullying, and other types of exclusionary behaviors can manifest in research and academic oral health environments; 
    2. Strategies for bystander intervention and 
    3. Resources for cultural change in academic institutions and professional societies.

    All participants will be provided handouts that describe the bystander intervention strategies and list resources related to the issues discussed. Participants will be asked to complete a short survey at the end of the workshop to provide feedback to the facilitators.

    This session is open to all ADEA members. However, due to the nature of the topic, Deans, Allied or Advanced Education Program Directors and ADEA Board Members should instead plan to attend the training on Dec. 6, 2023 from noon-3:00 p.m.   

    Original Release Date: November 30, 2023

    Expiration Date: November 30, 2026

    Questions? Contact learn@adea.org

    Disclaimer 

    The purpose of this presentation is to educate and to inform. This is not a substitute for professional care and is not intended for use for the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests on this presentation express their own experience, opinions and conclusions. Guest statements do not express the viewpoint of ADEA. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity or therapy should not be construed as an ADEA endorsement.

    CE Information

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

    An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by November 30, 2026. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.

    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 3.00 continuing education credit.

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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.

    Erika Marin-Spiotta, Ph.D.

    Professor of Geography

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Dr. Marin-Spiotta is Professor of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to her research in biogeochemistry and biogeography, Dr. Marin-Spiotta studies and implements strategies to engage faculty in workplace climate change through bystander intervention, research ethics, and anti-racist pedagogy. She is the Lead Principal Investigator of the ADVANCEGeo Partnership and Faculty Co-director of the Wisconsin Inclusion in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute.

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

    Alistir Rogers, Ph.D.

    Interim Department Chair and Group Leader, Terrestrial Ecosystem Science & Technology Group, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department

    Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Dr. Alistair Rogers is a plant physiologist at Brookhaven National Laboratory with over 25 years of field-work experience. Most recently, his research has taken him to the Arctic tundra in Alaska, and to the tropical forests of Panama and Brazil where his work aims to improve understanding and model representation of plant physiology in global climate models. After hosting an ADVANCEGeo workshop at Brookhaven in 2021, Dr. Rogers decided to join the ADVANCEGeo team.

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

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/28/2023

    Join Nonprofit HR and ADEA during this webinar to learn more about this request for your campus to participate in integrating strategic initiatives to further a humanistic environment on your campus and throughout dental education, discover how to participate and learn accountability metrics to showcase our collective success.

    The ADEA climate assessment survey was conducted in spring 2022 and included 258 participating U.S. and Canadian dental schools and allied dental education programs. ADEA partnered with Nonprofit HR, a private consulting group, to develop and implement the ADEA climate survey. Participation was free and open to all U.S. and Canadian dental schools and allied dental education programs

    The ADEA Climate Study, the result of this survey, is a crucial step in measuring dental education efforts to foster a humanistic and inclusive environment. The baseline data collected will be used to develop strategic priorities and activities, serve as a benchmark for future data collection activities and assist dental education in gauging future progress.

    Over the past several months since campuses received their individualized campus-level data, ADEA has been working with Nonprofit HR to determine areas of strategic focus based on the data findings. The ADEA Climate Study Strategic Roadmap, will focus on the following goals over the next three years: 1) Humanistic and Inclusive Environment, 2) Equitable Policies and Practices and 3) Bias and Discrimination. This roadmap outlines actionable opportunities or key implementation activities and strategies for campuses to advance a humanistic environment on their respective campuses. All campuses will be asked to engage in all three goals based on their campus needs and are not limited to the strategies outlined in the ADEA Climate Study Strategic Roadmap. 

    Join Nonprofit HR and ADEA during this webinar to learn more about this request for your campus to participate in integrating strategic initiatives to further a humanistic environment on your campus and throughout dental education, discover how to participate and learn accountability metrics to showcase our collective success.

    Please Note: This session does not offer continuing education (CE) credit.

    Original Release Date: September 28, 2023

    Expiration Date: September 28, 2026

    Questions? Contact learn@adea.org

    Disclaimer

    The purpose of this presentation is to educate and to inform. This is not a substitute for professional care and is not intended for use for the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests on this presentation express their own experience, opinions and conclusions. Guest statements do not express the viewpoint of ADEA. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity or therapy should not be construed as an ADEA endorsement.

    Steven Krzanowski, M.A.

    Senior Consultant, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    NonProfit HR

    Throughout Mr. Krzanowski's career in the higher education and nonprofit sectors, he has developed and executed diversity, equity and inclusion programs and strategies. In his current role, he works with industry leaders as a thought partner to uncover inequities in organizational systems, address gaps in knowledge and skills, and develop intentional, data-driven, actionable outcomes to advance EDIJ initiatives.

    Steven Krzanowski is a consultant with Nonprofit HR.

    Millie Gonzalez

    Consultant, EDIJ

    NonProfit HR

    Millie Gonzalez provides subject matter expert advice, insight and strategic direction to clients. She oversees and contributes to client engagements, manages projects to completion, and designs and facilitates DEI training solutions and assessment services to stakeholders.

    Millie Gonzalez is a consultant with Nonprofit HR.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Drawing on 10 years of experience as Associate Editor (Journal of Child Neurology, Pediatric Neurology) and 3 years as Editor-in-Chief (Seminars in Pediatric Neurology), Dr. Pedro Weisleder will share in this webinar the attributes that journal editors look for in a journal reviewer.

    If authors are the lifeblood of scientific publishing, journal reviewers are the vessels through which the blood runs. Journal editors relay on the expertise of reviewers to ensure that the papers they publish are scientifically sound, report on experiments that were carried in a manner that protected patients, human subjects or animals, and offer information that can be used to improve the life of patients everywhere. The role of journal reviewer is time-consuming, and at times frustrating. So, why agree to review a paper? 

    Skillful peer reviews represent a valuable contribution to the field of study. In fact, expert reviewers help advance science. Being asked to review manuscripts is evidence of professional reputation. Reviewing manuscripts creates an opportunity for professional advancement. Finally, prompt and effective reviews can lead to an invitation to join a journal’s editorial board or more. 

    Drawing on 10 years of experience as Associate Editor (Journal of Child Neurology, Pediatric Neurology) and 3 years as Editor-in-Chief (Seminars in Pediatric Neurology), Dr. Pedro Weisleder will share in this webinar the attributes that journal editors look for in a journal reviewer. 

    Learning Objectives:

    • Explain why reviewing scientific papers helps improve research and writing skills
    • Describe why reviewing papers helps advance individual fields of study
    • Explain what journal editors would like to see in a review

    Original Release Date: August 3, 2023

    Expiration Date: August 3, 2026

    Questions? Contact learn@adea.org

    Disclaimer

    The purpose of this presentation is to educate and to inform. This is not a substitute for professional care and is not intended for use for the diagnosis or treatment of individual conditions. Guests on this presentation express their own experience, opinions and conclusions. Guest statements do not express the viewpoint of ADEA. The mention of any product, service, organization, activity or therapy should not be construed as an ADEA endorsement.

    CE Information

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

    An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by August 3, 2026. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.

    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 1.0 continuing education credit.

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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.

    Pedro Weisleder, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP, FAAN

    Professor of Pediatrics

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital – The Ohio State University

    Dr. Weisleder is a Child Neurologist and Professor of Pediatrics at Nationwide Children's Hospital - The Ohio State University. He is Co-Chair of Nationwide Children's Hospital’s Ethics Committee. Dr. Weisleder has published over 60 papers, book chapters, and commentaries. He has also edited two books: Current Topics in Pediatric Epilepsy, and the Manual of Pediatric Neurology. Dr. Weisleder is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Seminars in Pediatric Neurology. 


    Speaker agrees that neither I nor any member of my family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do I have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) I will discuss in the presentation.