Oral Healthcare System of the Future: How We Educate and Lead the Effort

This continuing education course, held April 2–7, 2013, is geared toward dental leaders and dental educators from around the globe who are in leadership positions, as well as those working on curriculum development and advances in clinical management. Course attendees hail from from a diverse set of countries: Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Paraguay, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. During a series of lectures and workshops, participants focused on conceptually defining the meaning and purpose of leadership; understanding the knowledge, skills, and attributes required for effective leadership; acquiring the ability to assess others for leadership potential; leveraging the skills necessary to meet common challenges with proven techniques in conflict resolution and change management; familiarizing themselves with current trends in implant dentistry, oral medicine, and dental radiology; and gaining insight into the skills necessary to move toward interdisciplinary learning and the development and evaluation of a relevant dental curriculum.

Some participants submitted abstracts detailing their innovation or a success story on the topics of leadership, curriculum development, or clinical advancements related to oral medicine, oral radiology, and implant dentistry. These abstracts were displayed in poster format at the CE course Welcoming Reception on April 2, 2013, at the Harvard Faculty Club. The abstracts are published here as PDFs (see below).

Aichi Gakuin University - Japan - Takuro Takeichi

Ambulatory Healthcare Services - SEHA - UAE - Abdul Naser Tamim

Cairo University - Egypt - Jylan Elguindy

Osaka Dental U - Japan - Seigo Nagame

Riyadh College of Dentistry - Saudi Arabia - Al-Fatih Gaafar

University of the Philippines Manila - Philippines - Michael Mendoza

Universitas Trisakti - Indonesia - Melanie Sadono