Introduction: The purpose of this initiative is to build a group of young leaders globally that will apply innovative thought processes and actions throughout their careers to address the challenges of oral health improvement. We trust that continued development of these young leaders early in their careers will support exponential growth for access to oral health worldwide. By building sustainable projects and supporting the implementation of preventive oral health systems, we will begin a movement to reduce the burden of global oral disease in many regions that do not have access to proper care.
General information about the course:
- The course will be taught in English. You will need to be fluent in English to get the most out of the experience.
- Each required lecture webinar will be one and a half hours and taught on the first Wednesday of each month at 12PM Eastern, beginning September 7th, 2022.
- There will be a required one hour “office hours” session on the third Wednesday of each month for review of the webinar and individual project work. Attendees will be divided into small groups and mentored with dedicated leaders in the oral healthcare industry.
- Webinars and discussion sessions are provided on a scholarship basis to all accepted in the course.
- There will be an “in person” part of the initiative that will occur in Denver, Colorado on May 4-7, 2023. Scholarships to attend will be available for students with the most impactful projects. Attendance at this part of the program is NOT required to obtain a Certificate of Course Completion.
We are proud to introduce our
“Student Leadership in Global Oral Health”
Class of 2023!
Webinar #1: September 21, 2022 @12pm EST
Presenter: Professor Neil Myburgh, Academic Oral Health Centre, Western Cape Department of Health
Title: Ethical Engagement in Dentistry
Overview: The seminar explores the application of ethical principles to clinical dentistry, research and evidence, consent and community engagement.
Presenter: Dr. Margaret Wandera, Uganda Christian University/ Makerere University
Title: Preparing a Project
Overview: A presentation on the basic components to consider when developing a proposal for a project that when conducted should have covered all aspects that make it favorable for publishing.
1. Dr. Qadar Baloch (2000). Writing a research proposal. Abasyn Journal of Social Sciences; Vol. 4 No.1
2. Chapter 1. Public Health. Principles of Dental Public Health. 4th Edition, James Dunning. Harvard University Press.
Webinar #2: October 26, 2022 @12pm EST
Presenter: Jaime Edelson DDS, Chair at the ADM Foundation, (ADM = Mexican Dental Association)
Title: How to Change the World in 45 Minutes or Less
Overview: We can’t change the world all at once. But we can build o small changes. One at a time. Dentistry is in debt with prevention. We must change that.
Presenter: Dr. Tessa Waldhart, Humble Smile Foundation
Title: Marketing and Communications to Promote your Project Ethically
Overview: Ethically tactics for promoting a community-based project.
Webinar #3: November 23, 2022 @12pm EST
Presenter: Holli Seabury, Executive Director, Delta Dental Foundation
Title: Oral Health Promotion Program Development
Overview: In this presentation we will learn about the role of motivation in oral health promotion; how we learn and commit knowledge to memory; and how to design and implement community-based oral health programs. We will be using a case study of a real-life oral health intervention.
Presenter: Dr. Michael Glick, Professor and Executive Director, Center for Integrative Global Oral Health, University of Pennsylvania
Title: Interpreting the Biomedical Literature
Overview: This presentation will highlight concepts in a research article that inform clinical practice.
In Partnership with:
2021 – 2022
“Student Leadership in Global Oral Health” Program
Dr. Matt Holder, AOHAB Board Member and Past President of AADMD and
Dr. Cesar Sabates, President of ADA give inspiring presentations.