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: Dr. Jaime Edelson, 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: Dr. 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.
Webinar #4: December 7, 2022 @12pm EST
Presenter: Dr. Fernando Hugo, Associate Professor at the Department of Preventive and Social Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Title: The Global Burden of Oral Disorders: Challenges and Opportunities
Overview: This presentation will cover the main findings on oral diseases burden that were reported in the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019, the challenges to tackle oral health inequalities and the opportunities opened by the incorporation of oral health within the Sustainable Development Goals agenda.
Presenter: Dr. Linda Greenwall, Charity Founder, Dental Wellness Trust
Title: Safeguarding Children and Oral Health
Overview: In this presentation we will learn how to keep children safe and children’s legislation and human rights.
Webinar #5: January 18, 2023 @12pm EST
Presenter: Dr. Lois Cohen, Consultant & Paul G. Rogers Ambassador for Global Health Research
Title: Interview with Dr. Lois Cohen by Deborah Weisfuse
Overview: A discussion with Sociologist Dr. Lois Cohen regarding her distinguished and highly acknowledged career in global oral health. Understanding her viewpoints for the future.
Presenter: Dr. Darren Weiss, President, Humble Smile Foundation
Title: Problem Solving in Global Health Fieldwork
Overview: How to go with the work-flow to solve unexpected problems in the field.
Webinar #6: February 15, 2023 @12pm EST
Presenter: Dr. Hend Alqaderi, Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Title: Evidence Based Dentistry
Overview: Dental students will be introduced to the scope of the research process, and how to identify a problem to investigate and formulate a research question accordingly. Dr. Alqaderi will explain the hierarchy of evidence in research, and she will cover pros and cons of different study designs. She then will provide some examples on how to appropriately define the outcomes, exposures, and confounding variables of a study. She also will introduce the concept of bias in research, and how to ensure validity and reliability of the research.
Presenter: Dr. Habib Benzian, Research Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, College of Dentistry, New York University, and Co-Director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Quality Improvement & Evidence-based Dentistry
Title: Global Oral Health in Transition: Opportunities and Challenges for Advocacy and Leadership
Overview: A look at global oral health from a beginner student’s eye. First an understanding of the stakeholders as well as the “players” Lancet, WHO, and FDI. Then, an understanding of the development of oral health discussion in Lancet and how it has come to pass. Finally, information on the future interplay of the institutions and parties involved.
Webinar #7: March 15, 2023 @12pm EST
Presenter: Dr. Joseph Greenberg, Prosthodontics Provider in Villanova
Title: Delivering Effective Presentations
Overview: An underlying theme here is that “esthetic” or “smile” dentistry is an important health service for those of any age and any socioeconomic status.
- How to Pitch a Brilliant Idea.
- The science of perception and the impact of observation.
- The Reality of Physical Attractiveness and the power of the smile.
- Symmetry vs. Asymmetry.
- The kinesthetic speaker: putting action into words.
- “Proxemics” Edward T. Hall.
- The Power of Talk.
- Storytelling that moves people.