Research and scholarly activity are the foundation for all the health sciences. And while academic dental institutions have been critically important contributors to the current body of oral health research, increasingly complex regulations are making it difficult for academic dentistry to maintain the same level of research activity. At the federal level, National Institutes of Health (NIH) extramural funding to dental schools has decreased 10% (30% controlling for inflation) from 2005 to 2014. This webinar will review these concerning trends and provide tools for dental faculty interested in expanding research opportunities at their schools by engaging in effective mentorship and writing more competitive grants. Strategies to support stronger linkages between research and related dental education curricula and clinical activities will also be examined.
Note: This presentation was originally featured at the 2019 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition.
- Gain important insights into effective mentor-mentee relationships.
- Describe the expectations of the new dental academic who is involved in research.
- Describe critical skills needed to collaborate with research faculty within an academic dental institution, across the academic health center and with other research institutions.
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 30, 2022. 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.
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.