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Building Student Presentation Skills Through Service-Learning

Description

First-year dental and allied dental students have varying degrees of presentation skills. While communicating to audiences is natural for some, it is often a challenge for others. Regardless of where they begin, it is important for students to leave their dental education experience with the ability to effectively present to both their colleagues and to persons seeking care.

Recognizing this need, the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine incorporated presentation skills development into a first-year service-learning activity. Join us for this free webinar as we explore how peer-guided video rehearsal sessions and self-reflection can enhance both student presentation skills and the effectiveness of their associated service-learning projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine service-learning program enhances first-year students’ presentation skills.
  • Discuss the benefits of peer-guided and video-recorded rehearsal sessions.
  • Identify strategies to incorporate self-reflection, and peer and faculty feedback in service-learning activities. 
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 Aug. 7, 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.


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.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.

Contributors

  • Matthew Mara, D.M.D.

    Dr. Mara graduated from the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) in 2016 and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry program in 2017. Immediately upon graduation, he joined the GSDM faculty as a clinical instructor. Prior to dental school, he served as a science teacher through Teach for America in Hollandale, MS. His interest in education continued as a dental student through the ADEA Academic Dental Careers Fellowship Program, where he designed and evaluated changes to the first-year classroom education service-learning program. Currently, Dr. Mara helps lead the classroom education service-learning program, where he incorporates foundational dental knowledge with important presentation skills for first-year students.

  • Lindsay Cathcart

    Lindsay Cathcart is a third-year dental student at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM). Lindsay served as a Teaching Assistant for the Service Learning program and currently serves as the Chair of the American Student Dental Association’s Pre-Dental Committee at GSDM.

  • Renee Andre

    Renee Andre is a third-year dental student at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Renee served as a Teaching Assistant for the Service Learning program and currently holds a board position on a non-profit dental organization called Project Stretch.

August 7, 2019
Wed 12:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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