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History of Dentistry: Evolution of Dental Education Over 180 Years

Now that we’ve overviewed the history of dentistry, join us for the second part of this webinar series where we will cover a myriad of historical, educational, professional, political, global and innovative influences that shaped dental education in the 21st century.

In this one-hour session, we will specifically review how the following forces have shaped dental education over the past 180 years:

  • The nature and timeframe of academic curriculum;
  • Incorporation of science, medicine and research into curricular development;
  • Industry support;
  • Evolution of the dental educator and dental specialties;
  • University affiliations;
  • Licensing and accrediting organizations;
  • Development of professional literature and journals; and
  • Increases in communication speed between scientific disciplines.

Note: Previous viewing of the History of Dentistry webinar is encouraged, but not required for this session.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify and discuss the major educational and structural issues that have contributed to the evolution of the dental education.
  • Recognize the importance of the integration of science, medicine and research into the evolution of dental education and characterize the major milestones in this process.
  • Interpret and evaluate the impact that historical, professional, political, global, industrial and innovative influences have had on dental education.

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 webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by Sept. 24, 2023. 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 1.0 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.