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Creating a Database of Patient Cases: Using Resources Creatively During COVID-19


Case-based learning has been widely researched and accepted as a beneficial tool in dental education. High-quality cases are essential for educators to use in learning and assessment, yet they are often difficult to find or create. The current pandemic environment and the transition to the Integrated National Board Dental Examination has emphasized the importance of providing case-based learning opportunities.

During this presentation, attendees will learn about using technology to create a secure and searchable patient database for use in case-based learning. Additionally, the presenters will address the integral role of faculty calibration and support services in achieving this desired outcome.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover opportunities provided by the interruption of dental education during COVID-19 for quality improvement projects.
  • Identify a pathway to safely collect and store patient cases for use in learning and assessment.
  • Construct an ongoing method for patient case collection beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 Nov. 18, 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.


  • Eun-Hwi Cho D.D.S.

    Dr. Cho serves in a dual role as Assistant Dean – Educational Outcomes and Assessment and Program Director – Ryan White Community-Based Dental Partnership Program at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry (LLUSD) in Loma Linda, CA. She manages the accreditation and assessment affairs of the School and serves as the liaison with the parent institution for these matters. Dr. Cho has been an assistant professor at LLUSD, her alma mater, since 2006, and prior to that, maintained a private dental practice at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, CA. She has devoted her dental career to public health dentistry, serving the First 5 Oral Health Program and a directorship with the Indian Health Service among other roles, and she continues to do so today.

  • Anupama Grandhi, B.D.S., D.D.S.

    Dr. Anu Grandhi is a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial Pathologist. She is a full-time faculty member at Loma Linda University and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Human Anatomy, School of Medicine. Dr. Grandhi currently serves as the course manager for the Biomedical Sciences & Oral Ecosystem course for dental students. She also serves as the course director for Oral Pathology courses for fourth year dental students and graduate students. She is a faculty scholar at the Institute for Health Policy and Leadership at Loma Linda University. Her research interests include oral cancer, curricular changes for improvement of student wellbeing and oral health disparities.

  • Natalie Hohensee, D.D.S., MACM

    Dr. Hohensee (pronouns she/her) is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Dentistry at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. She is the Course Manager for Professionalism, Mission and Personal Development courses and serves as the assessment specialist for predoctoral dental education. Natalie co-chairs the Teaching and Learning Committee at the School of Dentistry and serves on the University Assessment Committee as one of two dental school representatives. Natalie graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2008 and is a proud third generation dentist and Loma Linda University School of Dentistry alum. She received her Master in Academic Medicine from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine in August 2019.

  • Lisa Nelsen, B.S.

    Lisa Nelsen, B.S., functions as the Business Intelligence Analyst for the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. She is responsible for designing data visualizations, creating sites, building forms, developing process workflows, and managing a team of 16 administrative personnel. Lisa has worked for Loma Linda University in various compacities for over 15 years.

November 18, 2020
Wed 1:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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