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Promoting Critical Thinking During and After a Pandemic

The ability to foster critical thinking and problem-solving is a standard that dental schools must meet according to the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was often met during direct patient care sessions—requiring students to apply information from foundational courses into clinical dentistry diagnosis and treatment planning. However, as patient care was restricted in March 2020, many dental schools were forced to search for creative ways to foster clinical critical thinking.

Join us in this free webinar as we explore how the University of Michigan School of Dentistry implemented virtual study clubs that created dynamic interactions between fourth-year students and faculty. During this one-hour session, we’ll evaluate the key benefits of virtual study clubs and their scaled implementation as in-person activities resume.

Note: This webinar is based on the article, “Promoting critical thinking during a pandemic” from ADEA’s Journal of Dental Education.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the role teaching and learning technologies, such as Canvas and Zoom, play in creating a community of learners in remote and face-to-face instruction.
  • Evaluate how study clubs can promote critical thinking.
  • Develop content and apply a study club format for your course(s). 

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 Dec. 10, 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.