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Building Personal and Institutional Resilience


Resilience and well-being support improved faculty-student-patient relationships and build engaged and effective care teams. A commitment to promoting well-being and combatting burnout can have a positive impact on those around us. This is especially true for those who interact with others on a regular basis: teachers, health care providers, managers and leaders. In this webinar, Dr. Sophia Saeed will discuss a resource within the ADEA weTeach® collection of MedEdPORTAL® specifically designed for faculty members interested in learning short-term and long-term strategies for wellness and resilience. Hear about Dr. Saeed’s experiences implementing the workshop, lessons learned and how you can build resilience at personal and institutional levels.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss resilience in the context of personal, professional and organizational well-being.
  • Identify habits and behaviors that positively and negatively impact resilience.
  • Describe the tools needed to implement an introductory workshop on wellness and resilience at your institution.
Note: Live interview with Ana López-Fuentes, D.M.D., M.P.H., included—with a discussion on University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine’s relief efforts after Hurricane Maria.

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 June 27, 2021. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can immediately 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.


  • Sophia Saeed, D.M.D.

    Dr. Saeed is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry (UCSF SOD). She earned her D.M.D. from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, after which she completed her General Practice Residency at UCSF SOD and was then recruited to the faculty. Dr. Saeed is an expert in curriculum design and faculty development, with extensive experience as an educator, transformative course director and team leader. She has been selected for membership in the UCSF School of Medicine’s Academy for Medical Educators and serves as a consultant to the Academy for Academic Leadership. Dr. Saeed serves as a board member for the ADEA Council of Faculties, as a liaison to the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education and as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Dental Education.

  • Ana López-Fuentes, D.M.D., M.P.H., FACD, FICD

    Dr. López Fuentes, D.M.D., M.P.H., FACD, FICD; served as Dean of the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine (UPR SDM) from 2014-2018. She has worked at UPR SDM since 1988 and has been the Curriculum Director, Community Dentistry Section Chief, and Executive Associate Dean of the dental school. At the university level, she has been a member of the Academic Senate, and represented the Medical Sciences Campus at the President’s Board participating in various committees. Dr. López Fuentes has been part of multiple leadership institutes including the ADEA Summer Program, ELAM and the Bell’s Leadership Institute. She received the Chair of the ADEA Board of Directors Citation for significant contributions to dental education and ADEA at the 2018 Annual Session. She was recognized for her outstanding leadership while Dean of the dental school during and after the major hurricane that affected the island; maintaining the school accredited and open, giving support to students, faculty and staff and the communities affected by the event.

June 27, 2018
Wed 12:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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