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Prepare and Evaluate Future-ready Interprofessional Health Care Team Members


The ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) 2.0 supports dental educators’ efforts to prepare future-ready graduates poised to collaborate within interprofessional health care teams. Anthony Palatta, D.D.S., Ed.D., et al. further states that to improve patients' oral health, we must ensure our graduates are ready to care about people and their well-being. This webinar will provide teaching and evaluation strategies for assessing person-centered health readiness, including skills in didactic preparation, the use of standardized patient OSCEs, and clinical patient care assessment techniques, such as daily axiUm, competency and video interaction evaluations.

Note: This is an ADEA Annual Session Highlights Webinar. This content was adapted from a presentation first shared at the 2018 ADEA Annual Session & Exhibition.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss active learning strategies related to didactic interpersonal and interprofessional communication as well as the acquisition of cultural competence.
  2. Describe the use of professional and faculty standardized patient OSCEs. 
  3. Identify clinical patient care skill assessment strategies, including daily axiUm, competency and video interaction evaluations. 

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 by June 14, 2021. 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.


  • Elizabeth Rodems, M.S.W., LMSW

    Prof. Rodems is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, where she teaches courses related to behavioral science to dental and dental hygiene students. She collaborates with faculty and staff to promote student learning and person-centered care in the dental school clinics—coaching students on effective communication with patients and helping to address psychosocially complex cases. Her professional areas of interest include health disparities, health policy and interprofessional education. Prof. Rodems received a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.S.W. from the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

  • Kathi Shepherd, RDH, M.S.

    Prof. Shepherd is Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Educational Development and Assessment at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry (UDM SOD), where she maintains a clinical dental hygiene practice. She graduated in 1982 from the University of Detroit and received an M.S. in Healthcare Education from UDM SOD in 1995. In addition to providing continuing education for practicing dental professionals and educators, Prof. Shepherd teaches preclinical and clinical dental hygiene concepts, community health and scientific presentation. She also serves as a Commission on Dental Accreditation site visitor.

  • Maureen VanHook, RDH, M.S.

    Prof. VanHook is an Assistant Clinical Professor and Dental Hygiene Program Director. She teaches Dental Hygiene Care, Oral Health Assessment, Periodontal Therapy, Local Anesthesia and Strategies for the Prevention of Oral Disease to dental hygiene students. Her interests focus on educational methodologies. Ms. VanHook holds a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry (UDM SOD) and an M.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry (U-M SOD). Prof. VanHook has maintained clinical practice since 1992. She began her teaching career at UDM SOD in 2008 and joined the U-M SOD faculty in 2012.

June 14, 2018
Thu 12:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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