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Moving Toward OSCEs


The appeal of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) as an alternative method for clinical assessment has gained favor with the rise of additional pathways to licensure. Yet, implementation is often difficult. Where should you begin and what level of faculty effort is required?

Curious about launching an OSCE assessment? In this webinar, we present an introduction to OSCEs, why you may want to consider this form of assessment at your institution and how to get started.

: Attending the 2018 ADEA Fall Meetings in Toronto? Join us for a complimentary primer on trends in assessment methods and the move to OSCEs. This webinar will introduce 2018 ADEA Fall Meetings agenda topics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define OSCEs and their role in student assessment.
  • Identify which domains of dentistry are best assessed with OSCEs.
  • Discuss logistical challenges and "lessons learned" when implementing OSCEs.

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. 13, 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.


  • Tammy Thompson, D.D.S.

    Dr. Tammy Thompson, Associate Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (UB SDM), teaches and trains predoctoral and postdoctoral students in pediatric dentistry. She was recently recognized as Educator of the Year and has been instrumental in the development and implementation of OSCEs at UB SDM. Trained in the art of dental simulation, Dr. Thompson also teaches in the Behling Simulation Center at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She earned the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry, received specialty training in pediatric dentistry at UB SDM and completed her general practice residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Upon completion, she practiced in hospital-based settings at Geisinger Medical Center. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

  • James Lott, D.M.D.

    Dr. James Lott is a faculty member at the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry (UMMC SOD). He has been involved in dental education for 13 years and currently serves as an ADEA Council of Faculties representative as well as an ADEA CCI Liaison for UMMC SOD. Dr. Lott completed fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Oral Medicine.

September 13, 2018
Thu 12:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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