2020 IADR/AADR/CADR General SessionThe 98th General Session & Exhibition of the IADR was to be held in conjunction with the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 44th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, from March 18-21, 2020 in Washington, D.C., USA. Due to COVID 19 and the world pandemic, the meeting had to be canceled, but we were able to collect some of the science that was planned for presentation to be available to our members as part of an on demand meeting.
The recordings in this library are a selection of the science that was to be presented onsite at the General Session. These recordings give you the opportunity to participate in the meeting and hear from leading researchers. The recordings include IADR Distinguished Lecture Series speakers, IADR Centennial Plenaries and symposia from a collection of scientific groups and networks.
This session can be purchased as part of the full meeting recordings within the product bundles
Session DescriptionDental education remains dominated by a disease-centered approach, focused on providing care through dental offices, separated from the general healthcare settings. Meanwhile, the prevalence and burden of untreated oral diseases throughout life remains high worldwide, with inequalities in oral health and dental care rising. This is a major public health issue that is not being addressed by the dental professions or dental education. Improving oral health requires addressing social determinants of health, promoting health and enabling access for all to dental care and disease prevention.
To manage populations’ oral health, healthcare professionals must understand and adapt to population needs and societal or technological changes. We will need to develop competency-based curricula that integrate activities promoting learner reflection, critical thinking and use of evidence-based information throughout careers. Such curricula will also need a patient-, community- and population-centered approach in the context of evolving professional social contracts with our populations. To help our students become public health advocates, we also need to develop their professional identity. Furthermore, dental institutions must fulfil their social responsibility by prioritizing educational and research activities that promote advancing individual and community health.
This symposium will use the example of dental caries to illustrate how current educational approaches are not working and how undergraduate, graduate and lifelong learning need to evolve within person-centered, population-based and interprofessional approaches. The symposium will refer to evidence-based information from educational research and epidemiological surveys. It will consider the challenges of implementing these changes and identify questions for future research.
Organizer: Stephanie Tubert-Jeannin, DDS, PhD – University Clermont Ferrand
Organizer/Chair: Barry Francis Quinn – King's Colllege London
Chair: Lamont MacNeil – University of Connecticut
- Understanding how current approaches to teaching caries management are not addressing population health-related needs and dental professional lifelong learning needs
- Identify how new educational approaches to caries management can allow better address population health-related needs and promote prevention and minmally invasive dentistry
- Address and reflect on the challenges to implement these changes in Dental Education