Person-Centered Care: Opportunities and Challenges for Academic Dental Institutions

Dates: January 23, 2018
Venue: Noon-12:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Location: Webinar, Online

One of the three major goals of ADEA CCI 2.0 is to recognize that person-centered care will become the dominant model of health systems in the future and prepare our workforce for this change. But what exactly is person-centered care and how does it differ from other care models more prevalent at dental institutions today? This 30-minute free webinar was a compliment to the Journal of Dental Education article of the same name (see the November 2017 issue). It provided participants with an opportunity to evaluate three different care models as well as the opportunities and challenges associated with moving toward a more person-centered approach.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare and contrast student-centered, patient-centered and person-centered approaches to care.
  2. Evaluate current implementations of person-centered care.
  3. Identify and assess challenges associated with implementing person-centered care within dental institutions and programs.


Muhammed WaljiiMuhammad F. Walji, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean for Technology Services and Informatics and a Professor in the Department of Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. His research focuses on using informatics approaches to improve the quality and safety of oral health. Dr. Walji also collaborates with the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics, where he serves as Associate Director of the National Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision-Making in Healthcare. He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association, Health Information Management Systems Society, ADEA and the Consortium for Oral Health Research and Informatics.


Nadeem KarimbuxNadeem Y. Karimbux, D.M.D., M.M.Sc., is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and is a full Professor of Periodontology. Additionally, Dr. Karimbux has served as Editor of the Journal of Dental Education since 2012. He is known nationally and internationally for curriculum development and management. He has had experiences in developing and implementing novel curriculum in small and large schools and in acting as a consultant for new schools globally. He has promoted faculty development and the scholarship of teaching and learning.


Andrew SpielmanAndrew I. Spielman, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D., is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at New York University College of Dentistry, where he received the NYU Distinguished Teaching Award in 2009. He is a Past Chair of the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations and the author of 110 publications. He is also a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the Fauchard Academy, the International College of Dentists, and the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Spielman holds a D.M.D. from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Tirgu Mures, Romania; a certificate in Maxillofacial Surgery from Technion Israeli Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel; and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Oral Biology/Biochemistry from the University of Toronto.


CE Information: 

The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

An evaluation form was emailed to participants shortly 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 March 2, 2018. After fully completing the evaluation, participants of the live webinar will have the opportunity to 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 0.5 continuing education credits.

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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.