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Your "Plan B"

Date: June 17, 2021

Time: 07:15PM - 08:45PM

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Dr. Carla A. Evans, Keynote Speaker for the Society of Educators Carla A. Evans Educational Leadership Virtual Conference presents, "Your Plan B." (1.25 CE)  
Orthodontists and orthodontic educators think with long-term goals in mind. We collect information, analyze, and subsequently plan and execute a course of action. However, things happen.

While times are changing rapidly and much of the future is uncertain, ongoing changes exist that make us say that we can’t “put the toothpaste back in the tube.” For example, it is clear that the future will be digital. Also, demographics and personal identities are changing and every facet of life is becoming more inclusive. Instead of just reacting, we should anticipate change when we are educating our students, creating policy and preparing for the future. Moreover, just as when orthodontists plan treatment, educators need “Plan B’s” as alternative strategies.

Here are some questions addressed in this presentation:
1. What can we do as a community to ease the transition to digital technology and 3D imaging?;
2. How can we help each other be effective academics by employing informatics, datamining, and 5G communication?;
3. How can we influence or create policy; and 4) Where does research fit into all of this?

Speakers:

Dr. Carla A. Evans (1.25 CE) presents the KEYNOTE for the Society of Educators Carla A. Evans Educational Leadership Virtual Conference where she'll discuss "Your Plan B."  Orthodontists and orthodontic educators think with long-term goals in mind. We collect information, analyze, and subsequently plan and execute a course of action. However, things happen.

While times are changing rapidly and much of the future is uncertain, ongoing changes exist that make us say that we can’t “put the toothpaste back in the tube.” For example, it is clear that the future will be digital. Also, demographics and personal identities are changing and every facet of life is becoming more inclusive. Instead of just reacting, we should anticipate change when we are educating our students, creating policy and preparing for the future. Moreover, just as when orthodontists plan treatment, educators need “Plan B’s” as alternative strategies.

Here are some questions addressed in this presentation: 1. What can we do as a community to ease the transition to digital technology and 3D imaging?; 2. How can we help each other be effective academics by employing informatics, datamining, and 5G communication?; 3. How can we influence or create policy; and 4) Where does research fit into all of this?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to list “Plan B’s” for their individual educational and career goals.
  2. Participants will recognize processes that influence policy in orthodontics.
  3. Participants will be able to explain how research relates to the orthodontic pipeline.

Meet the Speaker: 

Carla A. Evans, DDS, DMSc is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and earned her orthodontic specialty certificate in the Harvard University/Forsyth Dental Center program in combination with the first Doctor of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology degree at Harvard University. Before returning to the Harvard School of Dental Medicine as a faculty member, she worked as Research Chemist at the National Cancer Institute and as Health Scientist Administrator at the National Institute of Dental Research. As a Harvard faculty member, she received a Research Career Development Award, conducted NIH-funded research, served on the NIDR National Programs Advisory Committee, served as co-director and director of the NIH Training Grant titled "Research in Craniofacial Anomalies" and followed Dr. Coenraad F. A. Moorees to lead the department from 1990-1993. Then, at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1994 to 2016, she was Professor, Department Head, and orthodontic specialty program director in the Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, as well as Professor of Bioengineering in the College of Engineering and member of the medical staff. Dr. Evans received various NIH, corporate and military research grants and was a regular participant on NIH special study sections for R-21 and T-32/T90 grants. Currently she is Clinical Professor of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University.

Length of CE Session:
Each session consisting of lecture and audience questions will last 75 minutes.  This program is 2 hours -- this will include a few special honors and acknowledgments to SOE members.

Continuing Education:
Each participant who completes the webinar will earn 1.25 CE credit.

Continuing Education Disclaimer:
This Continuing Education Program provides attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in any program should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval of the views presented or the products used by the AAO or by any of the respective subsidiaries. Speakers are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations; however, the AAO shall not be liable for a speaker’s failure to disclose such interest.

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