Dentistry for the Modern Age
May 16–19, 2018, at ADA headquarters in Chicago
Daily schedule: May 16, 4 PM through dinner; May 17 and 18, 8 AM to 4:30 PM; and May 19, 8 AM to 3 PM
*ADA members can click the blue button above to log in to ADA.org and register, or they can register by calling the ADA Member Service Center, which is available at 800.621.8099, 8:30 AM to 5 PM Central, weekdays. Non-ADA members, graduate students, and residents are encouraged to call the ADA Member Service Center to register. Please mention the workshop name, Dentistry for the Modern Age, and its product ID (44985) when calling to register.
Praise from past graduates:
"I really enjoyed the EBD seminar and would like to know when you schedule others in the future. ... My real take-away was that EBD has now become the new frontier in dentistry just as root-form implant dentistry was the frontier in the 1980s and now has become standard practice."
—Dr. Gregory Belok, D.D.S., M.P.H.
"As an early career dentist and educator, I found this workshop to be very helpful. Dental school made evidence-based dentistry appear so overwhelming that I was nervous about the whole idea, but the instructors in the workshop did a great job mixing basic and complex concepts that excited me and challenged me to continue practicing EBD afterwards."
—Dr. Mai-Ly Duong, D.M.D., M.P.H.
The workshop was "very smooth and comfortable. Accommodations and food were good. The variety of learning opportunities fit multiple interests and skill levels. Add in great people, and voila … success."
—Dr. Greg Olson, D.D.S., M.S.
Whether you're a dentist or dental educator, Dentistry for the Modern Age offers an engaging, interactive opportunity to hone your skills and earn a large number of continuing education (CE) credits all in one fell swoop. For dentists, the workshop is a chance to learn the latest evidence and apply it to practice. For educators, the workshop provides instruction on how to teach others about the implementation of evidence into patient care.
To participate, attendees select one of the two streams offered:
Stream #1: How to Provide Excellent Care
Feel confident that you are applying the best available, most up-to-date scientific evidence to your treatment of patients. This stream will review the most current clinical recommendations from the ADA and provide dentists with the tools needed to incorporate this—and future—research into practice. After completing this stream, participants will be able to:
- Quickly search for reliable and unbiased evidence to inform clinical decisions.
- Confidently apply this research to patient care.
- Become better dentists by practicing scientifically informed treatment.
Stream #2: How to Teach EBD
Arm your students with the curious mind-set needed to provide evidence-based treatment. This stream focuses on pedagogical best practices for the classroom or clinic. After completing this stream, educators will be able to:
- Build an EBD curriculum for different clinical disciplines.
- Teach others to integrate EBD into chairside manner.
- Harness the power of small-group learning, including case-based learning and POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning).
- For both streams, attendees receive 21 continuing education (CE) credits from the ADA.*
- Workshop seats are limited and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration closes on April 18.
- Of note for international attendees: The workshop is offered only in the English language; no simultaneous interpretation is provided.
- Course tuition is $1,500 ($1,200 for ADA members with the 20% membership discount; $950 for graduate students and residents)
- Residents will need to call the ADA Member Service Center to register and receive the resident discount. The Member Service Center is available weekdays at 800.621.8099, 8:30 AM to 5 PM Central.
- Tuition includes course materials, lunch on May 17–19, and a group dinner on May 16.
- Participants are responsible for their travel and lodging in Chicago.
- Please confirm workshop registration before booking travel and lodging.
- Full refunds are possible up to four weeks before workshop (April 18). A partial refund of 50% is available after that.
Participants are encouraged to book a hotel room at the nearby Ritz-Carlton
, which is offering a discounted group rate of $243 per night plus taxes. Instructions for receiving this discount are available by clicking the "Register now!" button above and registering for the workshop.
Elliot Abt, D.D.S., M.S., M.Sc., received his master’s degree in evidence-based health care from the University of Oxford and his dental degree and master’s degree in oral pathology from the University of Illinois. He serves on the Critical Review Panel for the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry and is a past-chair of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs. Dr. Abt also teaches oral medicine at the University of Illinois and is on the attending staff at Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Alonso Carrasco-Labra, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.(c), is a dentist who obtained his D.D.S. from the University of Chile. He also obtained a master's degree in clinical epidemiology from McMaster University. Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate in Health Research Methodology at the same institution, under the supervision of Dr. Gordon Guyatt. Since 2015, Dr. Carrasco-Labra has served as director of the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry. He is a member of the Cochrane Patient Reported Outcome Methods Group, Applicability and Recommendation Methods Group, Wounds Group, the Oral Health Group, and the GRADE Working Group. Dr. Carrasco-Labra is an author of a series of 10 articles published in the Journal of the American Dental Association titled “A Practical Approach to Evidence-Based Dental Practice" and is a co-author of the Users' Guide to the Medical Literature (3rd edition, JAMA).
Richard Niederman, D.M.D., M.A., is a professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion and director of the Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD). He graduated magna cum laude from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where he also received his periodontal specialty training. He received his evidence-based medicine certificate at the University of Oxford and is the founding U.S. editor of the journal Evidence-Based Dentistry.
Silvia Spivakovsky, D.D.S., is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine at NYUCD. She trained in evidence-based dentistry at McMaster University; at the Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry in Oxford, England; and at the ADA/Forsyth EBD Course. She contributes regularly to the journal Evidence-Based Dentistry and has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of implementation strategies for under- and postgraduates. She has integrated evidence-based methodology into clinical and didactic courses since 2009.
Analia Veitz-Keenan, D.D.S., is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine at NYUCD. She teaches evidence-based dentistry to under- and postgraduate students, as well as coordinates and teaches EBD activities for faculty. She completed her training in Evidence-Based Practice at McMaster University and at the Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry in Oxford, England.
Robert Weyant, D.M.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H., is associate dean of public health and outreach and professor and chair of the Department of Dental Public Health and Information Management at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He is also associate professor of epidemiology in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Dr. Weyant has been teaching evidence-based dentistry for more than 10 years to dental students and faculty. Dr. Weyant received his M.P.H. and his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Michigan.
For more information about this workshop, contact the ADA Center for Evidence-Based Dentistry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dentistry for the Modern Age is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Colgate.
*The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
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 Association designated this activity for 21 continuing education credits.