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2012 Joint Academic Day

July 2012 Volume XLVIII Number 4

JointAcademicDay1Over 120 educators involved in predoctoral and postdoctoral pediatric dental education came together for the Annual Joint Academic Day.
Dr. Kevin Donly welcomed everyone and introduced the program that included pediatric dentistry experiences at the undergraduate level, strategies for predoctoral assessment and recommendations for prospective residents and the results of a survey of programs addressing patient availability.
Featured speakers for the morning plenary session were Dr. Anne Wells and Dr. Eugene Anderson from the American Dental Education Association who discussed how predoctoral program directors can assess prospective residents and what the postdoctoral program directors need to select the best qualified candidates.
Dr. Catherine Flaitz held an open discussion to gather information to assess the pediatric dental experience in the dental school curriculum and Drs. Homa Amini and Richard Udin presented their findings from a survey about patient availability in dental school and graduate clinics.
Following lunch sponsored by Procter and Gamble, the Society of Predoctoral Program Directors and the Society of Postdoctoral Program Directors met and held programs designed to meet their
specific needs.
Dr. Lisa Mruz and Dr. Joan Kowolik from Indiana University will serve co- chairs the Society of Predoctoral Program Directors for 2012 – 2013 and Dr. Farhad Yeroshalmi of Jacobi Medical
Center will continue as chair for the Society of Postdoctoral Program Directors. Together, Mruz, Kowolik and Yeroshalmi will play a critical role in planning for the 2013 Joint Academic Day in Orlando.
Sponsored by Procter and Gamble.