Association for Dental Education in Europe

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Continuing to Bridge the Clinical Gap

ADEE and HRV invite you to an online symposium on Digital Dentistry, with a particular focus on simulation within the Clinical Skills environment. Buiding on the Bridging the Gap workshops held at ADEE 2018 and 2019, this event will introduce ADEE's new platform supporting the delivery of digital dental education (DigEdDent), before experts from The University of Sheffield, Cardiff University (UK) and HRV (France) present the ways in which simulation is being used to provide meaningful and relevant qualitative feedback for students.

We will also discuss the ways in which the reflection process can be effectively supported and nurtured as part of the simulator experience. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion, and we look forward to welcoming you at the event.

Date of live presentation: 4th November 2020 @ 19:30 London time. 

On Demand: This session will also be recorded and made available at a later date on demand.

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Start Welcome and overview of the Bridging the Clinical Gap working group and outputs
Dr James Field
00:05 An introduction to how simulation is used at The University of Sheffield to Bridge the Gap
Mr Ashley Towers and Mr Jonathan Dixon
00:15 Redefining simulation, with meaningful clinical feedback
All partners
00:35 An introduction to DigEdDent: an online resource for dental educators
Dr James Field
00:40 Questions and Answers 
00:50 Closing remarks and close @ 1h

ADEE is most appreciative of the support of HRV Virteasy Dental in this session. 

Dr James Field 
Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Director of Digital Education/National Teaching Fellow, Cardiff University School of Dentistry

Dr James Field is currently a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, and also the Cardiff University School of Dentistry's Director of Digital Education. He is a long term active member of ADEE having most recently co chaired the very successful Bridging the Clinical Gap special interest group and workshop. James is academic lead for the ADEE European DigEdDent (Digital Education in Dentistry) portal, was lead autor for the ADEE's Graduating European Dentist Curriculum Taskforce and Global lead for Shaping The Future of Dental Education: Interprofessional Education stream. He also represnets Cardiff University as the trans-national partner in O-Health-Edu, an Erasmus+ K2 project to harmonise dental education across Europe.

Mr Jonathan Dixon 
Clinical Academic Fellow in Restorative DentistryUniversity of Sheffield

Mr Jonathan Dixon currently holds the position of Clinical Academic Fellow in Restorative Dentistry at the School of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Sheffield. In Sheffield, He is course lead for the preclinical operative dental skills course that includes simulation in both the clinical skills laboratory and with virtual reality dental simulators. Jonathan has a strong interest in dental education and particularly simulation in dentistry. This interest has led him to become involved in a number of research projects at a local and European level including the development of a consensus-agreed pre-clinical skills curriculum content and the validation of clinically-relevant feedback using virtual reality dental simulators.

Mr Ashley Towers
University Teacher in Dental Skills Simulation & Informatics, Research Software Engineer, University of Sheffield

Mr Ashley Towers has been working in dental education for almost 10 years, first as the lead developer of Sheffield’s highly regarded student Clinical Portfolio system and more recently as a teacher and researcher in Virtual Reality Operative Dentistry.

He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is actively involved in research in to the pedagogic effectiveness of Virtual Reality in operative dentistry as part of a PhD; co-funded by an industrial scholarship from HRV Simulation. He has a keen interest in the effective use of technology to enhance learning & teaching and his research projects and publications are aligned to this as part of a multi-disciplinary team at the University of Sheffield.

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