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ADEE Berlin: Invited Speakers

Dr. Klas Sjöberg

Faculty of Odontology
Malmö University

The Patient of the Future: Interactive education to improve patient care

An average 90 year-old in Sweden today still retains around half of their own teeth but, at the same time, is likely to suffer from multiple somatic diseases such as diabetes or be undergoing treatment with anticoagulants or immunosuppressive agents. Preparing healthcare professionals equipped to address this increasing complexity amongst patients presents a significant challenge to us as educators. Dr Sjöberg will talk about the curriculum in Malmö, Sweden, which is based on real scenarios focussing on issues such as cardiovascular disease, immune function and anticoagulants in relation to dental practice. This approach has led to a stimulating cooperation between medicine and dentistry.

Dr. Klas Sjöberg received his medical degree in 1984 and has, since 1994, been active as a senior consultant in internal medicine and gastroenterology. In 2000 he presented his thesis on coeliac disease and he became associate professor at Lund University, Sweden in 2003. Besides clinical work and research, his major focus is on education; part time as head of the semester in internal medicine at the Medical Faculty and since 2000 as lead for the education in internal medicine at the Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University. Much of this work has focused on reforming teaching and learning in internal medicine and integrating it into the dental curriculum.

Dr. Sandra Buron

Freien Universität Berlin datacenter (ZEDAT)

Simulation, Media & Game based Learning in Medical Education

Innovative teaching needs to address problems that are there before you solve them. This is not naturally the case. Lots of technic in teaching scenarios in teaching are there because of technical possibilities and not because there was a problem in the first place. I want to show some scenarios that we think follow this principle and do really have an improving effect on the learning experience in their institution.

Dr. Sandra Buron Dipl.- Psych main research interests are technology usability and interface design to enable optimal user experiences. Currently based at the Freien Universität Berlin datacenter (ZEDAT) she actively researches the technological impact on teaching and learning. In addition to her research Dr Buron teaches in several train-the-trainer programs and leads the department for eLearning at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin.

Our future: Long term health; a sustainable practice?

The dentistry of the future will be different from today. One the one hand, the dental health of patients and the resulting needs and demands will shift between age and services groups. The evidence base for managing dental health will be valued from cost, environmental and societal perspectives. Dentists will become the lifelong dental health managers of their patients, with prevention being the main focus in younger populations, management of existing restorations and periodontitis in adult ones, and complex dento-medical needs in seniors. However, dental health inequalities will not necessarily decrease, and future dentists need to be skilled in addressing them adequately on individual and public health level. In parallel, healthcare providers will increasingly understand the relationship between planetary health and population health, and will embrace sustainable dental care practices. Future dentists will embrace environmentally friendly travel, energy, procurement and waste management. Dental education plays a pivotal in educating these future dentists, providing them with the knowledge and skillset needed in such changed future.

Dr. Falk Schwendicke

Dr. Falk Schwendicke is Deputy Head of the Department of Operative and Preventive Dentistry at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Dr. Schwendicke currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Dental Research, and as Vice President of the German Society for Oral Epidemiology and Health Services Research. Dr. Schwendicke holds a PhD from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and a Master of Dental Public Health (MDPH) from the University of Manchester. He received numerous awards, among them the IADR Basil Bibby and IADR Lion Award as well as the David Sackett Award for Evidence-Based Medicine.

Dr. Brett Duane

Dr. Brett Duane graduated from the University of Otago, New Zealand with a degree in dentistry. He has a Masters in Management in Health (University of Newcastle, Australia), a Master’s in Public Health (University of Glasgow) and a PHD in Dentistry (Finland). From 2001-2005 he worked as Senior Dental Officer in an Aboriginal health service. In 2006-2010 he was Assistant Clinical Director (Oral Health Improvement), Scotland. From 2014-2015 he was Consultant in Dental Public Health in Public Health England and is currently Associate Professor in Dental Public Health, at Trinity College, Dublin. His main interests and research are ensuring that the delivery of oral health services are environmentally sustainable. Brett has published ten papers within the area of sustainable dentistry, with a series of seven papers in this area recently been accepted by the British Dental Journal. He has given presentations on the subject to BASCD, to Manchester University and was keynote speaker at the recent IADH conference and in 2019 he has been invited to present on the subject in San Tiago, Chile; Belfast University, Manchester University and run a workshop at AMEE.

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