ADEE is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2021 ADEE awards.
Presented at online ceremonies, kindly supported by Dentsply Sirona each recipient was introduced to delegates by Dr Ronald Gorter Chair of the ADEE awards committee, who identified each individuals achievements and the rationale as to why each recipient was recognised. For 2021 a total of 4 early and 2 mature career educators were recognised:
Mr Jonathan Dixon, Clinical Academic Fellow in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Sheffield United Kingdom was recognised with an ADEE 2021 Excellence in Dental Education Early Career award. Unfortunately Jonathan was unable to attend this years ceremony due to personal circumstances. Jonathan is Clinical Academic Fellow in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Sheffield. He attained his Bachelor’s Degree in Dentistry with Honours from Universidad Cardenal Herrera, Valencia, Spain with distinctions in numerous subjects, including: Conservative Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. After qualifying as a dentist he worked in a variety of dental settings in the UK before starting his role at the University of Sheffield in 2017. He has experience dentistry and dental education in a wide variety of European settings including the UK, Spain and Sweden.
Dr Charlotte Emanuel, Director of Assessment, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery at the University of Cardiff United Kingdom was recognoised with an ADEE 2021 Excellence in Dental Education Early Career award. Unfortunately Charlotte was unable to attend this years ceremony due to personal circumstances. Following completion of her specialist training in Oral Surgery Charlotte became more involved in the education and development of Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dental Students, hoping to inspire the next generation of Academic Oral Surgeons. She developed and teaches students in simulation and chair-side diagnosis and management of oral disease. Charlotte became the Director of Assessment, September 2021, which she says has been an exponential and exciting learning curve, managing assessment development and anxieties across undergraduate and postgraduate education during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Dr Nathan Moreau, Associate professor (Tenured) in Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery, University of Paris, France was recognoised with an ADEE 2021 Excellence in Dental Education Early Career Award. As an academic Oral Surgeon with a special interest in Orofacial pain, he has dedicated most of his clinical, teaching and research activities to the -still insufficient- diagnosis and management of orofacial pain conditions and related disorders. This includes the creation and management of the orofacial pain diagnostics unit of Bretonneau Hospital, the training of undergraduate and postgraduate dental and medical students on the subject of orofacial pain and translational research on trigeminal neuropathic pain. Such academic activities provide an opportunity for integrative curricular development both in the faculty and hospital settings as well as interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaborations.
Fabio Savoldi graduated from the Dental School of the University of Brescia (UniBS), was recognoised with an ADEE 2021 Excellence in Dental Education Early Career Award. Fabio obtained his specialist degree in orthodontics from the same University, and pursued his PhD at the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He served as president of the Brescia section of the Italian Association of Dental Students, undergraduate representative in the Board of the Dental School (UniBS), postgraduate representative in the Board of the Faculty of Dentistry (HKU), postgraduate representative in the Policy Board of Postgraduate Education (HKU), and vice president of the Postgraduate Student Association (HKU). He is currently Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Dentistry of HKU and Tutor for undergraduates at the Dental School of UniBS.
Dr Igor Blum, Reader in Primary Care Dentistry and Clinical lead/Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Kings College London UK, was recognoised with an ADEE 2021 Excellence in Dental Education Mature Career Award. Igor Blum qualified from Semmelweis University, Budapest, in 1995. Following graduation, he completed an MSc in Oral Surgery and a PhD in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester. Whilst doing his PhD in Manchester Igor also completed a Dr med dent degree at the University of Frankfurt, Germany in 2002. Following several years in general dental practice Igor completed the membership examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In 2005 Igor was appointed Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the Bristol Dental School where he also completed the 5-year higher Specialist Clinical Training Programme in Restorative Dentistry. In 2013 he was appointed Consultant/Hon. Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at King’s College Hospital. In 2018, Igor was appointed as Reader at King’s College London. He completed an MA in Education in 2021.
Dr James Field, Director of Learning and Teaching, University of Cardiff, United Kingdom was recognoised with an ADEE 2021 Excellence in Dental Education Mature Career award for 2021.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 author for the ADEE's Graduating European Dentist Curriculum Taskforce and Global lead for Shaping The Future of Dental Education: Interprofessional Education stream. He also represents Cardiff University as the trans-national partner in O-Health-Edu, an Erasmus+ K2 project to harmonise dental education across Europe.
The ADEE executive committee and ADEE membership congratulate each for their contribution and successes todate and look forward to following their careers over the coming years. You can review a recording of the 2021 awards ceremony here.
You can watch the ADEE 2021 Excellence Awards on-line session video bellow.