Association for Dental Education in Europe

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Sustainability in oral health professional's education SIG

Friday, 25th August 2023 - 09:00 to 10:30
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90 Minute

Sustainability in oral health professional's education SIG
Space 9 @ The Spine
Session synopsis: 

The SIG for sustainability will aim to provide delegates with an update on the SIG activity to date, including the development of learning outcomes for each domain of the Graduating European Dentist curriculum. An invitation will be issued for expressions of interest for short presentations showcasing existing good practice in relation to teaching Sustainable Dentistry. Delegates will have the opportunity to further discuss how they might utilise the suggested learning outcomes, embed them in their local curricula, and set up assessment opportunities within the spirit of constructive alignment.



Welcome and intro, aims of the session


Update: Sustainability and Dental Education 


Showcase of good practice (10 minutes slots x 6)


Open discussion


Next steps and close


James Field

Professor in Restorative Dentistry and Dental Education
Cardiff University

Prof James Field is currently a Professor in Restorative Dentistry and Dental Education 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.

Brett Duane

Associate Professor in Dental Public Health
Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin

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 accepted by the British Dental Journal. He has given presentations on the subject to BASCD, to Manchester University, and was keynote speaker at the IADH conference (2017) ADEE (2019) and has run a workshop at AMEE.

Call for Abstracts: 

Please submit your abstracts for proposals for inclusion to by 31st March 2023 

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