Transitioning to INBDE: Are You & Your Students Ready?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

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Preparing dental students for the new Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE) can feel daunting. Dental Educators are tasked not only with developing a brand new curriculum that encompasses a vast array of both didactic and clinical skills, but also with alleviating their students’ ongoing anxiety about the exam. While it may feel like you’re facing this challenge on your own, your fellow educators are also in the same boat―and are ready to share tips, support, and best practices to help you prepare.

Please join our panel of dental education experts for an in-depth discussion around the challenges of preparing for the INBDE, such as:

Our expert panelists will explore topics such as:

Elizabeth A Andrews DDS MS, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, College of Dental Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences

Dr. Liz Andrews is a native of Southern California. She obtained her BA in biology from California State University, Northridge followed by her DDS degree in 1995 from University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry. Dr. Andrews practiced general dentistry for 10 years in Merced, California and then went on to complete her specialty training and master’s degree in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her current roles at Western University of Health Sciences include teaching as a full-time associate professor with tenure and serving as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

During her time in private practice, Dr. Andrews was active in organized dentistry. She served as President of the Yosemite Dental Society and as a Trustee to the California Dental Association, where she also served as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. Dr. Andrews’ research interests include HPV-Associated Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and the impact of Interprofessional Collaborative Care.

Bruno Jham, DDS, MS, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic, Affairs, Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine—Illinois

Dr. Bruno Jham is associate professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine—Illinois. Upon obtaining his DDS in Brazil, Dr. Jham pursued a certificate and an MS in Oral Medicine. He then completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and obtained a PhD in Oral and Experimental Pathology, both at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology.

Stanley S. Zelman, DDS

Stan Zelman is a retired periodontist from the Los Angeles area. He retired at age 40 due to a practice-related disability after having undergone 6 spinal surgeries. Stan was a highly regarded clinician having practices in Tarzana, CA and Valencia, CA. He was a founder of The West Valley Dental Implant Study Club in Tarzana, and also taught surgical periodontics at the University of Southern California for the residency program in periodontics. He attended UCLA for his undergraduate studies, the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry where he received his DDS. He then moved to NYC where he completed his residency in periodontics at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Following his retirement, Stan entered into the field of mergers and acquisitions of dental practices as well as financial planning for physicians and dentists after earning his certified financial planner designation and a Master's degree in financial planning. He had a successful career for 20 years and lectured from Baltimore to North Carolina. In 2012 Stan decided to embark on his third career as a professor. He is an adjunct professor of anatomy and physiology for Germanna Community College, one of the top 15 community colleges in the nation. He also teaches biology online for the University of Maryland Global Campus working with members of the U.S. military. Stan is dedicated to assist service members as his son is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Stan is also the director of medical anatomy and physiology with cadaver dissection for the South University Physician Assistant Program in Richmond, VA. He is highly regarded in the medical field as an excellent educator. Stan joined Kaplan Medical in 2019. Stan resides in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife, Emeral (a former director of operations for U.S. Army Intelligence) along with his two dogs, Buddy and Rosie. He has 3 children and one granddaughter. His interests include sailing and martial arts.

Jim De koning, MBA / MA TESOL, Regional Medical Programs Director, Kaplan Medical

With almost 10 years at Kaplan, I am constantly driven to add true value, be a collaborative partner and continuously learn from the many brilliant minds I luckily interact with. Knowing my work makes a positive difference to someone and supports students to achieve their life goals is the most thrilling aspect of my daily work.

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