ACPEF News   July 26, 2019

Watch: Digital Dentistry Curriculum Implementation at UCLA

In this video, Dr. Ben Wu describes how his team integrated digital dentistry into their predoctoral curriculum. They began with a robust digital infrastructure but faced problems such as uneven distribution, unfocused innovations, and poor economy of scale. Dr. Wu shares their keys to success, including a carefully-planned rollout and the parties they needed to engage for support. He also notes that the rewards were considerable.

"This whole digital transformation is the one thing that gets faculty and students really excited. They come early, they get ready, and they want to start playing," says Dr. Wu (excerpt). "We haven't seen anything like that in terms of getting people interested in learning."

The ACP and ACPEF are excited to share access to the Digital Dentistry Curriculum for use in your dental school. This curriculum is supplemented by an extensive library of content, learning materials, and support for the implementation process, including the new e-book Fundamentals of CAD-CAM Dentistry.

We encourage you to access the curriculum and then engage with your school leadership as we work together to expand digital dentistry within the prosthodontic community and beyond.

The Digital Dentistry Curriculum Initiative would not have been possible without the tremendous efforts of the Curriculum Task Force and team, pilot school mentors and leadership, and an educational grant provided by Henry Schein and its supplier partners 3Shape, BioHorizons, Camlog, Glidewell Laboratories, and Planmeca.

Your support of the ACPEF is essential to this and other initiatives designed to support education, research, and other opportunities for growth in prosthodontics.


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