Dental public health mixed pedagogies: bringing the community to the classroom

TitleDental public health mixed pedagogies: bringing the community to the classroom
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

Dental Public Health (DPH) focuses on the non-clinical aspects of dentistry, and on prevention of oral disease and promotion of oral health at the community. DPH assesses the dental health needs of society as a whole. Given that the majority of oral health problems are avoidable, prevention and health promotion are key. Yet, the Faculty of Dentistry does not formally teach DPH as a stand-alone subject. DPH is also a strong component of the 2019/20 UBC Dentistry strategic plan, but there is no robust DPH content or a designated course/module other than scattered sessions in UBC undergraduate DMD and DHYG curricula; these current sessions lose their meaning if not brought together in a coalesced module. This TLEF will enable us to fully develop, finalize and introduce a new DPH curricula to both dental and dental hygiene students, using the community as a teacher as one of the main pedagogies.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2022/2023
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorMario Brondani
Year 1: Funded Amount44,330
Year 1: Team Members

Mario Brondani, Associate Professor, Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry
Shimae Soheilipour, Clinical Instructor, Faculty of Dentistry
Carrie Krekoski, Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry / UBC Health
Leeann Donnelly, Associate Professor, Dental Hygiene, Faculty of Dentistry
Tala Maragha, PhD Student, Faculty of Dentistry
Nasim Noroozbahari, Undergraduate Dental Student
Shuwen Liu, Undergraduate Dental Student
Kaylin Ho, Undergraduate Dental Hygiene Student

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase