THE SOLUTION TO ONBOARDING NEW CLINICAL FACULTY

Fundamentals of Clinical Education

Improve Your Clinical Teaching Skills & Student Outcomes.

Develop the knowledge and skills to
succeed as an effective clinical
educator with The Fundamentals of
Clinical Education (FCE).

Dental
Educators

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Assisting Educators

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Support for Your Career

Clinical teaching is complex. As an educator, you are responsible for preparing the future of the dental profession and you may be currently struggling to:

  • Implement evidence-based learning in an engaging way
  • Cultivate a classroom culture of respect and collaboration
  • Improve your interactions with students
  • Support students facing challenges
  • Assess student competency effectively

We understand that the success of your students depends on your success as an educator. To support your professional development and ensure comprehensive student outcomes,
AAL has partnered with Penn Dental Medicine to develop the Fundamentals of Clinical Education (FCE).

At Your Pace Learning

FCE is an at-your-pace program specifically
designed for new clinical faculty, transitioning
private practice practitioners, and oral health
educators.

Developed and vetted by leading experts in the
field, the FCE is comprised of five learning
modules covering fundamental knowledge areas
as well as best practices. Each module utilizes
video, lectures, interviews, simulations, and
assessments to provide comprehensive educator
training.

  • “I found this program to be very insightful.  Its multifaceted content enables the participant to structure clinical dental education by examining its application from both the perspective of the faculty and the student. In today's multicultural/diverse environment, the program provides a pathway for clinical educators to bridge the gap between themselves and today's students.”

    Gary J. Lucci, D.M.D., Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor, ASOD-UNC Chapel Hill

  • “This was a great course for anyone starting to get into the academic world of dental schools or transitioning from part time to full time. I only wish this were available many years ago when I became, and adjunct faculty. Now that I have recently transitioned to full time faculty, I found it exceptionally helpful in recognizing the hierarchy of the schools and the learning styles of the students in much more depth.”

    D. Kent Moberly, DMD, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Comprehensive Oral Health, UNC Adams School of Dentistry

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CLINICAL EDUCATION

Distilling decades of experience in clinical educator training, the FCE covers:

Effective Student
& Patient
Communication

Cultural
Competencies
& Inclusion

Student
Motivation
Techniques

Best Practices
For Effective
Feedback

Clinical
Teaching
Skills

Working With
Challenging
Students

Understanding the
Commission On Dental
Accreditation (CODA)

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Educators

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Assisting Educators

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Designed Specifically For:

New Clinical Faculty

Transitioning Private Practitioner

Residents with Teaching Responsibilities

WHY ONBOARD

  

Transitioning and new clinical faculty usually have little understanding about how to teach and how to work within the academic environment. The FCE is an essential tool for onboarding new clinical faculty so that they apply teaching fundamentals and understand the differences between the educational environment and private practice.

The FCE is a comprehensive, cost-effective solution for giving new clinical faculty the knowledge and skills they need to succeed as effective educators.

Proven strategies for teaching in the clinic

At-your-pace online learning perfect for educators’ schedules

Official FCE certificate presented upon course completion

7.5 ADA CERP continuing
education credits upon
completion

Dental
Educators

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Dental Hygiene &
Assisting Educators

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What Makes This Course Different?

For over two decades, AAL has helped thousands of leaders advance their careers and organizations through professional development programs. We understand how challenging onboarding can be as a new or part-time faculty, especially if you are working remotely or in a hybrid style. 

We’ve partnered with Penn Dental Medicine to create an asynchronous, online program that provides the knowledge and strategies you need to be successful with the flexibility of learning at your own pace.

INSTRUCTORS

The FCE instructors are notable experts with more than
70 years of combined experience in dental education.

Uri Hangorsky, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Hangorsky is the Associate Dean for Student Life and Director of the PASS program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He had previously served as the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Penn Dental Medicine.
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Marnie Oakley, D.M.D.

Dr. Oakley is a Senior Consultant for AAL and works extensively in the areas of clinical teaching, preceptorship, and leadership development. In addition to her role at AAL, Dr. Oakley serves as the Senior Associate Dean at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.
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How to Enroll

Here’s How You Can Get Started:

PREVIEW

Sign up for your complementary module to determine if the FCE is a “perfect fit.”

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ENROLL

Once you’ve previewed Module One, visit this page to sign up for the full program.”

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SUCCEED

Apply your new knowledge and improve your academic environment.

Dental
Educators

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Dental Hygiene &
Assisting Educators

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  • “I found this program to be very insightful.  Its multifaceted content enables the participant to structure clinical dental education by examining its application from both the perspective of the faculty and the student. In today's multicultural/diverse environment, the program provides a pathway for clinical educators to bridge the gap between themselves and today's students.”

    Gary J. Lucci, D.M.D., Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor, ASOD-UNC Chapel Hill

  • “This was a great course for anyone starting to get into the academic world of dental schools or transitioning from part time to full time. I only wish this were available many years ago when I became, and adjunct faculty. Now that I have recently transitioned to full time faculty, I found it exceptionally helpful in recognizing the hierarchy of the schools and the learning styles of the students in much more depth.”

    D. Kent Moberly, DMD, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Comprehensive Oral Health, UNC Adams School of Dentistry

Take Advantage of the FCE

INCLUDES:

  • Annual Subscription to the FCE Course Content
  • 24/7 Access to the Program for At-your-pace Learning
  • Certificate of Completion from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and AAL.
  • 7.5 CE Credits
  • Affordable pricing of $395 for dental educators and $195 for dental hygiene and assisting educators

Dental
Educators

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Dental Hygiene &
Assisting Educators

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PRESENTED BY

Complimentary Trial Course

For a limited time, we are offering free access to module one of the FCE.

The five-module FCE is designed to provide essential knowledge and skills for new, part-time, and adjunct clinicians transitioning to academic careers. Module 1: Critical Presence of Clinical Faculty addresses the unique traits of part-time and clinical faculty faculty as they contribute to the mission of academic dentistry, describing their diverse demographics, their application of professional experience, their various roles in teaching, and the influence they have on the success of the student. Sign up below to access the complimentary course module!

INTERESTED?

Unlimited enrollment for dental schools and advanced dental education programs is $4,950 per year. For allied dental programs, unlimited enrollment is $2,450 per year. Individual enrollment is $395 for dental educators and $195 for dental hygiene and assisting educators.

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