Enhancing the Student Experience

Enhancing the Student Experience

 

Top Notch Educational Facilities

 

Oral Health Centre

Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre

The Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre is the hub of patient care and clinical learning.

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Committed Student Services

 

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A Peer-Facilitated PBL Pilot & PBL in the Admissions Process

A pilot project taking tutors out of the facilitative role makes students fully responsible for their own learning. Results look promising. And, an orientation to problem-based learning (PBL) in Dentistry’s two day Admissions Open House prepares successful applicants. More>>

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Tools for Practice Management

These web-based practice management software tools help students transition from school to practice. Check out the Business Plan Writer and the Practice Analyzer, sponsored by Scotiabank.


Transition to professional practice: diverse support, diverse opportunities

 

DMD Student in Haida Gwaii

Community, Culture and Practice: A DMD Student in Haida Gwaii

Trevor Lake DMD 2009 had the opportunity to do an externship in Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) through the UBC General Practice Residency Program.

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Priscilla Ojeda

Portrait of a Dental Hygiene Student as A Leader

Priscilla Ojeda BDSc 2011is on her way to an exciting career in dental hygiene. But it is clear that she will reach high and far beyond basic practice because of her passion to serve.

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Dental Mentorship

Transition to Practice: Mentorship

Students may participate in the mentorship program, which in partnership with the BC Dental Association matches students with experienced dentists. for more information.

 


Excellent Teachers

Award Winning Faculty

UBC Dentistry’s faculty, students and alumni are no strangers to the podium. Local, national and international organizations have regularly recognized their varied achievements in education, research and community service. Read more about Dentistry’s award winners.


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Teaching Award: UBC Wins 5 out of 8 times

The 3M ESPE – ACFD National Dental Teaching Award is presented annually to a faculty member who, in the opinion of his or her students and peers, is an outstanding teacher and displays exceptional interest in the learning needs of students. The award has now been given eight times, and four of the previous winners have come from the UBC Faculty of Dentistry.

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ADEA

Learning Theories in Education

Being an excellent teacher also means being an excellent learner. Dr. Karen Gardner, Clinical Assistant Professor, is passionate about learning theories in education.

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Points of View: My Role and the Student Experience

Points Of View - Faculty Portraits

Several members of the faculty talk about his or her teaching area in the DMD curriculum and particular contribution to enhance the student experience. More>>


Innovative Curriculum

 

Dean Charles Shuler

Small Groups and Inquiry Changed My Approach to Teaching and Learning

Professor and dean of Dentistry, Dr. Charles Shuler, asks: “So what does a new faculty member do to start teaching an entire course at a new university while also balancing the requirements of building a program of research?”

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Problem-Based Learning—Classical Antiquity Comes of Age

The UBC DMD curriculum makes extensive use of problem-based learning (PBL), a pedagogy that prepares graduates to use critical and analytical thinking to assess, diagnose and manage complex cases. Throughout their careers, UBC dental alumni will utilize these skills to significantly benefit their patients. More>>


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Ahead of the Wave in Community Engagement—Preparing a New Generation of Dentists

UBC Dentistry’s Professionalism and Community Service (PACS) program responds directly to real-life needs in disadvantaged areas with socially stigmatized groups, some students say it’s the most meaningful and fulfilling learning they’ve ever had.

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UBC’s Children’s Dental Program: A Win Win Situation

UBC’s Children’s Dental Program is classic win-win: children who otherwise would not access dental care receive much-needed treatment, while dental students gain hands-on training in clinical pediatric dentistry and provide a rewarding community service.

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