This section highlights teaching and learning innovation implemented by dental faculty. If you want your innovative instructional strategies featured here, please tell us about them using the short form below.
This program provides a low-risk platform for faculty to demonstrate innovative instructional practices implemented in didactic, preclinical or clinical teaching. The goal is to create a cross-disciplinary faculty teaching community to celebrate and accelerate teaching innovation.
The Helix Curriculum Innovation Award is intended to recognize and reward those members of the dental faculty who experiment with instructional innovation to help define new standards for dental education.
Drs. Michelle Brady & Parvati Iyer: The backward design model applied to the redesign of the IDS curriculum
Dr. Parvati Iyer: Gamification in the classroom with Polleverywhere
Dr. Debra Woo (Winner): A flipped approach to Emergency Rotation faculty calibration and student learning
Dr. Bernadette Fa: Animtation in teaching and assessment
Drs. Shika Gupta and Christine Miller (Winner): The Pac Manual
Dr. Parvati Iyer: Turning passive video watching into active learning
Dr. Leticia Ferreira (Winner): Designing interactive case-based online lessons in pathology with SoftChalk
Dr. Pat King (Winner): Using standardized patients (SP) to teach communication skills to IDS students
Drs. Der Thor and Nan Tori Xiao (Winners): A student-centered approach to online group presentations and dicussions
Dr. Richard White: The flipped classroom approach to teach pre-clinical occlusion techniques
Dr. Jeff Wood: Developing an online remedition course in Pediatrics
Dr. Ana Arias: Comparing the outcomes of lectures and small group discussions
Dr. Darren Cox (Winner): The interprofessional Education program (IPE) between dental and pharmacy schools
Dr. Andrew Young: The flipped classroom appraoch to teach evidence-based dentistry
Dr. Jessie Vallee (Winner): Designing an integrated IPT curriculum
Dr. Huang: Implementing reflective portfolio in periodontics
Dr. Natasha Lee (Winner): Using computer simulations to teach dental practice management
Dr. Maritza Mendez: Developing an online dental Spanish course for dental professionals
2012 Finalists and winner
Dr. Ove Peters (Winner): Endodontics interactive iBook