I had the privilege to work with a group of dedicated dental educators on the topic of social media and its impact on dental education. The authors represent seven U.S. academic dental institutions who have attempted to design “these articles to serve as blueprints for educational and policy development around social media use.” [Bulletin of Dental Education].
The articles appear in the October 2015 issue of the Journal of Dental Education with the titles “Social Media in the Dental School Environment—Part A: Benefits, Challenges and Recommendations for Use,” and “Social Media in the Dental School Environment—Part B: Curricular Considerations.” Having worked with these collaborators for more than a year on the project, we attempt to show how the world of social media has changed dental education and how dental educators can foster professionalism regarding the use of social media.
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Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA (CIS)
Associate Dean, Office of Faculty Affairs, School of Dental Medicine
Executive Director, Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research
Associate Professor, Dental Public Health, School of Dental Medicine