School hosts Regional Consortium of Operative Dentistry Educators Meeting
The ECU School of Dental Medicine hosted the 2019 Annual Southeastern Regional Meeting of the Consortium of Operative Dentistry Educators (CODE) and Caries Management by Risk Assessment Coalition (CAMBRA) at ECU on October 16-18, 2019.
The Consortium strives to advance and improve the teaching of operative dentistry by promoting communication and cooperation between restorative dentistry educators from the United States and Canada through regional and national CODE meetings.
The meeting was coordinated by Dr. Roopwant Kaur, clinical assistant professor of operative dentistry at ECU and Region VI director of CODE and Southern CAMBRA Coalition Southeast.
Twenty-six educators representing East Carolina University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Meharry Medical College, The Medical University of South Carolina, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, NOVA Southeastern, University of Florida, Virginia Commonwealth University and Dental College of Georgia attended the meeting.
Discussion topics at the meeting were based on topics developed by the National CODE, Regional CODE and Regional CAMBRA, with presenters as follows:
“Cariology Terminology, Faculty Calibration and Course Structure”
Dr. Jan Mitchell (Dental College of Georgia) and Dr. Marcelle Nascimento (University of Florida)
“Remediation and Pre-Clinical/Clinical Education Challenges”
Kevin Frazier (Dental College of Georgia)
“Integrated Boards Preparation”
Dr. Todd Watkins (East Carolina University)
“Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs): Advanced Multi Response and Free Response for Authentic Assessment”
Dr. Linc Conn (East Carolina University)
“Student Attendance Issues and Absence Policies”
Dr. Susan Bishop and Dr. Hiroko Nagaoka (University of Kentucky)
“Composite Cusp Replacement and Milled Partial Coverage Restoration”
Dr. Luis Schlichting (East Carolina University)
“Regional Agenda Discussion”
Dr. Roopwant Kaur (East Carolina University)
Dr. Kevin Frazier, vice dean of the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, was honored for 26 years of service to CODE.
Thanks to GC America, Ultradent, Brasseler USA, Komet USA, 3M, and Dentsply Sirona for supporting the ECU CODE/CAMBRA meeting.
CODE Region VI Schools include the following:
University of Alabama
East Carolina University
University of Florida
Dental College of Georgia
University of Kentucky
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
University of Louisville
Meharry Medical College
University of North Carolina
University of Puerto Rico
The Medical University of South Carolina
Virginia Commonwealth University