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NYU Academy of Distinguished Educators Presents Clinical and Educational Scholarship Showcase

The NYU Academy of Distinguished Educators presented its first Clinical and Educational Scholarship Showcase on March 3 and 4, 2011.

The showcase featured a keynote presentation by Dr. John W. Killip, assistant dean for student programs and clinical professor of restorative dentistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The showcase also featured a Clinical Scholarship Category, which presents examples of patient treatment that highlight innovative approaches to treatment and management of unique clinical presentations, and an Educational Scholarship Category, which focuses on educational methods or research that may enhance teaching ability.

The first-place winners in the category of Clinical Scholarship were Dr. Adi Einhorn, a postgraduate student in periodontics, and Dr. Robert Schoor, clinical associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry and director of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics, for their presentation, "Decision making: To Maintain the Natural Incisor or Replace It With an Anterior Implant." The runners-up in this category were Dr. Austin Griffith, Class of 2011, and Dr. Kay Oen, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, for their presentation, "Implant Retained Removable Partial Dentures: A Case Report and Literature Review of Risks, Benefits, and Alternatives."

The first-place winners in the category of Educational Scholarship were Dr. Martine Mandracchia, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care and group practice director; Dr. Martin J. Lapidus, clinical associate professor of cariology and comprehensive care; and Ms. Thikamphaa Bertrand, Class of 2012, for their presentation, "Adding a Self-Assessment Component to a Traditional Competency: A Comparison." The runners-up in this category were Dr. Ellen Lee, clinical instructor in cariology and comprehensive care, Dr. Lisa Antonoff, clinical associate professor of prosthodontics and director of preclinical prosthodontics, and Dr. Gene Sherwin, clinical assistant professor of cariology and comprehensive care, for their presentation, "Enhancing Performance in the Simulation Laboratory: Pilot Study."

"These awards," said Dean Bertolami, "exemplify the Academy's commitment to championing the central role of teachers in facilitating innovation in teaching, conducting research, and creating an environment that enhances the status of health professions educators."