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Rubber Dam ... Isn't there an app for that?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (CDT)
Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry | Room 605

Course Summary:

Why are we in the 21st Century still using a material developed in the 19th Century? In this short presentation we will review why the use of rubber dam is still relevant in the dental school curriculum and in private practice. We will also look at isolation alternatives to rubber dam and their advantages and disadvantages. 

Course Objectives:

  1. To review the advantages and disadvantages of rubber dam in isolating the dental field during restorative procedures.
  2. To review alternative materials and methods used for isolation in the oral cavity
  3. To review innovative methods to achieve moisture control during dental procedures

Speaker: Christine K. Beninger, D.D.S.

Dr. Beninger is a graduate of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, now called the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. She has been a faculty member at Baylor College of Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Sciences for more than 30 years. She is director of the D3 Operative, the DAU clinics, and the D2 patient simulation course which prepares the students for clinical practice in the D3 year. Her teaching responsibilities also include D1 and D2 pre-clinical operative courses

C.E. Credit: 1.5 hours 
Location of Presentation: Room 605
AGD Code: 017 Dental Materials


Surviving and Thriving in the Academic Environment

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT)
Dallas, TX | Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry

Registration opens Friday, 18 Apr 2014.

This 3-part professional development workshop will help participants to better understand the culture of the education. The presenter will discuss the following topics:

  1. Effectively Managing Conflict and Competition (2 hrs CE)
  2. Upward Influence: Working with Chairs and Senior Administration (No CE)
  3. Managing Multiple Roles: Balancing Priorities (2hrs CE)

Sponsored by

The Faculty Mentoring and Career Development Program and the Center of Excellence Grant


Presented by

Dr. Albino

Judith Albino, PhD 

President Emerita and Professor
Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Development 
Colorado School of Public Health

Judith Albino, PhD, is President Emerita and Professor at the University of Colorado. She currently serves as Associate Dean for Strategic Planning and Development with the Colorado School of Public Health. 

As a Senior Consultant with the AAL Group, she provides leadership and professional skills training, for such groups as the ADEA Leadership Institute, the Colorado-based Leadership for Innovative Team Sciences Program (NCATS), and a variety of university and corporate groups across the U.S.

Trained in psychology, she has worked in dental research since beginning her academic career in the School of Dentistry at the State University of New York at Buffalo.  After a hiatus of more than 15 years, during which she served as Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at Buffalo, and then as President of the University of Colorado, and subsequently of Alliant International University, she returned to Colorado to work with colleagues to build a research program in health disparities of American Indian/Alaska Native populations. 

She is PI and Director of the Center for Native Oral Health Research, which is focused on behavioral interventions for infectious oral disease prevention and is one of only five NIH-funded oral health disparities centers. She has served on the Council of the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research and currently is a member of the NIDCR Special Grants Study Section. Dr. Albino has served as President of Behavioral Scientists in Dental Research and as Treasurer of the American Psychological Association and of the Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences.

In 2013, she was named Distinguished Psychologist in Management by the Society of Psychologists in Management.  She has served on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, and in 2012, was appointed by Governor Hickenlooper to the Board of Caring for Colorado.

Dr. Albino also provides consulting services in organization development and strategic planning.  She is trained as an executive coach and maintains a small practice in that field, focusing primarily on clients in the health professions and on coaching to maximize the performance of academic, scientific, and health care teams and their individual members.

Registration opens Friday, 18 Apr 2014.


Last edited by: aupton 04/21/2014

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