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Erinne Kennedy

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Erinne Kennedy, DMD MPH (Leaders ’18; Educators, ’19) is a public health dentist studying dental education at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Erinne’s areas of professional interest include innovative teaching pedagogies, faculty burnout and wellness, and effective training for oral health providers. Erinne can be followed on LinkedIn, Facebook, and/or email.

F.O.C.U.S.E.D on Improving on the Dental Education

It is 5 pm on a Friday in the pre-doctoral dental clinic at your institution. A procedure has taken 5 hours, when it seemingly could have taken 90 minutes. Frustrated and exhausted, the student cannot seem to apply the content that they have learned in the classroom into real life. As an instructor you can’t help but think “What could we, as dental educators, have done to prevent this?”

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