Elliot Abt, DDS, MS, MSc

Dr. Elliot Abt received a master’s degree in oral pathology and dental degree from the University of Illinois. Dr. Abt completed his dental residency training at Ravenswood and the University of Illinois Hospitals. From 1989-2004, Dr. Abt was the director of the dental residency programs at Ravenswood and Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He then received a master’s degree in evidence-based healthcare from Oxford University. Dr. Abt is an adjunct associate professor of oral medicine at the University of Illinois and directs the journal club for dental residents at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He teaches research methodology and biostatistics at the American Dental Association (ADA) Advanced Evidence-based Dentistry (EBD) Workshop. Dr. Abt has co-authored several ADA Clinical Practice Guidelines and is an instructor in the ADA EBD Faculty Development Workshops. Dr. Abt is a past-chair of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and maintains a private practice in general dentistry.

Alonso Carrasco-Labra, DDS, PhD, MSc

Dr. Alonso Carrasco-Labra is an associate professor at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences and the Center for Integrative Global Oral Health at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Director of the new Cochrane Oral Health Collaborating Center at Penn Dental Medicine. He is a dentist, and has a master’s degree in clinical epidemiology, and a Ph.D. in health research methodology from McMaster University (Canada).

He has served as clinical practice guideline and policy methodologist for the Pan-American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO), the World Bank, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), as well as several governments and healthcare agencies worldwide. He also led the Department of Evidence Synthesis & Translation Research at the American Dental Association Science and Research Institute (ADASRI).

He has authored and co-authored more than 120 articles published in peer-reviewed journals in medicine and dentistry and ten books and handbooks for practicing evidence-based medicine and conducting research, including the “Users’ Guide to the Medical Literature” published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) (3rd edition), the book “How to Use Evidence-Based Dental Practices to Improve Your Clinical Decision-Making” published by the American Dental Association in 2020, and the Cochrane Handbook for conducting systematic reviews.

Michael Glick, DMD

Michael Glick is Professor and Executive Director, Center for Integrative Global Oral Health, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Glick has authored more than 350 publications, including original research articles, editorials, and book chapters, and has authored, edited and co-edited 10 textbooks.

Dr. Glick is the immediate past Dean, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, past-President of the American Board of Oral Medicine and served as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of the American Dental Association from 2005 to 2020.

Laurel Graham, MLS

Laurel Graham is primarily responsible for developing and managing the Dental Library, teaching evidence-based dentistry skills and application, and her everyday role is as an information specialist. She incites proper citing, thoughtful study methodology application, and systematic evidence review. Laurel’s wide range of experience includes operational and research expertise, including evidence-based dentistry research, teaching, and systematic reviews. She came to Penn from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in Chicago, where she worked as Senior Evidence-based Dentistry Manager. Laurel has co-authored Systematic Reviews specifically related to dental medicine. She earned her BA and MLS at the State University of New York, Buffalo.

Olivia Urquhart, MPH

Olivia Urquhart is an instructor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences and the Center for Integrative Global Oral Health, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She is editor for the Cochrane Oral Health collaborative Center at Penn Dental Medicine and formerly served as a methodologist for the American Dental Association’s Science & Research Institute where she authored many systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in oral health. Her research interests include evidence synthesis and epidemiologic research methods.

Robert Weyant, MS, DMD, DrPH

Dr. Robert Weyant is Associate Dean for Public Health and professor and chair of the Department of Dental Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He is professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health and on faculty of the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. Dr. Weyant is a past president of the American Association for Public Health Dentistry and is the current editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Dr. Weyant’s research involves general and social epidemiological research related to oral health disparities and oral disease etiology and contributes to the development of systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines. He received his MPH and his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his doctorate in epidemiology from the University of Michigan.

Disclosures

CE Planning Committee: Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Contact

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Office of Continuing Education
Penn Dental Medicine
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