CDE: [The Dean’s Speaker Series] Critical Thinking – Why Do We Need It

Mar, 2020
12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Penn Dental Medicine
William W.M. Cheung Auditorium

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Lunch provided
Registration Fee: Free; Registration is required for CE credit.
CE Credits: 1.0 lecture credits


With a never-ending onslaught of clinical and other scientific information from multiple sources oral health professionals need to become more integrative and critical thinkers. Patients will alsohave access to up-to-date medical information and challenge their oral health care provider to use this information for their benefit. This presentation will show how published data cannot always be relied upon, and highlight how to interpret, challenge and use published information.


  • Interpret outcomes from different research designs
  • Understand how authors present their data
  • Use the literature for the benefit of patients


Michael Glick, DMD
Professor, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences
School of Dental Medicine
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York

Michael Glick is Professor, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine,University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He has authored more than 300 journal publications, book chapters and editorials, and has written, edited and co-edited 10 books. Most recently, Dr. Glick served as chair for the Vision 2020, World Dental Federation (FDI), and is presently co-chairing the FDI’s Think Tank and FDI’s Vision 2030. Dr. Glick is past-President of the American Board of Oral Medicine, immediate past Dean, University at Buffalo, and serves since 2005 as the Editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credits.