Colgate Oral Health Network

Faculty development is a career long process for dental educators as they strieve for professional advancement and success within their institutions. Unfortunately, the process can seem arduous and overwhelming at times. A guide with suggested steps, strategies, tools and action items is provided to assist dental educators with professional development.

Participants will learn:

  • Identify and interpret professional expectations as they apply to different academic institutions
  • Utilize essential organizational tools to facilitate research, writing and collaboration
  • Recognize opportunities for sharing your work (presentations, publications, research) on various levels


Sandra Stramoski

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Sandra Stramoski, RDH, MSDH is an Associate Professor at the University of Bridgeport, Fones School of Dental Hygiene, where she teaches pharmacology, radiology and research methods. She was educated at the University of Bridgeport, where she received her degrees in dental hygiene and education. Professor Stramoski was a clinical dental hygienist for more than 20 years, practicing in several states across the country, and has been an educator for 14 years.  She has published in the Journal of Dental Hygiene and Dimensions in Dental Hygiene and has presented nationally and internationally. She is a past President of the Connecticut Dental Hygienists’ Association.

Anna Matthews

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Anna Matthews, RDH, MS is an Associate Professor in the dental hygiene program at the New York City College of Technology /City University of New York where she teaches oral anatomy, pharmacology, and clinical dental hygiene courses. Prof. Matthews’s research interests are technology and educational innovations in the classroom, high-impact pedagogies and interdisciplinary studies, current issues in dentistry and dental hygiene, and emerging pharmacological therapies and their implications for oral health professionals. Prof. Matthews served as a vice-president for professional development at the New York State Dental Hygiene Association from 2017 to 2019.

"Faculty Development Toolbox: Essentials for Achieving Professional Success" has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the AGD Pace and is supported by funds received from Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Inc. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized AGD Pace provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your AGD Pace C.E. Certificate.


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