University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry

The Ron Strauss Global Oral Health Conference

Day 1

Friday, April 9, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm


Day 2

Saturday, April 10, 2021:  12:00pm - 2:00pm


Registration Deadline:  4/8/2021 5:00 PM


The registration period has closed for this event.

No Credit will be given for the course






Reading Material below for more information:

1. Global Starter Kit – Harvard School of Dental Medicine [link only]


2. 'Click' on link below:

Guidelines for Responsible Short Term Global Health Activities 


3. Hoping to help : the promises and pitfalls of global health volunteering




Registration open through 4/8/2021 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


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  • Please register no later than Thursday, April 8, 2021 by 5:00 PM


Course Description:


The Ron Strauss Global Oral Health Conference “Raising the Bar for Global Short-term Health Experiences” will provide an overview on the current guidelines and combined efforts to calibrate Short-Term Experiences in Global Health (STEGHs). STEGHs are becoming more prevalent among students in health care professional schools and undergraduates planning a career in health care. Professionals in the field of dentistry, public health and sociology will share their expertise and research on the subject. The Ron Strauss GOHC is planned as a yearly event that will cover global oral health care topics that benefit our dental community and prepares our students for a career in dentistry with an inclusive perspective.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:


  • to provide guidelines for the development of competent leaders and students during short term experiences in global health
  • to build awareness in the UNC family of the current standards that guide global health experiences

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V, everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational course will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

As a continuing education provider, UNC School of Dentistry is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

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Friday, April 9, 2021


  • Ingeborg De Kok, DDS, MS
  • Ron Strauss, DMD, PhD
  • Barbara Stephenson, PhD
  • Brittany Seymour, DDS, MPH
  • Evelina Gherghelegiu, MD, PhD
  • Emil Ceban, MD, PhD


Saturday, April 10, 2021


  • Ingeborg De Kok, DDS, MS
  • Judith Lasker, PhD
  • Austin Harbison, DDS 4-year
  • Tricia Todd, MPH


See agenda for more details.

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