To increase retention of PV/MMP curriculum, IPPF Patient Educators will visit a minimum of 19 U.S. dental schools to provide an emotional appeal to students. Patient Educators share their diagnosis story with dental students. The lecture begins with a five-minute video on PV/MMP, followed by a 45-minute Patient Educator presentation and a 15-minute Q&A session.
Read about Dr. Paul Edward’s experience with an IPPF Patient Educator presenting to his second year Oral Pathology dental students at Indiana University School of Dentistry.
Read about dental student Tim Treat’s experience with an IPPF Patient Educator presenting to his class at Indiana University School of Dentistry.
This article published in the Journal of Dental Education highlights the impact of patient education presentations, as well as the importance of learning about rare conditions.
Meet Our Patient Educators
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IPPF Patient Educators in Action
Highlights of recent dental school presentations.
-Lawrence Schneider, BDS, PHD
Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
-Paul C. Edwards, MSc, DDS, FRCD(C)
Professor, Dept of Oral Pathology, Medicine, and Radiology, Indiana University School of Dentistry
-Bruno Jham, DDS, MS, PhD
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Dental Medicine Illinois
-Maria Fornatora, DMD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry
-Dr. Alfredo Aguirre, D.D.S., M.S.
A Patient’s Journey Toward A Pemphigus Vulgaris Diagnosis
Watch Becky Strong’s emotional journey toward a pemphigus vulgaris diagnosis. This honest portrayal of a patient’s search for answers emphasizes the importance of the IPPF Awareness Campaign. Unfortunately many patients with PV/MMP share Becky’s experience. The Awareness Campaign strives to change this so future patients can instead describe a story of early diagnosis.
To view additional resources and supplemental curriculum, visit the Awareness Campaign’s resource page.
The IPPF is working to secure presentations at U.S. dental schools. For dental schools interested in hosting a Patient Educator, email firstname.lastname@example.org
IPPF Patient Educators have presented guest lectures at the following schools. Thank you for making this experience available to your students!