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Dr. Robert Weyant is our guest on this episode of The Prism.

Episode 12

Dr. Bob Weyant

Professor and Chair
Department of Dental Public Health
346 Salk, School of  Dental Medicine
University of  Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh PA 15261


Journal of Public Health Dentistry

Link to digital CV:              http://digitalvita.pitt.edu/dvprofiles/rweyant


Evidence Based Dentistry – http://ebd.ada.org/


As will be obvious later (if you are listening), some of us needed some clarification so here’s this:

Epidemiology =  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemiology


An intermediate area between fact-based and problem-based learning/teaching:

POGL = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POGIL

-Active learning is the goal…”sticky learning”


Forest Plot intro:  http://www.cochrane-net.org/openlearning/Other/Forest_plot.pdf


100,000 lives campaign:  http://www.ihi.org/offerings/Initiatives/PaststrategicInitiatives/5Millionlivescampaign/documents/overview%20of%20the%20100K%20campaign.pdf


Systematic review explained:



A discussion of the state of dental journals.  The woo and the true.


Who/What is DentaQuest?  http://www.dentaquestinstitute.org/


What drives people in the U.S. vs U.K. to select dentistry as a profession?

A survey of 2012 U.S. dental graduates revealed:

Time Flexibility

Service to Others

Self- employment

Working with Hands

Income Potential

Economy is changing so will there be solo dentists 10-15 years from now?

PCORI model – Patient Centered Care


Stefan Larsson TED talk – watch it and let us know what you think.


The article being discussed:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24347629                Metagenomic analysis…it’s ok if your brain is Maremagnum at this point.

More on Cariology/Caries/Cavities: http://www.uic.edu/classes/peri/peri343/main2.htm

The Brain Science Podcast: http://brainsciencepodcast.com/

Maremagnum: http://smsteele.wordpress.com/2007/11/09/maremagnum-word-of-the-day/

Ex: Without language we would go bumping around in the dark and eventually take leave of our senses under the welter of the incomprehensible, withdrawing, as some people do, into a closed world in order to protect ourselves against the unbearable onslaught.
Ex: Specific types of information are considered imperative to decipher the intricate process of surviving in a modern, mid-nineties maelstrom of socio-economic crises.


Special thanks to Symphony of Science for the closing music.