Welcome to your future! Or, at least, to what five experts think will be in store for pediatric dentists in the coming years.

In June 2013 Columbia University invited five thought leaders—from AAPD, dental insurance, informatics, workforce, and cariology—to lead a training program for pediatric dental residents. With support from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (postdoctoral training grant in pediatric dentistry D88HP20109), each thought leader shared their vision for your future with special concern for the care of underserved children. This website devotes a page to each topic where you can read experts’ bios, watch their interviews, link to their presentations, and learn how they answered the question, "What do you think about the future?"

Learn more about each of the five thought leaders, from AAPD, dental insurance, informatics, workforce, and cariology. Learn about who they are, and watch them discuss their views of the future.

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The objective of this training is to stimulate trainees' consideration of how existing population, science, and care delivery dynamics might play out in the future and affect trainees' care of underserved children.

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This page takes you inside the Columbia Club on June 15, 2013 to view each of the full-length speakers’ presentations. Also, witness the reactions by some residents who attended.

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