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In 2013, UTHealth School of Dentistry became one of the first dental schools in the United States to establish a Center for Teaching and Learning.  Through workshops, seminars and individual consultations, new faculty and seasoned educators learn evidence-based teaching strategies and develop skills in mentoring, leadership and scholarship.  The CT&L is of benefit to all dental educators and serves as one example of the School of Dentistry's strong commitment to being a leader in dental education.

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Dr. Henson

Harold A. Henson, RDH, MEd, PhD
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Office: 713-486-4395

Lisa D. Cain, PhD

Lisa D. Cain, PhD
Associate Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs
Office: 713-486-4019

Center for Teaching & Learning

Classroom Teaching
  • The College Student: A Portrait of Today's Learner
  • Getting Started: Course Preparation
  • Teaching Academically Diverse Students
  • Effective Teaching Strategies
  • Classroom Teaching: The Essentials Assessment Development & Analysis
  • Evaluating Your Teaching Effectiveness
  • Creating a Syllabus for Learner-Centered Teaching
  • Critiquing a Syllabus for Learner-Centered Teaching
  • Introduction to Educational Technology
  • ExamSoft 101
  • Crafting Your Teaching Persona
  • Teacher Power
  • Course Design for Large Classes: A Learning-Centered Approach
  • Active Learning Strategies for Large Classes
  • Promoting Civility in Large Classes
  • Managing Academic Integrity in Large Classes
Clinical Teaching
  • Dimensions of Clinical Teaching
  • Assessing the Clinical Student
  • Clinical Teaching Strategies and Techniques
  • The Evaluation Process
  • Career Development as a Clinical Faculty Member
  • An Adult Learning Framework for Clinical Education
  • Facilitating Learning in Clinical Settings
  • Learning to Make Clinical Decisions
  • Learning Issues in Clinical Education
Building Your Scholarly Portfolio
  • Case Reports: Clinical Scholarship
  • MedEdPORTAL: Impact Dental Education beyond the Classroom
  • Preparing an Abstract for ADEA Annual Session: What Do the Reviewers Want?
  • What Makes a Good Educational Project?
  • Developing and Writing Your Teaching Philosophy Workshop
  • Teaching Philosophy Peer Review Workshop
  • Unlocking EHR Data for Clinical, Educational and Quality Improvement Research
  • Hands-on Training: Using EHR Data for Research
  • Writing Papers for Publication
  • Getting Started in Clinical Research
  • What Drives the Electronic Health Record?
  • EHR: Treatment Codes – The Route to Successful Utilization
  • EHR: Diagnostic Terms – The Roadmap of Diagnostic Terms
  • Mastering the Terms and Codes: Being in the Driver’s Seat
Evidence-Based Dentistry
  • Evidence-Based Dentistry: How to Find High Quality Answers to Your Clinical Questions in Five Minutes or Less
  • EBD – Searching Skills: Finding the Evidence
  • EBD – How to Easily and Efficiently Avoid Bogus Papers and Bad Research
  • Teaching EBD at UT School of Dentistry at Houston
  • What Is the Role of Clinical Expertise in Dental Education?