For the last three summers, Rongning (Grace) Wu, Assistant Professor at the School of Dental Medicine, has coordinated a professional development seminar, bringing orthodontists from China to the CWRU campus.
Fourteen orthodontists from all over China spent the month of June living on campus and attending CWRU’s Mastership Program in Orthodontics. The program focused on better orthodontics and patient care and began with an orientation that offered information about general cultural differences between the U.S. and China as well as specific cultural differences between the two dental systems. The Chinese doctors enjoyed lectures from CWRU faculty members, a visit to a local dentist’s office, and interactions with orthodontic residents. Participants also experienced Cleveland by visiting the Cleveland Museum of Art and attending a Cavaliers playoff game.
The School of Dental Medicine plans to continue and improve the successful program by adding a specialized vendor fair where companies will present orthodontics products in 2016. The number of program participants will remain small and selective to provide better opportunities for personal and first-hand learning.
Wu noted, “This program would not have happened or been so successful without the support of my department chair and colleagues. CWRU’s research oriented focus and the open mindedness of the department made this the best program so far.”
With the program growing in popularity, CWRU’s prestige has also been growing in the dental community in China. It is only a matter of time before the program slogan “We all smile in the same language.” is known near and far.
Thursday, August 20, 2015: 12-1:30pm
- SAY MY NAME WORKSHOP (CHINESE NAME PRONUNICATION)
Nord Hall, Room 356
This workshop is designed to provide faculty and staff with tips on Chinese character pronunciation. Bring your class roster and learn how to correctly pronounce students’ names and more.
We hope you will join us for this initial session and explore future topics: 2015-2016 Series
The Global Talk series is open to all faculty and staff. An RSVP is required
by the Tuesday before the event date. Lunch is provided.