Training Programs & E-Learning Courses

Training Programs

The Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research is partnered with the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI) in the School of Mecidine for providing interested students opportunities to study with its faculty.

Interested students may find general information about training programs, available degrees, funding opportunities, and application process at the DMBI website.

E-Learning Modules

The Center for Informatics in Oral Health Translational Research also provides e-learning modules in a myriad of formats. Please see our current selection below.


  • Health History Interviewing for the Dental Student:┬áThis e-learning module was developed to familiarize students with the basics of medical interviewing. The module prepares students with the logistics of a standardized patient encounter, such as how to give feedback to peers; it teaches behavioral skills, such as predictability and controllability; and questioning skills, such as phrase questions to obtain the maximum amount of information in the least amount of time.

Continuing Education

  • Dental Photography: How to Shoot Digital and Optimize the Results with Photoshop: starter course for dental photographers who just converted from film to digital or who are planning to convert in the near future.
  • Crown Preparation: Online course demo to provide dental students with fundamental didactic and technical knowledge to begin preclinical skill development for full crown preparations. This course was developed by Ronald Kaiser and Heiko Spallek at Temple University, School of Dentistry. Free Access.
  • Histology of the Periodontium: histology and microscopic anatomy of the periodontium (authored by Max A. Listgarten, Professor Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania and Clinical Professor of Periodontics at the University of California in San Francisco). Available in German.