Elena Riccio Leach, DDS, MS
Assistant Professor/Clinical
School of Dentistry, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dr. Riccio Leach, DDS, MS, was a practicing dentist and Orthodontics specialist in Italy for 16 years before coming to the United States and receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree as international dentist at UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry in 2016. She is Assistant Professor/Clinical at the UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry. She is responsible for the clinical instruction of dental students in their patient care activities, and for introductory clinical courses to pre-clinical students. Dr. Riccio Leach practices as a provider at the UT Dentistry Faculty Practice Clinic.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: The Quality Enhancement Plan at UT Health San Antonio, Linking Interprofessional Networks for Collaboration (LINC), serves as the institutional blueprint for transforming campus-wide interprofessional education (IPE). A key component of this plan includes cultivating knowledge and skills in faculty and staff to increase IPE opportunities for learners. The LINC Faculty and Staff Development Program was launched in Fall 2020 to achieve this goal. Design/Methodology: This program included three synchronous online workshops. The first workshop provided a broad overview of IPE…