Joseph Gambacorta, DDS
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Gambacorta currently serves as the associate dean for clinical affairs and is a clinical associate professor at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. He is also the co-faculty director of Buffalo Outreach and Community (BOCA), a School of Dental Medicine organization dedicated to providing care to underserved areas.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Assessing Collaborative Practice Skill Retention and Restoration in Dental Medicine Students Across Interprofessional Forums
Dental medicine students often rate Interprofessional (IP) educational experiences as a lower priority for their curriculum than peers in other health professions. This may be due to the lack of exposure to other professions in standard dental medicine curricula. This study investigates trends in perceived interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) skills among third-year dental medicine students participating in two exposure level experiences with students from other professions across a large academic health center. Two cohorts of D3 dental medicine students (2018-2019 and 2019-2020)…