April 7, 2017

Lecture Course
Career Transition Program: Practice to Academics

Jeffery L. Hicks, D.D.S.

Over the past 20 years, departing dental school and dental hygiene faculty primarily have been replaced by first-time recruits into academic dentistry who are concluding their private practice, military dentistry or public health careers and entering education as a career transition. Although enthusiastic about university life as a change of direction, these "career transitionals" often have limited teaching experience and minimal exposure to the academic environment.

This one-day program is intended for dental and dental hygiene private practitioners, military and public health personnel who wish to explore a transition into academia. Conference topics include: understanding academic culture, academic responsibilities, terms of employment, compensation and benefits, career planning, and job search / interviewing. Instructors for the Career Transition Program include UTHSCSA Dental School faculty who have transitioned from the private practice, military and public health sectors into dental educational positions. Conference participation is limited to 20 individuals.

• Promote understanding of, and interest in, academic careers
• Enhance practitioners' awareness of the educational environment, academic jobs, terms of employment, and compensation and benefits
• Facilitate practitioners' preparation for dental educator roles and responsibilities
• Enhance practitioners capacity to identify open faculty positions, prepare resumes and participate successfully in job interviews.

Jeffery L. Hicks, D.D.S., obtained his dental degree from UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistryin 1979. He completed a General Practice Residency at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Admin Hospital in San Antonio, TX in 1980. He has served in a variety of roles for the Dental School. He has been: predoctoral preclinical and clinical faculty, postdoctoral didactic and clinical faculty, Director of both the Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry and the Advanced Education in General Practice Residency program. He has also served as Chair of the Department of Hospital Dentistry at the Health Science Centers University Hospital. As Director of the Postdoctoral General Dentistry Division and of both the Advanced General Dentistry clinic at the Dental School and of the Hospital Dentistry Clinic at University Hospital, he managed clinics, budgets and a cadre of over 40 faculty and other personnel.

Dr. Hicks lately has concentrated on obtaining federal training grants. With 10 grants received, he has secured over $10 million in federal funds in the past five years.

Check-in: 8:30 AM
Program: Friday, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM

Center for Oral Health Care and Research
8210 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX 78229

Individual: $49.50

CREDIT (Course Code: 160223A)
AGD Code 556 Hours 7



What is Needed and Where, Who Is Needed, How to Prepare for an Academic Career,Search
and Apply
, What Teachers Need to Know, Hiring, Negotiation, What Teaching Programs Do
or Do Not Do Well
, Applying for Academic Jobs plus more!

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under D86HP24480, Faculty Development
in General, Pediatric and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene, $2.5 million, 100% federally
funded. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be
construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA,
HHS or the U.S. Government.

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