Episode 82: The Dental Handoff to Anthony Palatta, DDS!
In this week's episode, Dr. Kelly hands off to Anthony Palatta, DDS!
Anthony Palatta is a healthcare education consultant and coach who aims to strengthen compassion in healthcare by guiding educators and learners towards the cultivation and implementation of a person-centered approach to delivering care. He specializes in helping leaders in health professions education identify key drivers in the system that are creating barriers to effectively achieving “Institutional Wellbeing”
Recently, Dr. Palatta completed his certificate coursework in restorative justice at the University of San Diego and is applying his expertise to introduce community building circles into health education as an authentic tool to further develop in students, staff & faculty, their empathy, accountability, compassion, teamwork, and most important, self-compassion.
Prior to his current work, Dr. Anthony Palatta was the Chief Learning Officer at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) in Washington, DC. where he led the ADEA Commission on Change and Innovation in Dental Education (ADEA CCI) and well as all professional development programing and national meetings. Prior to that appointment, Dr. Palatta was the dean for Student Affairs, Admissions and Financial Aid at New York University, College of Dentistry (NYUCD).
He received his DDS from NYUCD after which he practiced clinical dentistry both in private practice and in a community hospital setting focused on the health needs of the LGBTQIA community. In addition to his administrative duties, Dr. Palatta also held a faculty position in clinical oral medicine and pathology, led the student judicial office, and developed cultural awareness and unconscious bias programming for dental students.
Dr. Palatta is certified in organizational development and change management from Georgetown University, restorative justice, and life coaching, as well as the use of assessment tools for emotional intelligence and intercultural development.
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