David Ojeda Diaz, DDS
Assistant Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Dr. David Ojeda received his D.D.S. in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2008 and completed the Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine program at the Xaverian University School of Dentistry in Colombia before returning to Caracas in private practice. In 2015, he completed an Oral Medicine & Orofacial Pain fellowship at the New York University College of Dentistry and later completed a residency in Oral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interest lies in the relationship and impact of oral health in systemic health, the integration of Medicine and Dentistry, Interprofessional Education, and behavioral sciences related to Medicine, Dentistry, and Education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Lightning Talk Description:  Background: As the US population ages, many older adults with dementia rely on family caregivers for health-related care and daily activities. Issues associated with caregiver burden in this setting are well-documented, including caregivers’ diminished quality of life and health. Strong interprofessional care is required to support family caregivers and maximize patient outcomes, and students must be prepared for this environment. Building upon the interprofessional education (IPE) literature demonstrating the effectiveness of simulation to advance…