The Other Side of the Drill: Whose Story is It Anyway? with Dr. Lisa Simon
From Laurel Graham
Dr. Simon believes" that encouraging providers to develop narratives as part of their practice is an effective means of improving whole patient care. I especially believe that the introduction of this format to dentists in training can be particularly beneficial; students’ empathy and coping skills both increase through the reflection process necessary for the generation of narrative."-JADA Excerpt from Whose Story Is It, Anyway?
Related resource: Journal of the Dental Humanities (Open Access)
Lisa Simon MD DMD is a physician and dentist at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School. She has been involved in the implementation of innovative medical-dental integration projects embedded in community health centers, Harvard’s dental clinic, and the hospital inpatient setting, and has developed oral health curricula for medical providers at all phases of training and practice. She has published about the separation of dentistry and medicine in journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Dental Association and Health Affairs, and was the recipient of the 2019 David Whiston Leadership Award from the ADA and was named the 2020 “Woman to Watch” by the Lucy Hobbs Taylor Award for women in dentistry. She is currently a faculty affiliate of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care and a resident physician in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.