Dr. Cibirka is a dental faculty member, as well as an internationally recognized speaker and author that has previously held positions at the University of Detroit and University of Michigan before assuming roles of increasing responsibility at Georgia Regents University. He is a member of numerous national and international dental organizations.
"On behalf of the more than 85 reviewers of the Academic Advisory Board, we welcome Dr. Cibirka to THE NEXT DDS and look forward to his leadership of the Dean’s Council,” said Stephen E. Sweeney, Chairman of Next Media Group. “Under his stewardship we are confident the Dean’s Council will create opportunities for faculty engagement and expand the utility of THE NEXT DDS throughout the university sector.”
THE NEXT DDS dental student community has swelled to over 8,000 members since its March 5, 2011 launch at the Annual Session of the American Student Dental Association. As Chair of its Dean’s Council, Dr. Cibirka will collaborate with a select group of distinguished dental leaders and educators to enhance educational learning outcomes using the newly revised THE NEXT DDS as an integral resource.
“Today’s dynamic learning environment requires key partnerships to ensure access to quality content, value, timely development, and implementation for optimal student and faculty engagement” remarked Cibirka. “I look forward to collaborating with the Council members as we explore the technology and capacity of THE NEXT DDS to optimize student and faculty engagement, generate superior learning outcomes and improving overall faculty productivity.”
Dr. Cibirka will also oversee several student-facing activities, including the formation of a national Student Advisory Board to expand student participation within THE NEXT DDS. Next Media Group is proud to welcome Dr. Cibirka to the growing consortium of leading dental associations, manufacturers, and academicians who have banded together in support of the nation’s dental students via www.thenextdds.com and wishes him much success in his new appointment.
Next Media Group Inc.
In March 2011, Next Media Group, Inc. launched THE NEXT DDS web portal, a unique educational resource serving as an adjunct to the university training of today’s dental students. For additional information, please visit www.thenextdds.com or follow Next Media Group Public Relations on Twitter @TheNMG.