February 18, 2009
The American Dental Association selected Dugoni School faculty member Dr. Ruchi Nijjar to co-host a video podcast program set for production in 2009. Nijjar was chosen from among 40 ADA members who submitted audition videos. The program will allow the ADA to connect with Internet users and cover a variety of oral health topics in an informal style. The goal is to appeal to viewers who increasingly turn to alternative media sources for health-related news.
The ADA House of Delegates approved a resolution in October 2008 to fund the production of this year-long educational series of video podcasts, which will begin appearing online later this year.
"I am excited about this opportunity to connect with the public. These entertaining yet informative podcasts will attract people who seek health information on the Web," said Nijjar. "We'll keep the podcasts light and fun, but they'll definitely provide much-needed accurate oral healthcare information that is so necessary online."
A 2004 graduate of the Dugoni School, Nijjar serves as the vice chair of the ADA Committee on the New Dentist. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she practices general dentistry in Fremont, Calif.
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