Qualifying Examination Preparation Course 2022

The Qualifying Examination Prep Course will be virtual in 2022. After reviewing the survey results from both residents and Program Directors, The Academy decided this was the best decision for this year. There will be more details in the coming weeks about the specifics of the virtual QE Prep, including dates, registration and format. Any questions please contact Senior Meetings, Exhibits, and Sponsorship Manager Colleen Bingle, cbingle@aapd.org 

Meet the Speakers for the  Qualifying Examination Preparation Course

This course will be presented by leading educators and clinicians who will review subjects and materials included in the board examination.

  • Course Chair

    Dr. Travis Nelson

    We are delighted to share that Dr. Travis Nelson will be the new Course Chair for the Qualifying Examination Prep Course. Dr. Nelson has been a speaker for this course since the beginning of the course in 2019 and will begin this  new role  in 2022. Dr. Travis Nelson is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington, and he maintains privileges at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

  • Course Speaker

    Dr. Elise Sarvas

    Dr. Elise Sarvas will be the new faculty speaker joining Drs. Law and Yepes. We are excited to have Dr. Sarvas bring her expertise to this course!  Dr. Elise Watson Sarvas is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry. She currently serves as the pre-doctoral program director and teaches pre-doctoral dental students, dental therapy students, dental hygiene students, and pediatric dental residents at the University of Minnesota.

  • Course Speaker

    Dr. Juan F. Yepes

    Dr. Juan Yepes has been one of the original speakers since the beginning of the course in 2019. We are thankful for his wealth of knowledge and sharing it with the community. Dr. Yepes is a professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Indiana University School of Dentistry and an attending at Riley Children Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Course Speaker

    Dr. Clarice L. Law

    Dr. Clarice Law has been another of the original speakers since the beginning of the course in 2019. Dr. Law’s dedication to this course is much appreciated. Clarice S. Law, DMD, MS is a Clinical Professor in the Sections of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics at UCLA School of Dentistry.