Dental Informatics and Dental Research   Conference, June 12-13, 2003: Making the Connection
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Conference Attendee - Details

Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD

Assistant Professor and Director

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine>

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Research Interests:
  • Dental informatics
  • Adaptive hypermedia
  • Educational software
  • Distance education
  • Computer-supported collaborative work
  • Software engineering
  • Self-maintaining Web-based resources
Current Projects:

Adaptive Hypermedia for Dental Professionals.

Dental Informatics Conference.

Computing in Dentistry.

Selected Publications:

Spallek, H, Pilcher, E, Lee, J, Schleyer, T, Evaluation of Web-based Dental CE-Courses. Journal of Dental Education 2002: Vol 66 (3), 2002: 393-404.

Schleyer, T, Spallek, H, An Evaluation of Five Dental Internet Portals. Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), Vol. 133(2), February 2002: 204- 212.

Schleyer, T, Spallek, H, Dental informatics: A cornerstone for dental practice. Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), Vol. 132, May 2001: 605-613.

Spallek, H., Berthold, P., Shanley, D.B., Attstrom, R.: Distance education for dentists: Improving the quality of online instruction. The American Journal of Distance Education. Vol 14(2), 2000: 49-59.

Spallek H., Schleyer T.: Educational implications for copyright in a digital world. Journal of Dental Education Vol 63 (9), 1999: 673-681.

Spallek H., Schleyer T.: Internet basics. Journal of the American College of Dentists, Vol. 66(2), 1999: 6-15.

Spallek, H., Spallek, G.: The efficient use of medical/scientific Internet resources (German). Der Ophthalmologe, Journal of the German Ophthalmologic Society, August 1999: (in print)

Schleyer, T., Spallek, H., Torres-Urquidy M.: A profile of current Internet users in dentistry. Journal of the American Dental Association. Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), Vol. 129, December 1998: 1748-1753.

Spallek, H., Freigang, B.: Effective research with the internet. [Article in German] Laryngo-Rhino-Otol 77 (1998): 347-351.

Schleyer, T., Spallek, H., Arsalam, M.: Dental resources on the World Wide Web. MD Comput 1998 July 15(4): 252-255.