This *interactive on demand webinar provides the dental healthcare professional with insight to healthcare disparities and identify ways with which we can address patients concerns and encourage the need for effective treatment.
Participants will discover how to recognize the cues, critical in healthcare decisions and values, that impact the treatment and care of patients. This subject serves to promote team cohesiveness in regards to self-awareness, attitudes, beliefs, biases, and behaviors. A variety of teaching methods to engage the participants are used. Check with your state for requirements and CE credit acceptance.
Course objectives: Upon course completion participants will:
- Recognize issues related to cultural competency and oral healthcare
- Define the benefits of providing culturally and verbally appropriate oral health care and treatment planning
- Implement appropriate practice management and effective communication strategies related to cultural competency
- Identify barriers to effective communication
- Articulate how effective communication skills and styles can affect the ability to promote culturally diverse oral health services and acceptance
Original date: 6/2/21, Expiry date: 6/1/24
Speaker: Cathie Collier, RDH, B.Ed, MS, received her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene Education from the Fones School at the University of Bridgeport, where she later served as DH Clinical Coordinator. Her master’s degree is in Health and Healing. She is a clinical instructor at Goodwin College and Emergency Care Institute at Bridgeport Hospital.
Disclosures: The speaker has nothing to disclose related to this topic
Disclaimers: As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowledge in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/2021– 12/31/2025). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/24). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry.
This webinar is designated for the CEUs as indicated. Check your state’s CE regulations for course acceptance.
*Interactivity provided with PLS’s Ask the Speaker feature included with recorded webinars.