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2022 National Day of Racial Healing for the Oral Health Community

January 18 11:00 am 12:00 pm CST

Join AIDPH, AAPHD, OPEN, and the APHA Oral Health Section on January 18th as we host activities for a day of racial healing in the oral health community, aligned with the NATIONAL DAY OF RACIAL HEALING SPONSORED BY THE KELLOGG FOUNDATION.

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Title: 2022 National Day of Racial Healing for the Oral Health Community

1 Continuing Education Credit Available

Abstract: The oral health workforce in all sectors (e.g. nonprofit, academia, clinical, etc.) is still predominantly White, promulgating inequity in both workforce representation and health outcomes. The lack of representation of historically minoritized people infiltrates patient care and oral health outcomes. Policy action to address systemic racism can create inroads to racial equity and healing both for oral health professionals and the patients they serve. Knowing these disparities and lived experiences exist, how do we advance racial healing in the oral health community? Dr. Eleanor Fleming and Dr. Julie Reynolds will unpack systemic racism and provide opportunities to address within oral health policy. After providing strategic recommendations that advance racial equity and address overlapping inequity in oral health, attendees can ask questions and engage in interactive moderated discussion with the panelists. Attendees are encouraged to attend the National Day of Racial Healing after this event and review materials provided by the national sponsor.


Learning Objectives:

1.Evaluate systemic influences that both facilitate and impede oral health equity.

2. Analyze opportunities to apply policy responses to oral health disparities.

3.Explore inroads to racial healing for both personal and professional work within oral health.


Meet the Speakers


Dr. Eleanor Fleming is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health. She earned her dental degree from Meharry Medical College, completed her dental public health residency at Boston University, and earned her PhD from Vanderbilt University. She completed additional post-graduate training as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer where she investigated disease outbreaks and conducted studies to promote health equity. Over the course of her career, she has developed subject matter expertise on infectious and chronic disease epidemiology, and previously served as the dental epidemiologist overseeing the Oral Health Component of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. She has been the principal investigator on a number of studies and has informed public health surveillance at state, national, and international levels. She holds leadership positions in the American Association of Public Health Dentistry and the American Public Health Association, where she completed a term on the APHA Science Board; she was also actively involved in the National Dental Association serving on its Coronavirus Task Force.


Dr. Julie Reynolds is a board-certified specialist in Dental Public Health and her research is focused on aspects of access and quality of dental care, including Medicaid policy, dental workforce, dental quality measurement and improvement, and teledentistry. At the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, she teaches dental students about public health dentistry and teaches in the graduate program in Dental Public Health. She is also a practicing dentist and provides clinical care to patients in the Faculty General Practice clinic at the College of Dentistry.




This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP). Event participants can earn up to 1.5 continuing education hours. To receive continuing education credit, participants must attend the session and complete the required evaluation forms. Participants submitting required evaluation forms will receive verification stating credits earned upon completion of all requirements as instructed by each accrediting institution.
All participating faculty, planners, and providers are expected to disclose to the conference planners and audience any significant financial interest or other relationship with:
1. the manufacturer of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation, and
2. any commercial supporters of the activity.

The American Institute of Dental Public Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. The 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 boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the ADA CERP at www.ADA.org/CERP.


January 18
11:00 am – 12:00 pm CST


APHA Oral Health Section

Virtual Event

San Antonio, TX 78251 United States
The American Institute of Dental Public Health

The American Institute of Dental Public Health