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Strengthening LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Dental Education

November 2 12:00 pm 1:30 pm CDT

Join us on November 2nd, 2021 for a workshop on LGBTQ+ inclusion in dental education. This will be a 1.5 hour workshop featuring a panel of speakers, audience engagement through Q&A, and small group breakout rooms. AIDPH will offer 1.5 CEUs for this workshop.  


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Title: Strengthening LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Dental Education

Continuing education units: 1.5

Abstract: This workshop will focus on the current landscape of LGTBQ+ inclusion within dental education programs. Dental professionals should be receiving educational guidance on supporting whole-health approaches to dental care for the LGBTQ+ community. Moreover, institutions of dental education should be creating an inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ students and faculty. Panelists will discuss how current and future clinicians can be culturally responsive to LGBTQIA+ patients, if and how LGBTQIA+ oral health topics are covered within dental education curriculum, and how LGBTQ+ students and faculty feel regarding inclusiveness within their programs. Participants will be able to provide comments and questions throughout the panel for discussions. When the panel concludes, participants will break into small groups to discuss learnings and areas of activation.

Learning Objectives:

1. Evaluate current dental school curricula regarding LGBTQIA+ patient and educator inclusion.

2. Examine dental education environments and how they facilitate effective LGBTQ+ patient engagement.

3. Identify opportunities to improve LGBTQIA+ inclusion within institutions of dental education.



Meet the Speakers

Dr. Dan Walker (they/them)

Dr. Dan Walker (they/them) is a queer, non-binary, Filipinx-American currently practicing dentistry as a dental resident in Los Angeles, CA. Dan is constantly seeking ways of making dentistry more inclusive of and accessible to all people. Their main passion is pursuing oral health equity for the LGBTQ+ community, especially QTBIPOC communities. At the heart of Dan’s personal and professional life is relationship building, which they value both inside and outside of the dental operatory walls. They greatly appreciate meeting new people and forming deep, meaningful connections, which they feel is an essential and sacred part of building community and caring for others. Dan continues to live and stand in gratitude for those who have come before, those who are here now, and those who will come after. They hope to continue laboring for the sake of safety, dignity, and belonging as an act of love for those they have met, will meet, or never will.
Dr. Scott Howell (he/him)
Dr. Scott Howell (he/him) came out when he was 14 years old. But he knew he was different than most of those around him when he was much younger. Now, as an educator at A.T. Still University, he is working to help his students understand how a whole person approach to healthcare is crucial to the well being of their patients. Working with his colleagues, he conducted a pilot project on how to best prepare students to work with the LGBTQ+ community and continues to share his own story about being a gay man with his students and colleagues. He believes that visibility is crucial in breaking down stereotypes, biases, and prejudice.
Dr. Maria Inglehart (she/her)
Dr. Marita R. Inglehart is a Professor of Dentistry in the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at the University of Michigan – School of Dentistry and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan – College of Literature, Science and the Arts (LSA) in Ann Arbor, MI. In her current position, Dr. Inglehart explores the role of education in creating patient-centered and culturally aware future dentists and dental hygienists who appreciate the value of interprofessional education and care and embrace their civic responsibility as dental care providers. Dr. Inglehart has served as the only Associate Editor for the Journal of Dental Education, the official journal of the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), for the past 8 years. She chaired the Behavioral Science section of ADEA twice in the past and served as a consultant to ADEA on various occasions. She currently serves on the NIDCR – Secondary Data Analysis Review Board and is a Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science (APS).
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 1.0 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.


November 2
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CDT

Virtual Event

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

The American Institute of Dental Public Health