April 12, 2023 from 11:00 am to Noon CT | Focusing Upstream: Financial Impacts of COVID-19 on the Oral Health Workforce | Register here
In October 2022, AIDPH expanded its research to explore changes in workforce trends between dental providers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Results from that analyses revealed concerning trends in a declining dental workforce with significant economic implications both federally and in individual states. Shortly after, In December 2022, we contributed to a study about dental businesses titled “Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) COVID-19 relief funding for veteran-, minority-, and women- owned dental businesses: A cross-sectional study.” This study’s results indicated that dental businesses owned by veterans, minorities, and women were less likely to receive PPP funding and loan forgiveness, on average, compared with non-minority groups.
As part of this webinar we’ll look at the intersection of these two studies for “lessons learned” about how healthcare and government systems can better anticipate and manage stressors on those who need to provide support and care, especially to disparately impacted groups. Questions that will be addressed include: What didn’t work well? What could we do better? How do we allocate resources in a way that changes factors upstream? CEUs will be offered.
After attending this webinar, participants will:
- Define changes in workforce trends between dental providers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Explore lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic for supporting the workforce
- Develop best practices for anticipating and managing stressors on care providers in the current environment and future
The webinar will feature a panel of experts and follow a Q&A format.
- Annaliese Cothron, DHSc, MS, CPH, AIDPH Executive Director
- Sean Boynes, DMD, VP of Government Growth & Innovation at Avesis
- Helen Hawkey, RDH PHDHP, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health
- Elizabeth Alpert, DDS, MPH, School of Dental Medicine, Harvard University
Please register here for this interactive and engaging webinar, and invite others that you think would benefit from attending.
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.