Dental professionals value the role that diversity contributes to society. Diversity has evolved and includes more than race and ethnicity. Many diverse populations are underserved or overlooked. There are a number of populations that have growing evidence of health disparities. Dental professionals must prepare themselves for the future of diversity and develop strategies to provide the best patient-centered care.*
Define diversity and its contribution to the patient perception
Discuss unique subsets of the populations that are often overlooked
Identify challenges that face unique populations
Describe cultural competence and its implication to the dental process of care
Identify strategies that will promote cultural and linguistically competent care
"I’ve taken Jasmin Haley ‘s course on LGBTQ and it’s excellent! 👏 I have put into practice some of the techniques and courtesies I learned in this class which I wouldn’t have known otherwise. I’m grateful for this course. A must take! ... The biggest thing I learned in your course was on preferred pronouns and I used that knowledge right away. I felt really comfortable interacting with my patient because I had learned about the LGBTQ culture. My patient seemed relieved that I didn’t question their preferences."
In 2014, initially this course was presented as a panel discussion at a community college dental hygiene program because of the lack of training within the dental hygiene curriculum for the advancement of diversity training; particularly with patients in the LGBTQ community. Jasmin has treated and educated the LGBTQ community extensively with her involvement with the HIV/AIDS community. Her primary focus is to promote cultural sensitivity and cultural humility.
Jasmin Haley, RDH, MSDH, CDA, is the Founder of Beyond the Prophy® and Co-founder of MOMgienist®. She is an expert on HIV/AIDS, an advocate for the opioid epidemic, and crusader for cultural sensitivity in the dental industry. Jasmin is the executive producer/creator of the MOMgienists Podcast and Beyond the Prophy Podcast. She is an adjunct faculty member at Howard Community College and educational consultant for an HIV/AIDS program at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine. She is a proud member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, National Dental Hygiene Association, American Dental Hygienists Association, and American Dental Education Association. Jasmin was recently nationally recognized as a 2018 Sunstar/RDH award recipient.
This course contains five (5) video modules with a resource handout. The course concludes with a course survey and graded assessment.
Once the assessment is completed for the entire series, you will submit your course completion form and your CE certificate will be provided to you in electronic form.
When you have successfully completed all assessments for the entire course, you will be granted 2 continuing education credits.
AGD PACE certification does not guarantee acceptance by the dental hygiene licensure board. You will need to verify acceptance with your own state licensure board. Each states requirements are different.
Send us over an email at [email protected] and we will get back to you within 24-48 hours. We will make sure to assist you in a timely fashion.
You will have access to this program for 180 days.