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
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.