Connecting Caries Risk Assessments and Cultural Awareness

CE Credits
1 hour

Assessing a patient’s risk for caries is a key component of preventive care that is critical to a patient’s overall health and well-being. Which assessment method is most effective? And how do you communicate risks in a way patients understand?

In this webinar, a collaboration between CareQuest Institute, Kansas City University, and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD), our expert panelists will discuss the CAMBRA — caries management by risk assessment — system and its benefits. They’ll also explore the role of coaching, motivational interviewing, and cultural humility to help identify and address patient risk factors — especially those outside of the dental office.

This is the second in a series of summer webinars on understanding, assessing, and managing caries — we invite you to attend one, two, or all three as your schedule allows!

Learning Objectives

  • Explain CAMBRA (caries management by risk assessment) and how providers can use it to assess a patient's risk for developing caries.
  • Discuss how coaching can help providers address risk factors they identify during caries conversations with patients.
  • Demonstrate how cultural humility and motivational interviewing can change patients’ oral hygiene habits in practice and community settings.


Erinne Kennedy, DMD, MPH, MMSc, Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Integrated Learning, College of Dental Medicine, Kansas City University


Francisco Ramos-Gomez, DDS, MS, MPH, Professor, Chair of the Division of Preventative and Restorative Sciences; Director, UCLA Center Children’s Oral Health; Director of UCLA Pediatric Dentistry Advanced Clinical Training Program

Rosa Chaviano-Moran, DMD, FICD, FCD, Immediate Past President Hispanic Dental Association and Associate Dean for Admissions, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

This webinar will be recorded.




CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
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. CareQuest Institute for Oral Health designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

Participating instructor(s) in this program have disclosed that they have the following financial arrangement or affiliation with the listed corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for or related to the content of this program/activity.

Erinne Kennedy DMD, MPH, MMSc,
CDC Grant CK20-2003 Recipient, HRSA ENRICH Grant
Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Francisco Ramos-Gomez, DDS, MS, MPH,
HRSA Grant
UCLA School of Dentistry