Examining History, Shaping the Future: Elevating Black Voices in Oral Health Care

CE Credits
1 hour

The pressing need to increase representation and equity in dental education and practice has never been greater.

Join us for a timely webinar, created in partnership with the National Dental Association, to recognize Black History Month and spotlight the crucial contributions Black dental professionals make within their communities.

Panelists will offer insights through the lens of public health equity, highlighting the significant progress and ongoing challenges in providing optimal care to Black communities. They will also discuss actionable strategies to enhance representation, education, and health care outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the challenges and barriers Black communities face in accessing oral health care.
  • Apply strategies to enhance cultural humility and equity in any dental setting.
  • Analyze historical events and data to identify potential improvements within public policy and oral health equity.


Eleanor Fleming, PhD, DDS, MPH, Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Clinical Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Dentistry, Department of Dental Public Health Diplomate, American Board of Dental Public Health


Caswell A Evans Jr., DDS, MPH, Professor Emeritus, Pediatric Dentistry, Prevention and Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago College of Dentistry

Nicole Cheek, DDS, President, National Dental Association

Jeanne Sinkford, DDS, PhD, DSc, Associate Executive Director, American Dental Education Association

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.

All participating instructors in this program have disclosed that they do not have any financial arrangement or affiliation with the listed persons or entity(ies) offering financial support, products, and/or services mentioned or related to the content of this program/activity.