Four Projects Aiming to Improve Population Oral Health

Four Projects Aiming to Improve Population Oral Health
CE Credits
1 hour

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, in collaboration with the American Public Health Association (APHA) Oral Health Section, presents a webinar that explores a mix of topics, including oral cancer, dental safety net programs, HPV prevention, and disparities among children with special health care needs. Four student winners of the Anthony Westwater Jong Population Oral Health Pre-Professional Award and the Caswell A. Evans Population Oral Health Post-Professional Award from AHPA will share short presentations on these important population health-themed topics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the utility of dental providers in HPV prevention efforts based on results from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey in 2015-2018.
  • Discuss how visualizing county level data can better target dental safety net programs for children.
  • Identify parental psychosocial factors and dental care disparities among children and adolescents with special health care needs.
  • Discuss racial and ethnic disparities within oral cancer among Asian American and non-Hispanic white adults aged 50 and younger.


Anjali Kumar, BDS, MPH, Chair, Oral Health Student Awards Committee, American Public Health Association


Arwa Z. Gazzaz, BDS, MPH, FRCD (C) PhD, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia

Wenyue Lu, ML PhD Candidate, Center for Asian Health, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

Megan Cloidt, DDS, MPH, University of Rochester Dental Public Health Residency Program, Jacobi Medical Center

Jorge Bernal, DDS, MPH, Dental Public Health Residency Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This webinar will be recorded.




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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between CareQuest Institute for Oral Health and American Public Health Association (APHA) Oral Health Section.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships: All participating instructors in this program have disclosed that they do not have any financial arrangement or affiliation with any commercial supporter, commercial products and/or provider of commercial services mentioned in this program/activity.