LGBTQIA+ Oral Health: Creating Inclusive Environments

CE Credits
1 hour

For many in the LGBTQIA+ community, navigating health care settings can be filled with anxiety and fear of discrimination, leading to a reluctance to seek care and worse oral health outcomes. What can oral health providers and professionals do to create more inclusive care settings for patients of all genders and sexualities?

Join CareQuest Institute and Community Catalyst for a webinar that will examine the experiences of LGBTQIA+ communities within the oral health system. Our expert panel will explain how to implement practice and program changes that respect and incorporate diverse identities and help improve health outcomes. They’ll also discuss specific policy opportunities to advance oral health equity.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze the unique challenges and oral health inequities faced by LGBTQIA+ communities and evaluate how these challenges impact overall health outcomes.
  • Identify personal and professional opportunities to advance LGBTQIA+ oral health equity within your practice or organization.
  • Apply inclusive language and best practices in daily patient interactions to create a supportive and welcoming environment for LGBTQIA+ individuals.


Kasey Wilson, MSW, Senior Policy Analyst, Community Catalyst


Alex Barrera, DDS, Director of Dentistry, Avenue 360 Health and Wellness

Harold Jennings Jr., RDH, MA, Associate Director, Plaza College

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.