Nuestra Sonrisa Hispana: Exploring Disparities in Hispanic Oral Health

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Nuestra Sonrisa Hispana: Exploring Disparities in Hispanic Oral Health
CE Credits
1 hour

The goal for any oral health professional is to provide excellent, culturally competent care that leads to better health outcomes for patients. One critical step toward achieving that goal is understanding different cultures.

Kicking off 2022 National Hispanic Heritage Month, join CareQuest Institute and the Hispanic Dental Association for a webinar on how to provide better and more culturally appropriate care for Latino and Hispanic patients. Our expert panel will share personal stories, research, and demographics behind the common disparities facing patients today. They’ll also discuss how the dental community can be allies to these (and all) populations.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the differences between Hispanic and Latino populations.
  • Summarize the research revealing the oral health disparities facing Hispanic and Latino communities.
  • Discuss how and why to provide culturally competent care.
  • Identify the importance of diversity and inclusion in the dental profession and how to incorporate them into your workplace.

Moderator & Presenter

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


Amber Lovatos, RDH, BSDH, MAADH, "The Latina RDH" Founder of Latin RDH, Un Cuento De Dos Higienistas Podcast Host, & Smiles Por Vida Children's Book Author

Eugenio Beltran, DMD, MPH, DrPH, Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology and Health Promotion, New York University College of Dentistry

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) by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

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