State of Oral Health Equity in America: COVID-19, Vaccines, and Teledentistry

Webinar Date
CE Credits
1 hour

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health designed and commissioned a survey in early 2021 to understand Americans’ attitudes, experiences, and behaviors on oral health care during COVID-19. This webinar is the first of two webinars that focuses on the findings from the survey around oral health inequities, COVID-19 vaccination efforts by oral health care providers, and teledentistry experiences and access. We will present opportunities and solutions, both immediately and long term, to help those that are most disproportionally affected by the pandemic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the national findings and trends on the impact of COVID-19 on the oral health access, symptoms, and coverage.
  • Recognize why dentists are an untapped resource for COVID-19 vaccination and how they can be utilized in primary prevention efforts.
  • Understand the emerging opportunities teledentistry can provide for those with a lack of access to care beyond COVID-19.
  • Discuss strategies being planned and implemented, both short and long term, to address inequities in oral health care and access.


  • Eric P. Tranby, PhD, Data & Impact Manager, Analytics & Evaluation, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health


  • Abigail Kelly, MS, Biostatistician, Analytics and Evaluation, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
  • Megan Cloidt, DDS, MPH, Scientific Writer & Communication Consultant, New York City Health + Hospitals, Jacobi Medical Center        
  • Caroline McLeod, RDH, MS, Manager, Value-Based Solutions, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health

Recording will be made available.