Taking Action to Advance Anti-Racism in Dental Public Health

Taking Action to Advance Anti-Racism in Dental Public Health
Webinar Date
CE Credits
1 hour

Racism is irrefutably a public health crisis. What can the dental community do to find solutions for its industry?

On the heels of a special issue of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, a distinguished panel of experts will come together to discuss that question and the topic of anti-racism in a CareQuest Institute webinar on July 21 at 1 p.m. ET. The experts, all authors within the issue, will examine several topics, including the effects of racism and discrimination, anti-racism solutions for education and research, and anti-racist solutions for practice, advocacy, and workforce. After short presentations that explore select articles from the issue, the five speakers will engage in a roundtable discussion focused on anti-racist solutions for dental public health.

Learning Objectives

  • Reflect on the impact racism has on the oral health of communities in the US.
  • Assess opportunities to improve data collection infrastructure to better advance oral health equity.
  • Discuss strategies to improve the inclusivity of marginalized and underrepresented groups, such as Black men, in anti-racism work.
  • Evaluate opportunities to support underrepresented racially and ethnically diverse faculty.


Eleanor Fleming, PhD, DDS, MPH, FICD, Assistant Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Maryland School of Dentistry


Pamela Alston, DDS, MPP, FACD, Immediate Past President, National Dental Association and Founding Director, Diverse Dental Society

Patrick Smith, DMD, MPH, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago College of Dentistry

Jill Boylston Herndon, PhD, Managing Member and Principal Consultant, Key Analytics and Consulting, LLC

Sonya Smith, EdD, JD, Chief Diversity Officer, American Dental Education Association

This webinar will be recorded.




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All participating instructors in this program have disclosed that they do not have the following 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.