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Social Determinants of Health: Importance for #DentalEd Faculty


Social determinants of health (SDH) impact the overall health and well-being of the entire population. It is imperative to educate future health care professionals about the importance of non-medical components of a person’s life, so they may provide more appropriate and effective treatment for culturally, racially and socioeconomically diverse populations.

Join us in this free webinar as we discuss how dental educators can use a conceptual framework of SDH within the dental curricula.

Note: This webinar is a complement to the upcoming Journal of Dental Education article, “An Adapted Framework for Incorporating the Social Determinants of Health Into Predoctoral Dental Education Curriculum.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of SDH in assessing overall health.
  • Describe the adapted conceptual framework for incorporating SDH into the predoctoral dental education curriculum.
  • Identify methods to incorporate SDH into dental basic science and clinical dental education curriculum.
CE Information

The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by Feb. 20, 2022. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.

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.

All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.00 continuing education credit.


  • Tamanna Tiwari, M.D.S., M.P.H., B.D.S.

    Dr. Tiwari is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Dentistry and Population Health, and Associate Director, Center for Oral Disease Prevention and Population Health Research, at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. She earned her B.D.S. and M.D.S. at Bharati Vidyapeeth University and her M.P.H. from New York University. Her research is in the area of social determinants of oral health and oral health behavior change, for which she received grants from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the Colgate Award for Research Excellence. She has extensively published and presented her research at national and international meetings.

February 20, 2019
Wed 12:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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