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The New Title IX Regulations and the #MeToo Movement in Dental Education


Incidents of campus stalking, sexual assault, interpersonal violence, and gender-based harassment have increasingly been the subject of news reports, billion-dollar settlements, and discussion in recent years. Internal and external drivers, along with social movements, such as MeToo, Times Up, the Weinstein/Cosby effect, and concern about the previous administration’s Title IX guidance, are also impacting campus communities with calls for greater accountability. National discussions regarding the new Title IX Regulations by the U.S. Department of Education has spurred much debate within higher education. Title IX is a US federal law that states that no person in the United States should be discriminated against on the basis of sex in any educational programs or activities that receive federal funding. For Canada, Title IX is similar to the Canadian Human Rights Act and Bill 132: The Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act, which protects employees and students from sexual harassment.

This session focuses on the anticipated impact of the new Title IX regulations on dental education and higher education communities. Examples of best practices related to the implementation of the new Title IX regulations and sexual harassment prevention will be highlighted.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how MeToo, Times Up, and the Weinstein/Cosby factors are affecting dental education and our communities;
  • Identify the anticipated impact of the new Title IX regulations on our campuses;
  • Describe campus best practices related to the implementation of the new Title IX regulations and sexual harassment prevention.

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 webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by June 1, 2023. 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.

The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.

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.


  • Sonya G Smith, J.D., Ed.D.

    Chief Diversity Officer, ADEA

  • Herminio Perez, D.MD, M.B.A.

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Dental Medicine

  • Pamela Zarkowski, J.D.

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

  • Sara Gordon, D.D.S., M.S.

    University of Washington School of Dentistry

  • Patricia L Blanton D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

    Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Science, Baylor/ TAMUS College of Dentistry
    Past Dean, MUSC JBECDM

June 1, 2020
Mon 12:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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