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Implicit Bias in the Dental and Allied Dental Student Experience

Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases, which encompass both favorable and unfavorable assessments of others, are activated generally without awareness and are often based on characteristics such as race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and appearance.

How can implicit bias affect you? Science has shown that implicit bias can actually impact clinical decision-making and how students relate to one another. This free webinar will discuss implicit and unconscious bias within dental education and explore how to address it at both the individual and institutional levels.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the science behind implicit bias.
  • Explain the impact of implicit bias in the dental and allied dental student experience.
  • Describe strategies to address implicit bias on the individual and instructional levels.
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 Oct. 8, 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.