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Integrating Social Determinants of Health into Dental Education

The role of social determinants of health (SDH) in the health professions is increasingly gaining attention. Social determinants of health are essential elements toward improving overall health while reducing health disparities. Despite this fact, the collection of data regarding SDH in patient care is episodic. Explore ways to incorporate SDH into your dental education curricula. This free, 30-minute webinar highlighted how one academic health center used an interprofessional, collaborative approach to educate students on the importance of SDH.

This discussion is a compliment to an upcoming Journal of Dental Education article titled, “Integrating Social Determinants of Health into Dental Education Curriculum: An Interprofessional Approach”.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discover opportunities to incorporate social determinants of health within dental education curricula
  2. Use the interprofessional team to incorporate social determinants of health when determining treatment
  3. Use clinical screening to gain insight on the effect of SDH on treatment and compliance with treatment
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 March 28, 2021. After fully completing the evaluation, participants of the webinar will have the opportunity to immediately 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 0.5 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.