The idea of creating a more humanistic and culturally
competent dental school environment is highlighted in the Commission on Dental
Accreditation’s (CODA) Accreditation Standards for Dental Education Programs. Yet,
many LGBTQ students face obstacles that can hinder their successful
admission, matriculation and persistence in dental school. Deans, faculty,
admissions officers and other school employees must understand these challenges
to foster a more inclusive school setting that enables success for all
students. Gallup recently reported that 8.1% of millennials identify as being
members of the LGBTQ community. Because the millennial generation comprises
the largest cohort of students applying to dental school and entering the
dental workforce, it is imperative that dental school communities explore ways
to create a more inclusive and equitable environment.
Join us for an exploratory discussion on fostering safe and open environments for LGBTQ students. This webinar, co-sponsored by the ADEA Access, Diversity and Inclusion Portfolio and the ADEA Gay-Straight Alliance Section, will identify challenges faced by LGBTQ students and explain why supporting these students is important for the advancement of dental education.
Session speakers share their experiences in creating a climate of inclusiveness for LGBTQ students within their institutions and provide tips for creating a more equitable environment.
- Explain why supporting LGBTQ students, faculty, staff and persons needing care is an important topic for dental education.
- Examine terminology accepted by members of the LGBTQ community.
- Identify student life challenges and barriers faced by members of the LGBTQ community within dental education.
- Discuss best practices to improve cultural competence and ways to support LGBTQ students throughout their dental education experience.
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 Aug. 30, 2021. 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.