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Analyzing and Combatting Bias in Dental Hygiene Care
Analyzing and Combatting Bias in Dental Hygiene Care

Speakers: Emily A. Ludwig, RDH, MSDH, Jessica Suedbeck, RDH, MSDH

Program Track: Professional Development

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce dental hygiene participants to the constructs of explicit and implicit biases. Evidence-based research studies will be used to assess the implications of biases in healthcare delivery. Participants will also utilize assessment tools such as the Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale and Implicit Associations test for self-evaluation in an effort to recognize individual biases. By attending this presentation, participants will increase knowledge of best practices in combatting biases to increase quality dental hygiene care to diverse patient populations. *Note: This course offers a closed-captioned option as well as auto-translated subtitles in 10 languages.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define explicit and implicit bias.
  • Compare and contrast explicit and implicit bias.
  • Discuss the impact of bias on dental hygiene patient care.
  • Identify means to self-assess implicit bias.
  • Recognize ways to manage implicit bias.

CE Credit Hours: 1.5

Original Date of Session: July 8, 2023

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is designated as an approved provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHADH (Jan. 1, 2024–Dec. 31, 2024). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association is an approved provider of dental continuing education as recognized by the Dental Board of California, Provider #5238.

Discounted member price: 35.00
You could save: 46.2%