Being healthy is about more than seeing a doctor or dentist. In fact, access to clinical care accounts for just 10-20% of a person's overall health. The rest is shaped by external conditions - where they live and work, how much money they make, their position in the community.

This no-cost CE opportunity will engage participants in thinking critically about the definition of equity, its characteristics, and its relationship to oral health care outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and describe "equity" as it relates to oral health.
  2. Understand the role oral health providers play in promoting oral health equity in Arizona.
  3. Identify ways to promote equity in your practice and community.

Target Audience:  Oral Health Professionals, Nurses, and Other Clinicians, 

Duration:  1 hour

Continuing Education Information:  1.0 hr CE credit for Dental Public Health

Format: Webinar

Live Webinar date:  September 17, 2021

Presenter(s):  Erica Maxwell

Ms. Erica Maxwell served as the first Associate Superintendent of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the Arizona Department of Education. In her education tenure, Maxwell has served as a school administrator, adjunct faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College and as a faculty associate at Arizona State University. Maxwell is a co-founder of the annual Arizona Multicultural Education Conference. She also facilitated a series of community book discussions for Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. Maxwell was appointed to the Arizona Juvenile Justice Commission, serves on the City of Chandler’s Human Relations Commission, and is a board member for Children’s Action Alliance and Children’s Museum of Phoenix.

Skill Level: Beginner
Level 1: No
Level 2: No
Level 3: No