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Central Component Meeting- "Speak Spanglish? Cultural Considerations in Dentistry"

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Central Component Meeting- "Speak Spanglish? Cultural Considerations in Dentistry"

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Dec 02, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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About The Event

All are invited to this Central Component Meeting! 

2 CE credits

Abstract:

Have you ever wished you could do more for your patient but found that culture has been a barrier? I think we have all noticed there is certain misinformation passed along in different cultures. Even as healthcare workers, we often experience this with our own families. As a Mexican American myself, I know a great deal of the different "medical tips" that are passed along from our favorite "tia" (aunt) or the overly helpful "vecino" (neighbor).  These behaviors are far too common in the Hispanic and Latin community. They are also behaviors I try to understand and empathize with so that I can better care for my minority patients. In this course you will learn the “why” behind some of the behaviors in the Hispanic and Latin communities. You will become familiar with the nuances of dealing with Latins, environmental factors that contribute to their decision making, and learn how to leverage our similarities. The “meta” or goal of this course is to equip dental professionals to better understand the cultural factors affecting our patients’ behaviors so that we can increase equity in the minority community.

Objectives:

1. The learner will be able to identify barriers to dental care in the Hispanic and Latin community.

2. The learner will be able to modify their care to increase comfortability among Hispanic and Latin patients.

3. The learner will be able to differentiate between Latin and Hispanic patients.

4. The learner will be able to incorporate culturally appropriate language into their care.

Speaker:

Amber Lovatos, RDH, BSDH, has been compassionately blazing trails personally and professionally for more than 10 years. As a clinician, educator, author, and champion for public health issues, she inspires industry colleagues with unique stories that include triumph over abuse and discovering her identity as “The Latina RDH.” Celebrated as her family’s first college graduate, Amber holds a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from The University of Texas School of Dentistry – where she also now serves as an adjunct professor. Along with teaching, she works as Director of Dental Administration for TOMAGWA Healthcare Ministries, a non-profit medical/dental clinic in Tomball, TX. Amber is recipient of numerous national and state awards and academic scholarships. Amber is also the co-author of Smiles Por Vida a Spanish & Spanglish not for profit children’s dental book. A powerful speaker and advocate, Amber is one of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association’s powerhouse allies for underserved populations. Her leadership has included the influence of oral health public policy in her home state and beyond as she motivates and empowers clinicians through presentations of perseverance and resilience.

This event is sponsored by Aerosol Assist and NSK.

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