Dentistry

HERE’S HOW TO PROMOTE INCLUSIVITY IN DENTISTRY

We must consider implementing awareness campaigns to encourage diversity. These campaigns can take the form of a meeting with the department manager or even distributing information kits or brochures made available to employees.

We can also increase their awareness of inclusion by training our staff and managers. This includes inviting external speakers and simulating events to deconstruct prejudices and stereotypes.

Sonya Dunbar Journals

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE DIVERSITY IN TELEDENTISTRY

With the increasing diversity of patients, it is increasingly becoming important for dental practitioners to understand the social and cultural factors that influence the health and treatment of the patients.

For example, one study showed that African Americans had more adverse oral health perceptions and incidence of dental disease than Asian Americans. This was attributed to cultural influences that impact perceptions and behaviors that affect oral health. This information will help these communities receive better treatment.

Senior Dental Care

Geriatric Oral Care: Myths Versus Facts

I have always loved smiling. When I was much younger, I created the smile and stare game where I would stare at people until they cracked a smile.

I fell in love with capturing smiles at a young age, and I continue to love the warm feeling that it gives me. Madea would always say that a smile is something that you can give away and still keep for yourself. These nuggets of wisdom made me who I am today.