Cultural Competency provides insight for the dental healthcare professional on unique verbal and non-verbal communication skills. Participants will be enlightened on how recognizing cues, which are often critical in healthcare decisions and values, impact the treatment and care of patients. This subject serves to promote team cohesiveness in regards to self-awareness, attitudes, beliefs, biases, and behaviors. A variety of teaching methods to engage the participants will be used.
Course objectives: Upon course completion participants will:
- recognize issues related to cultural competency and oral healthcare
- define the benefits of providing culturally and verbally appropriate oral health care and treatment planning
- implement appropriate practice management and effective communication strategies related to cultural competency
- identify barriers to effective communication
- articulate how effective communication skills and styles can affect the ability to promote culturally diverse oral health services and acceptance
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: The Impact on Dental Employees and Patients
This mandated course provides insight on how to identify physical, verbal and visual types of sexual harassment that can occur in the workplace. Discussion includes recognizing scenarios in which sexual harassment results from Quid Pro Quo or how harassment can create a hostile work environment. Inappropriate behaviors, conversations and comments among team members can also create an uncomfortable environment for patients and other personal affiliated with your practice.
It is a critical step for employers to have policies and posters on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace as well provide training for employees on how to recognize and report sexual harassment and understand the importance and protection provided to employees that adhere to guidelines.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course participants will:
- Recognize the signs of physical, verbal and visual sexual harassment
- Be able to identify the difference scenarios relating to quid pro quo and hostile work environment
- Gain insight into the need for establishing and adhering to office policies related to sexual harassment in the workplace.
Original date: 10/13/20
Review date: 10/20/20
Expiry date: 10/13/23
Speaker: Cathie Collier, RDH, B.Ed, MS, received her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene Education from the Fones School at the University of Bridgeport and a master’s degree in Health and Healing. Cathie is a national lecturer and frequent speaker for PLS on OSHA and Infection Control, HIPAA, Medical Emergencies, CPR and other topics. She is a clinical instructor at Goodwin College and Emergency Care Institute at Bridgeport Hospital.
Disclaimer: As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowledge in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.
Disclosure: The speaker has nothing to disclose
CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/1/2021– 12/31/2025). 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 state or provincial Boards of Dentistry.
PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/24). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.
This webinar is designated for the CEUs as indicated. Check your state’s CE regulations for course acceptance.
*Interactivity provided with PLS’s Ask the Speaker feature included with recorded webinars.