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Closing the Gap: Disparities in Oral Health and Access to Dental Care

CMEO Podcast

Premiere Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. ABIM (MOC)
  2. Medicine (accme)
  3. Nursing (ANCC)
  4. Pharmacy (acpe)
  5. Dentists (ADA CERP)
  6. PA (aapa)
  7. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date: Monday, September 30, 2024

Faculty


Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MS, FACP Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MS, FACP (Moderator)
Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research
Executive Medical Director, Community Health Innovation
Director of Research (and Associate Director), MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL

Hazel J. Harper, DDS, MPH, FACD Hazel J. Harper, DDS, MPH, FACD 
Founding Director, NDA-HEALTH NOW
Past President, National Dental Association

Statement of Need

Disparities in oral health care are compounded by a fragmented health care/dental system that has led to a knowledge gap between medical and oral health care. Root causes of oral health inequity also include structural racism and social determinants, such as poor oral health literacy and low-income socioeconomic status, and an overall lack of access and dental insurance. Education for both health care professionals (HCPs) and patients on the link between oral and overall health, and promoting interdisciplinary collaboration are imperative to close the gaps in oral health.

In this CME Outfitters podcast, expert faculty detail the systemic and social determinants that contribute to oral health disparities, particularly the factors that contribute to dental health disparities in patients of color. Faculty also provide action steps for medical and dental HCPs to help mitigate inequities in oral health and the consequences of poor dental care.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify systemic and social determinants that contribute to oral health disparities.
  • Assess factors that contribute to dental health disparities in patients of color.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from the Johnson & Johnson Institute and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.

Target Audience

Dentists, physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and pharmacists

Credit Information

ABIM MOC Credit:
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .75 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Royal College MOC:
Through an agreement between the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, medical practitioners participating in the Royal College MOC Program may record completion of accredited activities registered under the ACCME’s “CME in Support of MOC” program in Section 3 of the Royal College’s MOC Program.

MIPS Improvement Activity: This activity counts towards MIPS Improvement Activity requirements under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).

Disclosure Declaration

It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer review process. The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Dr. Peek has no disclosures to report.

Dr. Harper has no disclosures to report.

Jeffrey Helfand, DO, (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Noreen Iftikhar, MD, (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Kathleen Blake, PhD, (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Disclosures were obtained from the CME Outfitters, LLC, staff: No disclosures to report.

CME Outfitters, LLC, and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

Questions about this activity? Call us at 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767).


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