Superheroes of Dentistry

  • Thursday 1/27/2022
  • Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Course Code: 178TL
  • Cost: No Charge
  • Room Location: BCEC Exhibit Floor Classroom A
  • Credits: 1 CE Hour
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Amber Lovatos, RDH is the Clinical Director of Dental Services at TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries, a non-profit medical and dental clinic. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Amber speaks on a variety of topics including teledentistry, abuse, public health, disabilities, the correlation between diabetes and cancer, caring for the Hispanic population, and human trafficking. She has presented numerous times, both nationally and regionally, including at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, American Association of Orthodontics, and American Academy of Orofacial Pain. She is also the co-founder of Dental Hygiene Spark, a social media platform dedicated to empowering dental hygienists. Amber is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Dental Education Association’s Crest Oral-B Scholarship for Dental Hygienists' Pursuing Academic Careers, ADEA Sigma Phi Alpha Scholarship, ADHA Irene Woodall Graduate Scholarship, and ADHA Wrigleys Mars Foundation Grant. Amber has a passion for service and public health. More than that, Amber has dedicated her career to serving the underserved and increasing access to care. She is passionate about bringing care to people’s communities and empowering others to do the same.

As dental professionals, we are wired with the desire to make an impact in our community, but often do not know where to begin. This course will provide attendees with strategies for implementing community outreach initiatives. It will also educate attendees on the variety of public health settings. As well as barriers facing the community and providers seeking to make an impact. Included in this course are examples of outreach initiatives implemented to address disparities such as disabilities, geographical barriers, language, cost, and low health literacy.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Plan and implement community outreach initiatives
  • Describe community-based dental care
  • Identify barriers to community dental care and how to address these barriers
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist
Ambient Noise Disclaimer: Please note that this course will be held on the Exhibit Hall Floor and will be subject to ambient noise.
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