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Let’s Talk Shots! Effective Patient Conversations & the COVID-19 Vaccine
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided increased opportunities for dentists to talk about prevention. As the COVID vaccines become more readily available, dentists can play a key role in effective vaccine messaging to patients and staff.

Come and learn about effective messaging regarding up-to-date scientific information in a culturally-competent manner to allay patient fears using caringly consistent language.

Learning Objectives:
1. Strengthen confidence in the dental team’s role and ability to discuss and promote the COVID19 vaccine with their patients
2. Deliver proven tools for talking through vaccine fact or fiction with patients in the dental office
3. Learn motivational interviewing techniques to listen to patients concerns and address them in a patient-centered manner resulting in shared-decision making
4. Incorporate cultural and racial sensitivity and humility into discussions of vaccine hesitancy

This webinar is free. The ADA designates this activity as 1.25 CE credit (pending approval).

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Mar 3, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Hugh Silk Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, FAAFP, is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He also teaches at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). He is co-founder of the award winning national curriculum on oral health for health providers entitled "Smiles for Life". He is the recipient of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry’s 2016 Public Service Award. When he is not teaching and seeing patients, Hugh is collaborating with HRSA and HSDM to help develop the new Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH). (This speaker has nothing to disclose.)
Brittany Seymour, DDS, MPH
Dr. Brittany Seymour is Associate Professor and Global Health Discipline Director at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She earned her DDS from the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and completed her MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. She studies how misinformation online impacts health decision and policy making around a wide variety of health topics. She has given over 100 presentations and interviews for national and international audiences on her research and publications. These include the CDC’s National Immunization Conference, the American and Ontario Public Health Associations annual meetings, the US Department of State’s Ebola strategic working group, among others. She served as a health consultant and scientific writer for MIT’s Center for Civic Media while serving as an ADA consumer spokesperson and a member of the National Fluoride Advisory Committee. (This speaker has nothing to disclose.)
Lilia Larin, DDS
Dr. Lilia Larin is a general dentist in San Diego, California and has been working in private practice since 1992. As a young Latina dentist in California Dr. Larin was surprised to see significant cultural barriers confronting many of her patients and is frustrated that many of those barriers still exist today. Dr. Larin’s desire to improve the oral health of her community led her to serve her profession in many ways. Dr. Larin has served on the California Dental Association’s Political Action Committee, Government Affairs Council and as a CDA Delegate. She is a current board member of the San Diego County Dental Society and in 2018 was appointed by Governor Gerald Brown to serve as a member of the Dental Board of California where she is now chair of the Access to Care Committee. Dr. Larin is a past president of the national Hispanic Dental Association and the American Association of Women Dentists. Dr. Larin joins us on behalf of the Diverse Dental Society.