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New CE Focuses on Cultural Competency

The continuing education article “Providing Ethical, Culturally Competent Care”—supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Philips—discusses the need for all patients to receive quality oral health care while being treated respectfully.

The continuing education article “Providing Ethical, Culturally Competent Care“—supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Philips—discusses the need for all patients to receive quality oral health care while being treated respectfully. As patients bring their own needs, expectations, and assumptions about their oral health to the appointment, oral health professionals can use the ethical principles of autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence and justice to help guide all facets of professional care. The piece is authored by Pamela Zarkowski, BSDH, MPH, JD, who serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at University of Detroit Mercy, where she is also a professor in the School of Dentistry, Department of Patient Management. She is also a Dimensions of Dental Hygiene Editorial Advisory Board member.

The article provides two continuing education units with successful completion of the test.


From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. November 2017;15(11):13. 

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