Decreasing the Impact of Bias
Explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious) biases affect providers’ understanding, actions, communication, and treatment decisions.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Define explicit and implicit bias.
- Discuss the impact of implicit bias on dental hygiene patient care.
- Identify means to self-assess implicit bias.
- Recognize ways to manage implicit bias.
This course was issued in October 2019 and expires October 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.