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Continuing Dental Education

Implicit Bias in Dentistry: What We Don’t Think We Think – a live webinar

Shaista Rashid, BDS, MS, MPH

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

The webinar will explore implicit bias and research studies showing the prevalence and potential impact of implicit bias on students’ clinical and learning environments. Evidence-based strategies and skills will be discussed to mitigate our own biases and provide a safe and unbiased clinical environment for the patients.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to understand:

  • Define implicit bias and understand the difference between implicit and explicit bias
  • Increase self-awareness of implicit bias
  • Recognize how implicit bias can impact the clinical and learning environment
  • Strategies to mitigate the impact of implicit bias


Dr. Shaista RashidDr. Shaista Rashid earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree (B.D.S) from de’Montmorecy College of Dentistry, Pakistan. She then earned her M.S. degree in Oral Science and a Certificate in Operative Dentistry from the University Iowa College of Dentistry in 2007 and a Masters in Public Health Degree from the University of New England in 2021. Dr. Rashid has a diverse clinical teaching background. She served as a faculty member at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Dentistry University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, and University of New England College of Dental Medicine before joining A.T. Still University – Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health as a Comprehensive Care Unit Director. Dr. Rashid is a current member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry, American Association for Women dentist (AAWD), American Association for Dental Research, the American Dental Association, the Maine Dental Association, and American Dental Education Association.

Course Logistics

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Online Webinar

The Dental Professional

5:00pm – 6:30pm Pacific Standard time


1.5 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.