SAVE THE DATES: UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS
Details and additional information/registration will be available soon.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 6:30pm | Virtual-The Value of Tripartite Advocacy at our Local Level-Free
Tri-County (Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington Counties) will be meeting with the ADA President/ODA President and others to provide updates and share the valuable and important benefits of membership at our local component level.
Legislative Updates will also be provided.
Wednesday, November 3, 2021- New Dentist Social - 6:00-9:00 pm - King Pins Entertainment Center Tap Room
Member and Non Member Dentists, practicing 10 years or less, join us for an evening of free food, drink, socializing and fun! Bowling is also an option! Registration required.
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - Cultural Diversity Training- 6:00-8:00 pm -Virtual Meeting, Presented by Dr. James Mason - 2 CE Credits
This presentation will stress the importance of understanding and managing diversity in the 21st century. Diversity will be discussed in the context of key principles and elements of the cultural competence and other emerging models. Of central importance is to help professionals understand a rationale for providing culturally and linguistically competent service delivery, the impetus for developing a diverse and competent workforce, building multicultural teams, and the importance of knowing the dynamism of diversity (including between- and within-group differences), the value of comprehending community stressors and assets, and ways to continue progressing along the imaginary cultural competence continuum. The learning objectives outlined below are generally designed to help participants understand how leadership is related to cultural and linguistic competence:
Participants will be able to understand and explain:
1. A rationale as to why dental and oral health professionals are working to improve services to diverse populations and create diverse and inclusive work forces
2. The importance of understanding diversity in their respective service areas, and how services might need to be adapted to be more equitable based on social and other health determinants that impact health access, status, and outcome; and
3. Techniques and strategies for promoting cultural competence, maintaining a diverse, multicultural workforce, and ongoing development.