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University of the Pacific Works to Reduce Oral Healthcare Inequity

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On January 20, a symposium on improving oral healthcare equity was presented at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. The meeting, “Dentistry as Participant and Casualty of Racism and Bias in Medicine: Moving Toward Equity in Oral Health Care,” investigated oral healthcare inequity through the lens of racism, ageism, ableism, and sexism/gender bias. Hosted by Pacific Center for Equity in Oral Health Care, attendees spent the morning learning about how these “isms” impact the ability of Americans to access oral healthcare while the afternoon was spent in discussion forums that included the creation of action plans. Click here to read more.

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