Road to the 94th Annual Conference
At the 94th Annual Conference, ADHA is covering today’s most pressing topics with top scholars in the dental hygiene profession. One of our featured speakers is Jasmin Haley, RDH, BSDH, CDA, who will present “Lead with Compassion: Providing Culturally Appropriate Care to the LGBT Community.”
Jasmin has more than 15 years of experience as a clinician, educator and dental assistant. We met up with Jasmin, who answered a couple questions about her CE session and topic.
Q: Why is CE important and what contributions have you made towards educating dental hygienists?
A: All hygienists receive their foundational education at their respective institutions and are set free to provide care to the public. Continuing education allows them to elevate their practice and thinking to provide the best patient-centered care. I am committed to educating dental hygienists about special patient populations and the underserved to increase access to care and patient retention.
Q: Why is it important to focus on providing care to the LGBT community, and how did you become involved with this topic?
A: All dental hygienists have taken an oath to protect the public and to provide adequate care to all patients. It is important to familiarize ourselves with populations that are most vulnerable and to seek ways to "build bridges" in their care. My involvement with this topic began with my entry into public health while treating persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).
Check out Jasmin’s blog, “Beyond the Prophy,” which focuses on delivering new approaches to dental hygiene education. Jasmin’s session will be held Friday, June 16 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at ADHA’s 94th Annual Conference in Jacksonville.
Taking place at the Prime Osborn Convention Center in Jacksonville, Florida from June 14 to 17, ADHA’s 94th Annual Conference offers opportunities for all dental hygienists to advance their professional and personal skills with 30 hands-on sessions, 26 unique seminars, short CE sessions, exhibits and social events. Sessions will be held for clinical practitioners, public health professionals, students, emerging professionals, educators and researchers. We hope to see you there!