Improving Knowledge, Comfort, and Attitudes for LGBTQIA+ Clinical Care and Dental Education
Historically, LGBTQIA+ people have experienced stigma and discrimination when accessing health care services, creating significant disparities such as feeling self-conscious or embarrassed about their dental status, anticipating difficulty finding dental care if needed, and being more likely to visit an emergency department for dental care. These negative lived experiences generate poor health and oral health outcomes that may not always be addressed in clinical treatment planning, but should be considered throughout the care delivery process.
A recent publication by the American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH) assesses knowledge, attitudes, and practices among a broad range of oral health professionals regarding LGBTQIA+ oral health.
Click here to download the research brief.