Implicit Bias in Dentistry: What we don’t think we think
An ACDE Series Webinar

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 Objectives:

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

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

Meet the Speaker: Shaista Rashid B.D.S, M.S, M.P.H

Dr. 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.

Registration Information

  • Zoom Webinar
  • Lecture
  • 1.5 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $59

Hosting University

  • A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health
  • CE contact name & email: Patricia Pou –
  • Speaker name & contact info: Shaista Rashid –

Zoom Webinar

Thursday, February 17, 2022

8PM (EST), 7PM (CST), 5PM (PST)
Course# 220192

WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to