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Is the Dental Profession Prepared to Serve People with Disabilities?

CE Credits: 1.5 Hour(s)
Date Course Online: February 17, 2021
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: February 17, 2024
Cost: Free; registration required
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Course Description

Thirty Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) – The successes, failures, and gaps in coverage and the opportunities to continue to improve.

Educational Objectives

  • The participant will understand the legal framework of disability civil rights in the U.S.
  • The participant will learn about case law and changes in dental education and the profession that have been driven by the “ADA”.
  • The participant will learn about a culture of disability that they should consider embracing to become understanding of patients with a variety of disabilities.


John D. Kemp, Esq., is a renowned, global speaker and a person with a disability, he inspires others to achieve the impossible through knowledge, experience, vision, and persistence. He graduated from Georgetown University in 1971 and Washburn University School of Law in 1974. He has received two honorary degrees, the first a Doctorate of Law from his alma mater, Washburn, and the second a Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Connecticut. In 1995, Mr. Kemp co-founded the American Association of People with Disabilities with Paul G. Hearne. In 2001, he became a partner in the Washington, DC Law Firm of Powers, Pyles, Sutter & Verville, P.C. He co-authored Reflections From A Different Journey in 2004 with Dr. Stanley Klein, and the “Career and Workforce Development in the Arts for Youth with Disabilities” chapter of Handbook of Arts Education and Special Education Policy, Research, and Practices in 2018. In March 2006, Mr. Kemp received the Henry B. Betts Award, widely regarded as America’s highest honor for disability leadership and service. In December 2014, he received the Dole Leadership Prize and joined a prestigious group of international recipients including Nelson Mandela and two former U.S. Presidents. He also chairs Viscardi’s Project Accessible Oral Health, a global public-private partnership in pursuit of improved overall health and access for the disability community, as well as the e-Advisory Board of the Center’s new National Center for Disability Entrepreneurship dedicated to empowering innovative self-starters to self-employment success.oral hygiene instructions.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.

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