CDE: [Dental Informatics Selective Series] ft. Karmen Williams, DrPH, MBA, MSPH, MA

May, 2021
06:00 PM-08:00 PM

Presented virtually via Zoom Webinar

Time: 6:00-8:00 pm EST; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:00 pm via Zoom Webinar.
Registration: FREE; Registration is still required.
CE Credits: 2.0 lecture credits
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The Informatics Intersection of Dentistry and Public Health

Course Description

Public health is not a foreign concept in dentistry, but what does dental public health really look like? This lecture will provide an overview of the informatics intersection of dentistry and public health. This includes discussions on the burden of oral diseases, systemic and behavioral factors compromising oral health, assessing dental outcomes for dental public health, and using electronic clinical data for research, patient care, and population health. This lecture will also highlight applications and resources of informatics in dental public health, such as linking medical and dental data.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify informatics applications in medicine and dentistry for effective cross-disciplinary care delivery
  • Understand dental informatics care models and best practices for dental public health
  • Formulate approaches to incorporate evidence-based practices to improve quality of care and patient outcomes.

Dr. Karmen S. Williams is an entrepreneur and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the City University of New York in the Master of Population Health Informatics program. In 2019, completed a post-doctorate fellowship in public and population health informatics at Indiana University and Regenstrief Institute. Her research focused on systemic informatics integration projects such as Patient-Centered Data Homes and dental and medical record integration. Dr. Williams is the current chair of the American Medical Informatics Association’s (AMIA) Dental Informatics Working Group. She is also the director of AMIA’s ‘For Your Informatics’ (@FYInformatics), a podcast that explores the limitless world of medical informatics. This podcast is led by the Women in AMIA, which showcases people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and informatics, and discusses topics relevant to success in these fields.

Disclosure: Dr. Williams has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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 2.0 continuing education credits.