☀️Join us for our last monthly meeting & ce before our summer break! At this meeting, we will also install the new 2022-2023 GHDHA Board.☀️

**Please note, this is a HYBRID event – both in-person and virtual options are available. Due to limited capacity, we can only accommodate the first 60 individuals who register. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email. For those who register for the virtual option, a Zoom meeting link will be sent to your email the day before the event.

Topic: LGBTQ+ Health Topics for the Dental Team (1.5CE)
Speaker: Dr. Alex Barrera, DDS
Date: Tuesday, 5/3
Time: 6:30PM – 9:00PM
In-Person Location: Patterson Dental // 5373 W Sam Houston Pkwy N #240, Houston, TX 77041
Cost: FREE for ADHA Members // $15 for Non-members
Click here to register for our May meeting: https://forms.gle/5caGKXHjZ37i4XK38
(*A Zoom meeting link will be sent to your email THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT if you chose the virtual option.)

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities has identified the LGBTQ community as a “health disparity population,” due primarily to lowered access to health care. Unfortunately, some of this comes down to LGBTQ+ patients avoiding medical treatment due to past discrimination and fear of stigma. When LGBTQ people belong to other marginalized groups, such as being a person of color or having a disability, it becomes more and more difficult to find accessible, non-biased care. Despite recent progress in health equity, LGBTQ+ people continue to experience worse health outcomes than their heterosexual counterparts. Research shows this is due to factors including low rates of healthcare coverage, high rates of stress due to systematic discrimination, and a lack of cultural competency in the health care system.

1. Increase your awareness and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community
2. Recognize common LGBTQ+ terms and definitions
3. Study the health disparities faced by the LGBTQ+ community
4. Learn about the medical, emotional, and physical changes that transgender individuals go through so that you can better care for these patients
5. Examine ways to become a better ally dentist

Dr. Alex Barrera practices general dentistry at Avenue 360 Health & Wellness in Houston, Texas. He graduated in 2017 from the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston and is a member of various organizations including the American Dental Association, Hispanic Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Association, and the Houston Equality Dental Network. He currently serves as the chair of the New Dentist Committee for the Hispanic Dental Association and participated in the ADA’s Institute for Diversity in Leadership. Dr. Barrera is a participant in the National Health Service Corps and alumni of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program. He is an advocate for LGBTQ+ health and uses his platform to educate dental professionals on how to better care for the LGBTQ+ population. Dr. Barrera is a certified RYT-200 yoga teacher and uses mindfulness and breathing techniques in his practice to help put his patients at ease.

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