2021 Digital Grand Rounds: Providing Dental Care within Underserved African American Communities

Together, we must have meaningful conversations and training that shift our mindsets, behaviors, and practices toward diverse, equitable, and inclusive oral health care. Working together as alumni, dental professionals, students, faculty, and staff, we have created a series of one hour continuing dental education webinars, with robust 30-minute question and answer sessions, to discuss today’s most pressing issues. Join our fourth conversation focused on advancing oral health care delivery within underserved African American communities.
Course Type:

Register for Upcoming Sessions

September 29, 2021


Zoom Webinar

Coruse Number: CF2778


Learn How To

  • Recognize how racism & systematic limitations within our healthcare system impact oral health among African American communities
  • Discuss the relationship between primary care physicians & oral health professionals when providing care within underserved communities
  • Engage underserved communities & provide respectful community-centered oral health care

Training Methods 

Illustrated presentations, case studies

Credits and Fees



You must register for this course by noon Central Time on September 28, 2021, to receive Zoom webinar access and continuing dental education credits.


1.5 hours

Minnesota Credits

1.5 Fundamental Credit Hours

Includes CORE Subject Area:

  • Ethics


7:00 to 8:30 PM CST


Drs. Siobhian M. B. Sprott and Shelly D. Taylor were selected as Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellows in Minority Health Policy for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Joseph L. Henry Oral Health Fellowship in Minority Health Policy, awarded each academic year, is an academic degree-granting program with the goal of preparing the next generation of leaders in minority health, health policy, and oral epidemiology. The program is named after Harvard School of Dental Medicine’s first African American full professor, Joseph L. Henry, who also served as the School’s interim dean from 1990-1991. The fellowship aims to improve the capacity of healthcare and to address the health needs of vulnerable populations 

Siobhian M. B. Sprott, DDS, MPA, is a pediatric dentist. Before accepting the Fellowship, she served as chief resident in pediatric dentistry at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. Dr. Sprott previously worked as a general dentist in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia for ten years. She received her dental degree from Howard University College of Dentistry in 2008 and completed a General Practice Residency at Howard University Hospital in 2009. Dr. Sprott is driven by a desire to understand oral health care delivery from an organizational management perspective that engages the community and is committed to working with underserved pediatric populations.

Shelly D. Taylor, DMD, is the dental director of Upham’s Corner Health Center in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Before moving to Massachusetts, Dr. Taylor served as the dental director at Broward Community and Family Health Centers (BCFHC) in South Florida. Dr. Taylor is committed to public health and serving vulnerable populations. She is interested in designing programs that will help integrate medical and dental care, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes and delivery of care. Dr. Taylor earned her dental degree from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in 2015 and an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate from the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in 2016.

Disclosure Summary

It is the policy of the University of Minnesota Office of Continuing Dental Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. All participating speakers, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Relationships of spouse/partner with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services should be disclosed if they are of a nature that may influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CDE activity. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest. Specific disclosure information for each speaker, course director, and planning committee member will be shared with the audience prior to the speaker’s presentation.

Continuing Dental Education Staff members have nothing to disclose.

The following information was received from our speakers for this course. It is not assumed these financial interests or affiliations will have an adverse impact on course presentations. They simply are noted here to fully inform course participants. 

Siobhian M.B. Sprott, DDS, MPA
Indicated no relevant affiliations or financial interests. Speaker does not intend to discuss an off-label/investigative use of a commercial product/device.

Shelly D. Taylor, DMD
Indicated no relevant affiliations or financial interests. Speaker does not intend to discuss an off-label/investigative use of a commercial product/device.

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Our goal is to send you a personalized Certificate of Completion within 48 hours of the completion of the program.

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