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LGBTQ+ Care for the Dental Team

On October 26, NYSDA welcomed Dr. Alex Barrera to host a special webinar discussing LGBTQ+ care in the dental profession. In this session, Dr. Barrera will explores the health disparities and concerns faced by the LGBTQ+ community, including  the challenges transgender patients face. Watch today to gain the tools you need to make your practice more inclusive toward the LGBTQ+ community!

View a recording of the webinar

Learning Objectives

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


Dr. Alex Barrera

Dr. Alex Barrera practices dentistry at Legacy Community Health in Houston, Texas 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 president of the Houston Equality Dental Network. He participated in the ADA’s Institute for Diversity in Leadership and uses his platforms to educate dental professionals on how to better treat LGBTQ+ patients. Dr. Barrera is a certified yoga teacher and uses mindfulness and meditation to help better treat patients with dental phobias. 


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