Webinar - Culturally Safe Dental Care

Join us for a 1 hour online webinar covering culturally safe dental care - one of the new competencies of a dental practitioner.

In this webinar, Dr Isabel Evans, a Wiradjuri-Ngunnawal dentist, will discuss how systemic racism, colonization, and cultural bias in healthcare negatively impact the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Dr Evans will help participants to recognize these issues and improve oral health equity through culturally informed care and anti-racism education.

Learning Objectives - To recognise that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander:

  1. Health is affected by systemic racism and colonization;
  2. Health is affected by our own bias, assumptions and prejudices;
  3. Rights and dignity need to be supported in the workplace
  4. Cultural safety can only be determined by First Nations people.


About our speaker: Dr Isabel Evans 

Dr Isabel Evans is a registered dentist who was born and raised in Canberra. After completing a Bachelor of Medical Science at the Australian National University, she relocated to Orange to complete undergraduate dental training at Charles Sturt University. Following graduation, Isabel worked in private practice on the South Coast of NSW before returning to Canberra in 2022.

Isabel is an active member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA) Recent Graduates Committee, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons as a member of the Indigenous Advisory Committee, and Indigenous Dental Association of Australia. Isabel has a special interest in temporomandibular joint disorders and is undertaking postgraduate training in orofacial pain at the University of Sydney. She has also completed research on the incidence of immunotherapy.

As a Wiradjuri-Ngunnawal woman Isabel is passionate about improving oral health outcomes and cultural safety for her mob. Isabel has a passion for teaching and has been invited to lecture for the University of Sydney and has presented at the ADOHTA Conference 2023 and SIDCON 2022. She has consulted with the ADA as part of an expert advisory group to develop culturally safe oral health messages for First Nations people, and has written articles for the ADA and Colgate Advocates for Oral Health: Editorial Committee. Isabel developed the Ngalgarra Yinggirra ‘Bright Smile’ program which utilises hands on oral health workshops for primary school children as a collaborative project with Orange Aboriginal Medical Services and Western NSW Local Health District.


Webinar Times:

NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS - 8pm
SA - 7.30 pm
QLD - 7:00pm
NT -
6.30 pm 
WA - 5pm


Registration cost:

DHAA Members: Webinar registration is free for all categories of DHAA membership. 
Non members: registration is available for non members at a cost of $40 per attendee. 


Webinar link

All attendees will be emailed the link to join 24hrs before the webinar starts and again 1 hour before the webinar starts. If you have not received the email by those times we ask that you please contact us prior to the event and we will assist.

23/11/2023 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Online registration not available.

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