University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry

FDF: Improving the Culture for Black People by Understanding Fit, Unconscious Bias, and Inequity Regimes

Friday, October 2, 2020    12:00pm to 1:30pm 

Registration Deadline:  10/2/2020 2:30 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.


Continuing Education

No credit will be given



UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry is a nationally accredited provider. Regulations may differ from state to state based on current legislation and/or various certifying organizations. Individuals are responsible for verifying acceptance of credit hours by their state boards or other licensing agencies. Individuals should check with their licensing boards/agencies for specific questions


Registration open through 10/2/2020 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)



(The calibration session will stay open 1 hours afterwards so you may register if you did not register prior to the via Zoom session)

**NOTE: This calibration session is recorded

DO NOT use your Onyen sign-in or password

  • Click the 'Register Now - Individual Registration' above
  • Use your email address (i.e. )
  • If you do not know or recall your password click the option: “if you cannot remember your existing id and/or password'. You will receive an email within 10 minutes to reset your account. If you do not receive the email within 10 minutes check your junk folder.
  • If you are setting up an account for the first time click: 'to create an account and register' at the bottom of the box.
  • If further assistance is required, please call the CDE Office at 919-537-3400
  • Please register no later than Friday, October 2, 2020 by 11:30AM




Course Description

This seminar will discuss Blacks and the inequities 'fit' puts upon this group and the impact it as on keeping Black people from showing and bringing their excellence, creativity, experience, and authenticity to many work spaces.


Educational Objectives

Upon completion of the calibration sessions, participants should be able to:


  • Discuss how we define diversity, equity, and inclusion and the differences
  • Discuss unconscious bias and how its impact an organization
  • Discuss organizational inequity regimes and practices




Tierney J. Bates, Ed.D, MBA has established himself as focused leader, speaker, fundraiser, networker, career coach and voice on equity, diversity, inclusion and justice! With 20 years in higher education, he has progressed from entry level to senior level administration providing leadership, vision, and responsibility for strategic initiatives and solutions in student services, diversity & inclusion, career services/workforce development, recruitment, and fundraising. He is currently at UNC Chapel Hill as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Special Projects & Interim Executive Director and has served in leadership roles at Virginia Union University, University of Louisville, University of Tennessee, and Bowling Green State University.


He is also the founder and Chief Engagement Officer of The Bates Group LLc that is a premier boutique consulting and education agency, specializing in working with higher education, corporate industry, and nonprofits, the areas of focus include: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion Training & Workshops, Diverse Talent Searches, Speakers Bureau, Fundraising Consulting for Identity-Based & Diversity fundraising needs.


Dr. Bates is from Cleveland, Ohio and received his Bachelor of Arts in Mass Media Communications with a minor in African-American History from the University of Akron, his Master of Arts in Higher -Education Administration from the University of Akron, and his MBA from Bryan College, and a Doctorate degree from Spalding University. Dr. Bates is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA), the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), Southern Association of College Student Affairs (SACSA), National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) 100 Black Men of Triangle East and a Prince Hall Mason.



12:00pm to 1:30pm - Webinar Live via Zoom

This continuing education program is presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. The UNC Continuing Dental Education program is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UNC CDEs term of recognition is May 1, 2019 through June 30, 2023. 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V, everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational course will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

As a continuing education provider, UNC School of Dentistry is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

ADA Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans status, or sexual orientation. If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability in order to participate fully in this continuing education course, please call 919-537-3400 no later than Monday, September 28, 2020.

Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of North Carolina does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.

UNC Adams School of Dentistry is a nationally accredited provider. Regulations may differ from state to state based on current legislation and/or various certifying organizations. Individuals are responsible for verifying acceptance of credit hours by their state boards or other licensing agencies. Individuals should check with their licensing boards/agencies for specific questions.

By providing my information, I consent to receive communication via mail, email, fax, and phone from the University to North Carolina Continuing Dental Education office. The Continuing Dental Education office will not share your information with anyone.


Webinar Live via ZOOM

Please click the link below to join the calibration session on Friday, October 2, 2020 @ 12:00pm to 1:30pm - you will also receive the link in your 'confirmation'.


Passcode: 317453


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