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Special Needs Dentistry – You Can Do It! (Onley)
March 15 @ 7:45 am - March 16 @ 12:45 pm
11 CERP Credits for Dental Professionals.
FREE! Space is limited.
Special Needs Dentistry – You Can Do It! is a two day, free continuing education course to help dental professionals realize they can see most individuals with special health care needs (ISHCN) without a tremendous change to their existing practices. Dr. Matthew Cooke, a pediatric dentist, dental anesthesiologist, and Director of Healthy Athletes, Special Olympics of VA and PA, will present interactive case-based discussions covering several topics related to the dental care of ISHCN, including multiple commonly seen conditions with orofacial implications, risk vs. benefit, and behavioral guidance options within a dental office setting. Kami A. Piscitelli, RDH, VA Department of Health Special Needs Oral Health Coordinator, will provide a brief presentation regarding pregnancy as a special health care need, disability etiquette, and hygiene adaptations for people with home care challenges. In addition, The Virginia Oral Health Coalition will be presenting a lunchtime discussion regarding oral health policy, Medicaid expansion, and more! Teaching methods include lecture, demonstrations, and audience engagement. The speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. No prior skill level or knowledge is required to attend.
- Identify at least one common chronic condition or disability and a potential orofacial implication linked to that condition.
- Identify at least one reason for determining risk-versus-benefit while treatment planning for ISCHN.
- Identify at least one reason dental care during pregnancy is highly recommended.
- Identify at least one possible dental hygiene tool modification for some ISHCN.