Summer 2024 CE Courses

2024 Individualized Dental Care - Thinking Outside the Box

FREE two-day in-person CE course

Course Description

This is a FREE two-day in-person continuing education course offered to dental professionals to update their knowledge in dental care for people with unique physical, intellectual, or medical needs. Matthew R. Cooke, DDS, MD, MPH, will present the most current clinical information and interactive case-based discussions regarding effective
and safe levels of dental care for all individuals, regardless of their specific needs.

Topics to be addressed include treatment planning to address risk vs. benefit, behavior guidance techniques, disabilities, syndromes and conditions with orofacial manifestations, ethics, advocacy, and trends in dentistry; and integration of more patients into your

Kami A. Piscitelli, BSDH, RDH, VA Department of Health Disabilities and Chronic Conditions Oral Health Coordinator, will also provide a presentation with tips and tricks for making dental visits easier for some patients, and hygiene adaptations for people with home care challenges.

The course is tailored to an audience of dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and senior dental/hygiene students. No prior skill level or knowledge other than previous basic dental knowledge is required. Teaching methods include lecture and audience engagement. This course will not be offered online or recorded. The speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the need for three components of treatment planning: Medical, Dental/Surgical, Behavioral.
  • Identify at least one reason for determining risk-versus-benefit while treatment planning.
  • Identify two behavior guidance techniques and their advantages/disadvantages.
  • Discuss a few disabilities/syndromes with craniofacial manifestations.
  • Recognize the need for the entire dental team’s involvement when treating patients.
  • Point out a few clinical tips or hygiene tool modifications for patients with unique challenges.

Locations and Registration Information

June 14 - 15, 2024

July 19 - 20, 2024

Newport News
August 9 - 10, 2024

Virginia Dental Association Foundation
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