Special Care Dentistry "Cookbook"

  • Thursday 1/27/2022
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 142TE
  • Cost: $125
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 107 A
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Maureen Perry, DDS is a Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Oral Health at A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. She is a graduate of NYU College of Dentistry. She completed a 3-year hospital residency focused on treating patients with medically complex conditions, behavioral health issues, developmental disabilities, and geriatric patients. Dr. Perry earned her Master of Public Administration at Long Island University and recently completed a Master in Dental Education at the University of the Pacific. Dr. Perry is a fellow of the Council of Dentistry for People with Disabilities and is a diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry. She is a past president of the Special Care Dentistry Association and has served as the U.S. council member for the International Association for Disability & Oral Health. Dr. Perry has had a 25-year career both practicing and teaching special care; lecturing and publishing at the national and international level. In addition, she has served as a subject matter expert in special care dentistry for the US Navy (USNS Comfort Hospital Ship), the Hamad HealthCare Corporation of Qatar, and the Republic of Ireland.

Current concepts in interdisciplinary, patient-centered care demand a comprehensive and integrated approach and this is especially critical for those with special needs. The complicated medical, psychosocial, and financial situations of many patients with special needs necessitates that today’s practitioners be able to create a “virtual dental home” for patients. Practitioners must learn to ask the right questions and to communicate with allied health professionals, case managers, primary care providers, and family members. This course is designed for the practicing provider who has the heart for treating this population but would like to increase the basic knowledge needed to accomplish this. A step by step guide to the magic mix of ingredients to make your practice grow by adding patients with special needs will be discussed along with some “real world’ tips for how to make it happen in your practice.

In this course attendees will:
  • Identify avenues for implementation of the “virtual dental home” model
  • List the necessary steps to integrate patients with special needs into your practice
  • Utilize some basic strategies for treating patients with disabilities
  • Apply the skills learned to communicate with other providers in a professional and meaningful way
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist
Supplies Needed: 4 sets of gloves, 2 new toothbrushes.