How to Be a Sensory Friendly Dental Provider

  • Friday 1/27/2023
  • Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
  • Course Code: 455RL
  • Cost: $125
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 102 A
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Jacob Dent, DDS maintains a practice in Louisiana. He is married to wife Jennifer and together they have two teenagers Jayden and Ethan. Ethan is 18 and on the Autism Spectrum. Dr. Dent’s passion for working with people with intellectual disabilities and teaching others how to best treat them comes from his most important job and role of being a dad. His goal and wish for everyone who he has the opportunity to speak to is that they can grow their confidence and knowledge around IDD and that they share their own amazing skills and talents to help serve those with special needs who so desperately need it.

Understanding how each individual views the world through their own unique perspectives and perceptions is critical in being a sensory friendly dental provider. Our eight senses are the basis for how we see the world, and how we process that information can be the difference between a great and horrible dental visit. This course will define the basics of the human senses, how they are processed and what makes going to the dentist one of the most challenging experiences when it comes to sensory overload.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the eight human senses
  • Determine how perspective and perception affect our sensory input
  • Identify how bias and stereotypes affect our perception and perspectives
  • Recognize that everyone has a unique sensory input 
  • Describe ways to reduce the sensory overload caused in the dental office
  • Define sensory processing disorder
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office, Technician

The GC America Inc. grant has been applied to this course.

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