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Center for Persons with Disabilities Presentation Series

The Center for Persons with Disabilities Presentation Series, a series of professional development programs, is aimed at building awareness of the barriers to equitable oral health for individuals with disabilities, and developing competency to provide oral health care to this vulnerable population.

The series is open to dentists and their support personnel at no charge. Dentists completing 18 or more of the courses within a three-year period will receive a certificate of completion from Penn Dental Medicine as a Disabilities Dentistry Clinician Expert.

This series is made possible through the support of Delta Dental.

Upcoming Live Webinars
November 17
5:30 pm ET
Amy Requa, MSN, CRNP
Senior Health Manager, The Pennsylvania Key
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December 1
5:30 pm ET
Gabby Ciancimino
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
December 15
5:30 pm ET
Helen Hawkey, BSDH, PHDHP
Executive Director, PCOH PA Coalition for Oral Health
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January 19
5:30 pm ET
Matthew R. Whipple, RDN, LDN
Registered Dietician-Nutritionist, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
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Library of Archived Webinars (On-Demand)

Ann Eshenaur Spolarich, RDH, PhD, FSCDH
Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University (ATSU)
Preventive Health Considerations for Individuals with Special Needs

Alicia Risner-Bauman, DDS, FAPD, DABSCD
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Medical Immobilization and Protective Stabilization: Techniques for Providing Safe and Effective Care in Professional and Home Settings

Dental Management of Common Disabilities

David Fray, DDS, MBA
School of Dentistry University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Integrated Health Promotion and Prevention: A Journey to Wellness

Marc Ackerman, DMD, MBA, FACD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Straighter: Orthodontics and the Patient with Special Health Care Needs

Steven Perlman, DDS, MScD, DHL (hon)
Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Advocacy, Policy and Treatment of Children and Adults with Disabilities

Lyubov Slashcheva, DDS, MS, FABSCD and Christine Foulkes, DDS
Apple Tree Dental
Therapeutic Oral Care Considerations for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Miriam Robbins, DDS, MS
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Defining Disabilities: Disabilities Across a Lifetime

Lynne M. Taiclet, DMD
University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine
Curriculum Development in Special Care Dentistry for Pre-Doctoral Students: Problems & Pearls

John D. Kemp, Esq.
The Viscardi Center
Is the Dental Profession Prepared to Serve People with Disabilities?

Allen Wong, DDS, EdD, DABSCD
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
The Joy of Treating patients with Special Healthcare Needs (IDD)

Janet A. Yellowitz, DMD, MPH, FASGD, DABSCD
University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Caring for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairments – Making it work!

Temitope Omolehinwa, BDS, DScD
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Considerations for Dental Treatment of Patients with Infectious Diseases

Mark S Wolff, DDS, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Persons with Intellectual, Physical and Developmental Disabilities: The Role of Dental Education in Policy, Education and Actions

Holli Seabury, EdD
Delta Dental Foundation
How the Payer System Can Be Strengthened to Improve Care to Patients With Disabilities

Brooke Fukuoka, DMD, FSCD
Owner Dentist Your Special Smiles PLLC

Guided Oral and Assisted Oral Hygiene: Methods to play an active role in home hygiene

James P. Murphy, DMD
Associate Clinical Professor, University of Pennsylvania Attending Dentist, St Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Doylestown Hospital
Special Needs Dentistry for the Pediatric and Adult Patient Population


For general information, contact:
Office of Continuing Dental Education
Penn Dental Medicine

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