CDE: [Pediatric Oral Care Seminar Series] ft. Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Apr, 2021
06:30 PM-08:00 PM

Virtually presented via Zoom Webinar

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm; this virtual lecture will begin promptly at 6:00 pm via Zoom Webinar.
Registration: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
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CE Credits:
1.5 lecture credits
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $37.50
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $28.00
Military, $28.00
**Payment is made following the program.**

The Role of Dentists in Protecting Human Milk & Breastfeeding

Course Description

This presentation will discuss the important role of pediatric dentists in promoting and protecting human milk and breastfeeding. Current evidence on human milk and breastfeeding will be shared. The Spatz 10 step model to promote and protect human milk and breastfeeding will be described. The role of dentists in the evaluation and treatment of lip-ties and tongue-ties will be explored as well as the critical time frame to optimize outcomes. Other important considerations such as jaw-muscle development and human milk/breastfeeding in relation to co-sleeping and dental caries will be explored.

Learning Objectives
  • Name 3 benefits of human milk for infants
  • Discuss the importance of informed decision making for breastfeeding
  • Explore the critical window for milk supply

Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, is a nurse scientist on the Lactation Program at CHOP. She also shares a joint appointment as the Helen M. Shearer Term Chair in Nutrition and Professor of Perinatal Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing.

Dr. Spatz is an internationally known expert in the field of breastfeeding and human lactation. She is chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Expert Panel on Breastfeeding and is the Academy’s representative to the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee. Dr. Spatz also serves as faculty for the Sigma Theta Tau and Johnson & Johnson Maternal-Child Leadership Academy.

At CHOP, Dr. Spatz developed the Breastfeeding Resource Nurse program. Today, more than 650 staff nurses serve as breastfeeding resource nurses throughout the Hospital and the CHOP Care Network. Dr. Spatz is currently conducting several research projects related to the use of human milk and breastfeeding.

Dr. Spatz has been recognized for her leadership at CHOP and globally in the field of human milk and breastfeeding. She is the 2009 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Exemplary Professional Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, Dr. Spatz received the Expert Alumni Award from Penn’s School of Nursing, and the Family and Community Department’s Academic Practice Award.

Dr. Spatz has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.