Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:00 AM EDT
Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 12:45 PM EDT

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Virginia Western Community College 
3091 Colonial Avenue
Roanoke, VA 24015

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Matt Jones 
Virginia Oral Health Coalition 

Practical Guide to Treating Dental Patients with Special Health Care Needs 

Presented by the Virginia Department of Health in partnership with the Virginia Oral Health Coalition and the Virginia Dental Association Foundation.

Friday, April 13 - Saturday, April 14, 2018
Roanoke, Virginia

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This course is free of charge. Please register by Friday, April 6, 2018. 

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Course Description
“Practical Guide to Treating Dental Patients with Special Health Care Needs” is a free continuing education course for dental professionals who wish to improve their skills in caring for individuals with special health care needs. Dr. Matthew Cooke, a pediatric dentist and the Director of Healthy Athletes, Special Olympics of Virginia, will present a full-day lecture covering several topics related to dental treatment for ISHCN, including overview of special health care conditions, patient behavioral guidance techniques, and barriers to care. Kami A. Piscitelli, RDH, Virginia Department of Health Special Needs Oral Health Coordinator, will provide a brief presentation regarding oral hygiene considerations for dental providers treating this population. Teaching methods include lecture and question and answer. The speakers have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. No prior skill level or knowledge is required to attend.

Continuing Education -- 11 CERP Credits for Dental Professionals

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The Virginia Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.ADA CERP is a service of theAmerican 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.The Virginia Dental Association designates this activity for 11 continuing education credits.This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between The Virginia Dental Association and the Virginia Oral Health Coalition.