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Courses

The Wonderful World of Special Care

  • Brief Summary : The Wonderful World of Special Care is an interactive course that puts the learner in the shoes of many of our patients. This course contains simulations that leave the learners with a newly formed empathy for our patient's struggles in the dental office.  Step out of your world and into ours as you engage and feel. Sit in the "Splash Zone" for a particularly interactive experience. IN PERSON COURSE ONLY.  NO RECORDING ALLOWED. 

  • Learning Objectives:

    • Objective 1: The learner will have a better understanding of what it feels like to be visually impaired in the dental office through simulation.

    • Objective 2: The learner will practice non-verbal communication.

    • Objective 3: The learner will witness the difference that visual aids make when communicating with someone who has difficulty hearing.

    • Objective 4: The learner will learn how to alter the environment to influence behavior

  • Running Time: Best if 2 hours, can be done in 1 or 1.5 hour(s).

  • Notes: This course gets loud and may disturb adjacent rooms. This course requires AV run through, ideally the day before, at minimum two hours prior. 

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Topical Caries Treatment and Prevention, Glass Ionomer, SMART Restorations and Risk Based Care- Choose Your Own Adventure Course(s)

  • Brief Summary:   These topics have been growing in interest in dentistry. Many courses exist where these topics are discussed. This course is different. The learners drive the bus. What is it YOU want to talk about?  We will have topics on a slide Jeopardy Style, and the learners will pick which ones we talk about. Learners will keep choosing topics until the time runs out. Learning Objectives covered will vary based on what learners pick. Hosting organizations can narrow the topic lists if they prefer the focus to be on only some of the above listed topics. 

  • Learning Objectives:  learning objectives will vary based on topics chosen by learners and can be customized. 

    • Objective 1: Understand the basic science behind SDF and Glass Ionomer

    • Objective 2: Be aware of various protocols, with SDF and Glass Ionomer

    • Objective 3: Understand the principles of partial caries removal

    • Objective 4: Be exposed to indications and contraindications for SDF/SMART

    • Objective 5: Understand the history of SDF

    • Objective 6: See Case Examples of SDF in adult populations

    • Objective 7: What other chemicals and products can be used for topical caries management 

    • Objective 8: Understand the importance of risk based systems 

    •  (more can be provided if needed)

  • Running Time: This can be adjusted for anything from 25minutes to 3 hours.

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 Utilizing Teledentistry and Portable Equipment to Expand Access to Care

  

  • Brief Summary : This course is designed those who are interested in learning about portable dentistry and teledentistry.  We will discuss the benefits and challenges of both a portable dentistry and teledentistry.  We will review the basic equipment needs and precautions that are unique to portable services. We will discuss agreements with facilities and what we recommend having in those agreements.  When time and technology permit we perform an asynchronous teledental exam together  and  conclude allowing one of the learners to utilize our intraoral camera on the big screen as a live teledental example. This can be done as a single course or the topics can be separated into teledentistry and a second course on portable dentistry. 

  • Learning Objectives:     

    • Objective 1: The learner will understand the difference between synchronous and asynchronous teledental services.

    • Objective 2: The learner will be able to minimize transportation hazards through proper equipment storage and transport.

    • Objective 3: The learner will understand the difference between mobile and portable dentistry

    • Objective 4: The learner will understand the team approach to care working with the facilities and what we recommend they have in an agreement with a facility to optimize success for both parties. 

  • Running Time: This course can be modified to run anywhere between 1 and 2 hours. If topics are separated each are 1 hour. 

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Teledentistry Workshop

  

  • Brief Summary: This course is designed for beginners who are looking to learn teledentistry. Depending on the room capabilities we may have a live synchronous interaction with one of our team members back in Idaho. We also will perform an asynchronous teledental exam together.  A couple volunteers test out our intraoral camera on the big screen, with preference given to volunteers who have never used an intraoral camera before. We will discuss teledental terminology, various uses of teledentistry, and will give examples from our program and how we use it.

  • Learning Objectives:

    • Objective 1: The learner will know the difference between synchronous and asynchronous teledentistry and advantages and disadvantages of each

    • Objectives 2:  Learner will perform a teledental exam

    • Objective 3: Learner will be exposed to different uses of teledentistry

    • Objective 4: Learner will see limitations of teledentistry

  • Running Time: 1.5-2 hours

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Special Care Show and Tell

  

  • Brief Summary: This course is just as the title suggests. Dr. Brooke will show tools and equipment that help make it easier for her to treat her patients. The last portion of the course is a time when learners can come up to the "Show and Tell" table so they can see and feel some of the smaller more portable instruments. 

  • Learning Objectives:

    • Objective 1: See and feel various bite blocks

    • Objective 2:  See and feel various toothbrushes

    • Objective 3:  See and feel various interproximal cleaning aids

    • Objective 4: See a video/photo of a wheelchair lift and vacpac 

  • Running Time: 1 hour

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Assisted Oral Hygiene, Guided Oral Hygiene, and The Your Special Smiles Oral Hygiene Ability Spectrum. A New Solution for Daily Oral Hygiene in Long-Term Care

  • Brief Summary: We have found that there are two main challenges for caregivers providing daily oral hygiene in long-term care facilities: 1) Finding time to do it, and 2) knowing how to do it. When it comes to knowing how to do it, the solution is easy. We can educate the caregivers.   When it comes to finding time to perform oral hygiene it is much more of a challenge. Oral hygiene is only one of the many important tasks caregivers have to perform daily.  Our solutions to address these issues are: Assisted Oral Hygiene, Guided Oral Hygiene, and  the Your Special Smiles Oral Hygiene Ability Spectrum documentation system.  This course will discuss these things and how they improve oral hygiene provision in long-term care.

  • Learning Objectives

    • Objective 1: The learner will be able to categorize patients based on their ability to perform oral hygiene tasks and their willingness to cooperate utilizing the Your Special Smiles Oral Hygiene Ability Spectrum

    • Objective 2: The learner will understand the difference between Assisted Oral Hygiene and Guided Oral Hygiene and when to use each program to maximize efficiency.

    • Objective 3: The learner will be exposed to daily oral kits and how we assembled these kits.

    • Objective 4: The learner will learn which of these services have CDT codes associated with them and which do not.

  • Run Time: this is a one hour course

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From Teeth to Toenails: The Importance of Interdisciplinary Collaboration During OR Dental Cases

  • Brief Summary: Dr. Brooke has works with multiple different providers to provide not only dental care, but a more comprehensive services while patients are under general anesthesia. During this course Dr. Brooke will discuss how she built her hospital program, the challenges she continues to face, and will open up discussion amongst learners to share tips and tricks for facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration in the hospital setting.

  • Learning Objectives: 

    • Objective 1: The learner will gain insight of how to meet and collaborate with providers of other disciplines.

    • Objective 2: The learner will gain insight of what procedures can commonly be combined with dental cases and how to incorporate more challenging procedures.

    • Objective 3: The learner will gain understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the members of the hospital team.

    • Objective 4:  The learner will have opportunity to share their experiences and participate in the conversation about facilitating interdisciplinary care and which procedures they have had success integrating into their cases.

  • Run Time:  This course is one hour. ​

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