Your Special Smiles Special Care Series

We have learned things along the way, and we want to share. We have partnered with various individuals and entities to bring you info-packed courses with personal touch. All courses are based on our clinical experiences and/or patients' lives. We do not claim to be experts teaching you, but rather friends sharing experiences and our "homework".  We hope you enjoy our courses. 

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Ergonomics in Mobile and Special Care Dentistry
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Dr. Trish Howard, a physical therapist  who treats a wide variety of patients helps our team trouble shoot ergonomic challenges we face while providing mobile and special care dentistry. She guides us through various situations and teaches us basic principles to apply to any situation.  We conclude stretching together focusing on muscles that Dr. Howard thinks are especially important for what we do. 

Run Time: 58 minutes

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn basic ergonomic principles and how they can be applied to not so basic situations and positions. 

  • Learn how flexibility in different muscles can help accommodate the awkward physical positions we find ourselves in when providing mobile and Special Care. 

  • Learn stretches to help improve flexibility of those muscles

$25 - 1 AGD PACE Credit

Special Care Panel with the Students of SIU - SCDA Student Chapter

Dr. Brooke assembled a team of experts to answer questions that the SCDA Student Chapter submitted. This panel features: dentists Maureen Perry  DDS, MPA, MAEd, DABSCD, Melinda Jensen DMD, and Jacob Dent DDS, and hygienist Karen Fallone RDH, FSCDH

AT THIS POINT THIS IS NOT AN ACCCREDITED CE COURSE. This courses is intended to be a resource for dental professionals and professionals students. We have not yet obtained the PACE certification for this course. We may seek this at a later date and this website will be updated

 

Run Time: 1 Hour

COST:  FREE!!!!

Learning Objectives: 

  • The learners will hear opinions about guardians and caregivers in the operatory- why some of us like having them there and when we don't

  • The learners will hear how to better reach patients who live in group homes

  • The learners will hear when we make variations in treatment planning

  • The learners will hear the biggest challenges and rewards of practicing special care dentistry

  • The learners will hear multiple examples of first visits for patients who have special needs. 

Geriatrics Panel with the Students of SIU - SCDA Student Chapter

Dr. Brooke assembled a team of experts to answer questions that the SCDA Student Chapter submitted. This panel features: dentists Sam Zwetchkenbaum  DDS, MPH,  Joy Poskozim DDS, FSCD,  Stephenie Dickie, DDS, MS, and hygienist Sonya Dunbar RDH, MHA

AT THIS POINT THIS IS NOT AN ACCCREDITED CE COURSE. This courses is intended to be a resource for dental professionals and professionals students. We have not yet obtained the PACE certification for this course. We may seek this at a later date and this website will be updated

 

Run Time: 1 Hour

COST:  FREE!!!!

Learning Objectives: 

  • The learners will hear  about various first visit strategies for geriatric patients 

  • The learners will  learn the importance of respect, taking time, and attitude on treatment success

  • The learners will hear when we make variations in treatment planning

  • The learners will be exposed to various sources of further continuing education 

Prader Willi Syndrome: A Brief Look
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Dr. Brooke will go through the basics of Prader Willi Syndrome: etiology, common traits, and medical/dental considerations. Then it will get a little more personal as she interviews two of our wonderful patients who have Prader Willi Syndrome. She will join them in their homes with their families.  While all people are unique and individual patient needs will vary,  getting to know these wonderful people and learning the basics may provide insight to help providers deliver quality care. 

Half of profits from this course will be split  between featured patients to compensate them for sharing their stories with us. 

 

Run Time: WILL BE DETERMINED ONCE PUBLISHED

Learning Objectives: 

  • The learner will understand the genetic changes that occur in people who have Prader Willi Syndrome

  • The learner will be exposed examples of dietary and behavioral challenges people who have Prader Willi Syndrome may face.

  • The learner will understand basic dental and anesthesia considerations for people who have  Prader Willi Syndrome 

  • The learner will "meet" two wonderful people who have Prader Willi Syndrome. 

$25 - 1 AGD PACE Credit