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Because they are worth it 

Half of all profits  from this course will be split between our featured patients Amber and Matthew
Instructions for CE: 1.0 Hour  AGD-PACE
  • Rent the video. It is $25 for 24 hour rental.

  • Take the test on a COMPUTER- it doesn't work on the phone

  • Click on the Elevate logo for your exam- A fillable PDF will open.

  • Fill out the PDF in full. 

  • Save with your changes. 

  • Email the PDF to the email address on the exam. 

  • Elevate will grade the exam and email you your certificate of completion.


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Featuring: Mr. Matthew S. Mockwitz

Matthew lives with his grandpa and great-grandma. They are very dedicated to providing him an environment where he can be safe and happy. He goes to school, knows where he lives, and he enjoys playing with his cars. He likes routines. Though his words are few, his communication is huge.  Dr. Brooke's favorite memory with Matthew is when she went to interview Matthew, the first thing he did was run to the bathroom and grab his toothbrush. and bring it to show her. 

Featuring: Ms. Amber N. Beguhl

Amber lives with her grandma and grandpa. They are very dedicated to providing her an environment where she can be safe and happy. Amber is an artist. She makes lovely diamond paintings. She also helps care for the  2 cats, 3 dogs, 6 birds and a turtle named Buddy. Amber has a long distance fiancé who she met at camp. They keep in contact and their families arrange for them to travel and see each other through the year. Amber and Dr. Brooke have had some good conversations about her turtle, her art, and her fiancé. 

Course Summary: 

Patients who have Prader Willi Syndrome are unique and wonderful people. Each patient  is very different from the next, however they do have some things in common. In this course  we will begin by going over the basic genetics of Prader Willi Syndrome. Dr. Brooke has created animations to help make this easier to visualize. 

We will review common physical characteristics of Prader Willi Syndrome and medical considerations. We will look at how Prader Willi Syndrome effects muscle tone and how the various physiological ramifications that has.  We will look at the excessive desire to eat and the different caloric needs these patients have. This section may surprise you.  We will not review over all nutritional phases, but rather we will focus on nutritional phase 3 which typically has onset between ages 5-8 years old and may continue the rest of the patient's life.  We will talk about risky behaviors such as foraging  for food, and non-nutritive eating. We will touch on other medical considerations as well

We will look into the option of sedation and talk about how medical considerations effect sedation. We will review the post operative monitoring guidelines established by the Prader Willi Syndrome Association of USA. 

Of course, we will discuss dental considerations such as caries risk, bruxism, sleep apnea, possible delayed eruption, and unique risks with oral hygiene products. 

We will review over two very different cases, what has worked and what has not worked, and our future plans, and we will conclude this course with getting to know Amber and Matthew through a personal interview and trip to their homes. 


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. 

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