Diversity and Cultural Competency in Dental Care (Sunday, October 20, 2019)

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  • $80.00

Complies with CT CE mandate for dentists and hygienists

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  • CEUs
  • Date
    October 20, 2019
  • Day
  • Time
    1:00 - 2:45 pm (12:30 PM registration and light refreshments)
  • Location
    Trumbull Marriott, 180 Hawley Lane
  • City
    Trumbull, CT
  • Region
    Southern Connecticut / New York
  • Target Audience
    All Dental Team Members
  • Teaching Method
  • Course Materials
    PLS confirmation and handouts- bring to class
  • Course Number

Cultural Competency provides insight for the dental healthcare professional on unique verbal and non-verbal communication skills.  Participants will be enlightened on how recognizing cues, which are often a critical in healthcare decisions and values, impact the treatment and care of patients. This subject serves to promote team cohesiveness in regards to self-awareness, attitudes, beliefs, biases, and behaviors.  Additionally, topics such as harassment and discrimination in the workplace are included. A variety of teaching methods to engage the participants will be used.

Course objectives: Upon course completion participants will:
1.       1. recognize issues related to cultural competency and oral healthcare
2.       2. define the benefits of providing culturally and verbally appropriate oral health care and treatment planning
3.       3. implement appropriate practice management and effective communication strategies related to cultural competency
4.       4. identify barriers to effective communication
5.       5.  articulate how effective communication skills and styles can affect the ability to promote culturally diverse oral health services and acceptance

 As per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited knowlege in treating patients. It is always recommended to do further research.

Cathie Collier, RDH, B.Ed, MS, received her bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene Education from the Fones School at the University of Bridgeport, where she later served as DH Clinical Coordinator. Her recent accomplishment earned her a master's degree in Health and healing. Cathie is a national lecturer and frequent speaker for PLS on OSHA and Infection Conttrol, HIPAA, Medical Emergencies, CPR and other topics. She is a clinical instructor at Goodwin College and Emergency Care Institute at Bridgeport Hospital.

 Cathie is a Core Instructors for PLS and presents continuing education courses to dental offices and study clubs.  For  information, contact Joyce Turcotte RDH, M.Ed., jturcotte@pls.org
Disclosure: The speaker has nothing to disclose

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