Innovative Ways to Manage Your Patient’s Anxiety, Fear and Sensory Issues (Saturday, 3/9/19)

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  • $95.00

Dentists: This course complies with CT dental mandate for patients with special needs.

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  • CEUs
    3
  • Day
    Saturday
  • Region
    Southern Connecticut / New York
  • Target Audience
    Dentists, RDHs, staff
  • Teaching Method
    Lecture
  • Course Materials
    None
  • Course Number
    19CA1

According  to the ADA dental providers must be able to address patient’s fears and  anxiety related to dental procedures. Patient stress factors are among  the leading causes of medical emergencies in the dental practice. They  also contribute to broken appointments and less compliant patients. 

The  safe and effective application of natural relaxation therapies continue  to gain popularity in today’s healthcare field including the dental  profession. These practices, which can be incorporated on a variety of  levels, serve to create a trusting and relaxing environment for both  patient and practitioner This presentation introduces innovative sensory  skills and protocols that can assist and accommodate patients with  anxiety, PTSD, heightened sensory issues.  

Course Objectives:  

Upon completion of this program the participant will:

  1. Recognize illnesses associated with chronic stress disorders
  2. Identify  and reference key points of the head and neck area that can be  addresses to release tension and anxiety for dental patients. 
  3. Understand the importance of proper risk assessment to identify stress factors for all patients
  4. Be able establish an atmosphere in the operatory that is conducive to natural relaxation for all patients.
  5. Recognize the importance of safe and effective utilization of natural relaxation therapies as applied to the dental setting. 

Disclaimer: As  per ADA guidelines, participants must use caution when using limited  knowledge 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 Masters  degree in Health and Healing. Cathie frequently teaches numerous topics fpr PLS on OSHA, Infection Control, HIPAA, Medical Emergencies and CPR.

Cathie  is a Core Instructor for PLS and present 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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