Sensory Informed Pediatric Practice (Live Streamed Virtual)
  • Friday, November 4, 2022 
  • 1:00 PM-4:10 PM

 

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Instructor

LEA MORGAN, OTR/L, is a pediatric occupational therapist with 24 years of clinical experience. She has spent her career working with children with a variety of impairments and has worked to support children with "unseen disabilities" that others may not understand or accommodate for.  For example, she is passionate about helping other healthcare professionals understand the implications of Sensory Processing Disorder on their profession.  She created SIPP (Sensory Informed Pediatric Practice CEUs) to make valuable content readily available to other community professionals, including dental professionals.


Course Description

Have you noticed an increase in atypical behaviors and responses from your patients? Are you struggling with disrupted visits due to patient discomfort? Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is more prevalent in children than autism, and as common as ADHD. Understanding SPD will help you make adjustments in your practice, to increase positive outcomes.

 

  • Overview of Sensory Processing - What is it and why a dental office is such a challenging environment for children with SPD.
  • Eight Specific Areas of Sensory Processing Disorder - Including how to support weaknesses in each area during a dental visit.
  • Additional Considerations for the Dental Professional - Including info on waiting room, social stories, intake information, dental fear and being proactive.

Learning Objectives

Upon course completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand sensory processing and how it impacts your dental patients.
  • Develop confidence to utilize sensory strategies to improve the quality and experience of office visits for everyone.
  • Improve patient and parent satisfaction.
  • Decrease difficult and cancelled visits.

Audience

This course is appropriate for general dentists, hygienists, and dental team members.


CE Credits

Credit Hours: Lecture: Credit Hours - 3

 

AGD Code: 750


Course Fee

Dentist: $115

Staff: $55

 


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Refund Policy

Full tuition refund or credit will be given for cancellations received at least two weeks prior to the course start date. Refunds or tuition credit will not be given after that time or to no-shows.


Wait List Policy

If a CE course obtains enough registrations where a wait list is established, the CE office will notify individuals with unpaid registration balances and ask them to pay their balance to secure their place in the course. If payment is not made to secure their place, the CE office has the right to offer that place to a paying individual on the wait list.


Enrollment and Cancellation Policy

The Office of Continuing Education reserves the right to close registration when an enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify, or alter content or faculty for any course if circumstances indicate the need for such a change. If the school finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be granted. All attempts to contact registrants will be made as soon as possible in the event of a course cancellation. The school will not be held responsible for any losses due to travel arrangements made by the registrant.

In the event of inclement weather (such as a snow emergency) or other extenuating circumstances, the Office of Continuing Education may be forced to cancel or postpone a course. If a course has been canceled, we will contact participants by the phone number and/or email address provided. You may call or email our office on the day of the course if you are uncertain of a course's status.


Educational Method

Lecture and PowerPoint Presentation via Zoom Webinar


Live-Streamed Program Information

You will receive a link to the virtual program from the TUSDM Continuing Education Office closer to the event in a separate email closer to the date of the program.

 

On the date/time of the program:

Click on the link in the confirmation or reminder email to join the live-streamed program. The course will begin at the designated start time.

 

To participate:

You can participate from home on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. This Webinar Series uses Zoom software. Zoom works best if you download the Zoom app. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting or webinar.


Location

This program is live-streamed online.


About Us

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Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Approval Date 11/15-12/19.

 

We may be reached by email at DentalCE@Tufts.edu, and by phone at 617-636-6629.


Questions?

For course registration questions, please contact the Office of Continuing Education at 617.636.6629 or dentalce@tufts.edu.


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