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Date(s) - February 2, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Event Details

Webinar: Incorporating Behavioral Strategies into Your Dental Practice: Treating Patients with Special Needs

Noon–1:30pm • 1.5 CEU, Core • Sponsored by LIBERTY Dental Plan

This course is a part of our Super CE – Week of Webinars event. The courses will all be in a webinar format and the pricing of the course will depend on how many courses you sign up for.

Individuals with Autism (ASD) and Intellectual Disability (ID) are at an increased risk for tooth decay and loss compared to the general population. In addition, this population accesses dental care far less. Providing dental treatment for this population can be difficult due to challenging behaviors (aggression, self-injury etc.) as well as limitations in functional skills (remaining seated, following instructions etc.). In this presentation the speakers will discuss the following:

  • Review of the literature: Oral Health Statistics, Why People Avoid the Dentist, Successful Models for Increasing Compliance with Dental Procedures
  • Evidence-Based Practices for Patients with ASD/ID
  • Practical strategies for tailoring your practice to reach this population

Mary Rettinhouse, MS, BCBA:

Mary Rettinhouse is a Autism Clinical Specialist for Alta California Regional Center located in Sacramento, California. She also holds a leadership position on the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network or “CAPTAIN”. Ms. Rettinhouse has a Masters of Science in Psychology and has been board certified in Behavior Analysis since 2007. She has worked in both the private and public sectors with individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities for 15 years.

Amy McCreary, MS, BCBA:

Amy McCreary is a Behavior Analyst with Alta California Regional Center. She is passionate about supporting and empowering individuals with developmental disabilities and their support systems. Her role provides her the opportunity to consult on cases in which behaviors serve as a barrier to services and independence. She provides clinical oversight for behavioral services, and educates treatment providers on principles of ABA, evidence-based practices, and client’s rights.

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