February 1, 2019
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Register for a Free AADMD Webinar on Tuesday February 5th
Pain & the Nonverbal Dental Patient
Medical and dental discomfort can impact the well-being all people, including individuals who experience MH/IDD. Today we are sharing a free webinar hosted by the  American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) that provides strategies for developing a meaningful differential diagnosis of the cause of dental pain in individuals that are unable to provide a subjective description of their pain. Careful consideration of the person’s medical and dental needs leads to a more accurate assessment, treatment, and outcome for individuals we support.

Additional information about this insightful webinar and instructions for registering are provided below.

Pain & the Nonverbal Dental Patient
Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019 — 8:00pm EST
Featuring Speaker Evan Spivack, DDS

Description: The diagnosis of the cause of dental pain relies heavily on a patient’s subjective description of their pain. But how do we arrive at a diagnosis when our patient is nonverbal or otherwise unable to assist the practitioner? This course will discuss the various etiologies of oral pain and how we can develop a meaningful differential diagnosis leading to the discovery of the cause of pain. Multiple case presentations will be used to illustrate and develop the information presented.

By the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize indicators of pain in the nonverbal patient
  2. Develop a list of questions to ask leading towards a diagnosis
  3. Recognize non-dental etiologies of pain that may present orally
  4. Develop a differential diagnosis for oral pain
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About the Speaker
Currently a professor and leading the Special Care Treatment Center at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Evan Spivack has devoted his career to both direct patient care and to the education of future dentists in the provision of dental care to persons with disabilities. Dr. Spivack is author or co-author of several articles in the field of special care dentistry, has co-authored textbook chapters on dental issues for persons with developmental disabilities and frequently lectures on topics in special care dentistry. 
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