PLS / OHS :: SEMINARS :: BA. Bridging the Gap: Diversity and Cultural Competency in Dental Care (Friday, 2/9/18; 2-4 pm)

BA. Bridging the Gap: Diversity and Cultural Competency in Dental Care (Friday, 2/9/18; 2-4 pm)

BA. Bridging the Gap: Diversity and Cultural Competency in Dental Care (Friday, 2/9/18; 2-4 pm)

BA. Bridging the Gap: Diversity and Cultural Competency in Dental Care (Friday, 2/9/18; 2-4 pm)

This lecture presentation on 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 workshop 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

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

Wendy Mazzamaro, RDH,
has presented for PLS on a variety of topics since 2006.  She is the co developer of the Cutural Competency course.  She also provides Clinical Education with DentMat Co.  Wendy is a graduate of Hudson Valley Comm. College, Past President of Mass DHA and Past Delegate to ADHA.  She was awarded Dental Hygienist of the Year in 2002. Wendy is a dental health activist and has provided Dental Education Programs for Head Start and Childbirth Classes at hospitals. As a Former Territory Specialist for ProDentec and Zila Pharm. she was awarded the Circle of Excellence in Dental Sales. Wendy also serves as a PLS faculty member by teaching CPR for PLS and is a member of the D.I.R.T. team - serving in mass disaster situations. Wendy presents continuing education courses to dental offices and study clubs through Professional Learning Services.  For  information, contact Joyce Turcotte RDH, M.Ed., jturcotte@pls.org
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Disclosure: The speaker has nothing to disclose







SKU 18WC1
Target Audience Dental professionals and staff
Day Friday
Date February 9, 2018
Time 2:00-4:00 pm (1:30 PM regisrtration and light refreshments)
Location Schein Dental, Harvest Business Park, 101 N. Plains Industrial Rd., #3D
City Wallingford, CT
CEUs 2
Teaching Method Lecture
 
Tuition: $60.00
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