Challenging Conversations: How to Handle Non-Dental Conversations in the Dental Chair
Recorded On: 05/22/2020
This presentation will review the range of hesitancy with regard to vaccines and fluoride provision from a primary care perspective. Evidence-based communication techniques providers can use to address such hesitancy with parents of their pediatric patients will then be described.
During this session, the learner will hear about hot topics that relate to the patients that pediatric dentists and pediatricians share. These topics will include recent hypertension guidelines, obesity screening and referral, anxiety and depression screening and referral, trauma-informed care, and nicotine exposure (including juuling). We will give a quick update on each of these topics and discuss high-level approaches to managing patients who present with these illnesses.
Dr. Anupama Rao Tate is an associate professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She is a faculty member in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry in the Goldberg Center for Community Pediatric Health at Children’s National Medical Center. She serves as the director of Advocacy and Research. She is director of the District of Columbia Pediatric Oral Health Coalition. She is a trustee to the AAPD baord. Currently she is the past president of the D.C. Chapter of the AAPD.
She received her D.M.D. from Harvard School of Dental Medicine and her M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She received her certificate in pediatric dentistry from Children’s National Medical Center. She is involved in teaching, clinical practice, research and holds grants in community advocacy.
Amanda Dempsey is Tenured Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver, Research Director for Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and a senior faculty member of the Adult and Child Consortium for Outcomes Research and Dissemination Science (ACCORDS) program. She also directs the Surgical/Subspecialist Clinical Outcomes and Research (SCORE) fellowship. She has studied pediatric immunization delivery for the last 15 years. Her research interests include parental vaccine hesitancy, developing and assessing interventions to use of evidence-based interventions in primary care and, clinic- and community-based randomized clinical trials. She is on the Board for Directors for the Colorado Children’s Immunization Coalition, and also a member of the American Cancer Society’s HPV Roundtable Provider Intervention workgroup. She sees outpatient general pediatric patients of all ages in her clinical practice.
Patty Braun MD, MPH, FAAP is a Professor of Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Public Health and Dental Medicine at the University of Colorado where she conducts oral health disparity and health services research and program evaluation. She is the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Oral Health Executive Committee and a past Santa Fe Group Fellow. She is also the Project Director for the HRSA-funded Regional Oral Health Integration Network.
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