Working With Fearful and Anxious Dental Patients

19.95
Online
Elective
About the Course: 
The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to familiarize the dentist and every member of the dental team with nonpharmacological techniques and strategies for guiding and supporting fearful dental patients. The course will address the nature and prevalence of dental fear and how to identify and guide the fearful patient. The learner will be made aware of the ways in which his or her own behavior, demeanor, and appearance, as well as the ambiance of the dental office, may contribute to dental fear. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Discuss the types, etiology, and significance of dental fear. 
2. Identify behavioral signs and symptoms to recognize the fearful patient. 
3. Describe nonpharmacological guidance techniques for fearful adult patients. 
4. Describe nonpharmacological behavior guidance for fearful pediatric patients. 
5. Describe nonpharmacological strategies for use with fearful older adult patients and patients with special needs. 

About the Author: 
Marc Szarejko, DMD, FAGD, received his dental degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dentistry in 1985 and Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1994. He has been an examiner for the State of Florida Dental and Dental Hygiene Licensure Examinations since 1994. He has also served as an expert witness for the State of Florida and for private companies. He has authored and edited many dental continuing education courses and has given presentations on varied dental topics to local, regional, and national audiences. He has served as a dentist in the county correctional system for nearly half of his career, where the incidence of HIV/AIDS is much higher relative to that of the general population. The surgical and nonsurgical dental treatment of HIV/AIDS patients is a common occurrence in this setting, allowing him to have a unique perspective of the oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS patients and in their dental treatment. 

AGD code - 153
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Working With Fearful and Anxious Dental Patients

19.95
About the Course: 
The purpose of this intermediate-level course is to familiarize the dentist and every member of the dental team with nonpharmacological techniques and strategies for guiding and supporting fearful dental patients. The course will address the nature and prevalence of dental fear and how to identify and guide the fearful patient. The learner will be made aware of the ways in which his or her own behavior, demeanor, and appearance, as well as the ambiance of the dental office, may contribute to dental fear. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Discuss the types, etiology, and significance of dental fear. 
2. Identify behavioral signs and symptoms to recognize the fearful patient. 
3. Describe nonpharmacological guidance techniques for fearful adult patients. 
4. Describe nonpharmacological behavior guidance for fearful pediatric patients. 
5. Describe nonpharmacological strategies for use with fearful older adult patients and patients with special needs. 

About the Author: 
Marc Szarejko, DMD, FAGD, received his dental degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dentistry in 1985 and Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1994. He has been an examiner for the State of Florida Dental and Dental Hygiene Licensure Examinations since 1994. He has also served as an expert witness for the State of Florida and for private companies. He has authored and edited many dental continuing education courses and has given presentations on varied dental topics to local, regional, and national audiences. He has served as a dentist in the county correctional system for nearly half of his career, where the incidence of HIV/AIDS is much higher relative to that of the general population. The surgical and nonsurgical dental treatment of HIV/AIDS patients is a common occurrence in this setting, allowing him to have a unique perspective of the oral manifestations of HIV/AIDS patients and in their dental treatment. 

AGD code - 153