7th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium
7th Annual Robert J. Feigal Symposium: Managing Child Behavior in the 21st Century Dental Practice
Friday, September 27, 2013
Do you struggle with managing poor behavior in your young patients? Are you familiar with the latest AAPD guidelines on behavior management for the pediatric patient?
The 2013 Feigal Symposium will give you a fresh perspective on pediatric behavior guidance techniques suited for today’s society and contemporary dental practice. A team of experts in the field will present key components to relationship building between the dental team, parent and child. You will come away from this continuing dental education program with the tools to provide your young patients with a positive dental experience, including easy-to-implement strategies for reducing child anxiety and negative behavior in your dental practice.
The entire dental team will benefit from useful insights on how to:
- communicate with children and parents to allay fear and anxiety.
- assess a child’s developmental stage and tailor behavior guidance accordingly.
- utilize basic behavior guidance techniques—tell-show-do, voice control, nonverbal, positive reinforcement, distraction, and parental presence or absence.
- determine when advanced behavior guidance is necessary—protective stabilization, sedation or general anesthesia.
- identify the role of pre-operative analgesics, local anesthesia and nitrous oxide in managing pediatric pain and anxiety.
- develop a child-friendly environment that will facilitate behavior guidance and a positive dental experience.
Who Should Attend
Pediatric dentists and their team members who want to be brought up to date on the AAPD behavior management guidelines. Dentists and dental team members who want to improve their ability to manage behaviorally challenging pediatric patients and their parents.
Illustrated lectures and discussion.
Anne R. Gearity, Ph.D., LICSW, Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years experience in mental health practice in Minneapolis; community/clinical faculty member, University of Minnesota School of Social Work, Department of Child Psychiatry, and the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED), and a consultant to numerous agencies and schools.
Robert E. Primosch, D.D.S., M.S., M.Ed., Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Florida College of Dentistry. Dr. Primosch is former Post-graduate Program Director and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Florida. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Diplomate and former Chair of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. A prolific author and lecturer, he has contributed over 60 articles to scientific journals and has co-authored three editions of the textbook, Fundamentals of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dennis J. McTigue, D.D.S., M.S., Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. McTigue is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He is co-editor of the textbook, Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy through Adolescence, now in its fifth edition and served as chair of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Behavior Conferences held in 2003 and 2013. Dr. McTigue has maintained a private practice in pediatric dentistry for over 30 years.