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Special Needs Dentistry- You Can Do It: Session #3: Disabilities, Syndromes, and Conditions with Orofacial Manifestations
Session #3: Disabilities, Syndromes, and Conditions with Orofacial Manifestations
Discuss a few disabilities/syndromes with craniofacial manifestations
Develop an individualized treatment plan that is unique for the patient’s needs
Recognize you need the entire team to treat individuals with special needs

Jul 16, 2020 05:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Kami Piscitelli, BSDH, RDH
Special Needs Oral Health Coordinator @Virginia Department of Health
Kami Piscitelli, BSDH, RDH, is the Special Needs Oral Health Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Health Office of Family Health Services in Richmond. She received her bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene at the Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University). Kami has been a dental hygienist for over 30 years with active licenses in Georgia, West Virginia, and Virginia. Kami has experience in private and public health dentistry, as well as over 13 years exclusively in pediatric dentistry and 10 years specializing in special needs dentistry.
Dr. Matthew R. Cooke, DDS, MD, MPH
Associate Professor @University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine
Matthew Cooke, DDS, MD, MPH (Dr. Matt) joined the Department of Dental Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Dental Medicine in April of 2011. He is a board-certified pediatric dentist and dental anesthesiologist. He received his dental and medical degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Cooke completed residencies in pediatric dentistry, and anesthesiology. He, also, completed a Master’s in Public Health. Dr. Cooke is actively involved in advancing the profession. In addition to patient care and scholarly research, Dr. Cooke oversees the local anesthesia curriculum at the School of Dental Medicine; He serves as the Director of the Healthy Athletes Program for Special Olympics of Virginia and Pennsylvania. Dr. Cooke’s overall goal is to improve access to care and to be an advocate for sedation and anesthesia in pediatric dentistry.