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Jan 8, 2020


AzDA member dentists Dr. Mai-Ly Duong, Associate Director Dental Faculty; and Dr. Maureen Perry, Associate Dean for Post-Doctoral Education Director, the Center for Advanced Oral Health, discuss special care dentistry. They focus on the Center for Advanced Oral Health at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences’ Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, which provides comprehensive, patient-centered dentistry for those with advanced oral healthcare needs.

0:00 - 3:40—Dr. Maureen Perry's background

3:41 - 4:30—What makes the Center for Advanced Oral Health at AT Still special?

4:31 - 5:20—What populations are treated at the Center for Advanced Oral Health?

5:21 - 6:20—What barriers are patients facing in getting their treatment?

6:21 - 8:10—What advice do you have for dentists who might not have the training to treat the special care population?

8:11 - 10:30—How is the Center for Advanced Oral Health equipped to treat larger patients?

10:31 - 12:00—What options do you have available to ease patient anxiety?

12:01 - 13:50—What can you share about the residency program?

13:51 - 16:10—What kind of barriers does the special care population deal with? Is there legislation to help with these barriers?

16:11 - 17:00—What is the Sante Fe Group?

17:01 - 17:30—Who can come in for treatment at the Center for Advanced Oral Health?

17:31 - 21:45—Talk about the patient advocacy program

21:46 - 23:10—Patients with sleep apnea and or high blood pressure

23:11 - 25:10—How can dentists refer to the Center for Advanced Oral Health?

25:11 - End—How you can get in touch with Dr. Perry