Education and Training in Special Care Dentistry
Facilitator: Shelagh Thompson
The session will provide delegates with information on how other educators have introduced and embedded education and training in Special Care Dentistry (SCD) in their Schools and Institutions.
The emphasis of the session will be based on the congress theme A Lifecourse approach to Disability and Oral Health and how teaching can be applied using this approach.
In his welcome letter, Professor Shouji Hironaka, iADH President stated ‘the chains of risk can be broken and other interventions may be especially effective during the key life transitions, e.g. late adolescence to early adulthood and dependency in older age. It is an optimistic approach, but one which raises questions for policy, training and research’.
This is true within education in Special Care Dentistry and what we learn from each other.
Short presentations will be followed by an interactive discussion to share experiences and suggest solutions to develop a Lifecourse approach to SCD, inter-professional education and networking.
|Time||Title and institution||Title of presentation|
|Prof. Dr. Shelagh Thompson|
School of Dentistry
University of Liverpool,
|Welcome and introduction to session
An overview of the Lifecourse approach to teaching and training in Special Care Dentistry.
|Prof. Dr. Andreas Schulte|
University of Witten
|Teaching undergraduate dental students in the only department for Special Care Dentistry in Germany, focusing on patients with different kinds of intellectual disabilities in all age groups:
comparisons with the IADH curriculum.
|Prof.Dr Cem Dogan|
|Paediatric aspects of teaching and training in Special Care Dentistry including the transitional years.|
|Dr Mas Ahmad|
University of Malaysia
|Empowering multidisciplinary care for people with disabilities via interprofessional oral health education involving medical, nursing and allied health students|
|Dr Mohamad Saad|
Beirut Arab University
PG student taking
MSc in Special Care Dentistry, University College London
|Process of establishing the academic and clinical aspects of Special Care Dentistry in Lebanon: A promising Challenge|
|Dr Nadiya Al-Kindi|
Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry
Ministry of Health of Oman Oman Dental College
|Special Care Dentistry in Oman:
Steady steps towards the future.
|Open Floor interactive session
Facilitator- Prof Shelagh Thompson
|15.30||End of Session|