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Free Continuing Education Opportunity

September 05, 2012

The Virginia Department of Health, in collaboration with the Virginia Dental Association, is offering a two-day training for general dentists wishing to increase their ability to provide care for children with special health care needs and very young children.

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Cooke, a pediatric dentist and the Director of Healthy Athletes, Special Olympics of Virginia. In addition to his pediatric dental background, Dr. Cooke is a physician and dental anesthesiologist, giving him a unique perspective on children’s oral health needs.

Dr. Cooke will present a one-day lecture on Friday including an overview of special health care conditions, patient behavioral management techniques, infant oral health assessment and prevention, and sedation. Participants will hone their skills in a hands-on clinical session on the following Saturday. A total of 10.5 hours of Continuing Education Units will be earned.

Upcoming locations: October 5-6, 2012 in Kilmarnock and November 30 – December 1, 2012 in Chesapeake.

Registration: Registration is limited to 15 dentists per site plus one auxiliary staff member per dentist. Preference will be given to dentists practicing in the Eastern Coastal/Tidewater parts of the state.

For further information and to register, please contact Kami Piscitelli, R.D.H. at or (804) 864-7804.