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Accessible Oral Health 2023 ECHO

Building Confidence in Serving People with Disabilities

About the Series

The Accessible Oral Health 2023 ECHO: Building Confidence in Serving People with Disabilities series aims to increase dental care access for Kansans with disabilities through the education of the dental teams and professionals involved in the dental journey of individuals with intellectual / developmental disabilities (IDD). Series includes raising awareness of IDD, destigmatization, communication strategies, sensory awareness, the importance of teamwork (both within the dental team, with care coordinators, and with other healthcare professionals), and introduction to existing tools and resources.

This series will include 5 courses on Thursdays, beginning October 19th through November 16th.

All courses will be held via Zoom from 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST.

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This innovative project is supported in collaboration with Aetna Better Health of Kansas and in partnership with Oral Health Kansas, Inc.

Cost and Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credit will be offered to dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants.

  • Dental Continuing Education credit is pending approval from The Kansas Dental Board. Up to 5 CE Credits will be available based on series attendance.
  • Video recordings will be available without CE credit to all completing registration. 
Courses
Defining IDD and Bridging the Gap in Care for Individuals with Disabilities
Speaker
  • Sarah Feldausen - Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Coordinator, Care Advocate Team, Aetna Better Health of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Inclusive Oral Health Care
Speaker
  • Allen Wong, DDS, EdD, DABSCD - Director AEGD Program, Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, AADMD and SCDA, San Francisco, CA
Creating a Sensory-Inclusive Dental Office Environment
Speaker
  • Ben Hudson - CEO, Sensory Health, Dallas, TX
Behavioral Strategies to Improve Patient Experience and Cooperation
Speaker
  • Christie Stiehl, MA, BCBA, LBA - Owner, Clinician, Stiehl Behavioral Consulting, Lawrence, KS
Fostering an Accessible and Welcoming Environment in the Dental Office
Speakers
  • Nick Rogers, DDS - Rogers Family Dentistry, Arkansas City, KS
  • Billie Donohue, CDA - Chairside Assistant, Patient Coordinator, Rogers Family Dentistry, Arkansas City, KS

Specialty Team

  • Sarah Feldhausen - Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Coordinator, Care Advocate Team, Aetna Better Health of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • Allen Wong, DDS, EdD, DABSCD - Director AEGD Program, Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, AADMD and SCDA, San Francisco, CA
  • Ben Hudson - CEO, Sensory Health, Dallas, TX
  • Christie Stiehl, MA, BCBA, LBA - Owner, Clinician, Stiehl Behavioral Consulting, Lawrence, KS
  • Nick Rogers, DDS - Rogers Family Dentistry, Arkansas City, KS
  • Billie Donohue, CDA - Chairside Assistant, Patient Coordinator, Rogers Family Dentistry, Arkansas City, KS
Community Engagement

University of Kansas Medical Center
KUMC Project ECHO
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-5230
projectecho@kumc.edu