Community Input Needed at Upcoming Workshop

A community input and planning workshop to discuss unmet oral health needs of people with developmental disabilities will be held from 4:30 p.m.– 6:30 p.m., March 12, at Eastman Dental’s Farash Auditorium, 625 Elmwood Ave, near Strong Memorial Hospital.

To register, please call 585.275.2917, or visit
www.urmc.rochester.edu/dentistry/developmental-disabilities/registration.cfm

The workshop will feature Keynote Speaker Dr. Steven Perlman, founder of Special Smiles program of the Special Olympics, with a strong emphasis on getting audience input about satisfaction and barriers related to clinical care, reimbursement, and policies for addressing the oral health needs of people with developmental disabilities.

The event is free. Participants can park in the ramp garage and follow signs to Eastman Dental. A validation sticker for free parking will be provided at the workshop. Refreshments will be served. Up to 25 participants can view the workshop via the web.

To register, please call 585.275.2917, or visit
www.urmc.rochester.edu/dentistry/developmental-disabilities/registration.cfm

The event is the first of three workshops, and is hosted by Eastman Dental and Golisano Foundation. The two organizations have recently teamed up to identify gaps and barriers for meeting oral health needs of people with developmental disabilities, which is frequently cited as one of the leading unmet healthcare needs among this population. A taskforce of experts is working to gather reliable data in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties. The goal of this effort is to develop realistic and practical recommendations to improve this complex situation.

Eastman Institute for Oral Health, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center, is a world leader in research and post-doctoral education in general and pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics and oral surgery. Patients are seen at many sites throughout the Rochester community.

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One Response to Community Input Needed at Upcoming Workshop

  1. Larry says:

    Very nice job of listing the upcoming community on the oral health needs of people with disabilities. I am planning to attend and have registered, I urge others to do so.

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