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2016 WSDA Academy

The WSDA Academy provides free CE credit for young dentists 0-10 years out of dental school or their specialty program. The first course of 2016 will take place on January 13. 

Pediatric Dentistry Update for the General Dentist: The Joys of Treating Children

Speaker: Dr. Chris Delecki
January 13, 2016
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. 
CE Credits: 3
Complimentary Dinner Provided
WSDA Office, Seattle (3rd floor board room)
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Course Description
This three hour course will provide participants with information on improving clinical skills in treating young children. The seminar will review the 15 most common questions that Dental General Practice Residents ask when treating young children and adolescents. Motivational interviewing, caries risk management, developing prevention strategies and increasing patient volume in one’s practice will be discussed.

Course Objectives
Upon Completion of this program, participants should be able to:
- Incorporate caries risk managements and preventive strategies into the treatment planning process based on the oral health care needs of the patient.
- Understand the diagnosis and treatment of common pediatric dental conditions.
- Understand basic child behavior management for the pediatric dental patient.
- Use simple Motivational Interviewing techniques to improve communications with patients and families.
- Understand how incorporating children into a practice can lead to practice growth without stressing the staff.

Presenter
Christopher Delecki, DDS, MPH, MBA, is the director of the dental program at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) in Seattle and a member of the medical staff at Seattle Children’s. Dr. Delecki earned his DDS and MPH at the University of Michigan, and has been an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry for the past 15 years. At OBCC, Dr. Delecki is clinically involved in the training of both pediatric dental and general practice dental residents. He is also an Access to Baby and Children Dentistry (ABCD) Program Champion and Trainer for the Washington State Medicaid Program.

Chris had a special attentiveness to clinic program management that lead to a degree in Business Administration from City University. His professional interests include, caries risk management, motivational interviewing techniques for engaging patient acceptance to self-care and clinic management strategies for improved efficiencies and staff happiness.

Preview the rest of the 2016 WSDA Academy schedule here

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