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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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Our friends at AADMD have asked us to distribute this information: Join Project Accessible Oral Health in Israel Changing Destiny: The Global Movement to Achieve Social Equality Hosted by The Shalva Center Dates: June 16-17, 2020 Location: The Shalva Center - Jerusalem, Israel If you have an interest, please email me and I will put you in touch with the right person. Carolyn
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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Happy New Year to all! Just wanted to pass along that the WITH Foundation, which has sponsored SAID conferences for the past two years, is looking to train disability experts in the whys and wherefores of Wikipedia. The idea is to improve the quality of the information online. Below is a link to the training information. https://withfoundation.org/improving-information-about-disability-healthcare-on-wikipedia/
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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Hi, SAID Members. Where are the SAID Modules being used? Have you used them? Do you know institutions that have used them? So far I know the following places, but I am sure there are more: 1. New Mexico Department of Health (Dr. Ray Lyons) - The use of SAID modules prepare providers to treat patients with developmental disabilities and is linked to a reimbursement code under Medicaid https://www.astdd.org/bestpractices/DES34005NMspecialneedsdentalcode.pdf 2. University of New Mexico AEGD Program: Used in training AEGD residents in special care dentistry and for the Special Needs Code described above. 3. University of Washington GPR2 Residency: They are used with the 2nd year GPR residents who are doing an extra year of training in special care dentistry. Any others, either through institutions or just individually? Thank you! Kim
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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Hi, Special Care Advocates in Dentistry folks, I'd like to announce the position for the 2nd Year Residency (GPR) with emphasis in Special Care Dentistry at University of Washington. If you know a current or past GPR/AEGD resident who might be interested in our 2nd year program with DECOD, they can email me at kmespino@uw.edu for more information. A brief program description is available here: https://dental.washington.edu/dept-oms/gpr/structure/#DECOD Applications due 2/28/19
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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To my SAID family, I wanted to inform y'all that July 31, 2017 will be my last day at ECRH Gracewood. I have decided after 27 years at Gracewood and 31 years in the retirement system that I am going to retire from full time work. I am going to miss my co-workers and the individuals that I work with, but I would like to be able to spend time with my mother and do some other things. I will work part time somewhere (haven't decided yet what that will be). I intend to remain active with SAID in the years to come. Beverly Responses: Congratulations!! And enjoy!! So glad we'll still have you at SAID !! by: Jennifer K. L. Hew JHew@lsuhsc.edu on: 2017-07-25 Congratulations! You've certainly earned it. Welcome to the club! See you in Asheville! by: Robert Leonetti drrobertleonetti1978@gmail.com on: 2017-07-25 Bev: Good for you! You deserve some time to yourself. We are glad to hear we can still expect to see you at the SAID meetings! by: Carolyn Fetter carolyn@specializedcare.com on: 2017-07-24 Wow, congratulations!!! I'm glad I'll still get to see you at SAID. by: Kimberly Espinoza kmespino@uw.edu on: 2017-07-24
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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Great meeting in Savannah! thanks to all who participated in pulling it together. Congratulations to our new President, Betsy White. During one of the sessions, we discussed the ruling on the part of the Texas Board of Dental Examiners to require certain training in order to use Protective Stabilization devices. Here is a link to the actual regulation, Rule 22, Administrative Code 108.14: https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.TacPage?sl=T&app=9&p_dir=N&p_rloc=168945&p_tloc=&p_ploc=1&pg=7&p_tac=&ti=22&pt=5&ch=108&rl=8 Responses: If I am reading this correctly, section (c)(11)(D) precludes using stabilization devices for almost all procedures that we might perform on patients with disabilities. Any immobilization is now forbidden for routine treatment. Is this the interpretation from anyone else? by: Thomas Butler tlbdmd@yahoo.com on: 2016-11-17 Tom: I think section (c)(11)(D) is trying to say that you shouldn't use protective stabilization as a way of getting many procedures done in one sitting. There have been some complaints about that in recent years, usually directed at Group Dental Practices. It might be section 10 E that keeps 11 D from being more limiting. by: Carolyn Fetter carolyn@specializedcare.com on: 2016-11-17
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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It is with a heavy heart that I pass along the news that Dr. Carlos Salinas has passed away. He was a good friend to SAID, and to so many people in the field of dentistry. His spirit will live on, as his work at the Medicual Univ of South Carolina touched many professionals, and gave them an appreciation of the rewards of serving people with special needs.
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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It is with sadness that I report the death of Bob Hollowell's Father. As you know Bob is our Immediate Past President. On behalf of the entire SAID family, condolences go out to Bob & his family at this sad time. If you would like to contact Bob directly, his e-mail is Robert.Hollowell@carolinashealthcare.org.
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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Hello, Fellow SAID-ites. I am passing along notice of an opportunity at the Orange Grove Center in Chattanooga. All pertinent information follows. If interested, please use the contact information provided below. See y'all in Raleigh! Director of Dental Services The Orange Grove Center Chattanooga, Tennessee September 2014 The Director of Dental Services provides clinical dental services to patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In addition to being responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of dental and oral pathologies the Director of Dental Services is responsible for carrying out the strategic plans for growth and development of the program. The Director is supported by both a Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienist. He or she is also responsible for providing chair side educational supervision to rotating dental hygiene students from local community college programs. The Director will also interface with our in house Medical Clinic (staffed by a Nurse Practitioner and supervising physician), and colleagues from the Dept. of Behavioral Management, Physical and Occupational therapy, Speech and Language, Nutrition Dept. and Sensory Dept. The Director will be expected to provide instruction and guidance in home based oral care to direct support professionals. The clinic is open from 8 am – 4 pm Monday thru Friday. There are opportunities for teaching, advocacy, research and engagement with the local dental community. There is a full complement of dental specialists who willingly work with our patients. Full operating room based cases are coordinated with a fully staffed day surgery center. The dental clinic is an open bay format with two chairs, digital X rays, EHR, very upbeat environment. The candidate will be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school and must obtain an unrestricted Tennessee dental license; and qualify as a provider for various insurance and state/Federal payers. Continuing dental education, paid malpractice, dental association membership fees. Full benefits and competitive salary. Tennessee is a “no-income tax” state, exceptional quality of life, great outdoor recreation opportunities, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, all sports, music festivals, convenient to Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville and Birmingham. Orange Grove Center was established in 1953 and is one of the nation’s most respected and outstanding community providers of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Contact: Rick Rader, MD, Director of Habilitation Center, email: habctrmd@aol.com, tel 423 493 2936
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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Hello, all. Hope you are faring OK with this crazy winter. Our friends at AADMD posted information about a new website to help medical professionals communicate effectively with people with id. Although not specific to dentistry, some of the ideas may be transferrable, and there are lots of resources which families of your patients might be grateful to get for their medical visits. It was put together by the State of Tennessee. Check it out! http://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/etoolkit/
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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From: November 20, 2013 Via AADMD, I received this link to an article about how the Affordable Healthcare Act will affect coverage for people with ID. Among other topics, it addresses how the Act helps states in transitioning institutional care to home and community-based services. Here's the link: http://autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/ACA-ASAN-policy-brief.pdf
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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From: August 20, 2013 Hello, SAID members. I am looking for information on how special care clinics are funded. If you work with a special care clinic, can you share with us how your clinic is funded? How much of your clinic is funded by different avenues, such as university support, state support, Medicaid revenues, grants or other means? If you could also state your patient population, that would be helpful. My clinic is for people with developmental disabilities (children and adults) and we are relying on Medicaid fees. Basically we are being supported by our other university clinics to make up the difference, but there are some people within the system calling on us to be self-supported. What are your clinics doing to stay afloat? Thank you in advance for your replies.
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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From: August 4th, 2013 here is link to dental article on poor OH in nursing homes nothing new but might be able to use at your facility in some way. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/04/in-nursing-homes-an-epidemic-of-poor-dental-hygiene/?hp&_r=0
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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Fom November 6th, 2012 I thought this would be a good place to post comments and suggestions regarding the proposed revisions for the modules. The proposed Module 1 is ready for your input and should be posted soon. The biggest revision is the change from "mental retardation" to "intellectual disability" or "intellectual developmental disorder" as defined by the AAIDD and the APA, respectively. The module will need some additional updating once the DSM-V is published in 2013, but for now I am going off the proposed revisions for the DSM. Please let me know if you have any questions. I am looking forward to your comments.
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moriahfetter
Dec 01, 2020
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From: May 20, 2012 House Bill 510 on Oral Health Care in nursing homes is signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear. Left to right at HB 510 signing in Governor's office, Bernie Vonderheide, Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform; Rep. Carl Rollins, D-Midway, co-sponsor of the bill; Dr. Sharon Turner, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry; Dr. John Sauk, dean of the University of Louisville Dental School; and Rep. Kelly Flood, D-Lexington, sponsor of the legislation. Rep. Flood worked especially hard to get the legislation past several political road-blocks. AND HERE'S THE GAL WHO MADE HB 510 POSSIBLE.... DR. PAM STEIN, public health specialist in the UK College of Dentistry, set up a pilot program in two Lexington nursing homes. That led to interest in the legislature in improving nursing home oral health and to HB 510 which will train nursing home staff to provide oral health care to residents statewide.
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