Date & Time: Thursday, July 20, 2023, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Speaker: Amanda Zubricki RDH, BS
- Recognize the barriers placed in dental offices
- Apply ways to be accessible
- Identify hearing loss
- Summarize the differences in deaf or hard of hearing terms
- Interpret from the deaf or hard of hearing perspectives in educational and clinical settings
The ability to provide an accessible environment in dental offices is rarely discussed. Mask wearing creates communication barriers between the dental professional and the deaf or hard of hearing patients. You will learn tips to better your accessibility in the office and provide inclusion for everyone. Understanding their needs is key to being the best provider you can be. Emphasis will be placed on the patients with hearing loss. This course will discuss various perspectives in educational and clinical settings from a deaf dental hygienist.