NOVEMBER is PWD ORAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH: Oral Health of Persons with Disabilities
Besides Dr. Dimitris Emmanouil of the International Association for Disability & Oral Health, PROF. SHUN-TE HUANG, a professor-expert on Special Care Dentistry and President of the Taiwan Association for Disabilities and Oral Health will share his expertise on managing oral health issues among one of the most neglected sector in the community, the persons with disabilities (PWD)
What does ‘DISABILITY” mean?
Under the Philippine law, disability means “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more psychological, physiological or anatomical function of an individual or activities of such individual…” It is a broad definition but not everyone can be immediately classified as PWD. Applicants for PWD ID are required to submit a clinical abstract signed by a licensed physician.
According the Philippine law, under Republic Act (R.A) no. 7277 or the Magna Carta for the Disabled Persons, this includes people who are deaf, mute, blind, epileptic, physical malformation, mentally challenged, and affected by stroke or other serious medical condition. People who have experienced stroke or heart attack are sometimes considered as PWDs too, at least to some extent. The next time you see someone park at PWD slot even though he looks normal – think twice. Some impairments are not immediately obvious. One way to easily identify our PWD friends is through their PWD IDs.
In this regard, The Philippine Pediatric Dental Society, Inc. will hold its 2016 General Assembly: 1st Special Health Care Needs Dentistry Symposium entitled, “Differently Abled: Understanding and Managing the Dental Problems of Patients with Special Needs” on November 28, 2016 (Monday) from 8:00am-5:00pm at the Bayanihan Center of UNILAB in Mandaluyong City.
Scientific Seminar Lecturers and their respective topics:
Professor Dimitris Emmanouil DDS, Ph.D
International Association for Disability & Oral Health, Past President:
(1) Behavior Management Techniques for Children with Special Health Care Needs (SHCN)
(2) The use of Minimal Sedation and Nitrous Oxide Oxygen Inhalation Sedation for Special Needs Dentistry
(3) Effective Caries Management and Treatment Planning for Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
Professor Shun – Te Huang, DDS
Division of Special Care Dentistry, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
(1) The Critical Pathway on the Use of General Anesthesia and Sedation for Children with Special Health Care Needs
(2) An Introduction to the Use of Motivational Interviewing for Patients, Parents and Caregivers
Dr. Ermenilda Avendano
Pediatrics & Developmental Neurology, Philippine Children’s Medical Center
(1) Towards a Better Understanding of Children with Special Health Care Needs, (Focus Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cerebral Palsy)
PRE Registration fees:
P2000 (Non Members)
P1500 (PPDSI Members)
STRICTLY Non-refundable and NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION
Payments can be made thru:
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Account Name: PPDSI
Account Number: 0211038047
Write your NAME and PRC number on the deposit slip.
Take a photo of the deposit slip and email to email@example.com
You will receive a confirmation e-mail to finalize your registration.
Other payment sites:
Pediatric Dentistry Center
5th floor Medical Arts Bldg.
Dr. Fe Del Mundo Hospital,
Banawe corner Cardiz street, Q.C.