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The Role of Occupational Therapy in Oral Hygiene
Tuesday, May 07, 2024, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Category: CEU Event

The Role of Occupational Therapy in Oral Hygiene

Hosted by the West District

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 5:30- 7:00 PM CST

Virtual Meeting via Zoom and Aspire OT, this webinar is being offered as part of our partnership with Aspire OT

Register HERE!

About This Course: This course will provide an overview of general dental terms as discuss the role of occupational therapy in oral hygiene including assessment and treatment for conditions impacting oral health.

Course Objectives: Through participation in this course, participants will 

    1. Name challenges related to oral health experienced by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
    2. Define general dental terms related to the role of occupational therapy practitioners addressing oral hygiene.
    3. Identify interventions and examples of functional goals used in occupational therapy practice in relation to oral health and hygiene.

Presenter: Kim Musicante, OTR/L, has been an OT since 1993 working in a variety of settings. She graduated from the University of TN Health Science’s OT program. Kim's first passion was providing treatment to individuals with trauma and burns. Her next passion was contract work, where Kim learned to be an OT in almost every setting possibly. When she worked with individuals with IDD in the late 90’s, Kim learned how important an OT’s role can be to promote health and safety first before expecting one to be gainfully employed. Kim continues to promote safe oral hygiene practices during her treatment sessions to this day. Her current passion is working in 3 different settings (home health, inpatient rehab and assisted living). Kim likes to stay busy since her two boys are grown and starting their own careers. Kim's husband and third son (a pit bull) enjoy hiking and chasing waterfalls whenever they can get away, and Kim loves watching most sports.

CEU Opportunity: 1.5 CEU certificate = FREE for TNOTA members, $30 for non-members

Contact: [email protected]