Forum on Special Needs Dentistry Scheduled for November 1

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The CTC Academy will host its inaugural special needs dentistry forum on Friday, November 1 at its campus in Oakland, New Jersey, in partnership with Project Accessible Oral Health, the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Henry Schein Cares, DMG, and Colgate. 

The CTC Academy is a nonprofit organization that provides educational and therapeutic services for students with a diverse array of developmental disabilities through its collaborative educational program and support services for students and families.

In alignment with CTC’s organizational mission, the forum is designed to bring awareness to the importance of providing children and adults with special needs effective, regular dental care. Clinicians and dental staff are invited to this free event to learn the communications and interpersonal skills needed to deliver effective treatment to patients with special needs. 

In addition, the event will offer attendees four continuing education unit credits as well as a tour of the CTC Academy facility. Speakers will include: 

  • Dr. Steven Perlman, clinical professor of pediatric dentistry at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine and special needs advocate
  • Dr. Laura Bejot, registered and licensed occupational therapist and head of therapeutic services at the CTC Academy
  • Dr. Tom Ballesteros, leader of the Special Care Treatment Center at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
  • Dr. Evan Spivak, professor and leader of the Special Care Treatment Center at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine

Breakfast and lunch will be complimentary. On-site parking is available at no charge. Registration will close on October 15.

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