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Sensory Friendly Dentistry Audio Conference

For dentists, orthodontists, periodontists and your teams.
Learn how to deliver a patient experience that sets your clinic apart.

Join the Sensory Friendly Dentistry Audio Conference 

Calling on dentists, orthodontists, periodontists and your teams!  Learn why creating a sensory-friendly experience for your patients is a game-changer for your practice.  Get a full range of steps you can start tomorrow and build on in the future.

Listen to audio conference sessions, for free, with leaders in dentistry and most importantly from parents who explain how and why simple sensory-friendly changes make all the difference in dental care for their children. Children who also then become your adult patients. These changes are important for patients of any age.

Get the tips and strategies that will make your dental practice stand out for patients.  

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The great thing about this audio conference is you get instant access to this content.  Simply fill out your details below and we will automatically send you access to conference sessions as well as an additional resource, a white paper.

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Conference Lineup

These audio conference sessions were recorded in 2021, so you will hear references to COVID-19. We know that dentistry and the oral health of patients were impacted by the pandemic. This free audio conference is our way of helping dentists, orthodontists and periodontists and their teams in turn help their patients access dental care that meets their needs.  

Dental health is a key to a person’s overall health and well-being.  And a return to good health and well-being is important for everyone.

The content shared in this audio conference is relevant at any time.

Christel Seeberger, Chelsea Bloom, Stephanie London, Sensory Friendly Dentistry Audio Conference Hosts

Welcome to Sensory Friendly Dentistry

Join Sensory Friendly Solutions Founder Christel Seeberger, and guest hosts Chelsea Bloom and Stephanie London, occupational therapy students, in these audio conference sessions for dentists, periodontists, orthodontists and their teams. 

Learn from dentists, periodontists, parents and patients.

3 minutes.

Maureen Bennie, Sensory Friendly Dentistry Audio Conference Guest

Maureen Bennie: positive dentistry from childhood to adulthood.

Build a toolbox of strategies for your practice.  Listen to Maureen, Bennie, Autism Awareness Centre Founder, and parent to 2 autistic adults, as she shares her extensive knowledge. Understand the barriers experienced by autistic persons to dental care and learn how to overcome them, in a positive, proactive way.

54 minutes. 

Cindi Green and Megan Gallant, Sensory Friendly Dentistry Audio Conference Guests

Cindi Green and Megan Gallant: avoiding the dentist is a reality.

Hear from Cindi Green, Executive Director of Autism Resources Miramichi, and parent Megan Gallant as they share insights about the simple steps that make the sensory experience of dental care a match for each patient and would empower parents to make oral hygiene possible.

41 minutes.

Laura Swinburne: always make patients feel comfortable.

Learn practiced strategies from the first-hand, and varied experiences, of dental hygienist Laura Swinburne. Her priority is to make everyone feel comfortable in the dental chair and she delivers that experience with customized dental care.

44 minutes.

Dr. Rachel Korman: you can make a difference.

Discover the joy of dentistry with new graduate and current pediatric resident, Dr. Rachel Korman.  She speaks about her passion for finding ways to make dental care accessible, inclusive and welcoming and the purposeful way she has included that in the launch of her career.

45 minutes.

Dr. Peter Halford, Sensory Friendly Dentistry Audio Conference Guest

Dr. Peter Halford: care and compassion overcome challenges.

Listen to Dr. Peter Halford, periodontist as he shares insights gleaned from his practice.  You will feel informed and excited to practice dentistry in a way that makes the most challenging interventions a positive experience for patients by creating a family-like atmosphere.

25 minutes.

Chelsea Bloom and Stephanie London Sensory Friendly Dentistry Audio Conference Guest Hosts

Sensory Friendly Dentistry: Reflections.

Wrap up your audio conference experience with occupational therapy students Chelsea Bloom and Stephanie London as they summarize the most important lessons learned and take “back to your dental practice” messages.

7 minutes.

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Bonus White Paper For Signing Up

There is more than listening to informative and inspiring content.  Receive instant access to a downloadable, digital resource: a white paper on Sensory Friendly Dentistry. 

  • Sensory Friendly Dentistry:  Oral healthcare is integral for both psychological and physiological health and well-being.  Many children and adults with sensory challenges experience barriers to oral care in a dental office environment that leads to poor oral health (Byrappagari, Jung, & Chen, 2018; Kim, Carrico, & Ivey, 2019).  Read the evidence behind sensory-friendly dentistry in this white paper.

     

In this conference, you will learn...

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Audio Conference?

An Audio Conference is our way to give you access to exclusive conference sessions with dentists and patients about sensory-friendly dentistry. 

Register for free by submitting your email address. You will then receive instructions on how to access the conference sessions and a bonus resource, a white paper.

How do I listen to the sessions?

Once you register, you will be automatically directed to a page that contains all the sessions and the bonus resource.

We will also send the same link with instructions in an email for your reference.

Is there a cost?

No.  The Sensory Friendly Dentistry Audio Conference is free. 

33% of the population is prone to sensory sensitivity and sensory overload. Underlying diagnoses like anxiety, autism, concussion, dementia, PTSD and sensory processing disorder are all too common and make dentistry and its sensory-rich experience even more of a challenge.  Many people need sensory-friendly dentistry.

At Sensory Friendly Solutions, we want to help dentists, orthodontists, periodontists and your teams deliver sensory-friendly care to your patients.  To produce this audio conference we partnered with Autism Resources Miramichi and received funding support from the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

 

What will I get when I sign up?

Each session in the series delivers incredible value to dentists, orthodontists, periodontists and your teams by teaching the simple steps needed to become sensory-friendly and make your patients, across the lifespan, comfortable.  

We’ve included a downloadable white paper on sensory-friendly dentistry to provide you with the evidence for change that you need.

Small sensory-friendly changes have a large impact.  We want to help you make them.

Your Audio Conference Hosts

Christel Seeberger, Sensory Friendly Dentistry Audio Conference Host

Christel Seeberger, Founder & CEO of Sensory Friendly Solutions.

Christel previously worked as an occupational therapist for over 25 years before founding Sensory Friendly Solutions to make the world more sensory-friendly for everyone.

As a person with hearing loss, she understands how challenging going to the dentist can be when a patient has a sensory difference.

She created this free audio conference to help dentists, orthodontists, periodontists and their teams deliver excellence in patient care.

In particular, Christel, and Sensory Friendly Solutions want to ensure more people, including autistic women and girls, an underserved and under represented population segment, have good oral health, a critical part of general health and well-being.

Chelsea Bloom, guest host.

Chelsea completed her Bachelor’s of Rehabilitation Science in Occupational Therapy in April 2021 and is expected to graduate with a Master’s of Rehabilitation Science in Occupational Therapy degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 2022. 

Chelsea was excited to work with Sensory Friendly Solutions (SFS) during her summer community placement as they try to make the world more sensory friendly one step at a time. Throughout her time at SFS, Chelsea and her classmate Stephanie created this audio conference focused on barriers and solutions associated with sensory-friendly dentistry. Chelsea hopes that this audio conference will not only increase awareness on the importance of sensory-friendly accommodations in dentistry, but also allow dental care to be a more accessible and positive experience for all. 

Stephanie London, Sensory Friendly Dentistry Audio Conference Guest Host

Stephanie London, guest host.

Stephanie completed her Bachelor’s of Rehabilitation Science in Occupational Therapy in April 2021 and is expected to graduate with a Master’s of Rehabilitation Science in Occupational Therapy degree at McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 2022. 

Stephanie was eager to work alongside Sensory Friendly Solutions, in their journey to discover new ideas and ways to make the world more sensory friendly. She will be spent her community placement here at SFS working on the audio conference with her classmate Chelsea, with the goal of addressing barriers and solutions to sensory-friendly dentistry. She hopes that this audio conference will increase awareness on how to provide a more sensory-friendly dentistry experience, as well as promote active change in the dentistry community.  

About Sensory Friendly Solutions

Sensory Friendly Solutions was founded in 2016 by CEO Christel Seeberger to make the world more sensory-friendly for everyone.  This audio conference is possible because of the funding support of the Canadian Women’s Foundation and the partnership of Autism Resources Miramichi, as well as the dedication of occupational students and guest hosts, Chelsea and Stephanie, and finally due to the generosity of our audio conference session guests who share their expertise and first hand experiences.

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