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Optimizing Craniofacial Growth and Development from Birth Onward

  • 7 Nov 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Mississauga Grand – Banquet & Event Centre 35 Brunel Road, Unit 7 Mississauga, ON, L4Z 3E8
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Introduction to Airway Centric Pediatric Health Care: Optimizing Craniofacial Growth and Development from Birth Onwards, Highlighting Tethered Oral Tissues - Thursday November 7, 2019

Category 2 – 2 CE Points

Course Description:
Dr. Michael Sigal
is a retired Professor Emeritus of Pediatric Dentistry at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto where he was the Director of the MSc Graduate Specialty Program in Pediatric Dentistry for more than 20 years. He was also the Dentist-in-Chief and Co-director of the Mount Sinai Hospital Dental Residency Program for 15 years. A graduate of the Faculty of Dentistry University of Toronto (DDS 79, internship 80, Diploma Pedodontics 82, MSc 84), he has devoted his academic and clinical career over the past three decades to improving and providing dental care to children of all ages, especially those that are underprivileged and to persons with special needs or disabilities of all ages. He has now joined Dr. Alison Sigal at Little Bird Pediatric Dentistry in Milton Ontario to provide community-based care to children and persons with special needs in a clinic designed around the behavioural needs of children and persons with disabilities. He continues to undertake research in these areas and has published and given many presentations on pediatric dentistry and dentistry for persons who are disabled or medically compromised of all ages.

Dr. Alison Sigal graduated from McMaster University with an Honours degree in Kinesiology before attending the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science Degree with Specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. Between programs, she completed a hospital-based residency at Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto). She is currently practicing in Milton, ON at Little Bird Pediatric Dentistry, which she opened in 2017 to provide comprehensive oral care to all children from birth onwards and persons with special needs of all ages.In 2008, she founded the Federal Non-Profit Organization “Oral Health Total Health”, dedicated to advocating, educating, and improving access to oral health care for persons with special needs. She is also the primary dental consultant to Special Olympics Ontario – “Healthy Smiles” initiative. She has received additional training in Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy, frenum assessment/care and Buteyko Breathing. She has presented and been invited as the keynote speaker for future meetings on both airway centric pediatric health care and dental care for persons with special needs of all ages.

Learning Objectives:
- The essential components of baby’s head and neck anatomy for optimized growth, development and function
- Tethered oral tissues (specifically tongue ties) – signs and symptoms to be aware of throughout all ages
- Understanding the broader picture: How tethered oral tissues can negatively impact the way we live, eat, breath and sleep
- How you can help: Introduction to treatment modalities with case examples for respective age groups

Mississauga Grand - Banquet & Convention Centre
35 Brunel Road, Unit 7
Mississauga, ON L4Z 3E8

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Registration and Dinner: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Speakers: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free for HPDA members.
Non-members welcome for $99 + HST


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