Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

The Wonderful World of Special Care: A Deep Dive

Course Code: DD02
Speaker: Dr. Brooke Fukuoka, DMD
CE Hours: 2.00
Start: Friday, June 30, 2023, 2:00 PM
End: Friday, June 30, 2023, 4:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists


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The “Wonderful World of Special Care” is an interactive course that puts attendees in the shoes of many patients. This deep dive course contains simulations that will leave attendees with a newly formed empathy for patients struggles in the dental office. Step out of your world and into your patients’ as Dr. Fukuoka reviews how different disabilities alter the dental office experience. If you sit in the “splash zone,” be prepared for an interactive experience that will increase your heart rate and make you a little uncomfortable. Attendance is limited to 40.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • have a better understanding of what it feels like to be blind in the dental office through simulation.
  • practice non-verbal communication.
  • witness the difference visual aids make when communicating with someone who has difficulty hearing.
  • understand how to alter the environment to influence behavior.


Equipment Sponsor(s):

Elevate Oral Care Armor Dental

Partial Sponsor(s):

Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Elevate Oral Care GC Amercia

Speaker: Dr. Brooke Fukuoka, DMD

About the speaker: Dental degree, University of Louisville School of Dentistry; general practice residency, University Hospital, Louisville, KY; fellow, Special Care Dentistry Association; founder, Your Special Smiles; co-founder, Special Care Dentists of Idaho; practicing dentist, Jerome, ID.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with Delta Dental, Elevate Oral Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, and MouthWatch LLC that may be relevant to this presentation.

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