Thursday, November 10, 2011

NDSS Webinar: Oral Health and Down Syndrome 11/14 12pm EST

from the NDSS:

Dear Friends,

This is a reminder, if you have not yet resgisterd that our November webinar will be “Oral Health and Down Syndrome” with Jessica De Bord.  (This is an encore presentation from earlier this year). 

This presentation will describe oral characteristics that are common in people with Down syndrome, ways to prevent dental disease, and tips for finding a dentist and having a successful dental visit.

Jessica De Bord is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. Dr. De Bord is the oral health faculty for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at the USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She earned her BA from San Diego State University and her DDS from the UCLA School of Dentistry. Dr. De Bord completed her residency training in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington (UW) and Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. During her residency she completed a Certificate in Maternal and Child Health through the UW School of Public Health, an MS in Dentistry, and an MA in Bioethics and Humanities.

Dr. De Bord’s primary clinical and research interests are the oral health of children with developmental disabilities and ethics. She serves on the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Committee on Special Needs, is a member of the Clinical Advisory Board of the National Down Syndrome Society, serves on the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Ethics Resource Committee, and is a board member of the Academy of Dentistry for People with Disabilities. She is a member of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and the American Society of Dental Ethics.

Slides from the presentation will be posted to During the webinar there will be time for Q and A.

Please feel free to share this webinar and the login information with anyone you feel may be interested in the presentation.

Please register to attend this webinar, which will take place on Monday, November 14th at 12pm Eastern.  Seats are limited:

National Down Syndrome Society
666 Broadway, Suite 810
New York, NY 10012

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