Can't make the live event? No problem! Go ahead and register, the recording will be posted on October 23, 2024 and you will have until October 31, 2024 to complete the post-test and receive credit!

**Last day to register is 10/31 and course MUST be completed 10/31**

Course Description

This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs related to providing oral health care for dependent and resistant patients. A review of the current literature will be provided, along with tips and tricks that can assist caregivers in the prevention, identification, and treatment of disease and oral health problems in order to aid eating/drinking for people living with oropharyngeal dysphagia. 


Learning Objectives

Following this course, the learner will:

  • Describe current oral health recommendations and practices for care-resistant and -dependent patients.
  • List potential  barriers to oral health and hygiene in this patient population.
  • Summarize techniques and facilitators to improve implementation of oral health practices.

Time Ordered Agenda

00:00 – Introduction, Basics, and Foundations of oral health

00:20 – A Review of the Literature: Oral Health Care for Dependent and Resistant Patient

00:40 – Caring for the Dependent and Resistant Patients: Tips and Tricks

01:10 – Identifying Oral Health Diseases and Conditions 

01:20 – Q & A 

01:30 – Adjourn

Refund Policy

There are no refunds for this course, as it is offered both live and as a recording for a limited time. 

Webinar Notice

Successful participation in this course includes completion of the post-test with a score of 80% or higher, then participants will automatically receive a course completion certificate. If you would like to have your participation reported to ASHA, it must be indicated on the registration form. 

This course is offered for 1.5 Professional development hours or 0.15 ASHA CEUs and is registered for ASHA CEUs

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call 877-390-1887.

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Live October 22, 2024; 3-4:30pm (Eastern) and Recording available through October 31, 2024


  • Brittney  Ciszek


    Brittney Ciszek

    Dr. Brittney Ciszek believes that the field of dentistry requires an eye for artistry and a passion for science and discovery. She lives out this philosophy as Clinical Director and Institute Director at the WhiteCap Implant Institute, where she practices evidence-based dentistry and utilizes the latest technology to create and maintain happy, healthy smiles for her patients. Dr. Ciszek completed her DDS as well as her PhD in Oral Biology at the University of North Carolina. She then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to complete a General Practice Residency at the University of Utah. She found a passion for dental surgery and implantology and was introduced to the WhiteCap family. Dr. Ciszek has performed hundreds of implant surgeries and advanced bone grafting procedures since joining the WhiteCap team in 2021. She also lectures for the institute both locally and across the nation, teaching the latest techniques and protocols related to implantology and oral health practices. As a proud Canadian, originally from Ontario, Dr. Ciszek enjoys all things outdoors and spends her free time running, hiking, camping, skiing, and exploring beautiful Utah! Disclosures: Dr. Ciszek receives financial compensation from Carolina Speech Pathology for this presentation. Dr. Ciszek has no non-financial relationships to disclose.