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DSAF EDUCATIONAL SERIES #18: Dental Care for the Down Syndrome Family

  • February 23, 2021
  • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • via Zoom


  • This event is offered by DSAF as a benefit to its members. Extended family and friends of members are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you are not a member but would like to attend, you can join for free, or sign up to attend with a member. Registration is required by second Tuesday of each month, please.

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Held every third Tuesday of the month, the educational series is provided by DSAF to its members - extended family and friends are welcome and encouraged to attend. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Ed Series will continue to be held virtually via Zoom until further notice. (Zoom link provided below.)

February Educational Series Topic

Dental Care for the Down Syndrome Family, Presented by Dr. Rebecca Scott: Heading to the dentist can cause feelings of stress and anxiety.  For patients with Down syndrome, these feelings can be much more intense. This presentation will provide parents and caregivers with information on preparing for their dental visits and provide them with the tips and care for instilling good oral hygiene habits.  We will also discuss the most common dental problems seen in patients with Ds, when to choose sedation during your visit, and how to find an “additional needs” dentist, complete with a list of questions to ask when calling to make an initial appointment and how to prepare your family for the first visit.  Finally, we will present information on what to expect as patients age and when to consider a denture lab.

About the Speaker: 

Dr. Rebecca Scott loves working with children and has a passion to help families get the dental treatment they need. She earned her BA in Zoology from the Miami University in Oxford, OH, then decided to follow in her father’s footsteps and go to dental school.  She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry in 2001. Her specialty training includes her certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Pediatric Residency Program in Omaha, NE.

Dr. Scott enjoys spending quality time laughing and being outside with her family.

Dr. Scott is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Nebraska Dental Association and associate member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

You can access the DSAF Ed. Series presentation at the Zoom information below:

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