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Oral health & people with intellectual disability

Tuesday, 10th Nov 2020
4:30pm 5:30pm
Contact:   ASID National Office

Your Dental Health: Interdisciplinary approaches to supporting the oral health of people with intellectual disability

Hosted by Dr Jo Watson


Nathan Despott (Inclusion Melbourne) The Oral Health and Intellectual Disability Guide. The role of disability support workers in oral health.

Dr Helen Marchant (Special Needs Dentist) Autism and oral health / dentistry

The webinar will be recorded and made available to all people who register including those unable to participate in the live event.

When: Tuesday 10th November 2020


4.30 pm to 5.30 pm (AEST time)

2.30 to 3.30pm (AWST)

6.30 to 7.30pm (NZ)

Where: View from your own computer!

Cost:  $0 ASID members & Concession / $25 Non- members
This cost includes access to the webinar and the recording.

Non-members - recording only $20


This webinar will be facilitated by members of the Oral Health and Disability Consortium, Nathan Despott, Helen Marchant and Jo Watson. The presenters will highlight the rights of people with intellectual disability to receive support to achieve good oral health. It will introduce and explore the resource, Your Dental Health guide, the result of a collaboration, driven my Inclusion Melbourne, between people with intellectual disability, dentists, doctors, allied health professionals, disability support workers and families. Your Dental Health guide details key components, protocols and recommendations for people with intellectual disability, health professionals and family members relating to oral health and intellectual disability.


Nathan Despott: Nathan is quality, projects and policy manager at Inclusion Melbourne, an organisation that supports people with intellectual disability. He works with a range of partner organisations to develop strategies that promote inclusion in oral health, voting, LGBTIQA+ communities, justice and NDIS access.

Helen Marchant: Helen is a Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry and in Dental Public Health. Helen works in both public and private practice. She has a special interest in treating people with development disabilities. Her greatest teacher has been her son Rory who has just turned into a teenager.

Jo Watson: Jo is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at Deakin University in the Disability and Inclusion team within the Faculty of Health. She is a Speech Pathologist by background and has many years experience supporting people with intellectual disability.

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