Oral health training for caregivers June 27, 28 in Georgetown and Milford

June 18, 2013

The Center for Disabilities and the Delaware Division of Public Health will be holding trainings for caregivers of people with disabilities throughout Delaware this June. Direct support professionals, group home staff, family members of individuals with disabilities and dental hygienists are invited to attend. Caregivers will learn about the causes of oral health problems, daily mouth care, creating conditions for oral health success and maintaining a healthy mouth in people with disabilities.

There is no fee for this training, but preregistration is required. Register at Lunch will be served for the daytime sessions, and dinner will be served for the evening sessions. Cape Region sessions include the following: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 27, Delaware Technical Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, June 28, Milford Library, 11 SE Front St., Milford.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email prior to the event. Those who need assistance registering or who have questions should contact Kara Magane at or 302-831-0140.

Instructor Louise McCarthy is an experienced dental professional, educator and advocate for people with disabilities. She has spent the greater part of her dental hygiene career working with Dental Lifeline Network of New Jersey, formerly the Foundation of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities. In addition to her work with Dental Lifeline, McCarthy has served as adjunct faculty in the dental hygiene program at Camden County College, specializing in dental public health. In 2011, Gloucester Arc gave her the Health Professional of the Year Award. McCarthy obtained her dental hygiene degree from Camden County College, a bachelor’s degree in public health from West Chester University and a master of science in management from Thomas Edison State College.

Those who need accommodations for this training, e.g., sign language interpreter, Spanish interpreter, large print text, should contact Magane at the address or phone number above.

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