The Autism Society Philippines (ASP) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder. The ASP has been in the forefront of providing services and training to families living with autism.

18 August 2013

The Dental Home for Persons with Autism

Oral health is a very important component of healthy daily living. But for some children with autism, oral health habits can be difficult to develop due to hyper sensitivities. Families need to be informed on how to manage challenging procedures like extractions, fillings, fitting of oral appliances, among others, as this can cause a person with autism much distress. This seminar focuses on the engagement between the dentist and the parents on how to handle their child with special needs. The discussion will guide and give us information on oral health care delivered in a comprehensive, continuously accessible, coordinated, and family-centered way.

The Autism Society Philippines has very recently signed a memorandum of agreement with the Pediatric Dentistry Center to provide continuous family-centric oral health education and discounted dental services to members of our community. Learn more about how you can leverage on this partnership at the seminar.

Seminar Speakers

Dr. Manuel V. Vallesteros DMD has served as the Executive Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Center Philippines and as a consultant at the Dr. Fe Del Mundo Medical Center and Foundation since 1996. He was the President of the Philippine Pediatric Dental Society Inc. from 2013 to 2015, for which he received the Most Outstanding Affiliate Society President Award from the Philippine Dental Association. Dr. Noel finished his DMD at University of the Philippines Manila and his postgraduate training in Hospital Dentistry at Dental OPD, PGH.

Dr. Jasper L. Tago DMD is a licensed dentist and training staff in Pediatric Dentistry Center Philippines. He obtained his DMD at Centro Escular University, Manila and Post graduate training course at U.P Philippine General Hospital, Dentistry Department. Dr. Jasper is a member of Philippine Pediatric Dental Society Inc., International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation, Our Lady of Peace Hospital, Quezon City Philippine Dental Chapter and the Scientific Committee QC, PDA.

Seminar Details
31 August 2013, Saturday
9:00AM- 12:00NN
Lecture Room, Office of the Vice Mayor
3rd Floor, Quezon City Hall (Map)

Pre-registration fee is P600 (up to Aug 23). On-site registration fee is P700. ASP Members get a discount of P100. Seminar Fee is inclusive of a certificate and snacks. See below for registration form.

Pre-registered participants may pay to Autism Society Philippines, Metro Bank, Kamias Branch Account Number 047-3-04751874-2. Please fax the deposit slip with the name/s of participant/s to ASP office and bring it on the day of the seminar. On-site registrants will be accepted depending on the availability of slots. There will only be 70 slots available. No refund will be given to participants who did not show up on the date of the seminar. For more details, please call ASP at 02-926-6941 or 02-929-8447.

The ASP Seminar Series serves as a platform to educate Filipino parents and professionals on the various interventions, modalities and theories surrounding Autism Spectrum Disorder. Their application and implementation are left at your discretion. The views and personal experiences of the speakers are their own and may not necessarily reflect the views of the organization.

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