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.

05 September 2013

ASP hosts Pediatric Dentistry Seminar



Autism Society Philippines hosted “The Dental Home for Persons with Autism" seminar last 31 August 2013 at the Lecture Room of Quezon City Hall.

Ms. Cecile Sicam, ASP Co-Founder and incumbent National Vice-President opened the event by introducing the resource speakers Dr. Manuel Vallesteros, who serves as the Executive director of the Pediatric Dentistry Center Philippines, and Dr. Jasper Tago, a licensed dentist and training staff in PDCP.

Dr. Noel tackled the fundamental of dental care like the causes, prevention and treatment if we faced oral health difficulties. He mentioned the first seven effective brushing habits for children. The participants were amazed at the wealth of practical information shared, such as how to choose a right toothpaste. Dr. Jasper led the discussion on the services PDCP provides, and articulated the benefits of the newly-established ASP-PDCP partnership to the members of ASP.

The ASP-PDCP agreement stipulates:

Under Pay Scheme 1, ASP member-parents may pay only for materials used for procedures on their child/children with autism, if they are classified as indigent. Indigent patients must present a DSWD Case Study and proof of ASP membership or a referral letter from an ASP Chapter President. The child will be treated by licensed dentists under training in pediatric dentistry, supervised by an experienced consultant.

Under Pay Scheme 2, ASP member-parents are entitled to a 40 percent discount on professional fees (full charge for materials) for procedures on their child/children with autism. The child will be treated by licensed dentists under training in pediatric dentistry, supervised by an experienced consultant.

Under Pay Scheme 3, ASP member-parents may chose to be treated by a PDCP consultant or staff-on-duty. The ASP member must present a PWD card to avail of discounts to be applied to the full cost of professional services and materials.

ASP members may set an appointment with the Pediatric Dentistry Center by calling 02-740-7728, 02-711-3234 or 0917-899-7336.

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