According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, their Behavior Guidance Symposium “kicks” off today at their headquarters in Chicago. I can simply not believe I was not invited to this event! I should pay much closer attention to their event schedule in the future.
Frankly, I’m not sure why the AAPD even has the event, since apparently the AAPD and their “policy and guidelines” are of little value. According to testimony from ethically challenged dentists involved in various malpractice lawsuits across the nation, he policy and guidelines are mere “suggestions”.
Attending the event will garner you Continuing Education credits. With the massive number of dentists working in the Medicaid dental mills, you would think they would need a venue such as McCormick Place or the United Center instead of the Westin Hotel.
It scares the crap out of me who might be speaking at this “symposium”.
Please God, don’t let it be anyone associated – presently or in the past – with ANY of the dental mills, such as Small Smiles, Kool Smiles, etc..
Surely, no one with get up there and say stupid crap like:
- The papoose board is safer than using local anesthesia.
- You don’t need training to use restraints like the papoose board.
- Generally all children between the ages of 1 and 4 years of age should be put in a papoose board and restrained for any reason, be it, x-rays, cleaning, or a “look-see”. No emergency necessary.
- A child of any age should be put in a papoose board if the dentist thinks the “might” become uncooperative.
- If a dentist is going to papoose a child, no need at all to tell the parents about it, show them the device or get their permission.
- There are no dangers or risks whatsoever in placing a child in a papoose board.
- “The AAPD is incorrect in their guidelines.”
- “The use of protective stabilization has potential to produce serious consequences such as physical and psychological harm, loss of dignity, violation of a patient’s rights and even death” is hogwash. According to Dr. William Mueller, another Small Smiles Dental founder, he knows “ …[F]ull well that there were not risks”.
- These guidelines are cutting into our profits.
Surely no one will say anything close to this, will they?