Ihle/Swetye – Pediatric Mental Health in a COVID-19 World

Dr. Michael Swetye will review ten behavioral health topics relevant to the dental clinician who works with children, adolescents and...

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Last updated May 1, 2023

Dr. Michael Swetye will review ten behavioral health topics relevant to the dental clinician who works with children, adolescents and their parents. He will distill the complexity of child psychiatry down to simple, practical concepts and tools for use in dental practice.

Dr. Ihle will address the specific psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, with particular emphasis on the ramifications of shelter-in-place edicts and the related transition to distance learning.

Educational Objectives:

  • Be able to list several ways to address challenging patient or family behaviors that may arise in your dental practice
  • Be able to list several concepts about child mental health relevant to dental practice
  • Be able to describe how children of different ages manifest the psychological consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic differently
  • Be able to explain the impact of different baseline conditions on children’s reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic

CE Credit Units:

1.5 CEUs

Level of skill recommended for participants:

Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Auxiliaries and Office Staff

Refund Policy:

There are no refunds for CSPD Online CE courses. For any questions, please contact CSPD Executive Director, Paul Reggiardo, DDS, at preggiardo@cspd.org 

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Course Materials Features

  • Lessons 2
  • Topics 0
  • Quizzes 1
  • Students 3
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assignment No
  • Category Behavior Management
  • Lecture Length 122 minutes
  • Original Release Date November 16, 2020
  • Review Date November 16, 2020
  • Expiration Date November 16, 2023

Course Materials Content

View lecture, take and pass quiz before receiving your CE certificate. You must score 70% or higher to pass.
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Instructor Info:

Eva Ihle, MD, PhD, is a Board-certified psychiatrist and Health Sciences Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She has served as Associate Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinics and currently provides psychiatric consultation to community pediatrics clinics, as well as on the Adult Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at the UCSF Parnassus campus and Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at San Francisco General Hospital. She has joint appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics.

Michael Swetye, MD, is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. Following medical school at Yale University, he completed his medical and psychiatric training at UCSF in 2013. Dr. Swetye offers psychotherapy integrated with psychopharmacology at his private practice in San Francisco.  More information about Dr. Swetye’s practice is available at michaelswetyemd.com.

Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:

The instructors report no conflicts of interests.

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