Swetye-Pediatric Mental Health



Dr. Swetye thinks pediatric dentists can play an important role as community partners in addressing child mental health problems. Dr. Swetye will review ten topics in behavioral health that he thinks will be relevant to any dental clinician who works with children, adolescents and their parents. He aims to distill the complexity of child psychiatry down to some simple and practical concepts and tools that you can use in your own dental practice.

Educational Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • List several ways to address challenging patient or family behaviors that may arise in your dental practice
  • List several concepts about child mental health that are relevant and useful in your dental practice

CE Credit Units:


Level of skill recommended for participants:

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

Instructor Info:

Michael H. Swetye, MD, MBA – is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. Dr. Swetye completed his medical and psychiatric training at the University of California, San Francisco in 2013. Prior to that he attended the schools of medicine and management at Yale University. Dr. Swetye currently offers psychotherapy integrated with psychopharmacology at his private practice in San Francisco, and he previously worked in psychiatric emergency services. In addition to treating a wide range of psychiatric conditions, such as ADHD, anxiety, and depressive disorders, Dr. Swetye works to facilitate psychological insight and inner development in his patients. More information about Dr. Swetye’s practice is available at http://michaelswetyemd.com.


Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:

Speaker has declared no conflicts of interest.

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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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