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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Awareness Talk at a Dental School


In the past month or so, I have asked for help a number of times with an awareness talk I am delivering in January. I have had a few replies but am giving it one last-ditch attempt before I get on with writing the presentation.

This is the blog I wrote and sent to my dentist (which is a university dental school) to help them understand how attending a check-up affects my symptoms. Death by Lighting   They contacted me to say that they know nothing about M.E, acknowledged the knowledge gap, and invited me to
deliver a training session to staff and students. These students will scatter across the UK post-graduation, taking their newly acquired awareness with them and so it was a no-brainer for me.

So, this is OUR/YOUR chance to educate your (possible) future dentist. Please let me know if anything could be done to improve your dental experience in terms of your ME/CFS. So far, types of anaesthetic and cancellation policies have been mentioned. Anything else? 

One thing I simply know nothing about is whether dental work is ever possible on housebound/bedbound ME patients. If this is something you can answer please contact me via mefoggydog.org. I would assume that sensory overload would be too great for even a check-up to be possible. I need to know if this is correct.


(and Foggy OBVIOUSLY)

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