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ATSU Continuing Education

september, 2021

17sep10:00 am1:00 pmThe Clinical Manifestations of Sickle Cell Disease and the Dental Patient


Event Details

The Clinical Manifestations of Sickle Cell Disease and the Dental Patient

Date:                      Friday, September 17, 2021

Time:                      10:00am – 1:00pm (CST)

Location:               Zoom

Audience:              Dentist, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, and staff

Format:                 Lecture

CE Credit:              3 credits

Tuition:                  $100

 Course Description:

Sickle Cell Disease has been around for over 5000 years. Unfortunately, dental Professionals know very little about this disease and the necessary precautions they may need to take when treating a patient with Sickle Cell Disease. This presentation will serve as an educational tool for the Dental Professional and Staff about the disease and its precautions when treating patients with Sickle Cell Disease or the Sickle Cell Trait. This course will also bring awareness to the treatment and revenue opportunity of the Sickle Cell patient in the dental healthcare SPACE. The presenters will explain the importance of understanding the Revenue Cycle related to billing, insurance, and reimbursements systems-which include cross-coding of medical/dental billing. In addition, the participant will gain insight into the Dental Team’s role in structuring documentation for medical necessity, legal ramifications, and compliance.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand Sickle Cell Disease, the history of Sickle Cell Disease, the causes of Sickle Cell Disease, genetic complications of Sickle Cell Disease, and known medical treatments.
  2. Identify prescription drugs used in the treatment of Sickle Cell Disease and the serious precaution of these drugs with dental procedures.
  3. Understand Sickle Cell Disease and Opioid Addictions.
  4. Explain in detail the Trabecular findings in radiographs.
  5. Understand the Bone Quality Index of Sickle Cell Disease
    1. The Step-Ladder Pattern
    2. Pulp Necrosis
    3. Osteonecrosis
    4. Why a “Red-Flags” for ortho and dental implants
    5. Anesthesia recommendations
  6. Understand Periodontitis and the Sickle Cell Patient.
  7. Understand what to do in a Sickle Cell Crisis. (Vascular Occlusion)

Meet the Presenters

Linda Chandler-Jacobs, B.S., R.D.H.

Linda is the C.E.O. for Westchase Financial Alliance in Houston, Texas, a licensed Insurance Agent. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Dental School, Houston, Texas, Hygiene class of 1977. Linda is also past President of the Southeast National Dental Hygiene Association and voted Top Dental Hygienist of the Year 2012. Linda has practiced in the Dental field since 1977 before semi-retiring and becoming a licensed “Retirement Protection Specialist.” With a small and dedicated team, she provides retirement insights to Dental Professionals for their financial security. Linda also loves sharing her expertise about Sickle Cell Anemia and how it affects the dental patient. Linda serves on the Board for Sickle Cell Houston. She is also the founder of the non-profit organization, “The Potters Hand,” whose mission is to restore the Sickle Cell Anemia patient’s dental health. In addition, she is a Professional Speaker, and she has written several articles on various health-related subjects.

Mishie Nesbitt, C.D.A., B.S., M.B.A.

Mishie Nesbitt C.D.A., BS, M.B.A. has spent over 25 years in Dental Healthcare.  Mishie is a graduate of N.Y.U. School of Dentistry in Allied Dental Healthcare and Business Management and Administration from the University of Phoenix. She served as a Supervisor in the Post Grad Prosthodontics Department and a Clinic Manager-Director for U.T. Dentists Faculty Practice at the University of Texas-School of Dentistry in Houston, Texas. Mishie and her Business Partners offer various business products designed to guide Dental Professionals on various financial opportunities. As a Professional Speaker, she focuses on private venues such as “Lunch and Learns” and seminars. Additionally, she is the Financial Literacy Trainer for Westchase Financial Alliance.

Dr. Jean D. Morency, D.M.D.

Dr. Jean Morency began his medical education at Roosevelt University in Chicago, graduating with High Honors and receiving two different degrees: one in Biology and one in Chemistry. He then went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) at the Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. In addition to these prestigious degrees, he continued his post-graduate education by completing a Prosthetic Dentistry program and earning a Master of Science and a teaching Fellowship. Dr. Morency began his career in dentistry by enlisting in the United States Navy Dental Corp in 1979. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant Commander and earned the position of Chief Prosthodontist at the Naval Regional Medical Center at the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station. Dr. Morency has memberships in the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Houston District Dental Association, Gulf State Dental Society, and the Charles A. George Dental Society.


Questions? Contact Patricia Pou at (314) 685-3557  or email



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