7 Spielman Road • Fairfield, NJ 07004

Acupressure for the Dental Team [AGD Code: #153]




Acupressure for the Dental Team

  Credits:        4 CEUs     [AGD Code: #153]                  

Location:   DSI: 7 Spielman Road, Fairfield, NJ     ==============================================================================================================================

Learning Objectives:      Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
•Review dental/medical histories with the added objective of seeking opportunities to perform Acupressure.
•Recognize when health or emotional factors may contraindicate acupressure.
•Describe the foundations of acupressure including Meridians, Qi, the Five Element Theory, and Major Points.
•Perform basic Acupressure techniques designed for relaxation and pain management in the dental environment.
•Determine which staff members are best suited to perform this specific alternative modality and how to plan for this component of the appointment.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to the History of Acupressure
  2. How it can be incorporated into treatment planning in the healthcare office.
  3. Review of Medical History / Health Conditions which will benefit from Acupressure
  4. Contraindications for Acupressure
  5. Foundations of Acupressure
  6. Meridians: Central and Governing
  7. Heart / Pericardium
  8. Small Intestine /Large Intestine
  9. Sanjiao
  10. Bladder / Gall Bladder
  11. Hand and Foot
  12. Special Pain Acupoints
  13. Different forms of Qi
  14. Vital Substances
  15. The Five Element Theory
  16. Major Points
    *  Potent Points for relieving neck tension and pain
    *  Potent Points for relieving shoulder tension
  17. Hands on practice session
  18. Benefits of using Acupressure for relaxation and for pain relief
  19. Appointment planning
  20. Question and Answer


*This program is for the full dental staff-no prior skills are needed to attend.

{Teaching method is lecture format, hands on demonstration and Q & A period.}

Gary T. McCabe, BA, MT, Cultural Anthropology, has been studying cross cultural human development and healing for over 25 years. He studied anthropology, yoga psychology and human development .He has taught for over 15 years, presenting seminars and classes at Fortune 500 companies, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, adult schools and fitness facilities. He also offers private and small group training. Mr. McCabe has taught QiGong, Tai Chi, Acupressure and other courses at Tment with Dr. A.K.B. Pillai, which included cross cultural field study in India, Europe and America. He has been a teacher at the Institute for Continuing Education for over 5 years. He is the owner /founder of Relax/Renew in Wayne, NJ.


Dental Studies Institute is ADA CERP recognized provider, #07394037. The formal continuing education program of this sponsor are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends for 03/03/1994 to 06/30/2020. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Dental Studies Institute designates each activity for continuing education credits. Credits are listed in each course description

**The content and format of this Continuing Education course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service. No DSI Staff  have a financial relationship with this speaker or company.


Additional information


Friday, June 28, 2024 9:00am-1:00pm EST