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Dr. C. Yarascavitch - “Hey Doc, I'm scared of the Dentist!": Comprehensive Management of the Anxious Patient.

  • January 21, 2021
  • Online
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Dr. C. Yarascavitch,

BSc, Msc, DDS, MSc (Dental Anesthesia), Dip ADBA

If treating anxious patients makes YOU nervous—this is the course for you. Take the stress out of the management of patients with dental fear and anxiety by learning tips and tricks from an expert in behavioural and pharmacological management. In this course you will learn:


  1. The psychology of fear and anxiety

  2. "Assess for success" - a guide to gauge fear and anxiety

  3. The team approach to patient comfort

  4. Office environment and design

  5. Behavioural management strategies

  6. Pharmacological options: inhalational, oral, and intravenous

  7. “Clinical Pearls” for sedation practice

  8. The management of sedation urgencies and emergencies

Please bring a smartphone or tablet that can be wi-fi enabled for an interactive case-based learning experience.


Dr. Carilynne Yarascavitch is a Dentist-Anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry (Jul 2013). Carilynne is active in the training of both undergraduate dental students and graduate dental anaesthesia residents at the Faculty of Dentistry as both a didactic and clinical instructor. She is the current Program Director for the Graduate Dental Anaesthesia Specialty Program at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Yarascavitch received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brock University (Jun 2000), followed by her Doctor of Dental Surgery (Jun 2004) and Masters of Science in Dental Anesthesiology (Oct 2008) from the University of Toronto. As a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology (Apr 2009), she is a Certified Specialist in Dental Anaesthesia in Ontario, Canada (May 2009). She is Active Staff at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Dec 2012). Her deep sedation and general anesthesia practice at this large tertiary care academic hospital provides access to care for dental phobic, special needs, and medically complex patients.

Dr. Yarascavitch is former Research Fellow at the Wilson Centre for Education Research, Toronto General Hospital (University Health Network) (2007-2015). Carilynne is an active member of the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Dental Anesthesiology Research (DAR) Group, International Federation of Dental Anesthesia Societies (IFDAS), American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists (ASDA), Canadian Academy of Dental Anaesthesia (CADA), and the Canadian Association of Hospital Dentists (CAHD). She is also a Heart and Stroke Certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (Dec 2007), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) (Apr 2019) and Basic Life Support (BLS) (Apr 2019) instructor and teaches with both the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Advanced Life Support (ALS) Educators and Canadian International Medical Relief Organization (CIMRO). Broadly, her clinical and research interests include sedation and dental care for special needs and medically complex patients as well as health professions education research and scholarship. She lectures and participates locally, nationally, and internationally in clinical and research interests related to Dental Anesthesia and Dental Education.

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