Purnima Hernandez, DDS, M.A., BCBA
Amanda Dewundara, DDS, MPH
(201) 796-4111
23-00 Route 208 S. Suite 2-5 • Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
NJ Specialty #3808, #06722
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Professional Presentations

2020
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Preparing an individual for a successful dental visit, CARD, Albany, June 2020

Building a Dental Home Network for Children with Special Health Care Needs Telementoring Group & Study Club Zoom Echo, University of Minnesota, January 2020

"Feeling safe and creating safe spaces" Webinar, Hennepin County Medical Center, January 2020

"Self-care for Professionals", January 2020 Webinar, Hennepin County Medical Center, January 2020

Strengthening Child and Healthcare connection for a lifetime of good oral health Valley Hospital, May 2020

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Preparing an individual for a successful dental visit NJAPD, New Jersey 2020

Targeted Behavioral Interventions to Manage Fearful Patients AAPD, Nashville, 2020

2019
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Preparing an Individual for a Successful Healthcare Office Visit Binghamton, Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Binghamton, March 14, 2019

Spectrum of Options Workshops May 14th, New Jersey

Minimally Invasive Behavior Guidance Procedures to Manage Problem Behavior - Learning Lab May 25th, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Partnering in Collaborative Conversations to Solve Ethical Dilemmas That Interprofessional Teams May Encounter" - Panel Speaker
NJSHA 3rd Annual Interprofessional Autism Conference (IPAC), June 2019,

Mise En Place: Autism and Dentistry

2018
Behavior 101 - Non-Pharmacological Management of behavior in a Pediatric dental Office
October 13th, 2018, MAPD, Grand Rapids, MI

A Cross-Disciplinary approach when managing problem behavior in healthcare environments
September 28th, 2018, NYSABA, Albany

Q&A on a Special Needs Practice
April 10th, 2018, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Managing Non-Compliant Behavior of Individuals with Behavioral Disorders in a Medical Setting
February 28th, 2018, Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ

2017
Establishing "essential behavior" when working with individuals with challenging behavior NYAPD, Greater New York Meeting

"Practical Tips when working with Individuals with Special Health Care Needs" 2016 Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, April 2017 - CE course 3 hours.

2016
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Behavior management strategies during orthodontic treatment NESO, October 2016

Annual Session for Northeastern Society of Orthodontics (NESO) October

2014
Increasing Success with Dental Procedures - Autism NJ October

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Increasing successful outcomes utilizing procedures from Applied Behavior Analysis in a dental setting, NYU - Keynote for Education Day College of Dentistry, NYU, October

Successful dental visits for individuals with developmental disabilities Are of NJ, May

Autism: Behaviors, issues and management AAPD Annual Session, Boston May

Behavior and Management in the context of children with special needs DCA, Las Vegas

2013
Behavior Management "Art or Science" - Individuals with ASD MOCDS, NJ

Applied Behavior Analysis in Dental Environments for Children and Adults on the Autism Spectrum, NJDA June

Is Behavior Management an Art or Science - Applications in Dental Environments and Beyond, DRNJ April

2012
Dental Management of Children - An Educational Approach, Council of Developmental Disabilities, NJ

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Management in dental environments, Grand Rounds, New York Medical College

Management of Behaviors in the Dental Office (Autism): An Educational Approach, Autism Symposium organized by Children’s Specialized Hospital, NJ

2011
Dental Management of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder a "Non- Pharmacological Approach", Autism New Jersey Conference, Atlantic City

Non-Pharmacologic approach - Dental Management of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, NJAPD

Dental Management of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Hudson County Dental Society, NJ

2010
"Dental management of Children with Behavioral Needs" - Prime Time for Kids, New City, NY

"Dental management of Children with Special Healthcare Needs - A New Perspective", Middlesex County Dental Society, NJ.

Panelist on "Leadership in Pediatric Dentistry", Regional LePed Convocation in NY

2007
"Utilizing Behavioral and Sensory Approaches in Special Needs Dentistry", Greater New York Meeting, NY

2006
"Special Needs Dentistry: The Future from the Perspective of a Parent and a Provider", Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, NY

"Perspective of a Parent and a Provider of Children with Special Needs", Symposium on Lifetime Oral Healthcare for Patients with Special Needs, Chicago

"Guidelines in Treating Children with ASD in your Dental Practice" Mini-clinic, AAPD Annual Session, Cincinnati