Advocacy, Policy, and Treatment for Patients with Special Needs

  • Friday 1/28/2022
  • Time: 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
  • Course Code: 425RL
  • Cost: $75
  • Credits: 2 CE Hours
Steven Perlman, DDS, MScD is a clinical professor of pediatric dentistry at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry, a co-founder of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, and founded Special Olympics Special Smiles, an Oral Health Initiative for the athletes of Special Olympics International


Access to and the ability to receive dental care is the number one health problem for children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. The instructor will provide answers as to why this problem has existed for over 30 years. Advocacy, barriers to care, comorbidities, treatment, and behavior guidance will be discussed in this course, as well as the most current techniques in prevention.

*Tuition includes a Kosher Lunch

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Determine why access to and the ability to receive dental treatment is the number one health problem for children and adults with disabilities
  • Identify the barriers to care for this population
  • Understand the comorbidities and secondary conditions people with disabilities face
  • Recognize guidelines for medical immobilization and protective stabilization
  • Review current thinking in preventive care for this population
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office