Treating Patients with Special Needs

  • Friday 1/27/2023
  • Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Course Code: 422RL
  • Cost: $125
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 102 A
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Jacob Dent, DDS maintains a practice in Louisiana. He is married to wife Jennifer and together they have two teenagers Jayden and Ethan. Ethan is 18 and on the Autism Spectrum. Dr. Dent’s passion for working with people with intellectual disabilities and teaching others how to best treat them comes from his most important job and role of being a dad. His goal and wish for everyone who he has the opportunity to speak to is that they can grow their confidence and knowledge around IDD and that they share their own amazing skills and talents to help serve those with special needs who so desperately need it.

This course will educate providers and their auxiliary team on the seven most common special needs they will encounter in their office. The instructor will review each in detail and how it relates to oral and systemic health. Attendees will learn treatment options, behavior modification techniques, and office level plans to incorporate treating special needs patients in their offices on a daily basis in a simple and practical approach.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Define various forms of special needs and their common characteristics
  • Understand associated behaviors and dental concerns of each covered disability
  • Determine the best treatment options for each special needs patient based on individual disability and level
  • Establish office-level plans for patients with special needs to incorporate into your practice
  • Provide tools and treatment options that will allow patients and their patients’ parents or caregivers to have a good dental experience and a successful long-term dental care plan
Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Hygienist, Office, Technician

The GC America Inc. grant has been applied to this course.

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