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CE Course Focuses on Patients with Special Needs

While the prevalence of disability is on an upward trend, patients with special needs remain a consistently underserved population.

While the prevalence of disability is on an upward trend, patients with special needs remain a consistently underserved population. Features and treatments for some conditions, such as Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, may also elevate periodontal disease risk. In this continuing education (CE) feature—sponsored by Colgate and created in partnership with the American Academy of Periodontology— Lorenzo Mordini, DDS, CAGS, MS, discusses the prevalence of disability in the United States, barriers faced by special- needs populations in accessing dental care, and strategies for treating patients with special needs, including children. With successful test completion, the article provides two CE units. Click here to read “Maintaining Oral Health in Patients With Special Needs.”

From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. February 2018;16(2):18.

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