Improve the Oral Health of Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder
While the research is mixed on whether this population is at increased risk for dental caries, dental hygienists are well-positioned to help these patients maintain their oral health.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the clinical manifestations of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and how it is diagnosed.
- Discuss the literature describing the association between ASD and dental caries.
- Describe treatment strategies to improve the oral health of patients with ASD.
This course was issued in February 2022 and expires February 2025. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.