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Improve the Oral Health of Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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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:

  1. Identify the clinical manifestations of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and how it is diagnosed.
  2. Discuss the literature describing the association between ASD and dental caries.
  3. 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.

Belmont Business Media is an ADA CERP-recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at Belmont Business Media Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. Provider ID 317924
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