Maintaining Oral Health in Patients With Special Needs
CE Sponsored by Colgate in Partnership with the American Academy of Periodontology
Periodontal health is intricately tied to oral and systemic health in patients with special needs.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify the barriers to oral health care faced by patients with special needs.
- Discuss the risk of periodontal diseases among special-needs populations, especially those with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy.
- List strategies for providing periodontal treatment to patients with special needs and maintaining their oral health.
- Detail techniques tailored for treating children with special needs.
This course was published in the February 2018 issue and expires February 2021. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.