Providing Care to Patients With Special Needs
As more adults with special needs seek oral heath care in the private practice setting, clinicians need to be prepared to offer safe and effective treatment.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Describe the prevalence of disabilities in the United States population, and list examples of patients with special needs and disabilities who commonly present in dental practice.
- Explain key information that should be included in the patient history when caring for this population.
- List clinical strategies and techniques that can enhance outcomes when caring for individuals with special needs or complex medical histories.
This course was issued in July/August 2019 issue and expires August 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.