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Dental Schools Require Training in Treatment of Patients With Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

US dental schools will be required to include training in treating patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD), after the Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) recently voted to require such training.

US dental schools will be required to include training in treating patients with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (ID/DD), after the Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) recently voted to require such training. Previously, patients with ID/DD were largely unable to obtain dental care because oral health professionals were not required to learn to manage their treatment, according to the National Council on Disability.

Changes for the predoctoral dental, dental hygiene, and dental assistant programs must take effect by July 1, 2020, with changes to the orthodontics programs required by Jan. 1. Read the full release here: prnewswire.com

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