Maureen M. Perry, D.D.S., M.P.A., M.A.Ed.*
Professor and Director, Advanced Oral Health, A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health
*Dr. Perry receives grant/research support from the Health Resources and Services Administration. She is also a consultant for Henry Schein.
Traditionally, dental education has not devoted much clinical and/or didactic time to training students in the treatment of patients with developmental and/or physical disabilities. As a result, many practitioners do not feel prepared to treat this challenging (and growing) population. This presentation will show you how treating this population can be both emotionally and financially rewarding. The social context of developmental disabilities in America will be discussed and an overview of the current barriers to care will be presented. A review of the major disabilities will be included in the course, along with treatment tips and "tricks of the trade."
Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will be able to:
- List the main types of developmental disabilities (DD)
- Explain barriers to care for people with DD
- Apply treatment modalities to increase the number of patients treated in practice
- Describe what is meant by modification and/or adaptation of treatment plans for patients with DD
MCEU - 2 HOURS
SDDS Members/Staff: $50
SDDS Residents: FREE
ADA Members/Staff: $60
Non-ADA Members/Staff: $95
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Second District Dental Society is a recognized sponsor by the N.Y.S. Education Department, ADA CERP and the AGD.
Unless otherwise stated, all featured speakers have disclosed that they do not have any relevant financial arrangements or affiliations with any corporate organizations that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning the continuing education activities stated herein.