1006 - The Patient with Special Needs: General Treatment Considerations

Author/Editor: Janet Jaccarino, CDA, RDH, MA; Contributing Author: Natalie Kaweckyj, BA, LDA, RF, CDA, CDPMA, COA, COMSA, CPFDA, CRFDA, MADAA

While most dental patients can receive oral health care in private practice settings, some patients have medical, physical or cognitive conditions that require adaptations to treatment beyond routine. Patients with disabilities, who make up a large segment of the population, are often overlooked when it comes to oral health care for a variety of reasons. It is our responsibility as dental health care professionals to meet the needs of this very special group of patients.

CE Credits: 3
Original Release Date: 2010; Review Date: 2021; Next Review: 2024


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