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1006 The Patient With Special Needs: General Treatment Considerations (AGD 754)

1006 The Patient With Special Needs: General Treatment Considerations (AGD 754)

1006 The Patient With Special Needs: General Treatment Considerations (AGD 754)

Janet Jaccarino, CDA, RDH, MA
Janet Jaccarino, CDA, RDH, MA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

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Launch date: 10 Aug 2016

Expiry Date: 31 May 2018

Last updated: 28 Apr 2017

Reference: 164688

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

While most dental patients can receive oral health care in private practice settings, some patients have medical, physical or mental 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.

Objectives

At the completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:
Objective 1:
Define and understand disability.
Objective 2:
Recognize the “patient with special needs.”
Objective 3:
Discuss deinstitutionalization.
Objective 4:
Identify reasons why preventive dental care is important for the patient with special needs.
Objective 5:
Describe the problems associated with access to oral health care for the special needs patient.
Objective 6:
Define the role of the dental team in providing care for the patient with special needs.
Objective 7:
Define special care dentistry.
Objective 8:
Consider physical factors in the office that influence provision of dental care for the special needs patient.
Objective 9:
State design characteristics of a barrier–free or universal design environment.
Objective 10:
Discuss simple design changes to an existing facility to improve access for disabled individuals.
Objective 11:
Discuss issues that may impact appointment schedules and treatment planning.
Objective 12:
List methods that will help desensitize the patient to dental treatment.
Objective 13:
Describe the rationale, methods and contraindications for use of protective stabilization during dental treatment.
Objective 14:
Describe the rationale and precautions for use of a commercial and office–fabricated mouth prop.
Objective 15:
List the information that is necessary for proper record documentation for use of protective stabilization during dental care.
Janet Jaccarino, CDA, RDH, MA

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Janet Jaccarino, CDA, RDH, MA
on behalf of American Dental Assistants Association

Janet Jaccarino, CDA, RDH, MA, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Allied Dental Education in the School of Health Related Professions at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She has been teaching dental hygiene and dental assisting students since 2000 and can be reached at jaccarja@um- dnj.edu.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 3.00 Hours -
    Reference number: AGD 754

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