are required to be competent in assessing the treatment needs of all patients,
including geriatric and vulnerable populations with disability status or
special health care requirements. But dental care providers may not feel
comfortable or confident in working with these special needs populations. This
presentation will demonstrate how two dental hygiene programs are addressing
ways to prepare students to offer person-centered dental care to special needs populations
and how they can improve the oral health of these populations. Participants
will explore ways to incorporate and implement different teaching strategies to
better prepare their students to provide dental care for special needs populations.
- Recognize how dental hygienists can play a role in oral health for special needs patients.
- Examine the challenges associated with access to care and how the provision of oral health services for vulnerable populations in online modules offers a viable alternative to those with limited access.
- Develop outreach and oral health care delivery programs for special needs patients.
The American Dental Education Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
An evaluation form is available to participants after the conclusion of the live webinar. To earn continuing education (CE) credit for participation in the webinar, the online evaluation must be completed in full by May 27, 2023. After completing the evaluation, webinar participants can print and save the CE Verification Form.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The American Dental Education Association designates this activity for 1.00 continuing education credit.
All speakers agree that neither they nor members of their immediate family have any financial relationships with commercial entities that may be relevant to their presentation.