Ann Eshenaur Spolarich RDH, PhD, FSCDH
This program is an introduction to special care dentistry and essential consideration to maintain safety when providing care to dental patients with special needs. Topics include a broad overview of individuals who present with special needs, medical consultation, systemic health and common co-morbidities, and assessment of current health status. Risk reduction strategies to improve safety include medical consultation and collaboration, drug compatibility, fall hazards, communication, equipment and facilities, and anticipating medical emergencies. Tips for staff training and skills and communication are shared.
Participants will be able to: