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Introduction: Safety Considerations in Special Care Dentistry

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:

  1. Identify common co-morbidities found in patients with special needs.
  2. Discuss risk reduction strategies to maintain patient safety.
  3. Discuss the importance of a collaborative care approach to treatment.

  • CategoriesPatient Management
  • LanguageEnglish
  • AGD PACE subject code(s)750
“Introduction: Safety Considerations in Special Care Dentistry” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider. At the end of the podcast, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your ADA CERP and AGD PACE C.E. Certificates.