Oral Health and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Speaker(s): Dr. Yawen Peng, Assistant Professor at the College of Dental Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences
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This seminar will offer healthcare providers the knowledge and tools for individuals with ASD in oral health care at home and in a dentist office.
One in 68 children have Autism Spectrum Disorders (CDC March 2014). Their characteristics of difficulties with communication, social interaction and sensory processing possess potential challenges in oral health maintenance.
Participants will learn:
- Describe barriers for ASD individuals to achieve a oral health
- Recognize common oral conditions associated with ASD individuals
- Recommend various tools such as a visual schedule to improve oral hygiene experiences at home
- Utilize behavior modification methods to improve visiting experiences in a dental office
Target audience: Dentists, dental assistants and hygienists
Release date: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Expiration date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
“Oral Health and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider.