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Advocacy, Policy and Treatment of Children and Adults with Disabilities

CE Credits: 1.5 Hour(s)
Date Course Online: January 19, 2021
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: January 19, 2024
Cost: Free; registration required
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Oral Health is the most unmet health care need for children and adults with disabilities. How has our profession allowed that to happen and what can we do to fix this problem. If not you, who will improve access to and quality of care for this most medically and dentally underserved population. This lecture will help dental professionals address these issues.


  • Address barriers to care, including behavior guidance and medical immobilization/protective stabilization.


Steven Perlman DDS, MScD, DHL (hon), is a Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. For the past 40 years, he has devoted much of his private practice as well as his teaching, to the treatment of children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. Dr. Perlman is a past president of the academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities, the Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities, A fellow of the American College of Dentists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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.

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.

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