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Medical Immobilization and Protective Stabilization: Techniques for Providing Safe and Effective Care in Professional and Home Settings

CE Credits: 1.5 Hour(s)
Date Course Online: January 12, 2021
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: January 12, 2024
Cost: Free; registration required
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Course Description

This presentation will provide management techniques to overcome resistant and aggressive behaviors and how to incorporate these techniques into the oral care plan. It will discuss medical immobilization and stabilization techniques for use during in office care and home care plans, including consent concerns. Examples will be shown of how to safely provide these techniques during oral care. The presentation will also provide insight into how to share these techniques with direct care givers and individuals.


Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify and differentiate management techniques, including psychological modalities, mechanical and physical immobilization and stabilization, and restraint.
  • Describe how to incorporate these techniques safely and effectively into the oral care plan and other daily living skills.
  • Demonstrate how to share these techniques with others.
  • Identify what type of consent may be needed for what types of interventions. Describe how to recommend and get interventions incorporated into an oral care plan.


Dr. Alicia Risner-Bauman earned her Doctorate in Dentistry at the University of Iowa and has a Diplomate from American Board of Special Care Dentistry and a Fellowship from the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania in January, she was practicing at a developmental center for the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities. She was an Assistant Professor at LECOM School of Dental Medicine, and has 25 years of experience treating individuals with special needs in clinic settings including private practice, safety net clinics, health departments, and mobile settings. She has several publications and a history of presentations relating to advocacy and treatment for complex patients and access to care.

Disclosure: Dr. Risner-Bauman has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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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