CE Credits: 1.5 Hour(s)
Date Course Online: January 11, 2021
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: January 11, 2024
Cost: Free; registration required
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Attainment of optimal oral health and wellness is a challenging and dynamic process that occurs along the aging continuum for individuals with all types of disabilities and related special care needs. This lecture will review important challenges and considerations related to health prevention for individuals with special needs. Emphasis will be placed on ensuring safety, minimizing disease risks, maintaining function, and optimizing general and oral health-related quality of life.
- Identify desired health outcomes of implemented preventive strategies for individuals with special needs.
- Describe important variables that influence an individual’s ability to attain general and oral wellness.
- Identify components of a preventive practice plan to ensure patient safety.
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.