CE Credits: 1.5 Hour(s)
Date Course Online: January 21, 2021
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: January 21, 2024
Cost: Free; registration required
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This CE course will describe the epidemiology of the most common Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and discuss the challenges of providing high quality dental care to this population due to political, economic, social, and clinical barriers. Best practices for improving and maintaining oral health of individuals with ASD will be discussed, with an emphasis on the role of an effectively collaborating interprofessional healthcare team. Clinical techniques in therapeutic dentistry will be reviewed in a case-based format.
- Describe the epidemiology of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
- Understand the challenges and best practices for providing dental care to individuals with IDD.
- Discuss the importance of an interprofessional healthcare team approach for improving the oral health of individuals with IDD.
- Review cases representing unique dental management strategies and techniques in providing dental therapy to individuals with IDD.
Christine Foulkes, DDS, graduated from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2013 and completed a General Practitioner Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, OH. She joined Apple Tree Dental in 2015, and now serves as the Director of Special Needs and the Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Assistant Site Director. Dr. Foulkes belongs to the Special Care Dentistry Association.
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.