CDE: [Center for Persons with Disabilities Presentation Series] Defining Disabilities: Disabilities Across a Lifetime

Jan, 2021
05:30 PM-07:00 PM

Virtually presented via Zoom Webinar

Time: 5:30-7:00 pm EST; This virtual lecture will begin promptly at 5:30 pm via Zoom Webinar.
Registration: FREE; Registration is still required.
CE Credits: 1.5 lecture credits
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This presentation is designed to provide clinicians with an understanding of what is “disability” and how do some disabilities effect oral health. It will present the diagnostic and oral health implications of a series of disabilities-developmental and acquired, intellectual and physical,that are encountered routinely in dental practice and help explain how best to navigate the oral health issues encountered.


  • Identify what constitutes a disability.
  • Understand the spectrum of disabilities through the lifespan
  • Determine necessary modifications to care necessary based upon the disability.


Miriam Robbins, DDS, MS, is the Chair of the Department of Dental Medicine at NYU Langone Health-Long Island and the Department of Family Dental Medicine at the NYU Long Island School of Medicine in Mineola, NY. She received her dental degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and her MS in Management and Health Policy from the Robert Wagner School of Public Policy at NYU. She completed her residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and an American Cancer fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, both in New York City. She is a past president of the Special Care Dentistry Association as well as the American Academy of Oral Medicine. She lectures nationally and internationally as well as contributing to the dental and medical literature on the dental management of special needs and medically complex patients.

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.