CDE: [Center for Persons with Disabilities Presentation Series] ft. Allen Wong, DDS, EdD, DABSCD

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

Presented virtually 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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The Joy of Treating patients with Special Healthcare Needs (IDD)

Course Description

Patients with Special Healthcare needs (IDD) is an underserved population that is among the most vulnerable populations. Dentistry has been one of the most unmet needs. For many dentists and oral health care providers, we were not taught or had limited experiences in treating patients with SHCNs. Learn what we can do to improve oral and overall health by finding the “joy” of treating those with SHCNs in a minimally invasive and maximally effective manner.

Learning Objectives
  • Briefly review healthcare disparities for people with SHCN (IDD)
  • Review caries risk assessment concepts
  • Understanding a new paradigm of prevention based dental treatment
  • Brief discussion of the challenges of hospital dentistry
  • Discuss techniques and strategies for building an inclusive team for SHCNs

Dr. Allen Wong has taught postdoctoral general dentistry for over 35 years in AEGD programs (Pacific and University California San Francisco) and is the director of Pacific’s Hospital Dentistry Program and was the Director of Highland Hospital Restorative Implant program. He has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of special care dentistry, rotary endodontics, implant restorations, and minimally invasive dentistry. He is active with Special Olympics Special Smiles program (Global Clinical Advisor), American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD President) and member of Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA). Past president of CAMBRA Coalition (Caries Management By Risk Assessment) and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Fraternity (Delta Delta Chapter)
California Dental Association Foundation Board of Director, Secretary.
San Francisco Dental Society Dental Health Committee Chairman.

Currently teaches at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry as a Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences as well as private practice in San Francisco. He directs a postdoctoral residency program (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) where he teaches dentists to incorporate minimally invasive, science-based dentistry strategies to patients with healthcare needs as well as those needing treatment in hospital settings. The passion to increase access to care with an emphasis in prevention are key to his philosophy to help control dental disease and health care costs.

Published in over 40 journal articles and several book chapters in the area of Special Care Dentistry and medically compromised individuals.

Disclosure: Dr. Wong 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.