Dental: Dental Management for Pediatric Patients with Complex Needs, 2nd Edition

39.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course
Pediatric patients with complex healthcare needs are a unique and growing population. For this reason, it is important that dentists and all members of the oral healthcare team develop foundational knowledge for the care of this patient population. The dental team must not miss the importance of the prevention of dental disease. Given the current awareness that dental caries are still a significant problem in the pediatric population and that they result from an imbalance of multiple factors, the dental team has the responsibility to identify and educate patients and their families about this disease. The early establishment of a dental home can increase the opportunity for prevention and management of dental caries in their earliest stages. This intermediate-level course provides dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with information on selected morbidities that are typical in children and adolescents, and aids clinicians in developing rational thought processes for gathering information from these patients and their caregivers. Equipped with that information, the dental team can develop appropriate dental treatment plans and continuing care regimens that best serve their pediatric patients with complex medical needs.

Course Objectives
  1. Discuss the importance of preventing dental disease in pediatric patients with complex medical conditions.
  2. Identify the complex medical conditions that often affect the pediatric dental population.
  3. Describe current medical therapies for treating or managing pediatric patients with certain complex medical conditions.
  4. Discuss how different complex medical conditions affect the dental treatment of pediatric patients with these conditions.
  5. Describe developmental disabilities that affect the pediatric population and their implications for providing dental care to this population.

About the Author
Paul Subar, DDS, EdD, is an assistant professor of diagnostic sciences and director of the Special Care Clinic/Hospital Dentistry Program at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. His primary interest is access to oral health for patients with special needs, including those with severe medical, developmental, and psychosocial conditions. His work focuses on the delivery of dental care in an operating room setting, as well as daily operations of the Clinic/Hospital Dentistry Program, student education, and several areas of scholarship. Dr. Subar is codirector for the Pipelines Professions and Practice Grant from the California Endowment for the University, which focuses on community-based dental programs, cultural competency issues, and the recruitment of underrepresented minorities and low-income students into the dental field. He is the first recipient of the California Dental Foundation’s annual Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award and a recent graduate of the California HealthCare Foundation’s Health Care Leadership Program. Dr. Subar graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with baccalaureate degrees in both biochemistry and molecular biology. He received his DDS from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed his hospital training at the UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Subar also holds a doctorate in education and professional leadership from the University of the Pacific Gladys L. Benerd School of Education.


AGD Subject Code: 430


Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the course expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Elite ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
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Dental Management for Pediatric Patients with Complex Needs, 2nd Edition

39.95
About the Course
Pediatric patients with complex healthcare needs are a unique and growing population. For this reason, it is important that dentists and all members of the oral healthcare team develop foundational knowledge for the care of this patient population. The dental team must not miss the importance of the prevention of dental disease. Given the current awareness that dental caries are still a significant problem in the pediatric population and that they result from an imbalance of multiple factors, the dental team has the responsibility to identify and educate patients and their families about this disease. The early establishment of a dental home can increase the opportunity for prevention and management of dental caries in their earliest stages. This intermediate-level course provides dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants with information on selected morbidities that are typical in children and adolescents, and aids clinicians in developing rational thought processes for gathering information from these patients and their caregivers. Equipped with that information, the dental team can develop appropriate dental treatment plans and continuing care regimens that best serve their pediatric patients with complex medical needs.

Course Objectives
  1. Discuss the importance of preventing dental disease in pediatric patients with complex medical conditions.
  2. Identify the complex medical conditions that often affect the pediatric dental population.
  3. Describe current medical therapies for treating or managing pediatric patients with certain complex medical conditions.
  4. Discuss how different complex medical conditions affect the dental treatment of pediatric patients with these conditions.
  5. Describe developmental disabilities that affect the pediatric population and their implications for providing dental care to this population.

About the Author
Paul Subar, DDS, EdD, is an assistant professor of diagnostic sciences and director of the Special Care Clinic/Hospital Dentistry Program at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. His primary interest is access to oral health for patients with special needs, including those with severe medical, developmental, and psychosocial conditions. His work focuses on the delivery of dental care in an operating room setting, as well as daily operations of the Clinic/Hospital Dentistry Program, student education, and several areas of scholarship. Dr. Subar is codirector for the Pipelines Professions and Practice Grant from the California Endowment for the University, which focuses on community-based dental programs, cultural competency issues, and the recruitment of underrepresented minorities and low-income students into the dental field. He is the first recipient of the California Dental Foundation’s annual Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award and a recent graduate of the California HealthCare Foundation’s Health Care Leadership Program. Dr. Subar graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with baccalaureate degrees in both biochemistry and molecular biology. He received his DDS from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed his hospital training at the UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Subar also holds a doctorate in education and professional leadership from the University of the Pacific Gladys L. Benerd School of Education.


AGD Subject Code: 430


Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the course expiration date.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Elite ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Elite's policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.