Dental Management for Pediatric Patients with Complex Needs, 3rd Edition


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.  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.  

AGD Subject Code - 750

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the importance of preventing dental disease in pediatric patients with complex medical conditions.
  • Identify the complex medical conditions that often affect the pediatric dental population.
  • Describe current medical therapies for treating or managing pediatric patients with certain complex medical conditions.
  • Discuss how different complex medical conditions affect the dental treatment of pediatric patients with these conditions.
  • 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 a tenured professor and chair of the Department 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. He is the first recipient of the California Dental Foundation’s annual Arthur A. Dugoni Faculty Award and a graduate of the American Dental Education Association Leadership Institute. Dr. Subar graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with baccalaureate degrees in both biochemistry and molecular biology. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (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. 

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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