Dental: Improving Oral Health Care for Patients With Special Needs
19.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 
Disparities in oral health status and access to dental care are major and increasing problems for people with special healthcare needs. This course addresses current thinking about the challenges dental professionals face with providing oral healthcare services for people with special needs. It identifies the factors that hinder access to dental care and presents strategies to improve the provision of care for the special needs population. The basic-level course includes recommendations for the management and treatment of special needs patients.

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Define patient with special needs. 
2. Describe the oral health challenges of patients with special needs. 
3. Identify the factors that hinder access to dental care for patients with special needs. 
4. Discuss recommendations for the management and treatment of patients with special needs. 
5. Identify strategies for improving oral health and access to care for patients with special needs. 

About the Author: 
John F. Kross, MSc, DMD, received his doctorate in dental medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship at Temple University Hospital in oral oncology and received a hospital appointment to the Department of Dentistry at the Medical Centers of Delaware (now the Christiana Health Care System). His professional training and experience include practicing general dentistry in Wilmington, Delaware, and in New London, Pennsylvania, as well as instructing students at Delaware Technical Community College in oral pathology. Dr. Kross has received numerous academic awards for his work in oral surgery, fixed partial prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics. He has been composing monographs, manuscripts, and continuing medical education courses since 1991. 

AGD code - 753


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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Improving Oral Health Care for Patients With Special Needs

19.95
About the Course: 
Disparities in oral health status and access to dental care are major and increasing problems for people with special healthcare needs. This course addresses current thinking about the challenges dental professionals face with providing oral healthcare services for people with special needs. It identifies the factors that hinder access to dental care and presents strategies to improve the provision of care for the special needs population. The basic-level course includes recommendations for the management and treatment of special needs patients.

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Define patient with special needs. 
2. Describe the oral health challenges of patients with special needs. 
3. Identify the factors that hinder access to dental care for patients with special needs. 
4. Discuss recommendations for the management and treatment of patients with special needs. 
5. Identify strategies for improving oral health and access to care for patients with special needs. 

About the Author: 
John F. Kross, MSc, DMD, received his doctorate in dental medicine from Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship at Temple University Hospital in oral oncology and received a hospital appointment to the Department of Dentistry at the Medical Centers of Delaware (now the Christiana Health Care System). His professional training and experience include practicing general dentistry in Wilmington, Delaware, and in New London, Pennsylvania, as well as instructing students at Delaware Technical Community College in oral pathology. Dr. Kross has received numerous academic awards for his work in oral surgery, fixed partial prosthodontics, periodontics, and endodontics. He has been composing monographs, manuscripts, and continuing medical education courses since 1991. 

AGD code - 753


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.