Oral Health Considerations for People with Special Needs is an online, self-paced course for dentists, dental hygienists and other health professionals interested in caring for individuals in with special needs. This course is designed to help oral health professionals become more comfortable providing care to people with special needs, and allow them to create successful oral health delivery programs for these populations. The course was developed by the Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) in collaboration with Pacific Center for Special Care at University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.
Upon completion of this training, you will be be able to:
Within the online didactic curriculum, there are 18 learning modules in total. Each module includes its own self-assessment quiz, and the final module will include a cumulative CE test. Successful completion of this course will allow the participant to receive 16 units of continuing education credit. All modules are presented by oral health field experts, and cover a variety of topics including:
Each module presents information in the following format:
To learn more about the course and register for the course, please visit the Oral Health Considerations for People with Special Needs page on the Special Care Dentistry Association's website.
For more information, please contact SCDA Headquarters at firstname.lastname@example.org (Please reference "SCDA Special Needs Course" in your email subject line)
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Special Care Dentistry Association and University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry.