DENTG 1756: Special Needs

Credits 1.0
Recognizing the unique dental and medical needs of patients who are medically compromised or have mental or physical limitations, this course helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to render comprehensive oral health care to this population. Students gain an understanding of the complexities of compromises and limitations, learn about adaptive devices and management techniques, and study the role of dentistry in total patient care while learning to manage patients with medical and physical disabilities. Topics include pediatric, adult, and geriatric special needs; sedation and/or indications for sedation; and occupational therapy and pharmacology uses.