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Special needs patient being helped into dental chair by relative for his appointment with hygienist. (Photo courtesy of Tufts.)
Highlights of this Course

Persons with developmental disabilities, attributable to mental, emotional, sensory and/or physical impairment are visiting the dental office on a regular basis. They deserve the same level of care that we all expect, but exposure to this population in dental education is often lacking.This course addresses these level of care issues.

Course Description

Special Care in Dentistry is a curriculum designed to introduce you to some characteristics and dental care needs of persons with special needs. These units are designed to increase your knowledge and awareness of patients with developmental disabilities, and provide you with practical tools for providing high-quality care.

Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
Course Faculty
John Morgan
Bonnie F. Zimble
Course Length
10 Hours