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Care of children with special health care needs (CSHCN) is a core component of a pediatric dentist’s skill set. Drs. Nelson and De Bord will discuss treatment approaches for this population that are practical and patient centered.

Educational Objectives:

The viewer will learn the following:

  • The differences between the medical and social model of disability
  • Oral health disparities encountered by people with disabilities
  • Appropriate dental care goals for CSHCN
  • Treatment approaches for CSHCN including, sensory adapted dental environments, desensitization, deferred treatment, and sedation
  • The appropriate time to provide care in the operating room
  • Care transition from an interdisciplinary perspective

CE Credit Units:

2.5 CEUs

Level of skill recommended for participants:

Of interest to Dentists, Students & Residents, Auxiliaries and Office Staff

Refund Policy:

There are no refunds for CSPD Online CE courses. For any questions, please contact CSPD Executive Director, Paul Reggiardo, DDS, at preggiardo@cspd.org
 
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The California Society of Pediatric Dentistry (CSPD) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider Approved by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.

ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to CSPD at (916) 231-2142 or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp
Credit is awarded on an hour-for-hour basis. Each attendee should claim only those hours of credit that he or she was in actual attendance of the educational activity. Participants should retain this document for their records.

Original Continuing education certificates are subject to Dental Board of California audit and should be retained by the licentiate for a period of six years. Completion of these courses does not constitute authorization for the attendee to perform any services that he or she is not legally authorized to perform based on his or her license or permit type. This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for above designated units of continuing education.

Course Materials Features

  • Lessons 2
  • Topics 0
  • Quizzes 1
  • Students 4
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assignment No
  • Category Child Development
  • Lecture Length 124 Minutes
  • Original Release Date March 18, 2017
  • Review Date October 3, 2020
  • Expiration Date October 3, 2023

Course Materials Content

View lecture, take and pass quiz before receiving your CE certificate. You must score 70% or higher to pass.
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Instructor Info:

Travis Nelson, DDS, MSD, MPH is a full-time Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Washington and an attending dentist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Travis received his DDS from Loma Linda University, subsequently completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry and a Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Washington, and is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Jessica De Bord, DDS, MSD, MA is a board-certified pediatric dentist. She serves
as the Associate Program Director of the NYU Lutheran Pediatric Dental Residency in Yakima, WA. She practices and teaches at Children’s Village, an interdisciplinary clinic for children with special needs. Dr. De Bord is a clinical director for Special Smiles, the oral health component of Special Olympics, an Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington, and chair of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Committee on Special Needs.
Dr. De Bord earned her DDS from UCLA and completed her residency at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital where she also earned an MS in Dentistry and an MA in Bioethics and Humanities.

Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:

Both doctors have nothing to disclose

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