Moursi-Next Generation of Special Care Dentistry



Course Description: Approximately 24 million Americans, nearly 10% of the population, have what is considered a severe disability. This presentation will begin with an overview of the current state of oral health for people with disabilities and the many challenges and barriers to care. Then, a new approach to addressing those barriers will be discussed with a focus on a patient-centered philosophy of care. Working with community partners the goal is to reduce the dependence on episodic urgent care. This approach, housed in facilities designed specifically for special care dentistry, is aimed to create a long-term dental home for all patients. This is achieved, in the short term, through providing comprehensive, multi-disciplinary and interprofessional ongoing care. In the long-term enhanced access to care is achieved by using these centers to train more providers who are not only competent but also comfortable delivering oral health care to people with disabilities.

Educational Objectives:

Course Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
  • Accurately assess the current state of oral health for people with disabilities
  • Understand the challenges and barriers to oral health care for people with disabilities
  • Learn the components of a patient-centered approach to special care dentistry

CE Credit Units:

1.5 CEUs

Level of skill recommended for participants:

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

Instructor Info:

Amr M. Moursi, D.D.S., Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry and on the Medical Staff at the NYU Langone Medical Center and the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York. Dr. Moursi currently serves as President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), as a Fellow of the AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, as Liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics, as a Fellow of the Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, and Director of the AAPD Comprehensive Review Course. He has received the AAPD Merle S. Hunter Leadership Award, and has been selected for both the AAPD Leadership, and Advanced Leadership Institutes. He also maintains a private practice in New York City. email:


Instructor Disclosure of any conflicts of interest:

Dr. Moursi discloses no conflicts of interest

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There are no refunds for CSPD Online CE courses. For any questions, please contact CSPD Executive Director, Paul Reggiardo, DDS, at 


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