AGD Code: 750
3 Hour Lecture | Technical and Scientific
Dentists: $65 Hygienists: $50 | All Other Categories: $45
Using case study examples, teams of dentists, hygienists and assistants will learn a step-by-step process to plan and complete care for adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities and geriatric patients. Behavioral strategies using families as partners will be emphasized to reduce the need for anesthesia. Participants will learn to identify and overcome the social determinants that become barriers to care for persons with intellectual disabilities and geriatric patients. The role of a care navigator in an office and communication will be emphasized. Participants will learn interdisciplinary collaborative treatment planning with dental offices integrated into virtual health homes with therapists, behavioral specialists and physicians. A dentist and dental hygienist who are parents of adolescent and adult children with autism will present their secrets to success in family support and incremental learning models of care and how to incorporate these approaches in practice strategic management plan.