Topics

Course Topics:

  • Bridging the Gap: Tips for Treating a Patient with Autism  – 3 or 4 hour program
  • Success and Preparation for Special Needs Patients ….plus Treating Patients with Autism – 6 hour program
  • New Course Title…..The Special Patient with Autism &/or Anxiety:  How you can help…  – 4 hour program

Course Descriptions:

  • Bridging the Gap: Tips for Treating a Patient with Autism

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now reporting that 1 in every 88 children today is born with some form of Autism, a disease that affects an individual’s ability to communicate, socialize, and in some cases function independently on a day-to-day basis. Practitioners are finding patients who are challenged with these diseases in their practice on a more routine basis than ever before.  The need to better understand these patients and their unique abilities and gifts has never been greater.

This course provides a review of the patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the reasons why practitioners, from a legal and professional aspect, need to better understand these unique patients. A review of how to properly assess the patient’s abilities will be conducted.  Techniques for treatment and a review of technology and creativity that might be used will be explored.  A comprehensive documented home care regimen that should be provided to caretakers will be discussed. Guidelines will be given for practitioners on how to easily incorporate these special patients into their practice and make their career more rewarding than they ever imagined it could be.

  • Success and Preparation for Special Needs Patients ….plus Treating Patients with Autism

This course will discuss the steps that a practitioner can take to help guide patients with special needs to be treated successfully in a dental setting.  Materials and guidelines that can be provided to the family and information that can be learned about the patient prior to the visit will be reviewed. A review of how to properly assess the patient’s abilities will be conducted.  A comprehensive documented home care regimen that should be provided to caretakers will be discussed.  Techniques for treatment and a review of technology and creativity that might be used will be explored. A review specific to the patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will also be provided.  Guidelines will be given for practitioners on how to easily incorporate these special patients into their practice and make their career more rewarding than they ever imagined it could be.

The Special Patient with Autism &/or Anxiety:  How you can help…

Learning about the patient with autism can also be extremely beneficial to the care and treatment of the patient with fear and anxiety.  This course will review the data and definitions of Autism Spectrum Disorder and will explore the multitude of techniques that can help guide patients with both autism and anxiety through a successful dental appointment.