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Online Continuing Education / Course Details

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Special Patients - Special Care

Categories: Pediatric Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry

Author(s): Dr. Mark Cannon

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Special Patients - Special Care

Educational Objectives

Providing Oral Health Care for Special Needs Patients 

  • Understand the limitations of the hybrid layer, and learn alternative treatment techniques
  • Learn about the use of “structural color” and the shading blending of restorative materials
  • Add the use of “bulk fill” materials, especially for restorative care in the primary and permanent dentition


The dental profession is all about helping our patients achieve the best in oral health, and now even more importantly, also preventing the many systemic illnesses definitively linked to oral pathogens. Oral health professionals are seeking additional education in this oral-systemic link that has recently received significant substantiation. This is not surprising as the vast majority of oral health professionals made that long and financially burdensome commitment to dental education with the best of intentions. Sadly, more and more of our patients have severe complicating medical conditions, and being able to provide the appropriate care is important. This presentation will discuss several new dental material developments that have made providing the best care to those with special needs, more easily attainable. As the number of patients with special needs continues to increase, it is now even more necessary to develop techniques and materials that helps the profession to care for those special patients.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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