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Understanding Exceptional-Needs Patients

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  • 55 people have taken this course
Nadine Russell, RDH, BSc, Understanding Exceptional-Needs Patients
Speaker: Nadine Russell, RDH, BSc
Category: Practice Management
Format: PDF Released: 7/1/2016
Expiration Date: 7/1/2019

CE Details

Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 550.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

Synopsis:
Patients with exceptional needs are not just those with physical impairments. With the increasing number of diagnoses, it is more likely we’ll see patients who have a form of mental illness, autism spectrum disorder or ADHD. Developing a greater understanding of these conditions will enable dental hygienists to offer the best care specific to patients’ individual needs.

Through nonjudgmental and supportive care, dental hygienists can provide evidence-based, patient-specific care that will give patients improved oral health and, in turn, greater overall health. After reading this article, dental hygienists should feel more confident about providing dental care for patients with exceptional needs.


Description of Speaker:
Nadine Russell has more than 19 years of experience in the dental profession. Her extensive background includes working chairside as an assistant and a dental hygienist, along with roles in administration and treatment coordination. Russell went on to become an experienced practice management consultant, published author and international speaker. Her clinical experience centered on patients with exceptional needs. She continues to practice clinical hygiene on a part-time basis.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Develop a better understanding of patients with exceptional needs
  • Recognize the greater oral-health needs for patients with exceptional needs.
  • Understand the impact of frequently prescribed medications.
  • Recognize commonly observed oral-health implications.
  • Understand strategies for effective, patient-centered dental hygiene care.

Disclosure:
The speaker declares that neither she nor any member of her family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program nor has a financial arrangement with any product or service mentioned in this course. The speaker discloses that she has a financial interest in consulting dental professionals in the subject matter that she is lecturing on.

American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD CreditApproved PACE Program Provider
FAGD / MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
Provider ID# 304396
American Dental Association (ADA), Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider
Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
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.
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

Legal Disclaimer:
The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.

Licensure:
Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.

Computer Requirements:
Click here to see a list of computer requirements before taking the course.

State CE Requirements:
Click Here for CE requirements by state. Please note that this information is current as of the time of listing. This information is subject to change at any time from the state boards. For the most up-to-date information, please contact your state board directly.

Refund Policy
There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.

For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at hogo@dentaltown.com
To reap the full benefits of this CE course, the presenters (Howie Horrocks and Mark Dilatush) have agreed to create a marketing plan specifically tailored to your practice and your specific market area. Having your marketing plan printed and open while you view the course material, will greatly individualize your learning experience.
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