Feeling Good about Treating Adults with Special Needs: Providing Care in the General Office

Upcoming Webinar — June 3, 2020

Recorded Webinar — Posted June 3, 2020

Speaker: Lauren Johnson, DDS
CE Credits: 1

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As our population continues to age, an increasing number of patients will develop cognitive and physical deficits, while many people in our communities are already living with these conditions. The purpose of this course is to familiarize dental professionals with needs of adults with cognitive and physical impairment-whether caused from developmental, trauma, or progressive conditions, and safely and confidently continue treating patients in their offices.

Learning objectives:

  • Review issues of guardianship, durable power of attorney, and patient advocates, including competency and capacity evaluation referrals
  • Learn what to ask about during a health history review
  • Learn to safely treat these patients in your office
  • Determine goals of treatment and discuss treatment modifications, including options for sedation
  • Identify considerations for dental prognosis and patient’s overall monitoring needs

About the speaker … Dr. Lauren Johnson is a general dentist practicing in public health in Muskegon, Mich. Her background is diverse, having practiced in academics, public health, hospital setting, and private practice. She earned her DDS at the University of Michigan, completed a General Practice Residency at the Veterans