Managing Pediatric Dental Patients
By completing this course, you’ll learn techniques for better communication and rapport with patients with special needs, pediatric patients and their guardians to help ensure an overall smoother experience in the dental office for all involved.
Beginning with an overview of guidelines and concepts specific to pediatric dentistry, this dynamic course offers information on mandated reporting, family-centered care, communication management, assent and informed consent, and the importance of adaptability when working with pediatric patients. The remainder of the course is divided into separate modules addressing the specific milestones and unique needs of individual pediatric age groups as well as children and some adults with special needs.
Offering practical strategies and techniques, this course will help you better understand and even anticipate the mental, emotional and social needs of children — and how to adapt to each developmental stage. By guiding you through such issues as selecting appropriate language and building rapport, this course introduces you to accepted methods you can use every day to ensure that young patients, along with their parents or guardians, feel comfortable during dental visits and procedures. You will also have an opportunity to practice these techniques in virtual patient scenarios and review the responsibilities of your role as it applies to patient care.
Desktop, laptop and tablet
AGD Code: 750
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Understand age-specific mental, emotional and social developmental attributes of the pediatric dental patient
- Recognize the importance of flexibility and adaptability when working with pediatric and special needs patients
- Communicate and respond appropriately when faced with challenging behaviors in pediatric and special needs patients
- Apply commonly used behavioral management techniques to virtual interactions with pediatric and special needs patients
Subject Matter Experts
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