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Oral Care for Special Needs Patients Web Lecture

Saturday, September 18, 2021 9:00am to 1:00pm

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Special Care Dentistry: A Health-Centered Approach to Oral Care for Special Needs Patients — Lecture Only

This course is intended for dental professionals interested in learning how to treat special needs populations, geriatric patients, medically compromised and patients with intellectual and physical disabilities. Practice management considerations will be discussed relating to in-office and hospital settings.

During the live webinar, Dr. Verceles will cover the epidemiology and demographics of the special needs and geriatric dentistry patient population. He will address pre-treatment medical assessment and interprofessional communication strategies. Caries risk assessment, periodontal assessment and occlusal disease evaluation will be discussed and treatment strategies for these complex patients will be presented. Dr. Verceles will share several patient cases as examples.

You Will Learn

  • How to obtain and interpret a patient’s medical, dental and social data accurately
  • To list considerations affecting caries and periodontal risk
  • To recognize physical limitations and considerations with respect to the patient’s medical diagnosis
  • To create and present a dental treatment and preventive care plan with modifications that reflect the patient’s needs and limitations

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and other dental auxiliaries interested in learning how to treat geriatric and other special needs patients.

Tuition: $195 Dentists; $165 Allied Dental Professionals
Program: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am
Location: Live, interactive webinar hosted by Zoom
Credits: This activity is designated for 4 units of continuing education credit.


Tim Verceles, DDS, is a clinical professor at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and is a master and fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. He graduated from University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry. Dr. Verceles completed his GPR at the VA Palo Alto. He is the former AEGD program director and chief of dentistry at Highland Hospital in Oakland. He currently practices in Hayward, CA and provides hospital dentistry for several skilled nursing facilities and medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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