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Special Care Dentistry

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Overview

Dental practitioners offer care to a variety of different groups. This includes groups who require special care dentistry. The types of patients who fall into this category include:

 

  • Older people including dementia sufferers
  • People with physical disabilities, including stroke
  • Patients with medical conditions, including diabetes
  • Patients with learning disabilities, including autistic spectrum disorders.

 

This module is designed to raise awareness of the range of treatment dental practitioners can realistically offer to a large section of the special care group. We discuss the considerations which must be made in order to meet the needs of these patients, whilst dispelling any fears, misunderstandings and prejudices of treating them. We will also address this impact of current legislation on practice.

Modules

On completion of this CPD course, you should understand:

  • The range of treatment they can offer to those who require special care
  • The impact of the Disability Discrimination Act on dental practice
  • The range and spectrum of impairments and disabilities
  • The need to promote the practice of shared care
  • Consent issues
  • The need for accurate medical histories
  • Importance of flexible communication styles

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Special Care Dentistry.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

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Dental practitioners offer care to a variety of different groups. This includes groups who require special care dentistry. The types of patients who fall into this category include:

 

  • Older people including dementia sufferers
  • People with physical disabilities, including stroke
  • Patients with medical conditions, including diabetes
  • Patients with learning disabilities, including autistic spectrum disorders.

 

This module is designed to raise awareness of the range of treatment dental practitioners can realistically offer to a large section of the special care group. We discuss the considerations which must be made in order to meet the needs of these patients, whilst dispelling any fears, misunderstandings and prejudices of treating them. We will also address this impact of current legislation on practice.

Modules

On completion of this CPD course, you should understand:

  • The range of treatment they can offer to those who require special care
  • The impact of the Disability Discrimination Act on dental practice
  • The range and spectrum of impairments and disabilities
  • The need to promote the practice of shared care
  • Consent issues
  • The need for accurate medical histories
  • Importance of flexible communication styles

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Qualifications

On successful completion of your course you will receive the learndirect Certificate of Completion of Training in Special Care Dentistry.

Your course certificate will also state the number of CPD points/hours the course is eligible for.

View a sample of the certificate (opens in new window)

learndirect is one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK

  • Each year around 6,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect
  • learndirect have helped more than 75,000 businesses equip their employees with the skills needed to improve productivity.
  • Almost 700,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
  • 300,000 people fulfilled their career ambitions last year with learndirect.
  • Over 250,000 apprentices have achieved with learndirect.

Hear from our past Students

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