AGD2017 Las Vegas
P05: Successfully Treating All Patients with Anxiety or Special Needs

Subject: 750 - Special Patient Needs

Credits: 12 (Participation)

Thursday, July 13: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Lunch: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.)

Friday, July 14: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Lunch: Noon to 2 p.m.)

Audience: DTC (D,H,A,O,T), ST, R

Fee: $795 {$845}

Location: Promenade Level, Milano I

Speaker Bio: Frederick, Maryland; private practice; clinical instructor, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Description: This course will provide attendees with the knowledge and tools necessary to treat difficult or otherwise unmanageable patients. Discussion will include examples of complicated cases involving medically or mentally compromised patients, from the apprehensive to the combative, from infancy to old age. These cases will illustrate criteria for case selection, protocols for pre- and postoperative care and practical clinical tips for greater intraoperative efficiency. This course will prepare participants to implement or augment special-needs dentistry within their practices.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand how treating special-needs patients can be both personally gratifying and financially rewarding.
  • Learn clinical techniques for performing standard procedures on difficult, compromised or otherwise unmanageable patients, including the use of wraps, props, drugs, gas, portable imaging systems and more.
  • Develop protocols and checklists for treating special-needs patients in the office, operatory and operating room, as well as off-site.
  • Discover little-known techniques for opening the mouths of any patient.
  • Learn techniques for quickly and efficiently extracting a large number of teeth, with no wrist or body fatigue and few fractures.