Oral health care for individuals with special needs due to compromised health issues, such as physical or mental challenges and complex systemic health conditions. Patients could also include geriatrics, patient care for addicts etc. 

Topics may include:

  • Hospital dentistry
    Dental delivery in the controlled environment of the operating room in a  hospital for individuals unable to receive care in the traditional setting due to complex health history, physical, mental or behavioral limitations; provision of oral care as part of team of providers.  Topics could also include dentistry in non-traditional settings such as in operating room and portable dentistry.
  • Geriatric dentistry
    Branch of dentistry encompassing all aspects of oral care for the elderly.
  • Dentistry for patients with disabilities
    Dentistry for patient’s unable to cooperate due to physical, mental or emotional disability.
  • Dentistry for the medically compromised
    Knowledge of medical conditions; management of individuals with complex medical conditions, autoimmune disorders, infectious conditions, modification of dental treatment and pharmacotherapeutics in the provision of dental care.
  • Emerging concepts, techniques, therapies and technology
    Topics dealing with emerging mental or medical health and the delivery of oral health care to those individuals.
  • Product/technology training
    Advanced training of specific equipment used when treating the patient with special needs