Steven Perlman, DDS, MScD

 Steven Perlman, DDS, MScD

Steven Perlman, DDS, MScD

Saturday, April 9, 2011
8 am – 11:00 pm; 1:30 - 4:30 pm (repeated)
Recommended for: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
ODA Course
3 CE Credits
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dental Care for Children and Adults with Disabilities 
 

The presentation will include a thorough review of how to provide comprehensive dental care for children and adults with special health care needs. From infancy to geriatrics, the oral and systemic health problems that people with disabilities face will be discussed. Much time will be spent on providing the dental professional with the knowledge and skills on how to treat difficult patients that may present with behavioral or physical problems that may influence treatment. Barriers to care are significant for this population but techniques and philosophies will be presented to enable the clinician to provide quality care.

Course Objectives:

  • To educate the audience about the oral health problems people with special needs face
  • To present clinically relevant techniques to enable the clinician to better treat people with disabilities
  • To provide information from diagnosis to behavior management to prevention to enable audience to feel comfortable with treating people with disabilities 
 
Steven Perlman, DDS, MScD is a Clinical Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at The Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. For the past 32 years, he has devoted much of his private practice as well as his teaching, to the treatment of children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities. He is a past president of both the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities and The Massachusetts Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, he has served on the executive board of both organizations for many years. In 1993, Dr. Perlman founded Special Olympics Special Smiles, an Oral Health Initiative for the athletes of Special Olympics International. It now has over 200 events each year taking place in every state in the United States and in over 40 countries. He currently serves as their Senior Global Clinical Advisor. In July 2009 The Academy of General Dentistry honored Dr. Perlman with their Humanitarian Award.