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May 4, 2022 News NewsPatients with disabilities

Dental Students Learn Empathy Through Simulation

by Vital Record

“I created my own suit, if you will,” said Simmi Patel, DDS, opening a duffel bag full of supplies. “It’s all to show that when we have patients with disabilities, we need to rethink our instructions with them.” Patel, a clinical

February 8, 2022 News DentistryNewsPatients with disabilities

UCLA Dental Course Addresses Barriers Faced by Deaf Patients

by The Denver Channel

Going to the dentist can be an anxious experience for anyone, but even more daunting when there are communication barriers. Because of cultural and language barriers, people who are deaf or hard of hearing often lack access to efficient communication in

March 8, 2021 News BlogsOral Health

Things To Remember When Providing Dental Care For People With Dementia

by Dr. Gary Salwin

People living with dementia—and those taking care of their needs—are bound to face a lot of challenges as the condition progresses. Dementia affects the behavior, thinking, and memory of those diagnosed with it. Their reasoning and memory skills decline over

February 24, 2021 News DentistryNews

Child with Autism Denied Dental Work Because of Mask Bylaw

by VTBeyond

As the masked madness continues into 2021, mask exempt individuals are becoming more and more alienated. Serena, a mother of two autistic sons, is no stranger to this segregation. Both of her sons have been denied medical treatment at various

August 7, 2020 News BlogsDentistryOverall Health

Accessible Care is Equal Care

by Neil Romano, Chairman, National Council on Disability and Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman and CEO, Henry Schein, Inc.

People with disabilities have a long history of unequal access to, and discrimination in, oral health and primary care, which has resulted in large health disparities between disabled individuals and their nondisabled peers – as well as poorer health outcomes.

July 20, 2020 News News

B.C. Family Outraged by Dentist’s ‘Behaviour Management Fee’ for Son with Autism

by Global News

A B.C. family is outraged after their dental office told them it would charge extra to treat their son with autism. ”I don’t think preying on special needs families is fair,” David Kun told Global News. An Abbotsford dentist is

June 24, 2020 News DentistryNewsOral Health

NYU Dentistry Awarded $2 Million to Train Dentists to Treat People with Disabilities

by New York University

NYU College of Dentistry’s Department of Pediatric Dentistry has received a nearly $2 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to train dentists and other health professionals to provide oral health care to people with disabilities and

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May 12, 2020 Feature Dental HygienePatient ManagementPatients with disabilities

Getting To Know Your Clients Who Have Autism

by Jennifer Grzebien, RDH

It was in March of 2019 that my daughter was diagnosed with autism at a support level 3, just before her 3rd birthday. This means that she requires substantial support in order to get through her day. Since then, I

October 28, 2019 News News

Opening Of Dental Clinic Designed For People With Disabilities

by WXXI News

The Eastman Institute for Oral Health at the University of Rochester has opened a new clinic designed to serve people with disabilities and complex health issues. Wayne Lipschitz, who recently started a new job as the clinic’s director, said typical

October 22, 2019 News News

‘Can Be Pretty Scary:’ MATC Students Provide Care To Clients With Disabilities Amid Statewide Shortage

by FOX 6 NOW

The president of the Wisconsin Dental Association said there is a major shortage of dentists in the state who can treat patients with disabilities. An MATC program is helping to expand access to dental care. Ambrosia Camargo is studying to be a dental hygienist

October 19, 2019 News News

Predoctoral Programs Now Required To Educate Students On Managing Patients With Disabilities

by ADA News

Beginning in 2020, the Commission on Dental Accreditation will require all U.S. predoctoral dental education programs to educate students on managing patients with intellectual and physical disabilities. The new standard has been in the works since February 2018 when CODA

August 23, 2019 News News

Disability Advocates Want To Make Dental Offices More Accessible

by KOAA News

There are new efforts to make dental offices accessible to people with disabilities in southern Colorado. News 5 Investigates showed last year how many primary care medical clinics didn’t have the proper equipment to transfer people from wheelchairs onto exam tables.

August 16, 2019 News NewsOral Health

All U.S. Dental Schools Will Now Train Students To Manage Treatment Of People With Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities

by National Council on Disability

The Council on Dental Accreditation (CODA) recently passed votes requiring dental schools to now train their students in managing treatment of patients with ID/DD. Previously, patients with ID/DD were largely unable to obtain dental care treatment because dental students were

August 15, 2019 News News

N.Y.U. Dental Center Caters To Disabled Patients

by The Villager

The New York University College of Dentistry opened a facility this year that treats patients with physical, developmental and cognitive disabilities. The Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities opened in February at First Ave. and E. 24 St. The

February 13, 2019 News News

NYU College of Dentistry Opens Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities

by New York University

Individuals with physical, cognitive, and developmental disabilities now have a dedicated treatment center in New York City for dental care: NYU College of Dentistry’s Oral Health Center for People with Disabilities. The 8,000-square-foot center, located in the NYU College of Dentistry’s