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December 1, 2022 News Dental StudentsDentistryNews

Speech-language Pathology and Dental Students Learn from Each Other in IPE Pilot Project

by Kate Hunger, UT Health San Antonio

Speech-language pathology and dental students participating in a recent interprofessional pilot project explored how their professions complement each other and how they can better care for patients with special needs. Jessi O’Brien, a second-year Master of Speech-Language Pathology student, said

July 22, 2021 News NewsOral Health

Improving the Oral Health of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

by American Academy of Pediatrics

Improving the oral health of children is a national priority for dentists and pediatricians. While we should be establishing a “dental home” for our patients by age one, this is challenging because of many factors, including limitations in dental resources. Children

Considerations for Treating Children with Special Needs in the Clinical Environment
February 19, 2021 Feature Dental HygienePractice management

Considerations for Treating Children with Special Needs in the Clinical Environment

by Kari Slade, RDH

I began my journey into pediatric dental hygiene in 2015, before we were aware of our son’s diagnosis. I had always been drawn to working with children and I quickly found my niche while working in a pediatric clinic in

October 1, 2019 News News

Down Syndrome Children In UAE Have Higher Rates Of Tooth Decay, Study Finds

by The National UAE

Down syndrome children need more help to access proper dental care, according to dentists who found they had significantly higher rates of tooth decay than their non-disabled peers. New research, which focused on Down syndrome children aged between four and

September 30, 2019 News News

Special Needs Patients Struggle After Elimination Of Preventative Medicaid Dental Coverage


Families of special needs patients say that Governor Dunleavy’s cuts to Medicaid leave them without coverage for preventative dental care. “When they cut it, everything went away,” said Cathy Scott, a mother of a 30-year-old man living with special needs.

September 26, 2019 News News

DMG Supports First CTC Academy Special Needs Dentistry Forum

by DMG

Event provides training needed to deliver effective dental care to special needs patients DMG today announced its support, in partnership with Project Accessible Oral Health, Henry Schein Cares, the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and Colgate, of the CTC Academy’s

August 2, 2018 News News

ADA Foundation Aims to Improve Oral Health Care for People with Special Needs

by ADA Foundation

This August, the ADA Foundation is rallying the dental community to raise at least $125,000 to improve access to oral health care for people with special needs. Funds raised during the ADA Foundation Challenge will be matched dollar for dollar