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AUCD: Welcome Reception and Poster Session: Are We Really Training Dentists to Treat Patients with Special Needs?


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Timothy Followell, DMD, Dental Program Director
The Nisonger Center, UCEDD/LEND

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This presentation describes a novel competency examination designed to enhance pre-doctoral dental students? abilities to assess patients with special health care needs (SHCN). This examination evaluates students? skills in informed consent, systems review, and patient assessment. The objective is to train dentists who are competent to treat individuals with SHCN and to provide the appropriate referrals for patients who are outside the scope of their training.

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