Treating Dental Patients With Special Needs And Complex Medical Histories

When treating patients with special needs and complex medical histories, it is important to understand that each patient is an individual who is not defined by a medical condition or disability. Dentists can fill the void in dental care for these individuals by making sure the office can accommodate patients with complex needs, understanding the patient’s medical and dental histories, and making modifications to dental treatment. Caring for these patients often requires collaborating with other health care professionals and using specialized resources (such as the Special Care Dental Association and American Dental Association) to ensure optimal oral health outcomes.

 

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