Treating Patients with Autism in a Dental Setting


Autism affects 1 in 68 US children. It is more common than pediatric AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined. Individuals with autism have difficulties with communication, social interaction and sensory processing. These characteristics pose very unique challenges in a dental setting. This course will give all team members a better understanding of the disorder and prepare professionals for the rewarding experience of helping patients with autism.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement

  • The author reports no conflicts of interest associated with this course.

Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.

Note: Registration is required to take test.

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Debra Sabatini, from Oragenics, for assisting with the Probiotics section.

New York Times Article

Click here to read the New York Times article "For Children With Autism, Opening a Door to Dental Care," which references this CE course by Mrs. Sewell.