Dental Students Will Soon Be Trained To Care For Those With Special Needs

Via Disabilty Scoop:

Dental school students will soon be required to learn how to care for patients with disabilities under new guidelines from an accrediting body.  The Commission on Dental Accreditation approved new standards this summer requiring all U.S. dental schools to train students in the assessment and management of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, among other special needs populations.  The change means that by mid-2020, schools that offer degrees in dentistry, orthodontics, dental hygiene and dental assistant programs must include clinical training with a “special needs” population of patients in their graduation requirements or risk losing their accreditation.


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By |2019-09-03T10:52:56-05:00September 7, 2019|Disability|

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