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Continuing Dental Education

Practical Approaches to Special Care Dentistry – live webinar

Mai-Ly Duong, DMD, MPH

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series

This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*


Course Description

According to the US Census Bureau, approximately 1 out of 5 Americans have a disability. Providing oral health care to individuals with disabilities may require modifications to the types of treatment rendered and the way it is delivered. This course is targeted toward dental health providers looking to increase their ability to deliver dental care to individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities (ID/DD), acquired disabilities, and other special healthcare needs.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe common intellectual and developmental disabilities that individuals may present with in the dental office
  • Discuss common legal and ethical questions related to treating individuals with special healthcare needs
  • Identify strategies and modifications to dental treatment options and dental treatment delivery for individuals with special needs


Dr. Mai-Ly DuongDr. Mai-Ly Duong received her Doctor of Dental Medicine and Masters in Public Health degrees from A.T. Still University in 2012. Following dental school, she completed a certificate program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry from NYU Langone Medical Center. She then earned a Masters in Education degree with a dental emphasis from the University of the Pacific. Dr. Duong is an Associate Professor at Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health in The Center for Advanced Oral Health where she works to support students, residents, and faculty treating individuals with special needs and complex medical conditions. She also works as an associate dentist in private practice. Dr. Duong’s many accomplishments and contributions to the dental profession have earned her recognition with a Mastership of the Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) and Fellowships in the Special Care Dentistry Association (FSCD), the American College of Dentists (FACD), the International College of Dentists (FICD), and the Pierre Fauchard Academy (PFA). She has a passion for serving vulnerable populations such as those with special needs and older adults.

Course Logistics

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Online Webinar

The Dental Professional

5:00pm – 6:00pm Pacific Standard time


1 hour

*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.


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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.