Treating Patients with Mild-Moderate Special Needs Online Course

Developed by staff and faculty at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry

Target Audience: Dental professionals who currently treat, or would like to treat, special needs patients.

Credits: 3 hours

Tuition: $40/person

Fact Sheets for Dental Professionals

Informational “fact sheets” have been developed and are posted below to facilitate providing dental treatment to children and adults who have developmental or acquired conditions which can impact the delivery of dental care. These fact sheets provide an overview of general clinical and oral findings for different conditions, drugs commonly used by these individuals and the impact the drugs may have on oral health. Information provided can improve clinical outcomes and increase professional knowledge and comfort. Learners will review 32 Dental Professional fact sheets that represent 17 different conditions with adult and child versions included for most conditions. Three CDE credits are available upon completion of the course quiz and a score of 80% or higher.


Simply register online. You will be directed to UW CDE’s secure online registration. Register for OC1801 “Special Needs Patients Fact Sheets Online Course”. You will receive an emailed confirmation letter with instructions and a link to an online exam. You must complete the online exam by June 30th of the current CDE course year. After reading the fact sheets and passing the exam, UW CDE will email you a certificate of completion within approximately one week.

  • If you do not complete the training by June 30th of the current CDE course year (July– June), you will have to sign up for the course again. No refunds will be given for online courses.
Medical and Dental Fact Sheets
Dental Fact Sheets for Children Dental Fact Sheets for Adults Medical Fact Sheets
Anxiety Anxiety Anxiety
Asthma Asthma Asthma
Autism Autism Autism
Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy
Cleft Lip & Palate Cleft Lip & Palate
Congenital Cardiac Disorder Congenital Cardiac Disorder Congenital Cardiac Disorder<
Depression Depression Depression
Diabetes Diabetes
Diabetes II
Down Syndrome Down Syndrome Down Syndrome
Eating Disorder Eating Disorder Eating Disorder
Epilepsy Epilepsy Epilepsy
Hearing Impaired Hearing Impaired Hearing Impaired
Intellectual Disability Intellectual Disability

Additional Guidance