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PEDO 651

Medically Complex Pediatric Patient Care – Selective

Course Director: Anna Forsyth
Credits: 1
Quarters/Yr of Program: Summer / 4

Course Overview

Elevates clinical management skills for pediatric dental patients with special healthcare needs. Students assist, observe, and provide clinical care to pediatric patients with medically complex conditions.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Perform basic Review of Systems for a dental patient.
  2. Modify dental treatment plans according to individualized patient special healthcare needs.
  3. Describe clinical features of patients with trisomy 21, autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and congenital cardiac malformations.
  4. Identify patients requiring infective endocarditis prophylaxis.
  5. Prescribe infective endocarditis prophylaxis for pediatric patients.
  6. Describe the use of patient stabilization according to AAPD best practice guidelines.

Date last updated: 2022-12-14