45 Minute Small Group Discussion
Educational Programs, Workshops, Seminars, New Idea Session, and Small Group Discussions
Dentistry for the individual with special needs traditionally has focused on groups with a variety of physical, mental, social/emotional and/or medical problems. Comprehensive and coordinated care for individuals and populations with special needs across the lifespan calls for an interprofessional approach. This session describes an interprofessional Special Populations course taught in eight weekly modules addressing special population groups, culminating in a hands on workshop. Participants will learn how to collaborate with other health professionals in the design and delivery of didactic modules, and utilize case studies, standardized patients, focus groups, and role play to facilitate a workshop station.