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You Can’t Ignore Them: Geriatric Patients and…

May 15

Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

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The population of individuals with complex health care needs is large and growing. Dentists and dental offices today must understand these populations and the special challenges and opportunities they afford. Devoting half a day each to geriatrics and developmental disabilities, we will explore the lessons that can be gleaned from these patients, how to best provide dental care for these individuals and how the lessons learned here can apply to dental care for the patient population at large.

By the completion of this course, you will:

  • Understand the changes in aging that affect dental care.
  • Recognize oral considerations associated with various developmental disabilities.
  • Utilize the “diagnosis first” approach to patient management.
  • Apply the principles of special care dentistry to daily clinical practice.

Presented by:

Dr. Evan Spivack is currently a professor in the department of pediatric dentistry and leads the Special Care Treatment Center at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.  A 1991 graduate of the University of Maryland Dental School, Dr. Spivack completed a general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY, and was senior fellow in special care dentistry at Helen Hayes Hospital  in West Haverstraw, NY.

Prior to serving at NJDS/RSDM for the past 21 years, Dr. Spivack held several positions in New York, including that of faculty at the New York University College of Dentistry, and served as director of Special Dental Services at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (Paterson, NJ.) Dr. Spivack lectures extensively and has published in the professional and lay literature regarding interprofessional care for those individuals with special needs.  He was honored to receive recognition as the Arc of NJ Health Care Professional of the Year in 2015.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | 6 credit hours
IN-PERSON at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
$185 Dentists | $135 Auxiliaries/Residents
Code: 24D1105

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E-mail: cde@sdm.rutgers.edu — Phone: 973-972-6561
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May 15


Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
50 12th Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103


  • The Commission on Dental Competency Assessments (CDCA) Review
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Continuing Dental Education
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