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Assessing Caries Risk in Children With Special Needs

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Clinicians should consider the following approaches when treating this patient population.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss factors and conditions that affect caries risk in children with special health care needs.
  2. Explain the role that ear, nose and throat, as well as gastrointestinal conditions, play in caries risk in this patient population.
  3. Identify preventive measures that can help mitigate caries risk in these patients.

This course was issued in the March 2017 issue and expires 3/31/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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