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Caring for Patients With Autism Spectrum Disorder

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The following strategies will prove helpful when caring for patients with autism spectrum disorder.

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

  1. Identify behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and the impacts of this developmental condition on access to dental treatment and the provision of care.
  2. List clinical strategies that can be helpful when treating patients with ASD.
  3. Explain the typical onset timing of ASD symptoms, and why evidence-based techniques can help support successful patient behavior during dental visits.

This course was issued in February 2020 and expires February 2023. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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