Oral Health Care for Patients With Spina Bifida
As a complex neural tube defect, spina bifida causes a variety of impairments that can impact the provision of dental treatment.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence, incidence and ramifications of spina bifida.
- Define the risks and protective factors associated with the development of this neural tube defect.
- Differentiate between various types of spina bifida, and list common impairments and complications associated with this condition.
- Identify oral health care considerations for this patient population.
This course was issued in the December 2018 issue and expires 12/31/21. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.