Treating Children With Sensory Processing Disorders
Being knowledgeable about sensory processing disorders can help dental teams provide effective care and improve the oral health of this patient population.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the prevalence of neurodevelopmental disorders in children, including sensory processing disorders, and the two categories of sensory processing disorders most recognizable by dental professionals.
- Describe the unique and fluid nature of sensory processing disorders, and why adapting the dental environment to the patient’s specific needs can improve care.
- List techniques that can help prepare these patients for a successful dental visit and support optimal care while in the clinic.
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.