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DENT 237 Gerontology/Special Needs Pts

Credits: 2 (30 Lecture Hours)

Term: (F)

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Dental Hygiene Program

This course provides preparation for clinical experiences with geriatric and special needs patients. The course will explore the aging process from a physical, social, psychological, and financial perspective as well as the disease processes of special needs individuals. Emphasis will be placed on accommodation and innovative management of special needs/systemic diseases that are presented during client dental treatment.