Special Conditions and Barriers and Challenges Providing Dental Care to Patients with IDD

Texas Oral Health Coalition

Providing Dental Care under Advanced Anesthesia: Oral Sedation, IV Sedation, TIVA, IV Mac, and General Anesthesia

Understanding and Working with Caregivers and Group Homes, Dental Desensitization/Advanced Behavior Techniques for Patients with IDD at AbSSLC

Mark Bullock, DDS

Dr. Bullock is a special needs dentist and dental director at the Abilene State Supported Living Center, a state facility for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He previously served as the Chief Dental Officer for Mercy Ships, providing free dental care to the people of West Africa. After earning his dental degree from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio, he completed a 1-year Army residency in Advanced General Dentistry. Driven by a passion for underserved dental patients, he takes pride in providing comprehensive and compassionate dental care to patients with complex needs and challenges. As a special needs dentist, his goals include improving access to quality dental care for patients with IDD.

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Course Description

When working with patients with IDD, there are often challenges and barriers that can interfere with dental care. These challenges and barriers can complicate providing dental care to the point where oral health is negatively affected. By identifying challenges and barriers, supports can be put in place to improve safety, effectiveness and comfort.

Course Objectives

  • Identify unique barriers and challenges often encountered when working with individuals with IDD
  • Discuss strategies to prepare and overcome these barriers and challenges

Credit hours: 1.0 CEU 

Teaching Method: Live webinar lecture

Edification is complimentary to all attendees and continuing dental education is free to TxOHC members. All other attendees will be charged $10.00 to receive continuing dental education for this course.

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Presenter Contact Information:
Mark Bullock: Mark.bullock@hhs.texas.gov

AGD Subject Code: 750 Special Patient Care

Date of Original Presentation: May 13, 2022

Date Released: September 8, 2022

Date of Expiration: May 13, 2024

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Thank you for viewing this course, to obtain your CDE attendance verification for the “Special Conditions and Barriers and Challenges Providing Dental Care to Patients with IDD,” please click on the I Card link in the top right corner of the video or take a picture of the QR code at the end of the presentation with your phone to complete the course post-test and evaluation for CDE.

For more information and references on treating patients with IDD, please visit the Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities.

Texas Oral Health Coalition
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 
7/1/2021 to 6/30/2024.
Provider ID# 346144

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