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.
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.
- 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.
Presenter Contact Information:
Mark Bullock: Mark.email@example.com
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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For more information and references on treating patients with IDD, please visit the Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities.
- Management of Dental Patients with Special Health Care Needs, AAPD
- Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA)
- Choi J, Doh RM. Dental treatment under general anesthesia for patients with severe disabilities. J Dent Anesth Pain Med. 2021 Apr;21(2):87-98. doi: 10.17245/jdapm.2021.21.2.87. Epub 2021 Mar 31. PMID: 33880402; PMCID: PMC8039166.
- Wilson, N.J., Lin, Z., Villarosa, A. et al. Countering the poor oral health of people with intellectual and developmental disability: a scoping literature review. BMC Public Health 19, 1530 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-019-7863-1
- Developmental Disabilities & Oral Health, NIH
Texas Oral Health Coalition
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7/1/2021 to 6/30/2024.
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