Tips for Treating a Patient with Autism:

This course provides a review of the patient with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the reasons why practitioners, from a legal and professional aspect, need to better understand these unique patients. A review of how to properly assess the patient's abilities will be conducted. Techniques for treatment and a review of technology and creativity that might be used will be explored. A comprehensive documented home care regimen that should be provided to caretakers will be discussed. Guidelines will be given for practitioners on how to easily incorporate these special patients into their practice and make their career more rewarding than they ever imagined it could be.

Learning objectives:
• Generate a basic understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
• Provide a review of how to properly assess the patient's abilities
• Establish and review techniques for treatment that encompass creativity and the latest in technology
• Explore a comprehensive home care guidelines document for patient care takers
Provide guidelines on how to easily incorporate the patient with ASD into a typical

  • Course Code: S04
  • Time: 9:00am-11:00am
  • Location: Renaissance Main Floor, Solana C/D
  • CE Credit: 2
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  • Supported by: Philips
Karen A. Raposa

Karen A. Raposa, RDH, MBA

Karen A. Raposa, RDH, MBA is currently Clinical Education Manager with Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company. She has authored articles on a variety of dental subjects and has co-edited a textbook titled Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disorder which includes chapters written by dental experts from around the world. In addition, her work has been published in Dental Clinics of North America The Special Care Patient publication. She also has extensive experience in the academic world as a former assistant professor in Boston University's Department of General Dentistry.

Courses by Karen A. Raposa