Dental Treatment Techniques for Patients with Autism

November 18, 2015, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD)
3901 Greenspring Avenue
Creamer Building, 3rd Floor Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211

This presentation will discuss challenges and strategies that have shown success in achieving optimal oral health for pediatric patients with autism. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and other sensitivities to stimuli will be addressed, as well as challenges in communication, behavior, health and special oral issues.

The session will also discuss the roles of other stakeholders, (e.g. parents and other family members, physicians, occupational therapists, teachers) and specific ways they can work together to maintain optimal oral health for the child. Specific behaviors and other signs (which include absence of certain behaviors) will be identified so that attendees will better know what to look for and look out for and what each can do to collaboratively achieve optimal results short and long-term.

Presentation Objective:

This one hour session will provide a better understanding of the challenges and treatment modalities for practical oral care for patients with autism.

Presenter: B. Casey Crafton, D.D.S., M.S., J.D.

Dr. B. Casey Crafton is a pediatric dentist, who, with his wife, Dr. Lisa Crafton, owns and operates Crafton Dental, a pediatric, family, cosmetic and orthodontic practice in Columbia, Md. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Crafton has treated hundreds of children with autism and this area has become a focus of his practice. He is a frequent speaker to audiences of parents and service providers on topics related to the treatment of pediatric patients with autism and other special needs.

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