West Bridgewater, Massachusetts (PRWEB) September 14, 2012
GSC Home Study Courses has just released a new continuing education course that provides dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants with information to help them better identify and manage the oral health needs of pediatric patients with complex medical conditions.
“Children with chronic medical, developmental, and psychosocial conditions experience significantly more oral health problems than children without these conditions,” according to Karen Hallisey, DMD, Dental Planner for GSC Home Study Courses. Providing dental professionals with the foundational knowledge to better care for this growing patient population is the impetus behind Dental Management for Pediatric Patients with Complex Needs, a new continuing education course from GSC Home Study Courses – a leading Academy of General Dentistry approved continuing education program provider.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ most recent 2009- 2010 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs, 15.1 percent of US children (11.2 million children ages 0 - 17) have special health care needs, and more than one in five US households with children have at least one child with a special health care need. This translates into almost nine million households nationally. Individuals with special health care needs experience more oral health problems and require a greater level of oral health management than their healthy counterparts. Children with special health care needs are especially vulnerable to the oral effects of systemic diseases.
“This GSC Home Study course is a great example of how the company provides healthcare professionals with the educational information they need to provide exceptional care to all patients, especially those with complex medical conditions,” said Christian Feuer, CEO of SC Publications, parent company of GSC Home Study Courses. “Our courses allow busy professionals to keep abreast of the issues and challenges they face in their everyday practices.”
About GSC Home Study Courses
The mission of GSC Home Study Courses is to promote public health by providing healthcare practitioners with structured home study continuing education and educational resources for advancing post-graduate knowledge and life-long professional proficiency. For more information, visit http://www.gscce.com.