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Special Needs Dental Assistant Training

Further your career opportunities by becoming a registered dental assistant in extended functions.

December 1, 24



Management of dental patients with special health care needs is a growing concern for many dental facilities. No matter what the need, an office can benefit tremendously from having dental assistants who are trained in the dental management of special needs patients.


Course Overview

This comprehensive course addresses the unique challenges and considerations involved in treating individuals with physical, developmental, or cognitive disabilities.

The course covers a wide range of topics related to special needs dentistry, including an overview of common disabilities and medical conditions, communication techniques for effective patient interaction, strategies for managing behavioral challenges, and modifications to dental procedures to accommodate special needs patients.

Participants will learn about proper patient positioning, oral hygiene techniques, and the use of adaptive equipment to facilitate dental treatments.

The course emphasizes a patient-centered approach, focusing on the importance of establishing trust, creating a supportive environment, and tailoring treatments to individual patient needs.

Practical skills are reinforced through online demonstrations and case studies, allowing dental assistants to develop confidence in their ability to provide compassionate care to special needs patients.

By completing this course, dental assistants will enhance their professional capabilities and become valuable assets in dental practices that serve patients with special needs.

Howard Academy’s Special Needs Dental Assistant Course equips participants with the necessary skills to improve oral health outcomes and contribute to the overall well-being of individuals with special needs.

Course Objective

By completing this online course, you’ll gain an understanding of dental care for patients with special needs. Some of the important things you will learn include:

  • Treating patients with autism in a dental setting.
  • Understanding effective strategies for managing fear and anxiety in children.
  • Recognizing the impact of pharmaceuticals in dental care as it pertains to special needs children.
  • Understanding how various parenting strategies can address a child’s temperament and behavior
  • How to address special needs patients in the dental office to ease their and their parents’ anxiety.

Why Howard Academy?

Why choose Howard Academy for your special needs dental assistant certification? People choose us every single day for a number of reasons. Let’s look at why professionals trust Howard Academy:

Reputation – Howard Academy has established itself as a reputable institution known for its commitment to excellence in dental education. The academy has a solid track record of producing skilled dental professionals who are well-prepared for their careers.

Specialization – Howard Academy offers specialized programs that cater to specific areas of dental practice, such as the Special Needs Dental Assistant Course. These programs provide in-depth training and knowledge in niche areas, equipping students with the necessary skills to excel in their chosen fields.

Comprehensiveness – Howard Academy’s dental assistant programs feature comprehensive curricula that cover all essential aspects of the profession. From foundational knowledge to hands-on clinical training, students receive a well-rounded education that prepares them for the demands of their future careers.

If you’re ready to learn more about special needs dental training, enroll now!

This 2 hour course will teach students how to work with and care for special needs patients.

Dental Care for Special Needs Patients
Certificate of Completion
2 CE’s

Howard Healthcare Academy is your best option for earning additional dental assistance certifications. We offer a wide range of standalone programs to complete your dental professional profile.
Start your registered dental assistant in extended functions certification at Howard Healthcare Academy today!

Financial Services

Howard Healthcare Academy offers several financial assistance programs to help you kickstart your career as a certified dental assistant. See if you qualify for one of our scholarships and apply today!

Dental Assistant Scholarship

MyCAA Scholarship

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