The Joy of Special Needs Dentistry: What they didn't teach you in dental school

When:  May 29, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PT)
Associated with  San Francisco Dental Society
Come listen to Dr. Allen Wong, an SFDS member and national and international lecturer, as he discusses a topic about which he is very passionate: special needs dentistry.

Take away the following concepts:
  • Understanding the impact of unmet dental needs in the special needs population.
  • Basic dental etiquette for the special needs population and your team.
  • Strategies for your dental team on treating patients with special needs.
  • Caries risk assessment, prevention and treatment modifications for special needs.
  • How to decide when a person requires hospital dentistry.

Dr. Allen Wong has over 30 years of experience with special needs populations and lectures nationally and internationally on special needs dental care and minimally invasive dentistry. He is a Global Clinical Advisor for Special Olympics Special Smiles program and provides educational programs for dentists in helping address the greatest unmet need for special needs populations. He is president elect for the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) and works to improve collaborative education among medical disciplines.

Dr. Wong will be sharing experiences, answering questions and giving strategies to helping you increase your comfort level in treating patients with special needs.

Whether you are really comfortable treating special needs or never seen a special needs patient, come learn and share.

Making smiles is what we do and that means every person. You can find incredible joy when you help those who cannot help themselves and depend on people.

Light meal provided. Earn 2 CE Units

6-6:30 PM - Dinner/Exhibitors
6:30-8:30 PM - Lecture

Registration Fees (ends at 5 PM on May 21, 2019)*:
$59 - SFDS Member Dentist
$59 - CDA/ADA Member Dentist
$59 - Non-Dentist Staff
$79 - Non-ADA Member Dentist
$30 - SFDS Student Member
$35 - SFDS Post-graduate Student Member

Late Registration Fees (Starts May 22, 2019)**:
$69 - SFDS Member Dentist
$69 - CDA/ADA Member Dentist
$69 - Non-Dentist Staff
$89 - Non-ADA Member Dentist
$40 - SFDS Student Member
$45 - SFDS Post-Graduate Student Member

*Note: All fees subject to change.
**Note: May not be available – space and venue dependent.
Pre-registration closes May 21, 2019 at 5 PM. Maximum seating is 30 people. For Late Registration, you must call the SFDS and a late fee will apply. We regret to inform you that if you need a refund before pre-registration closes, a small subtraction of the total cost will be made for the credit card processing fee and you will be refunded the difference via check. Refunds will not be given within seven (7) days of the course.


SFDS Office
2143 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Rachel Whitaker
(415) 928-7337