Special Care Dentistry Symposium
By 2030, one in four Singaporeans will be 65 years old and above. In tandem with this population shift, dentists will be expected to manage more elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities, cognitive impairment, and functional disabilities. Concurrently, with greater health literacy, more children and younger adults with disabilities will seek dental care in the primary care setting.
The inaugural Special Care Dentistry Symposium at IDEM will update dentists on the current best practices in treatment planning and care delivery for patients with medical conditions and physical/intellectual disabilities. It will also include a practical guide on the appropriate management of adult patients with various levels of disabilities, including indications for referral. Finally, through the symposium, participants will receive tips from world-renowned experts on communication, behavioural management, and steps to ensure smoother treatment sessions and good long-term outcomes for patients, which are key skills for any successful dental practice.
Special Care Dentistry Association of Singapore (SCDAS)
Special Care Dentistry Association of Singapore (SCDAS) was formed in 2017. It is an organization of oral health professionals and individuals who are dedicated to promoting the oral health of adults with disabilities and special needs.
SCDAS is committed to growing and promoting the field of special care dentistry through continual education, upgrading the knowledge and skills of oral health professionals and care providers, and increasing awareness among the public through health education programmes.