CE programme
In Person

Management of special needs patients in general dental practice

Cambodian Dental Association's Meeting & Exhibition 2024 (CDAMEX2024)


Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Asia Pacific


Gary Cheuk Hang So
  • Clinical Lecturer, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong
  • Consultant Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dental Clinic, St Teresa Hospital
  • Censor-in-Chief, Council member, College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong (CDSHK)
  • Treasurer, HK Regional Committee, Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS)
  • Founding Chairman, Hong Kong Special Care Dentistry Society

Abstract : 
Management of special needs patients in general dental practice poses unique challenges and requires a comprehensive understanding of their specific needs and considerations. This presentation aims to provide dental professionals with practical insights and strategies for effectively managing special needs patients in a general dental setting.

It begins by outlining the diverse range of this special patient group encountered in the daily practice, including individuals with intellectual/physical disabilities, and geriatric patients with different medical comorbidities. 

Participants will gain an understanding on the provision of optimal dental care to them in the community-based clinical setting, including the associated challenges and potential implications

Learning objectives : 

  • Understanding the various types of special needs patients commonly encountered in general dental practice
  • Recognize the challenges and potential implications in providing dental care to the special needs patients
  • Acquire practical insights and strategies in handling the special needs patients in the community-based setting