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Dr. Ebtissam Murshid


Dr. Ebtissam Murshid (BDS, MS, MPH, DrPH):

Professor and Consultant of Pediatric Dentistry at King Saud University, Riyadh. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


What should we know before we treat children with ASD


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a broad term used to define a multiple neuro-developmental disorder that affects children as early as 2-3 years of age. Children and young people with ASD frequently experience a range of cognitive (thinking), learning, emotional and behavioral disorders. The majority, they have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, seizures, mental and social deficiencies with extremely poor Oral Hygiene and underserved dental services. Treating patients with ASD considered one of the greatest challenges for dentists in general and pediatric dentists in specific.

This lecture will provide the general practitioner in Dentistry, the undergraduate, post graduate students, dental assistant, and other health care providers guidelines in preparing the dental team and children with ASD to the dental visits.

Learning outcome:

Participants will be more familiar with the different aspects of the ASD disorder, and they will be more confident and armed with the necessary tips to treat patients with ASD in their clinic