Clinical management of individuals with specialized healthcare needs
According to the World Health Organization, fifteen percent of the world’s population have a disability and are 3x more likely to be denied health care. Additionally, the care they receive is likely to be sub-standard. Dentists have a responsibility to address this disparity by advocating for comprehensive oral care for people with specialized healthcare needs.
Current and future population trends will be identified, the concept of “Disability” will be outlined, as well as examining barriers to care. Related concepts for dental clinical management will be reviewed, successful treatment strategies for patients with diverse medical histories will be discussed, highlighting dental anxiety, fear, and phobia.
Dr. Robert William Frare is currently a Clinical Instructor at NYU College of Dentistry. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. His postgraduate training includes a Fellowship for Developmentally Disabled Individuals at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, From Practice to Preceptor Training Program (FP2P) at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, General Practice Residencies with the Veterans Administration Hudson Valley HealthCare System and Lutheran Medical Centre in Brooklyn New York.
Additionally, Dr. Frare is a Fellow of The American College of Dentists and The New York Academy of Medicine.
He is an Editorial Board Member for multiple dental journals, a published author in peer-reviewed Dental Journals, lectured domestically and internationally including the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, member of the Medical Reserve Corps, an associate in pediatric dental practice, and maintains a private general practice in Voorhees New Jersey.