RDHAP Oral Health Care for People with Special Needs Fall 2017 Course

From Friday, September 8, 2017 to Friday, December 8, 2017

First and Last days are held in person at University of the Pacific, Arthur a Dugoni School of Dentistry.

More event details will be sent upon completion of registration.

Registration End Date: Friday, September 1, 2017


As California’s population continues to grow, it has become one of the most diverse in the U.S. Promoting oral health is becoming increasingly challenging. This course was designed for dental professionals who would like to expand their knowledge and ability to treat people with complex physical, medical, psychological or social situations.

Who Should Attend

This program is open to any oral health professional interested in oral health for people with complex needs and is not limited to individuals who will be applying for the RDHAP license.

You Will Learn

  • Information Management
  • Dental Hygiene Practice
  • How to Treat Medically Complex Patients
  • Oral Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Developmental Disabilities and Oral Health Care
  • Treatment for Geriatric Patients
  • Medical and Dental Emergencies
  • Business Administration for Dental Hygienists
  • Treatment for Children With and Without Special Needs

For more information, including FAQs & State Requirements to Obtain RDHAP License, please visit our website by clicking here or contact us by email at pc_events@pacific.edu


About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years.

The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care.

The Pacific Center for Special Care is an organization within the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry committed to improving the oral health of underserved people on the local, state and federal level.


To receive an email confirmation, you must pay the $200 deposit upon completion of registration. If you have any issues, please contact 415-929-6640 or email at pc_events@pacific.edu

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 150

This activity is designated for 150 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Tuition: $3200 (Deposit of $200 will be applied towards your tuition)


Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA, is a professor in the Department of Dental Practice, director of Community Oral Health and director of the Pacific Center for Special Care at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He is also director of the California Statewide Task Force on Oral Health for People with Disabilities and Aging Californians. He has served on many national panels including the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Committee on Oral Health Access to Services which produced the IOM report on Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations and the Board of Directors of the DentaQuest Institute.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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