Tue, 1 December 2015
With today's current diagnostic criteria the prevalence of autism in children is 1 in 68. 1 in 42 for boys. What does that mean for dentists? We're going to need to understand austism and learn to treat them in our offices.
Dr. Jacob Dent is a dentist in Sugarland, TX that teaches other dentists how to help families and individuals dealing with autism with their dental health. In episode 77, Dr. Dent and Alan discuss strategies for treating people on the autism spectrum in the office. More importantly, both Jacob and Alan have children on the autism spectrum and they discuss how the diagnosis affected them, how it's changed their life and how it's changed the way they work with children and adults on the autism spectrum.
Also, at the end of episode 77 the Hacks describe some of the amazing content that they have in store for 2016 and announce that they'll be "dark" for the month of December while they retool the show!
Have a great holiday season and set your clocks for 10am EST on January 5th, 2016 for the the new and improved Dental Hacks!