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Welcome to Special Care: An Oral Health Professional’s Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs.

This series of five modules is designed to provide oral health professionals with information to help ensure that young children with special health care needs have access to health promotion and disease prevention services that address their unique oral health needs in a comprehensive, family-centered, and community-based manner.


Included in the curricula is an organizations section that lists federal agencies and national organizations that may serve as resources for information and services.

Post-Tests and Registration: After completing the modules, you can take the post-tests (credit and non-credit options). Registration is required for the credit option.

Course Development: This curriculum was developed by a multidisciplinary team of experts with funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration. Click here for a list of authors and reviewers.

After completing the modules, please take a moment to fill out the curriculum evaluation. Your feedback will help improve the curriculum.