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Dentists and Hygienists Treating Patients with Anxiety and Special Needs410-706-2282

Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Presented by: Harvey Levy, DMD, MAGD

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Levy

Dr. Harvey Levy is in private general dental and hospital practice in Frederick, Md., where he emphasizes dental care for individuals who have anxiety or special needs. He currently serves as department head at Frederick Memorial Hospital, where he provides comprehensive dental care in the operating room (OR). During his career, Dr. Levy has treated 1,500 patients who were asleep or under sedation in the OR, and has administered oral sedation during 31,000 patient visits to his office. He is ACLS certified, holds a Class I sedation permit, and has been a BCLS instructor-trainer for the American Heart Association. Dr. Levy has earned a Mastership and three Lifelong Learning Service Recognitions by the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), along with eight fellowships, four Diplomate certificates, and board certification in integrative medicine. p


Course Description:

This participation course will give attendees the necessary knowledge and tools to treat difficult or otherwise unmanageable patients. Dr. Levy will discuss many examples of complicated cases covering medically or mentally compromised patients of all ages, from the apprehensive to the combative. This course will illustrate criteria for case selection, protocols for pre- and post-operative care and practical clinical tips. After completing this hands-on course, participants will have the tools to implement or augment anxious and special-needs dentistry.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participants should be able to:

  • Be aware of how personally gratifying and financially rewarding it can be to treat patients who are anxious, medically compromised or who have special needs
  • Be familiar with clinical techniques for performing standard procedures on difficult patients of all ages and conditions
  • Be able to implement protocols for treating medically-challenged and special-needs patients in the office, in the hospital, in the operating room and elsewhere
  • Have had hands-on experience with special equipment, such as wraps, mouth props, nitrous oxide masks, mobile dental carts, hand-held X-ray units, self-developing films, instant images and modified toothbrushes


  • Dentist: $295
  • Team Member: $185

CDE Credits:

  • 7 CDE credit hours / Lecture

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry has designated this activity for 7 Continuing Dental Education hours.


  • Entire Dental Team

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