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Baltimore City: ‘Dental Treatment for Patients with Autism’

November 18, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

STAR Sharing Treatment and Autism Resources

Dr. Crofton will discuss challenges and strategies that have shown success in achieving optimal oral health for pediatric patients with autism.  Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and other sensitivities to stimuli will be addressed, as well as challenges in communication, behavior, health and special oral issues.

The session will also discuss the roles of other stakeholders, (e.g. parents and other family members, physicians, occupational therapists, teachers) and specific ways they can work together to maintain optimal oral health for the child.  Specific behaviors and other signs (which include absence of certain behaviors) will be identified so that attendees will better know what to look for and look out for and what each can do to collaboratively achieve optimal results short and long-term.

Presentation Objective:

a)  This one hour session will provide a better understanding of the challenges and treatment modalities for practical oral care for patients with autism.



Presenter:  B. Casey Crafton, DDS, MS, JD


Dr. B. Casey Crafton is a pediatric dentist, who, with his wife, Dr. Lisa Crafton, owns and operates Crafton Dental, a pediatric, family, cosmetic and orthodontic practice in Columbia, Maryland. Over the past twenty-five years, Dr. Crafton has treated hundreds of children with autism and this area has become a focus of his practice. He is a frequent speaker to audiences of parents and service providers on topics related to the treatment of pediatric patients with autism and other special needs.

Dr. Crafton was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Kennedy Institute, Johns Hopkins University and holds a doctorate in Dental Surgery from West Virginia University School for Dentistry in Morgantown, West Virginia. Besides running an active practice, Dr. Crafton, was a faculty member at the University of Maryland Dental School, where, as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, he has taught since 1989.

An active member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Maryland State Dental Association and Howard County Dental Association, Dr. Crafton is a past president of the MD Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Howard County Dental Association.

Audience:  Parents, family members and professionals


This is a FREE training!!! 

Contact: Stacey Duvall, Clinical Services Coordinator II
Email: duvalls@kennedykrieger.org
Phone: 443-923-7680


Stacey Duvall, Clinical Services Coordinator II


Kennedy Krieger Institute, Green Spring Campus, Creamer Building
3901 Greenspring Avenue, 3rd Floor Large Conference Room
Baltimore, MD 21211 US

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