This presentation will focus on the most up-to-date information about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The participant will leave the presentation with a better understanding of he etiology, the epidemiology, and the personality traits of the ASD patient that makes treatment more challenging. Through this lecture it is hoped that a better understanding of ASD individuals will lead to a better orthodontic experience for the patient, the doctor and the staff.
Define etiology and epidemiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Develop a better assessment of personality traits of ASD orthodontic patients that will enhance communication.
Institute ideas to improve treatment outcomes and enhance the patient/parent/doctor experience.