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Preservice Health Training for Student Dentists – Case 2: Hunter

The Preservice Health Training (PHT) modules were designed to educate student and practicing primary care providers about working with individuals having developmental disabilities.

As you work through each case, you make decisions about how to conduct the examination, as well as answer specific questions related to developing a treatment plan.

About The Case

Hunter is a ten year old boy with Down syndrome. The patient is played by an actor with this developmental disability.

In this pediatric case the patient, Hunter, is being seen for a dental checkup. The actor playing Hunter is an individual with Down syndrome.

Observe how best to facilitate effective clinical interactions in this situation.