Dr. Oscar Padilla is a Pediatric Dentist and Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Padilla has worked with Special Heath Care Needs populations for 20 years. Dr. Padilla completed his studies of Dental Surgery and Pediatric Dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. Starting with his fellowship with the United Cerebral Palsy of America in 1997, he has trained both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students in the direct care of pediatric patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) as well as other disabilities, in the academic setting. Dr. Padilla is uniquely trained in collaborating with interdisciplinary teams involving General Dentistry, Behavior Analysis, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Pediatrics, and other disciplines. Currently, Dr. Padilla is an attending full-time faculty across multiple clinical sites Nova Southeastern University with his primary assignment being at the dental clinic of the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development.
#B3-7 Caregiver Collaborations: Role of the Family and Professionals in Improving Dental Hygiene Increased collaboration with caregivers and professionals is a key aspect of ensuring successful dental outcomes among children with ASD. Since caregivers are the experts on their children, they can provide valuable information for dental practitioners in order to allow for successful […]