D-Termined Program (for patients with autism)DTP.w
The D-Termined Program of Familiarization and Sequential Tasking helps dentists accommodate patients with autism. Dr. David Tesini uses actual patient visits to demonstrate how he helps a majority of patients learn cooperation skills, while not losing track of time and cost limitations.
The program got its name from Dr. Tesini's statement that he was "determined" to find a way to accommodate patients with autism into his regular practice setting in such a way that they would learn the skills they need to experience a lifetime of successful dental visits.
In the newly revised edition, the D-Termined Program (DTP) provides clarification and updated techniques based on 10 years of clinical use. Included in the program is a shortened version of the DVD for parents, and flash cards that allow staff and parents to help prepare patients for dental care in a consistent fashion.