Assessing Pain in Patients with intellectual disabilities

Elinor Bouvy-Berends ( 1945) received her dental degree in 1968 (Utrecht) and she is Past-president and Honorary Life Member of the Dutch Society for Disability and Oral Health, VBTGG. In 2010 the International Association of Disability and Oral Health, iADH, awarded her with an Honorary Life Membership. She is Past-president of the European Federation for the Advancement of
Analgesia, Sedation and Anesthesia in Dentistry, EFAAD and at present she is a member of the Working Group of the Dutch Dental Association (NMT Nederlandse Maatschappij Tandheelkunde) for the Development of a National Institute for Guidelines in Dentistry. Her special interest is in the field of pain, pain management, sedation and anaesthesia for Special Needs Patients and this presentation was given as a keynote lecture in Berlin 2014 and details pain expression and pain communication in people with intellectual disability and dementia.