Dental Services For Disabled People

Dental care for the Disabled

Dental services for the Disabled

Dental Services For The Disabled

To find a dentist who performs dental services for disabled people, please read this post and watch the video we have brought to you to help you get the answers. According to present statistics, over 20 percent of the U.S. population has a disability. These disabilities can be present at birth and last throughout life or they can develop later in life. Disabilities can range from mild to severe and may affect the mind or the body or both. People with disabilities usually have more dental problems than those who do not have a disability. Some people with disabilities need no help with brushing or flossing. Others may need just a little help. Some may depend completely on others to provide their dental care. It is very important to look at the person’s specific needs to help find what works best for their dental care.

Dental care for people with developmental disabilities …

http://healthjournalism.org/blog/ Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:14:30 -0700

Writing about the lives of developmentally disabled people and their caregivers? Don’t overlook the topic of dental care. Research indicates that disabled people, including those with developmental disabilities, experience …

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Dental care for the developmentally disabled – Boston Globe

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Boston GlobeDental care for the developmentally disabledBoston Globe… care definitely was different. For individuals back in those days, it was not unusual to go, as a first option, to extracting teeth, and in some cases not replacing them with den …

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 Here is a video on dental services for persons with special needs

Dental Services for Persons with Special Needs

Orange Grove Center’s Dental Clinic provides special needs dental care to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This unique clinic serves…

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Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disorder

Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disorder provides a basic understanding of patients with developmental and intellectual disorders and offers help in communicating with and treating these patients. The book opens with an overview of the major types of developmental disabilities-autism spectrum disorders, Down Syndrome, attention deficit, cerebral palsy-and others such as spina bifida and learning difficulties. Following chapters also discuss how to gather personal information, medical histories, dental experiences, and oral habits; determine family dynamics; and understand how to communicate with patients and model desired patient behavior. The authors also cover aspects of the dental exam and hygiene appointment, and restorative treatment, both in the office and hospital setting. A review of follow-up care and the long-term impact on the practice, the patient, and the families when caring for these patients is covered. Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disorder is a must-have book for practicing and student pediatric dentists, general dentists, and dental hygienists whose patients include families with developmentally or intellectually disabled members.

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Access to Dental Services for Adults with Developmental …

http://dentaldisaster.com/ Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:15:16 -0700

It’s not a secret that grown-ups with developmental disabilities have a great need in access to dental care but these people have significant oral disease problems despite of it. That is why researchers from the Tufts University …

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So depending on the disability, you need to find a dentist who is experienced and can handle disabled patients. Some dentists just don’t have the patience and they are not the right dentist for the disabled person. Do your research before about the dentist you are considering.

By: Dr. Ladan Zinati

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