Dentistry

Dental needs and management of children with special health care needs according to type of disability

Salles PS, Tannure PN, Oliveira CA, Souza IP, Portela MB, Castro GF. J Dent Child (Chic). 2012 Sep-Dec;79(3):165-9. Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PURPOSE:  The purpose of this study was to investigate the dental needs and management of special health care needs children in […]

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Improving student dentist competencies and perception of difficulty in delivering care to children with developmental disabilities using a virtual patient module.

An interactive, multimedia, virtual patient module was designed and developed on compact disc (CD-ROM) to address the need for student dentists to increase their competence and decrease their perception of difficulty in caring for children with developmental disabilities. A development team consisting of pediatric dentistry faculty members, parents of children with developmental disabilities, an individual […]

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Interprofessional educational partnerships in school health for children with special oral health needs.

Dental caries is an infectious yet preventable disease that is rampant in some subpopulations in the United States, in particular among individuals with neurodevelopmental/intellectual disabilities (ND/ID). This article reports on the implementation and evaluation of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Dentistry interprofessional school health educational model to improve oral health […]

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Mandating education of dental graduates to provide care to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

In 2004, The Commission on Dental Accreditation adopted new standards for dental and dental hygiene education programs to ensure the preparation of practitioners to provide oral health services for persons with special health care needs. The course of action leading to the adoption of the new standards, together with the continuing obstacles of limited government […]

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Education of dentists in the treatment of patients with special needs.

The dental education system has been suggested as the vital link in providing a workforce capable of improving oral health for people with special needs. Dental education institutions not only train dental professionals for their role in providing oral health services for people with special needs, they also provide a significant amount of services to […]

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Preparing dental graduates to provide care to individuals with special needs.

In 2004, the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) adopted a new standard that directs dental and dental hygiene programs to prepare dental professionals for the care of persons with special health care needs. This article reviews the demographics of individuals with special needs, documents that most dental schools provide their students with very limited educational […]

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