What about dental care for people with mental retardation? A commentary.

People with mental retardation have untreated oral health needs that are comparable or even greater than those of individuals in the general population. But dental students have limited experiences in providing care for patients with special needs. In addition, there are numerous other barriers that current practitioners must overcome if we are to provide needed services for a population that increasingly resides in our communities.
AuthorsH Barry Waldman, Steven P Perlman
JournalThe Journal of the American College of Dentists (J Am Coll Dent) Vol. 69 Issue 2 Pg. 35-8 ( 2002) ISSN: 0002-7979 [Print] United States
PMID12132257 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Review)
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Dental Care for Disabled
  • Dentists (statistics & numerical data)
  • Education, Dental
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Services Needs and Demand
  • Humans
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Mainstreaming (Education)
  • Periodontal Diseases (prevention & control)
  • Residential Facilities
  • Students, Dental
  • Tooth Diseases (prevention & control)
  • United States

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