Dental treatment of the mentally retarded patient
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Published by Disability Dental Instruction in Seattle .
Written in English


  • Dental Care.,
  • Disabled Persons.

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StatementMichele Kellett Snow, Doris J. Stiefel ; Project DECOD (Dental Education for Care of the Disabled), School of Dentistry, University of Washington.
ContributionsStiefel, Doris J., University of Washington. School of Dentistry. Project DECOD.
The Physical Object
Pagination15 [i.e. 28] leaves :
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14740507M

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Mental Retardation. Mental retardation is defined by the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities as “a disability characterized by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior as expressed in conceptual, social, and practical adaptive skills” that originates before age 18 years. Dental caries is the most prevalent disease among mentally retarded children worldwide and dental treatment is the greatest unattended health need of the disabled. Some of the most important reasons may be inadequate sessions, socioeconomic status, underestimation of treatment need or pain, communication problems and bad cooperation [8–12].Cited by: 6. The dental health of mentally retarded carries special significance due to several reasons. Most of these children have medical problems and a poor dental health may furthercompromise their medical health. A poor dental health and esthetics may also further damage their psychological status. 2. The most important factor for providing dental. The randomized controlled study included 65 mentally retarded children with ASA who underwent dental treatment. All patients had multiple caries. The children were divided into two groups.

  Issues in the treatment of mentally retarded patients in the community mental health system. Frank J. Menolascino, Stephen French Gilson & Andrew S. Levitas Community Mental Health Journal vol pages – ()Cite this articleCited by: Approximately 85% of the mentally retarded population is in the mildly retarded category. Their IQ score ranges from , and they can often acquire academic skills up to the 6th grade level. They can become fairly self-sufficient and in some cases live independently, with community and social support.   Federal and state insurance programs also particularly neglect the retarded: Dental care is covered by Medicaid until a person is 21, but after that very limited care is provided, Zigler says. In the context of dentistry and oral health, a patient with special needs requires a change in regular approaches to dental care in order to receive treatment. A patient with special needs is not, however, always severely physically and/or mentally disabled.

% DENTAL CARE FOR THE4' MENTALLY RETARDED. 0. reN. ta. O. Prepared by. Dental Advisory Committee. Staff Development Project Center for Developmental and Learning Disorders. University of Alabama Medical Center Birmingham, Alabama. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. EDUCATION & WELFARE OFFICE OF EDUCATION. THIS DOCUMENT HAS BEEN REPRODUCED EXACTLY AS. SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF INSTITUTIONAL DENTISTS — Self-Study Course Module 9 1 C LINICAL C ONCERNS IN D ENTAL C ARE FOR P ERSONS WITH M ENTAL ILLNESS Purpose of this Module The information presented in this module is intended to provide the institutional dental staff with a compre-hensive discussion of oral health care for persons with mental illness in institutional settings .   Mentally retarded children; causes,dental condition, demonstration of cases.   Dental Treatment: During most routine dental treatment, the dentist must exercise extreme caution to prevent tissue lacerations. The use of local anesthesia is contraindicated for these children except when pain is extreme and then it should be used with caution. Mandibular block should be avoided. Tooth extraction should be considered only as.