Oral Health Education and Dental Management Based on Caries Risk Assessment in a Group of Autistic Egyptian Children

Eman Alaa Eldeen AbdAllah,

Abstract


Children with disabilities and other special needs present unique challenges for oral health professionals in the planning and execution of dental treatment. The oral health of children with special health care needs is influenced by various socio-demographic factors, including their living conditions and severity of the impairment.

Thus the present study was conducted to find the solution for the prevention of oral diseases and implementation of oral health promotion strategies to improve oral health status of a group of autistic Egyptian children. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of a specially designated educational and preventive program, assess the behavior of autistic children and to improve the oral health knowledge, attitudes and practices of caregivers of these children.

The current study was conducted in 3 consecutive phases between 2015 and 2017.


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Title Oral Health Education and Dental Management Based on Caries Risk Assessment in a Group of Autistic Egyptian Children
Other Titles التثقيف الصحي للفم والأسنان وإدارة معالجة الأسنان بناءا علي تقييم مخاطر تسوس الأسنان لمجموعة من الأطفال المصريين الذين يعانون من التوحد
Authors Eman Alaa Eldeen AbdAllah
Issue Date 2017

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