Oral Health Care of People with Learning Disabilities Guidelines updated

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Our friends at the Dental Elf have brought these updated guidelines to our attention. This is what they said: These guidelines were originally a joint
 initiative between the Development Group
 for Community Dental Practice of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Society for Disability and Oral [read the full story…]

Learning disabilities support worker training programme improves oral hygiene


People with learning disabilities are more likely to have tooth decay, loose teeth, have gum disease, show higher levels of untreated disease and also have a larger number of extractions than those without disabilities, although evidence does exist to suggest that well-performed preventive procedures can prevent progression of dental disease and reduce tooth loss. The [read the full story…]

Adults with learning disabilities in employment had poor periodontal health but acceptable oral hygiene status


Studies have suggested that people with learning disabilities have poorer oral health than those in the general population, and often have untreated caries and high prevalence of gingivitis and other periodontal diseases. The researchers in this study were interested in the oral health status and behaviour of people with learning disabilities who were employed as [read the full story…]

Preventive procedures can halt progression of periodontal disease and tooth loss in patients with Down syndrome


This long term study looked at the effectiveness of a preventive programme on dental health in people with Down syndrome, who are known to have increased prevalence of periodontal disease (affecting the neck and root of a tooth) The researchers looked at the long-term effect of periodic plaque control on the progression of periodontal diseases [read the full story…]