Treating the Dental Patient with a Developmental Disorder
Dr. Perlman: Special Needs Dentists are like Pirates
Golisano Foundation and Eastman Institute Partner to Help People with Developmental Disabilities
National Leader in Special Care Dentistry Meets with Steering Committee
Did you know?
- Dental care is cited as the leading unmet healthcare need among individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
Several factors contribute to poor oral health and hygiene, including
- physical limitations
- complex medical conditions
- behavioral issues
- increased incidence of early decay.
Other challenges, including transportation, insurance and small number of available dentists who can accommodate the unique needs of this population.
Eastman Institute for Oral Health is a world leader in clinical care, research, post-doctoral education in general and pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.
The B. Thomas Golisano Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in the nation devoted exclusively to supporting programs for people with developmental disabilities so that they may achieve their maximum potentials by integrating independence, self-determination, and productivity into all facets of their lives.