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N Y State Dent J. 2006 Mar-Apr;72(2):29-32.

Providing dental care to patients with developmental disabilities. An introduction for the private practitioner.

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Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, USA.


During the past 20 to 25 years, in New York State, most individuals with developmental disabilities who had previously been housed in large institutions have been mainstreamed into community-based residences. This shift has created a need for dental services in the community. The article presented here provides information and tips to assist the general practitioner with integrating these patients into a private practice setting.

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