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Spec Care Dentist. 2011 Nov-Dec;31(6):197-203. doi: 10.1111/j.1754-4505.2011.00211.x.

Medical problems and oral care of patients with Down syndrome: a literature review.

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Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. jennyaa@usp.br

Abstract

When planning the dental treatment of patients with Down syndrome (DS), dental practitioners should always consider their general health, in order to achieve a holistic and interdisciplinary approach. This article presents a literature review of the primary medical conditions in patients with DS that may affect their general health care and the appropriate clinical delivery of oral health care.

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