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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.


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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