Report: Children with disabilities lack dental care

03/2/2013 | Medscape (free registration)

Children with developmental disabilities have higher rates of oral disease than those found in the general population, but many physicians and dentists lack the skills to provide needed care, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics report published online in Pediatrics. These children also face barriers to care, such as a fear of being touched, or financial or insurance issues that prevent them from getting treatment, the report said.

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