Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Study Finds People with Developmental Disabilities Prone to Poor Dental Health

Monday I wrote about Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte’s decorative dental grill.
Today I’m writing about a phenomenon at the other end of the dental-care spectrum. Research published Wednesday morning in the Journal of the American Dental Association sheds light on the dental health of people whose intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDDs) may interfere with their care.
Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston examined a year’s worth of electronic dental records for 4,732 adults (ages 20-98) with IDDs. The patients’ dental care was provided through clinics, supported by the state of Massachusetts and run by Tufts, designed to provide dental care to people with such disabilities.

No comments:

Post a Comment