Chapter 13. Dental Care and Oral Health

  1. Jillian Pawlyn BA (Hons), PGCE, RNLD Specialist Practitioner Lecturer2,3 and
  2. Steven Carnaby BSc. (Hons), MSc., Ph.D., D. Clin. Psy., C. Psychol., ILTM Consultant Lead Clinical Psychologist4
  1. Pauline Watt-Smith Honorary Secretary BSDH

Published Online: 17 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444301526.ch13

Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs

Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs

How to Cite

Watt-Smith, P. (2008) Dental Care and Oral Health, in Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities: Nursing Complex Needs (eds J. Pawlyn and S. Carnaby), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444301526.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, ENB 978, UK

  2. 3

    Ridgeway Partnership NHS Trust, Slade, House, Horspath Driftway, Headington, Oxford OX3 7JH, UK

  3. 4

    Westminster Learning Disability Partnership, 215 Lisson Grove, London, NW8 8LW, UK

Author Information

  1. Tyndalls, 174 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX5 1PW, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151702

Online ISBN: 9781444301526

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Keywords:

  • dental treatment for people with intellectual disabilities;
  • General Dental Council (GDC);
  • ethnicity and cultural attitudes to oral health;
  • regular dental care for people with intellectual disability;
  • Fallot's tetralogy comprising four defects;
  • Prader-Willi syndrome - rare syndrome manifesting with intellectual difficulties;
  • excessive salivation (dribbling or drooling);
  • erosion of teeth in people with intellectual disabilities;
  • tooth grinding (bruxism);
  • checklist for dental treatment with IV sedation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning objectives

  • What is oral health?

  • Ethnicity and cultural attitudes to oral health

  • Importance of regular dental care for people with an intellectual disability

  • Domiciliary care

  • Information to provide continuing care by dentist and carer

  • Dental treatment for people with intellectual disabilities

  • Conclusions

  • Further reading

  • Useful websites

  • References