The Center for Pediatric Dentistry
Special needs fact sheets
Fact sheets for 14 mild to moderate manifestations of special needs conditions have been developed for Dental and Medical Professionals
- 17% of children in Washington State have a special need; half of these children have mild-moderate special needs.
- Many individuals with special needs do not have access to regular and ongoing dental care.
- Through information provided at this site, we hope more of these individuals will have access to dental care and receive home-based dental prevention activities.
Content for the fact sheets were developed by a group of experts affiliated with the University of Washington School of Dentistry and the Washington State Department of Health – Oral Health Program.