The Center for Pediatric Dentistry

Special needs fact sheets

Little girl in strollerFact 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.