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|Title:||Dental health of disabled children in Singapore.|
|Authors:||Vignehsa, H. |
|Source:||Vignehsa, H.,Soh, G.,Lo, G.L.,Chellappah, N.K. (1991). Dental health of disabled children in Singapore.. Australian Dental Journal 36 (2) : 151-156. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||The oral health status of the disabled has generally been poorer than the general population as the treatment and care afforded to them has been minimal. This paper examines the relationship of the various types of disabilities to dental health status. The dental status of a random sample of 322 disabled children aged between 6 and 18 years was assessed. The children had various disabilities: intellectual, hearing, visual, and musculo-skeletal. Most differences in the prevalence and severity of the dental conditions assessed among the children in the various disability groups were not significant. However, in comparison with normal schoolchildren aged 6 to 18, the disabled children had higher levels of disease and received less dental attention.|
|Source Title:||Australian Dental Journal|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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