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Oral Health Promotion for People with Special Needs

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Gerodontics and Special Needs - The Australian Society of Special Care in Dentistry (ASSCID)

Established in 1997 ASSCID aims to promote oral health for people with special needs by providing information and other functions to oral health professionals and carers including their publication Gerodontics and Special Needs - An International Perspective - 5th Walkabout ConferenceLink to external website. Additionally to providing reference materials ASSCID is also lobby group for oral health services for people with special needs, and a fraternity of oral health professionals with interest in the field of special needs oral health care.

The ASSCID Special Needs Dentistry Info and ResourcesLink to external website page provides links to: FAQ's, The Diaco Dental Chair (platform designed for wheelchair access), Dental treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dental Implications of Drugs in Psychiatry, Products Available for Special Care Dentistry, and Vibration for Counter-Simulation and Pain Reduction.

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Dental Care for People with Disabilities - Pamphlet

The Dental Practice Education and Research Unit within ARCPOH has produced a pamphlet and a practice information sheet on Dental Care for People with Disabilities. The order form for paper copies of the information sheet and pamphlet is also available on the same page.

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Dental Advice for People with Special Needs-  Dental Health Services Victoria

The Dental Advice for People with Special NeedsLink to external website webpage contains information directed towards people who have special needs, and links to Victorian special needs services.

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Oral Health for People with Special Needs - Queensland Health

The Oral Health for People with Special NeedsLink to external website facts page provides oral health information for carers and people with special needs.

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Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse Unit

Adelaide Dental School 
Level 9, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building 
The University of Adelaide


T: +61 8 8313 3291