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Oral Health Services for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs: A Resource Guide

Oral Health Services for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs: A Resource Guide

Children and adolescents with special health care needs (CASHCN) may be at increased risk for oral diseases throughout their lifetime, compared with those who do not have special health care needs. Oral diseases can have a direct and devastating impact on the health and quality of life of individuals with certain systemic health problems or conditions.

To help health professionals in planning, developing, and implementing efforts to help ensure that CASHCN receive optimal oral health care, the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center at Georgetown University is pleased to share a new publication, Oral Health Services for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs: A Resource Guide. The guide provides descriptions of materials on policy, professional education and practice, program development, and public education. Descriptions of and contact information for relevant organizations is also included.


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National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center
Georgetown University
Box 571272
Washington, DC 20057-1272
(202) 784-9771
E-mail: OHRCinfo@georgetown.edu

This publication was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an annual award totaling $1,000,000 with no funding from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official policy of HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. government, nor should any endorsements be inferred.